Hey, has anyone ever been to the Aladdin Cafe on 436 and Red Bug Lake Road in Casselberry? I am particularly interested in the weekend dinner buffet they offer. I really like Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food, and I've had mixed experiences with the buffet at Ali Baba on 434 in Longwood. It's always decent-to-good, but never knocks my socks off.
How is Thai Basil on Red Bug and Tuskawilla? I went there once, several years back, and thought it was okay, but overpriced for whatever it is I got. Thai Singha in Waterford Lakes was my go-to place for Thai food in Orlando, but a recent visit with bad service and an unapologetic manager made me seriously doubt ever returning. If Thai Basil gets good Chowhound reviews, I'd like to make it my regular source for Thai. Do they had pad kee mao/drunken noodles, by any chance?
I'm always on the lookout for some decent recommendations for other good, affordable restaurants in Casselberry/Winter Springs/Longwood/Altamonte/Winter Park/Maitland. I'm admittedly not a fan of haute cuisine and "fine dining." I like Sonny's BBQ just fine (more than Bubbalou's), Little Saigon and Lac Viet on Colonial, Kohinoor in Altamonte for Indian, Greek Flame Taverna on 436 and Howell Branch, Italian Village in Casselberry for pizza, Chilango's in Winter Springs for the best Mexican in town, Fuddruckers at Festival Bay Mall for flawless burgers, and of course The Ravenous Pig for a nice night out.