Portland >Food & Dining > Habibi Restaurant
A good mid-priced option for downtown dining, this colorful Lebanase spot has a great vegetarian mezza platter and rather mesmerizing light fixtures, especially after a few glasses of arak.
An all day happy hour menu--like a side of taboli for only $2.99--made from Syrian & Lebanese recipes passed down from the owner's mother.
With an all day HH menu featuring over 2 dozen smaller versions of their dishes you have a wide selection of tasty and satisfying foods to choose from. Lentil soup with chicken or shawarma, tzatziki with warmed pita bread, the pesto pizza- all were amazing. A casual yet elegant setting with sidewalk service, weather permitting
One of the best... One of the best restaurants downtown, a bit small for large parties... but extremely good food for an intimate night out.
Lots of Veg. Choices. My vegetarian friend wanted to come here and now I know why. As far as my meaty meal, it was juicy and the portions were pretty good size wise. My friend liked her vegetarian platter (spinach pie, baba ghannouj, etc.) so overall I'd say Habibi was good. With all the choices for vegetarians I'm pretty sure my friend will be back before I will too.
Amazing food, service and atmosphere. My wife and I checked Habibi out last Friday and had a blast. The servers were very attentive and made us feel at home, but it was the great food and decor that really made the evening. The food is very authentic and the best Middle Eastern food that we've had in PDX. We've spent about 7 years searching for a place that we'd want to come back to and Habibi is definitely it. Also, very cool decor and bar. Definitely worth checking out!
best middle eastern food in pdx. They have 2 convenient locations and the best food hands down.
Have been there with couple of friends on a Sunday afternoon.
We had chicken shawarma, chicken kabob. The general tasty kabob dish was just okay... i wished the chicken was a little bit more succulent (it just was dry as it was a day-old item). Shawarma was much better than the kabob item.
The falafel was good.
The salad, which came with the entree, wasn't great.
I would prefer other middle eastern choices that are out there.
Loved it. We went here to use a Groupon. I ordered the Vegetarian Mezza platter, to try a little variety. Plenty of food, enough for two people. Service was fast and pleasant. My boyfriend got the Chicken Kabob. He said it wasn't is favorite thing ever. A lot of meat, not enough veggies. But some people might prefer it that way. I will definitely go back there again. I thought some things on the menu were a little pricey, but the mezza plate was a great deal.
Nothing To Rave About!. The other night I was on my way to my favorite restaurant in town, "Persian House" and decided to try something new. I saw this place called Habibi and it looked busy so I stopped in and tried it. It was nothing to rave about but cheap. I think that's why some people go here. If your looking for quality home cookin go right up the street to Persian House and if your looking for good lebanese I recommend Nicolas.
I wil never go to Habibi again.
We were sat upstairs and the wait staff promptly forgot that we were there (though from reading more reviews posted here I can see that it doesn't matter where you are, the service is horrible).
The portions were extremely small. I ordered the vegetarian mezza. It came with 1 falafel and 1 piece of pita bread. No one ever asked if we wanted water.We ordered cokes and they were never refilled. $1.75 for a small glass of coke and not a single refill.
I will always tip 20%, less if the service is bad. The staff at Habibi left me feeling like they didn't deserve a tip. Pretty bad. Can't imagine this restaurant being around for too many years.
amazing falafel, hummus. Was downtown today and I saw Habibi. My girlfriend mentioned she had dined here and loved it. Well, I agree with her. From the moment I walked in I felt appreciated. The owner was so nice and professional. Was by myself and just wanted to eat and read my book. I ordered the falafel combo, which consisted of hummus, side salad, falafel sandwich. Everything was fresh and amazing, reasonable too. I have dined out lately at enough crappy restaurants to last a lifetime, so it was refreshing to be treated kindly and professionally. Thanks Habibi. DeDe Unverzagt
Great food, cheap prices, great service.. I've heard great things about this place and tried it for the first time yesterday with a friend. All of the wait staff were very personable, our food came out fast and was very good. Their turkish coffee melted away the hangover i had within a few sips. We got the veggie mezza and the phoenician pizza. The falafel is amazing and their hummus, which i usually like a bit lumpier, had a great flavor, no specific spice overwhelming the rest. We ended up taking half of the pizza to go because we were near full after sharing the mezza. Our bill came to under $20. The location is very convenient for anyone who MAXes it downtown, as it's just half a block from the peterson's stop. I can honestly say that i have absolutely nothing negative to say about my experience here.
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