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12:00 AM, July 02, 2019 / LAST MODIFIED: 12:00 AM, July 02, 2019

Have a blast at Habiby’s

The brainchild of eight foodies who have known each other since school, and whose intense love of shawarma led to this venture, is starting to put a strong imprint of Middle Eastern cuisine in Dhaka. The news of the restaurant has spread quickly through the vines of social media.

Habiby’s is where you can head to for a wholesome and satisfying meal, as well as its cheery, attentive service that makes a beguiling offer for you to stay. Habiby’s compact fit-in-all cuisine, prepared by their head chef who has lived in Saudi Arabia for over 20 years, will surely enchant your taste buds.


Habiby’s food is a unique fusion of Middle Eastern and Bengali cuisines, with influences of traditional Mediterranean styles. When asked about the signature dish, the house recommendation was the classic gyro over rice and classic super shawarma.

The classic gyro over rice is served elegantly with thin, finely sliced pieces of chicken over rice, surrounded by perfectly roasted kababs, falafels, and fresh salads. One of Habiby’s specialties is their sauce. The mixture of the perfect blend of white and red sauce is what will make this dish go boom.

The mysterious sweet-sour-tangy white sauce that just has to be ladled all over the chicken and rice for true street-style authenticity for Arabian food. The white sauce mixed with the red sauce is every dish’s must-have complement.

As for the shawarma, the most famous Middle Eastern sandwich, which comes wrapped with beautifully spliced and spiced meat commonly cooked on a rotating skewer and filled into a flatbread, along with vegetables and pickles, will definitely surprise you.

The classic super shawarma here is a combination of chicken/beef with mayonnaise, dressed with a delicious flavouring of mango mint, a rare mango chutney sauce. Quantity wise, both dishes are enough for two people to eat.


Not only is the customer service fast and friendly, Habiby’s also marks the spot when it comes to money matters. All the dishes are reasonably priced. Its super shawarma starts charged from a mild Tk 130 to Tk 199.

Classic gyro over rice costs Tk 199 and other meat over rice dishes all get covered under a compact Tk 500 budget.

On top of all that, Habiby’s offers free home deliveries to Niketon and Tejgaon and regular deliveries through Pathao food to other areas in its nexus, like Gulshan, Banani, and Mohakhali.

Opening Hours: 11AM — 10PM

Address: 222Tejgaon I/A, Gulshan Tejgaon Link Road, Dhaka, Bangladesh 1208 (Opposite Shanta Tower); Contact number: 01827617914; https://www.facebook.com/HabibysBD/

Photo courtesy: Habiby’s

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