I’m in Nicosia Cyprus over the weekend and got the advice to try Habibi Lebanese restaurant by a friend of mine here in Malta.
It appeared that the restaurant had moved from it’s previous location in Larnaca, near the airport, to Nicosia. So it was easy to find. Outside the restaurant there was two old Rolls Royce car’s parked.
As we entered the restaurant we didn’t know what to expect, it was completely empty, due to the Easter holidays we later found out. We walked cross the restaurant and found, what we also learned later, Mr Habibi’s son himself, sitting comfortably in his sofa smoking water pipe… do we dare to eat here??
Well, we had to try it and the man seemed glad that he got some guests. “Harri harri, we have customers” he yelled to the kitchen.
There was no menus but Habibi insisted we tried the traditional Lebanese course which I’ve no clue what the name was again.
During or two hours in the restaurant we got served with the most amazing Lebanese food, hot and cold, sauces, salads, meats, you name it.
If you’re visiting Cyprus and have your way by Nicosia, give it a try!