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Habibi Restaurant & Shisha Cafe

Hama Street | Brgy Masagana, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313, Philippines
+63 917 140 1188
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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“chicken wings” (4 reviews)
“hummus” (14 reviews)
“shawarma” (4 reviews)
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Hama Street | Brgy Masagana, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313, Philippines
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed a month in El Nido and ate here over half a dozen times. Never did it disappoint! The food was great. We tried the chicken skewers, chicken tikka, chicken burgers and all were delicious. We ordered takeaway sandwiches for our bus journey and...More

Thank Miss J
ShaunBoag, Manager at Habibi Restaurant & Shisha Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

thanks for your response. Hopfully we see you back here one day :)

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Habibi had a good range of dishes to choose from, the restaurant also had an amazing view overlooking the beach. I had the spring rolls and pasta, both dishes were lovely and I would definitely go back to try some more of their dishes. Nice...More

2  Thank Cirsty T
ShaunBoag, Manager at Habibi Restaurant & Shisha Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

thanks for your response. The view is very popular and we have food to match.

Reviewed 9 March 2018 via mobile

It them more than 40 minuets to bring the starter although the place wasn’t full of people! One meal was with broken yogurt. When we asked to change it they admitted that the meal wasn’t okay but the waitress said it will take a lot...More

Thank Rola G
ShaunBoag, Manager at Habibi Restaurant & Shisha Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

thanks for responding and sorry to hear about your experience. I'll share your experience with our staff so that we learn so leassons from your feedback.

Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

Can’t fault this restaurant, staff are smiling, food was quick (hard to come by in elnido) try and get there just before it gets dark and you get the perfect view. Good work guys I’ll be back. (Dan MM)

Thank dan m
Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

Best chicken wings ever. And with a great view of the El Nido bay as we watched the sunset. What more do you want in life.

Thank Melissa M
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Had dinner in Habibi expecting middle eastern food. But the menu was all over the place ( fries, tikka masala, carbonara in a Middle eastern sounding restaurant with out anything Halal for my friend) . Most of everything we chose was out, and the food...More

Thank Jamé K
Reviewed 5 January 2018 via mobile

Ran out of all the food i wanted when i ate. You can smoke inside which means 2 stars for me instead of 1. The name habibi is a misnomer. They serve a bunch of fried stuff from everywhere in the world. Would have been...More

Thank reijiro
Reviewed 27 November 2017

acutally, the only one reason why we went to the habibi restaurant was as we expected to get hoummous, it was on the menu card, but currently not available. to be honest, it's quite easy to perpare hoummous. the remmaining dishes were ok. we finally...More

Thank Jasmin S
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Reviewed 15 November 2017 via mobile

The restaurant is located in front of the beach which gives you a chance to watch a sunset while you are smoking shisha. I think is the only place you can find shisha in El Nido, great staff. Relaxing place to have visit to have...More

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Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

It is well worth a visit, restaurant with a great view plus, their tasty food,nice place with very friendly staff i recommend their delicious seafood carbonara.

Thank Christy A
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Questions & Answers
James S
19 February 2018|
Response from Mark B |
we source the shisha from Manila and it is Authentic. We have around six flavours but it's getting much more difficult to get
25 September 2016|
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Response from Zainab R | Reviewed this property |
I never asked the workers when we went, but as far as I am aware there are currently no restaurants or places in El Nido serving any halal meat. We were eating vegetarian food and fish whilst we were there the whole time... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Seating, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
View, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Hama Street | Brgy Masagana, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Mimaropa  >  Palawan Province  >  Palawan Island  >  El Nido
  • Phone Number: +63 917 140 1188
  • E-mail
Habibi is a restaurant that offers a range of International and Filipino cuisine's, including starters, mains and desserts. This can be complemented by a cold beer, a cocktail and spirits or perhaps one of our Shisha's! Our Shisha's come in a range of flavours please come into our restaurant and ask us for the flavours on offer.
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