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Habibi Restaurant & Shisha Cafe

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Hama Street | Brgy Masagana, El Nido, Palawan Island 5313, Philippines
+63 905 484 1764
07:00 - 10:00
15:00 - 00:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 07:00 - 10:00
15:00 - 00:00
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Perth, Australia
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52 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

Came here to enjoy some shisha and a meal after a day on the water. It's a nice spot especially if you can get a table overlooking the water. Had a really nice grape shisha to finish up dinner, White Russian with milk which was so smooth!

Thank Alex P
London, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Huge fan of this small but excellently located restaurant. We ate here four times in our 6 day visit to El Nido and each meal was lovely and well presented. The staff were friendly and attentive and the views were lovely! Try the hummus - it's amazing!

Thank jodie c
New York City, New York
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It rained on and off a lot during our trip. I traveled solo and met many others along the way so we would often find a place to reconnect at points of the day. They were very accommodating even though we kept gaining and losing people, some ate, some didn't, and we were generally not an organized bunch. Staff was... More 

Thank elleNYC
Los Angeles, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The hooka was great, the service was great, the food was great, and the water view was spectacular . Will definitely revisit .

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Thank Sherririversuy
Manila, Philippines
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Habibi Restaurant is probably one of the cleanest and nicest restos in El Nido (since there are just a few good ones). Here you remove your shoes/sandals/slippers before entering the resto; staffs are very nice & accommodating; affordable food in big servings (I specially love their calamares). This is the best place to chat, stay up on all night as... More 

Thank Wanderer1123
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My Persian fiance decided to have his fill of shawarma from Habibi restaurant, and it was a waste of money. He is not that picky with food, as long as it tastes good, but this place was really bad. :/ I hope the owner looks into the quality of their food in case our experience is not something experienced by... More 

Thank Andrea M
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76 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

I brought my mom here with me. And surprisingly, she liked the ambiance as well. The place was super chill. We ordered lumpia, tomato salad, pizza, & flavored shisha.

Thank Marianit M
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62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

Interesting little restaurant. Good food at a reasonably price. Get there early as they literally only have 4-5 tables (of varying sizes).

Thank Jamie O
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

Cool place to relax. Good food and good vibes. Nice staff, good prices. Didn't love the shawarma but the pizza was really good. And the French fries omg. I don't know what they do to them but they were amazing.

Thank Breeanne F
Baguio, Philippines
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Outstanding meal. We had the Zurich and the special of the day Chicken Tika Masala...both perfectly prepared. Portions are generous and the price unbeatable. The above plus fresh backed naan bread, two beers and two apertifs came in at under US$20! Service smooth with genuine pinay smiles. Habibi is a MUST in El Nido.

Thank DPixley

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Philippine, International, Asian
Breakfast, 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, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, View, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 10:00
15:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 10:00
15:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 10:00
15:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 10:00
15:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 10:00
15:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 10:00
15:00 - 00:00
07:00 - 10:00
15:00 - 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: +63 905 484 1764

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