Habibiz Sri Lanka

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Habibiz

The Dehiwela-Mount Lavinia area has also evolved in to a multi-cuisine suburb with franchises and restaurants all making their way to the buzzing coastal towns. The latest addition to a growing number of restaurants in Dehiwela is Habibiz, a family restaurant serving good food from around the world at an affordable rate.

 

Situated down Allen Avenue, the restaurant is fairly large and can hold up to 150 pax and even accommodate functions like office gatherings and birthday parties. We like the brass pots at the entrance and upon entering hoped that the food was being prepared in the authentic way it should be done.

 

As soon as we sat down, we were greeted by a friendly waiter who was quick to get us menus and bring out our drinks. We chose a Mint and Lime Mocktail from a menu that had the usual juices, smoothies, milkshakes and sodas. For 200 rupees our drinks were quite refreshing and well prepared. The flavours were just the right combination with no overpowering lime or mint flavour. It was a great accompaniment to the food we ordered.

 

Considering that the name of the restaurant suggests an Arabian connotation, we decided to try out their version of the biryani. We ordered a Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani and a Tandoori Chicken Fried Rice, and also thought of giving other Asian cuisines a go with a Chicken Mie Goreng and Battered Cuttlefish. The biryani was definitely one of the better ones we’ve tried in the area, and is super generous in its rice and chicken portion. The rice had a lot of flavour and the chicken was also seasoned to perfection. The Tandoori fried rice also had chunks of chicken and we particularly liked the gravy that was served with this. We were disappointed though with the cuttlefish which was soggy and swimming in oil.

 

After two hefty portions of rice and one noodles we didn’t quite have room for dessert. The menu has the usual watalappan, fruit salad and ice-cream and brownies. We caught a glimpse of the brownies with ice-cream and thought it looked good but may have to pay them another visit to tell you exactly how it tasted.

 

Till then here’s our review…

 

Location         ***     (Not the easiest place to find if you don’t know your way around!)

Ambiance       ***     (Comfortable and spacious!)

Service           ****   (On time and courteous!)

Food               ****   (Value for money!)

Overall                       *** ½


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