Habibi is an Arabic word which literally means “my love,” sometimes also translated as “my dear,” “my darling,” or “beloved.” It is used primarily as a pet name which can be applied to friends, significant others, or family members.
I can't even say enough about Habibi.. I live in South Lincoln and Habibi is at 84th and Holdredge but I make the trek for this culinary delight.
If I were to tell you I had a beef sandwich with onions, tomatoes, greens and sauce, you'd say yum! If I were to tell you I had Schwarma you might shy away.
I adore the combo plate- it's perfect to share. You will walk away satisfied but not so full you have to unbutton your pants and take a nap! The combo plate comes with a chicken kabob (my favorite), beef kabob, beef and chicken schwarma (Shawarma, also shaurma and other spellings, is a Middle Eastern meat preparation based on the doner kebab of Ottoman Turkey. Originally made of lamb or mutton, today's shawarma may also be chicken, turkey, beef, or veal, cut in thin slices and stacked in a cone-like shape on a vertical rotisserie.) Hummus, greens, onions, tomatoes, pickles, rice and bread! It's a lot of flavors packed on a plate.. grab the bread and rip and fill it with humus, vegetables and meat and eat.. you will not be disappointed!
If Moe is there say hi! His family runs Habibi but he is there on a regular basis and loves to chat about Bagdad, his children and the food they serve. We send lots of love to Habibi and hope you will enjoy it as well.