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Habibi's

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Lebanese, International
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Calle Uruguay y Calle 48, Bella Vista | Isla Flamenco, Panama City, Panama
(507) 264-3647
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12:00 pm - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Mon - Wed 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thu - Sat 12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Dining options: Late Night
Good for:
Outdoor seating

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Lebanese Cuisine

The setting is pretty basic, although it does have outdoor seating. The food was really good, some of the best middle eastern I've had. Their sampler plates are generous and really tasty.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 14, 2015
Andrea S
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Cambridge
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  • Outdoor seating
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239 reviews 239 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

The place has nice indoor and outdoor setting, but it's about the food. The drinlks are good, the house wine above expectation. The menu is extensive with middle eastern and local fare. Th ceviche was lovely and chimichurri with my baby steak was just perfect. We had an superb dinner here.

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Heredia, Costa Rica
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

i did not have high expectations going in there, but the food that i received was the central american version of lebanese food. shawarma came with no pita, chicken was over salted.

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Panama City, Panama
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

since my last visit i am even more happy to be back after making the restaurant rounds in panama,including visiting the lebanese/mediteranean restaurants in panama. what can i say, the best lebanese food in panama and still the NUMERO ONO LEBANESE restaurant in panama is at HABIBI'S and before i forget the best dam location to be in panama

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Cambridge
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

The setting is pretty basic, although it does have outdoor seating. The food was really good, some of the best middle eastern I've had. Their sampler plates are generous and really tasty.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

The best lebanese food in panama ,, I've tried them all fried kibbe ,falafel ,homos,,fresh green salad..we were served by a good waiter Alejandro .highly recommended

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Sarasota, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Having heard from several acquaintances that "Habibi's" food is better than its prime competitor in Panama, "Beirut," my family and I decided to do dinner at Habibi's. What a disappointment, not only in food quality, but the snooty waiter was a slug whoi cared less about providing minimally acceptable service. In fact, we ordered three items and he got one... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

Great food and great service. In fact, the best service we had in a restaurant in Panama City. During the day, most people tend to sit inside due to the heat. The AC is ice cold inside. In the evenings, the outdoor terrace is packed. It has a nice, welcoming and relaxing atmosphere. I would highly recommend anyone staying in... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

The service was prompt, the food was good, but I have had better. We ate " Mezza with meats" - not quite sure if that was the name. Basically, it's a platter of dips, with bread and 3 types of meat. A bit pricey. Apparently, they have belly dancers at night.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Ate here twice by coincidence not by choice but each time I was satisfied with my meal and if by coincidence I had to go a third time, I wouldn't say no.

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San Diego, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015

I recently ate here twice. The food is great and the service is pretty good. The first time I thought it was on the spendy side. The next time, lunch, I noticed an executive's lunch special advertised on the placemat. It was plenty to eat, included a beverage and dessert, and was good value. I don't think it's on the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Calle Uruguay y Calle 48, Bella Vista | Isla Flamenco, Panama City, Panama
  • Location: Central America  >  Panama  >  Panama Province  >  Panama City
  • Phone Number: (507) 264-3647

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 8 - 20
  • Cuisine: Lebanese, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 1:00 am
Monday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 am
Saturday
12:00 pm - 3:00 am

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?