Lebanese shawarma restaurant opens in Colombo 12, other chicken dishes available

PUBLISHED Oct 25, 2022

The exterior of Arabic Shawarma

Arabic Shawarma (115, Meeraniya Street, Colombo 12), specializing in Lebanese-style chicken shawarma, opened in Aluthkade, Colombo 12, on October 21.

Shawarma is a Middle Eastern dish made from marinated meat, such as lamb, beef, and chicken, stacked in a cone-like shape, and roasted on a slowly-turning vertical rotisserie or spit. The meat is then scraped off with a knife and wrapped in flatbread with vegetables. It is similar to the kebab, a well-known Turkish dish, and is a popular Middle Eastern fast food.

The restaurant offers chicken shawarma with the slogan, “Good food is the foundation of happiness.” The shawarma, served with a yogurt-based sauce seasoned with garlic, sesame, and chili peppers, comes in two varieties: the Lebanese Chicken Shawarma (Rs. 599) and the Chicken Shawarma with Cheese (Rs. 750).

In addition to shawarma, the menu also features chicken-based dishes such as the classic Sri Lankan Chicken Kottu (from Rs. 850), Nasi Rice (Rs. 999), Dubai Chicken Rice (from Rs. 850), Habibi’s Chicken Sandwich (Rs. 699), Chicken Mini Submarine (From Rs. 399).

Opening hours: 4:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m. (until 2:00 a.m. on Fridays and Saturdays).

  • Shawarma being roasted at the restaurant

  • Serving example