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4/5

Hazari's

556/2, Marine Drive, Colombo 3.


Hazari's has managed to maintain their Middle-Eastern standard while moving to their new Marine Drive location.



Hazari's is an Arabic restaurant on Thimbirigasaya. They serve a different and tasty take on Middle Eastern treats.

We were wrong about Hazari's. It's pretty good. Our first review (see below) said it was basically OK but nothing special. After eating a bit more there, we can say that it's quite tasty and we're upping it a star.

The Food



Hazari's Chicken Wrap (Rs. 350)

We tried a range of stuff, both take-away and in-house. The standouts were the Chicken On Fire Meal (Rs.1,890, enough for 2 or 3 people) and the grilled chicken platter with khubz (pita), eggplant and salad (Rs. 720).

The Chicken On Fire Meal (Rs. 1890)

The chicken on fire meal is a whole flame grilled chicken, well seasoned and soft and melting off the bone. Really good, and comes with sides of hummus, garlic dip and a tomato relish. You eat eat with delicate, flaky khubz (pita) and it's all pretty good.

The grilled chicken platter is another simple meal, sorta a smaller version of the above. The chicken is flavorful and the sides complement it well.

We also had a wrap (Rs. 350). Despite being the most photogenic, this was the more ordinary part of the meal.

One thing we will note is that the individual portions tend to be a bit small. We think this is good (and healthy), but you may want to order some side.

The Location



Hazari's is in a increasingly popular neighborhood near the corner of Thimbirigasaya and Fife Road. There's Video International (DVD rental) next door, Wow.lk (formerly Anything) down the street, the Japanese place Kami Maki down the road and Hansa Coffee down Fife.

The location itself is small but functional and they have both table service and plates now. There's parking for three or four vehicles. They also do delivery now. The food we got delivered came really fast and without any directional issues.

The Service



The service is really good. They know what's on the menu and they're prompt about serving and clearing plates. Ordering delivery was also quite painless.

Conclusion



Hazari's is one of the nicest Arabic restaurants in town. We were wrong in our first review to call it just OK. They serve different and thoughtful Middle Eastern food with good service and delivery.

TIP

Try the iced and mint teas. They're refreshing and good.
All Reviews

Hazari's has managed to maintain their standard while moving to their new Marine Drive location.

With some new Middle Eastern restaurants opening up in Colombo we thought we'd revisit Hazari's. While their desserts still need work, the mains are meaty, ample in portion and spicy.

Hazari's is one of the nicest Arabic restaurants in town. We were wrong in our first review to call it just OK. They serve different and thoughtful Middle Eastern food with good service and delivery.

Hazari's has managed to maintain their Middle-Eastern standard while moving to their new Marine Drive location.

සිංහල මෙතනින් නියම අරාබි රස ගන්න පුළුවන්. ඇවිල්ල හොඳට කාල, එහා පැත්තෙ තියෙන ඉන්දියන් සාගරේත් සිරිය පොඩ්ඩක් නරඹලා යන්න.

සිංහල ලාභ, ඉක්මණ් ඒත් සුවිශේෂ නොවන අරාබි කෑම

தமிழ் "ஹஸரீஸ்" புதிதாய் ஆரம்பிக்கப்பட்டுள்ள அராபிய உணவகம். இது திம்பிரிகஸ்யாய வீதியில் பைவ் வீதிக்கு அருகில் அமைந்துள்ளது.

Address

556/2, Marine Drive, Colombo 3.

Directions

Former Redberry's location.

Contacts

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Report Inaccuracy

This place has closed down

Cuisine

Middle Eastern

Price Range

Between Rs. 1000 - Rs. 1500

Ratings Breakdown

Overall Rating
3
Quality Rating
3
Service Rating
4
Ambience Rating
3

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Amman Lantra

The best ever Shawarma ever tasted in Colombo😍

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ajlalwani

It used to be really good when it was on thimbri

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Amman Lantra

The best ever Shawarma ever tasted in Colombo😍

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ajlalwani

It used to be really good when it was on thimbri

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Luna.P

Absolutely horrible service ! I made my first visit to Hazari's today. I'd made a reservation 40 minutes prior to arrival. When I got here, they have not reserved a table nor taken down the details for the reservation. They just rushed us into a basement, which from the looks of it is hardly ever used. The tables are covered with a thin layer of dust and the entire room smells of dust. The waiter only made his way downstairs to take our order after 20 minutes.
Extremely disappointed with the service. Hazaris please learn to serve your customers a little better, it wouldn't kill you.

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