Hoda Khouri’s penchant for creating delicious Lebanese comfort food began at an early age. Hoda spent her hours in the kitchen at home, honing her own favorite recipes of the food she grew up eating with her family: Humos bi-tahini, baba ghanouje, shawarma, maanek.
So it was with these recipes for classic Lebanese comfort food that Hoda and her husband Hani opened their own place in March of 1999. With beliefs in the highest quality ingredients, meals made fresh daily from scratch and an atmosphere that is both comfortable and jovial, Hoda and Hani have dedicated their lives to their corner of 34th and Belmont Street.
And it’s no wonder that their restaurant bustles: everything from Hoda and Hani’s warm welcome at the door to the piping pita fresh from the oven to the delicious and festive family-style platters encourages you to feel at home and enjoy eating with others. Their spices and their portions are authentic and generous, their eggplants are hand-roasted, their tender lamb hails from New Zealand and their menu uses only the purest olive and vegetable oils.
Hoda and Hani invite you to experience their legendary Lebanese hospitality for yourself. Taste the care in Hoda’s delicious food and make yourself right at home.