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1217A Commonwealth Ave, Allston, MA | Directions 0213442.350691 -71.130905
Mon-Thu 6pm-1am; Fri-Sun 4pm-2am
Neighborhoods: Commonwealth, Allston-Brighton, Kelton Street
Disgusting – I am new to the hookah experience; I wanted to really choose the best flavor, however
the Service here is fast (almost too fast when you are trying to choose which hookah to sample) Personally, I like a slower paced environment where the staff actually cares and shows interest in my needs and desires. This is my last visit to this fast food version of a hookah bar!
I stumbled upon this place with friends, after having some dinner next door, and was really in the mood for some coconut shisha!
The “shiaha girl” finally gave our party some attention and took our order. I asked for Coconut without even looking at the menu. She mumbled something and walked away.
45 min later she comes back with the most sorry excuse for a hookah bowl I have ever had.
It tasted like WINDEX flavor…..it was so bad we asked for a remake. Another 35 min pass and she comes back with a CLOROX tasting hookah.
We ultimately paid and walked out, without exposing us to further unpleasantries.
First bad impression – Habibi Lounge = stupid, immature kids who think it's cool to be out after dark.
This place is an Ashtray! Dusty, fifthly, and the restroom is a Petri dish.
This place is for shady characters and crap-o-rific food. There are better options for Hookah in the Allston hood.
Filthy – Habibi does not know Hookah and it does not know good service. I tried a standard double apple bowl and boy, what a train wreck, it was harsh!!! I sent it back and when the bowl returned, there was still no change, still extremely harsh. I smoked it regardless and my voice has been raspy for the past week. This place blows.
Serious decline in quality – As authenticity goes, Habibi is tantamount to finding a "Korean" restaurant that dumps ketchup on its Dolsot BiBimBap plate.
If you can't do justice to anything Middle eastern, don't prepare Hookah with a bland representation and insult our intelligence by implying this is "authentic." Why not stick to the grease and just call yourselves what you are, a "Westernized Hookah bar", Save us the time.
Old-fashioned India-esque hookah lounge – If you're looking to be transported to the old-time luxurious India, Habibi's Lounge has what you're looking for. At only 18+ entry limits, walking into Habibi's is like walking into an Indiana Jones movie. Plush upholstery-covered couches comprise seating around tables to place the hookahs. The music remains in tune with classical Indian themes, and the dim lights and smokey atmosphere help fade modern American life. Serving Starbuzz, premium hookah shisha, Habibi's is a great place to experience the old times of a different country.
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