Tibisti offers authentic, quality, Halal Middle Eastern cuisine for eat in, take out or catering.
First time came here today for their lunch buffet.
This was also the first time i've encountered a middle eastern style buffet.
I was not disappointed with the cooking, but i did hope for just a bit more choice.
the buffet was 11.95 pp for lunch which is a very fair price. i have to say the owner, kerry, was just a sweet and very hospitable owner who made me feel super cozy and welcomed.
dishes that were available included chicken sharwma, lamb mirygu (i don't remember the exact spelling) - which looked to be a kind of lamb sausage with some very tasty spices involved.
greek style lemon potatoes, spiced fragrant Lebanon rice.
you put some of that delicious lamb mirgyu sauce on your rice and that in itself could have been considered a meal.
the appies included homemade hummus, garlic sauce, tzaziki, lebanon salad, greek salad and pita bread.
there were no desserts at the buffet table but kerry did bring me a complimentary Lebanon style dessert tart made of pistachio, rose water and it was absolutely scrumptious. it was made by his wife, which i could feel he adores of her very much. a lovely couple!
for what this place lacked in choice, it more than made up for it in quality of ingredients, cooking mastery and service. but sometimes, a buffet is also about choice so this was the only downside for me. the choices were just a bit too minimal.
i would pay an extra $4-5 on top of the 11.95 for the lunch buffet if kerry would just bring out another extra dish or 2. i'm hungry to try out his other cooking recipes!
come here, give them a try, it's well worth your time.
They serve old horrible food in their buffet that seem kept refrigerated for days and from left overs of the previous day's buffet! They pour grease and oil/fat on all the food with lots of salt thinking they can fool people around to mask the rotten taste of old food. There's basically no service; rude and mean servers and chief. This is NOT a Lebanese restaurant; may be one day it was long ago when a Lebanese chief was in charge and the food was good back then; not anymore with the new immature Libyan caterers of poor attitude, food and service. Myself, my wife, and our infant went there for their "buffet" and the 'server' let us in without telling us that restaurant will close in half an hour. He removed all the food from the buffet while we were still eating and fully charged us! His excuse was "Working hours are written on the door and we are not staying a minute longer"!! He literally kicked us out! Not just that, while he was arguing with me at his desk another customer just came in and he served him although he was basically "closed"! That was unethica, unprofessional and the most horrible experience we've ever had in a 'restaurant'. So if you don't want to be humiliated and you want to keep your dignity stay away!
It was the first time I tried Lebanese Food... I am very picky when it comes to food, not a fun of middle estern foods at all... but I LOVED this place.
I wish I knew about this place before. I will be going there all the time from now on.
People are great and friendly, food again is so good, you can taste the freshness.
The Chef came to our table & since we didn't know what to order, we told him what we liked and brought us amazing food.
I had the T-bone steak! cooked to perfection, forget the Keg & even Gotham, it was better!
Why? they don't grill your meat & then put it in the oven like other restaurants do.
This is how a grilled steak is!
Thank you for the amazing food!