Restaurant Reco: The best shawarma poutine in Oshawa


Published July 7, 2024 at 12:33 pm

Restaurant Reco: The best shawarma poutine in Oshawa

If you’re craving classic Canadian comfort foods but with a cultural twist, this popular Oshawa restaurant is a must-try.

Habibz Corner—living up to its name—is literally located at the corner of 532 Simcoe St in Oshawa’s south end. It is a hidden gem that has quickly become a local favourite and offers some of the best shawarma poutine around.
The restaurant specializes in Middle Eastern cuisine, and all its food options are halal. Its menu includes burgers, wraps, falafels, shawarma platters, and milkshakes. If you want to know what makes Habibz Corner’s Shawarma Poutine so special, read on.

Habibz Corner offers several different poutine dishes on their menu. I decided to try their most ordered option, the chicken shawarma poutine, and I did not regret it one bit.

The poutine is loaded with freshly cut fries, fried to perfection. The chicken is well-seasoned and tender, with meat bursting with flavour in every bite.

If you like things saucy, this place doesn’t hold back on the gravy— ensuring every fry is generously covered. The cheese curds add a delightful layer of stringy, bouncy, and gooey texture that is both savoury and satisfying.

Habibz Corner’s secret drizzle sauce on top delivers a powerful garlic infusion that compliments the whole dish.

I’ve tried many poutines, but this one was on a whole other level. One taste, and you’re hooked.

The chicken shawarma poutine is not only fantastic taste-wise but also packed with large amounts of chicken and fries. If you can’t finish it all in one sitting, you’ll have leftovers to enjoy when the craving strikes again. Who would complain about more food, especially when it’s this delicious?


Aside from the fantastic menu, Habibz Corner offers a cozy, diner-style atmosphere often packed with customers. Despite its small size, it exudes a welcoming vibe and stays busy most evenings. Operating from 12 a.m. to 6 a.m. and 11 a.m. to 12 a.m. daily, Habibz Corner is the perfect spot to satisfy your hunger at any time.


For a shawarma poutine loaded with generous portions and all the fixings, you can’t go wrong with Habibz Corner.

All of their menu options look amazing, but I personally recommend trying the chicken shawarma poutine.

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