There are plenty of places to get good, expensive meals in Westport.
But there was only one Kibberia.
The fresh, healthy (and very inexpensive) Middle Eastern restaurant on the Norwalk town line — named for kibbeh, the delicious Lebanese dish — filled a special niche.
Owner Nick Iskandar created a wonderful space. He had devoted customers — including nearby office workers looking for great lunch fare — and a strong catering operation.
But tonight Kibberia serves its last shish kebab, shawarma and fantastic lentil salad. His lease expired, and the cost of doing business here grew too high.
Nick told “06880”:
It has been a pleasure being part of the Westport community for the past 3 years. We made a lot of friends here and had a lot of loyal customers who, I am sure, will be upset that we are closing.
I want to thank all our customers and all the people who supported us, especially Dan and the “06880” community who always wrote great things about Kibberia.
I hope to see you at our Danbury location. I wish you all the best.
I will certainly miss Kibberia. It was a wonderful restaurant.
I’ll miss Nick — an exceptionally kind and generous man — even more.
Fortunately, he’s keeping his Danbury location. His customers there certainly appreciate him. Kibberia’s address there is 93 Mill Plain Road.