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Kebabish Bites

Our Story

In the warm months of August 2019 , Kebabish Bites was established. Just a few months later, in December 2019, we embraced the opportunity and took over the establishment, with the dream of sharing the flavors of Punjabi cuisine from Pakistan and India, we eagerly prepared to introduce our culinary creations to the world. As the doors of Kebabish Bites swung open, the family's enthusiasm was met with unexpected challenges. Little did we know that a storm called COVID-19 was brewing on the horizon, ready to challenge their dreams. As the pandemic swept the world, people were losing jobs and being confined to their homes. The impact on the restaurant industry was immense, with Kebabish Bites facing a sudden exodus of staff as proximity regulations came into effect.

Covid Pandemic Announcement

To adapt to the new normal, We made the difficult decision to close our dine-in area, focusing on drive-thru operations and takeaway orders. The business faced financial hardships as the prices of essential commodities and ingredients continued to rise, placing a strain on our finances. In order to keep the business afloat, we took on additional odd jobs, such as deliveries and driving for ride-sharing services. Our dedicated mother stepped in to support the restaurant's kitchen, forming a resilient team that worked tirelessly to ensure bills were paid.

Kebabish Re-Opening

As restrictions gradually lifted in the fourth quarter of 2021, we began preparations to reopen our dine-in area, eager to welcome guests back. However, our plans took an unexpected turn when the landlord sold the property in December 2021, leaving us with a deadline to vacate by the end of January 2022. Determined to continue our culinary journey, the family embarked on a search for a new location. With the help of a supportive customer, we discovered a suitable property and began the process of revamping the kitchen and renovating the interiors.

Months of hard work, financial support from our loved ones, and securing loans finally paid off as Kebabish Bites opened its doors on 34th Ave in Norman,Oklahoma with a new typographic logo presenting spice colors. Our goal was clear—to serve delicious food and share our vibrant culture with everyone who walked through our doors. The chef-owner went a step further and began teaching cooking classes at the Pioneer Library system-( Norman Public Library West, Norman, Oklahoma), passing down the secrets of Indian and Pakistani cuisine. These classes not only introduced participants to the aromatic spices and their health benefits but also promoted healthy dietary plans with salads and smoothies.

Though challenges still loomed on the horizon, we remained steadfast in our faith, the unwavering support of our family, and the love and adoration of our guests. We know that with God Almighty’s blessings and grace, we would overcome all obstacles. Our struggles were not unique, but our determination and resilience shone through, inspiring others to pursue their dreams and find joy in the face of adversity. Through the shared love of food and cultural exchange, we continued to leave our guests with a sense of joy, satisfaction, and a lasting appreciation for our rich heritage.

Mission statement

At Kebabish Bites, our mission is to bring the soulful flavors of Punjabi cuisine from Pakistan & India to your plate. With our authentic recipes and quality ingredients, we aim to create a dining experience that celebrates the rich heritage and diverse culinary traditions of Punjab. Through warm hospitality and delectable dishes, we strive to transport you to the heart of Punjab and leave you with a lasting appreciation for the flavors and culture of Punjabi cuisine.

Vision Statement

Our vision is to revolutionize the Punjabi culinary experience by creating Infusion meals that merge the rich flavors of traditional Punjabi cuisine with global influences. We strive to be a trailblazer in the culinary world, pushing the boundaries of creativity and fusion, while honoring the authenticity and essence of Punjabi cooking. Through our innovative approach, we aim to introduce our guests to a new realm of taste sensations, where traditional Punjabi ingredients harmoniously blend with global culinary techniques and ingredients. Our vision is to be the go-to destination for those seeking unique and unforgettable dining experiences, where each Infusion meal tells a story of cultural exchange and culinary artistry.