Signage is up and construction is ongoing at Naz’s Halal (13025 Wisteria Drive) in Germantown, the former location of the Water Factory. In December we told you Naz’s would expanding to Germantown, Rockville (1040 Rockville Pike), Takoma Park (7653 New Hampshire Ave) and White Oak (11209 New Hampshire Ave).
The first location outside of New York was also in MoCo, at the Burtonsville Town Center, next to Tropical Smoothie Cafe. That location opened in August 2020 and has become a local favorite with late night hours, remaining open until 2am Sunday through Thursday and 4am on Friday and Saturday.
Since the Burtonsville opening, Naz’s Halal has expanded to California and Rhode Island.
The restaurant offers rice platters, sandwiches, gyros, wings, salads, and more.
Five additional Maryland restaurants will be opening in the upcoming year. Those will be located in Baltimore, Bowie, Denton, Ellicott City, and Waldorf.
Naz’s Halal Food began as a food truck in Queens, NY in 2009. The first brick and mortar restaurant opened in 2018 and there are currently five locations, all in New York. It was founded by cousins Naz and Kareem, who were both public-school teachers at the same New York City school.