S H I S H A T O B A C C O
The special tobacco used with the Hookahs is called
massal. It often has a damp and sticky appearance derived from the added honey, molasses and other ingredients. Phara’s offers a wide variety of Shisha along with clean Hookah Pipes and your own personal sanitary mouth piece.
Exotic Shisha (two flavors): $21
Signature (special blends): $23
If you are interested in trying a Hookah, please ask your waitstaff.
Note: Must be 18 to smoke Sheesha. ID require
We offer the following flavors:
Regular Flavors: $18
Exotic Flavors: Mixing two of the above flavors ($21)
Signature Flavors: ( $23)
Hookahs are special ornate pipes popular throughout the Middle East. Originating in India, a hookah operates by water filtration and indirect heat.
A hookah is known by several different names in different regions of the world including: a ghalyun a huqqa, a narghile (pronounced nar-geelah), a hubble-bubble or hubbly-bubbly.
Hookahs can be extremely ornate. They normally consist of a hollow glass (sometimes clay or brass) base which is filled with water, a vertical pipe topped with a clay bowl for the shisha (tobacco) and coals, along with a hose. By sucking on the hose, the shisha-infused smoke is drawn down the pipe and through the water, which cools and filters it. This also produces a wonderfully, peaceful bubbling sound.
In the Arab world, social smoking is done with a single or double hose and sometimes more. When the smoker is finished, either the hose is placed back on the table signifying that it is free, or it is handed from one user to the next, folded back on itself so that the mouthpiece does not point at the person receiving it. Another tradition is that the receiver taps or slaps the giver on the back of the hand while taking it as a sign of respect or friendship.
Each person normally uses their own mouthpiece which they interchange when sharing a pipe. These mouth pieces can be made of wood or metal and decorated with valuable or other stones.