It’s past midnight and we’re hungry so we searched for a place to eat. We drove along Anonas.. checked out 70’s Bistro and found out Parokya ni Edgar was playing. Oh, only if we knew they had a gig that night we could’ve gone there earlier. We then drove to Teacher’s Village but most of the restaurants were closed… and we ended up in Raza’s, a new restaurant in Katipunan. It is located where Blue Finn Grill & Restaurant used to be.
Raza’s offers Kabab and Persian cuisine though some Filipino food are also part of the menu.
On the table:
Raza’s Beef Shawarma (Php 85) has minced beef, cucumber, tomato and onion wrapped in pita bread. Add garlic- yoghurt sauce and hot chili sauce for some kick. The pita that was served was good… it’s puffy and hot.
Here’s Chelo Kebab (Php 95) that comes with ground beef with tomato and onion. I was quite disappointed with what was served. How am I supposed to eat kebab without pita bread or rice? The meat is juicy and tasty but still overpriced. I wished I ordered Beef Shawarma instead.
Extra order of pita bread costs Php 15 each. We ordered 5 more for carryout.
Also on the menu is Pancit Bihon (Php 130), obviously not Persian, but tastes satisfactory for a group with hungry tummies. It is cooked upon order which is good.
This is the Seafood Chopseuy (Php 130). It looks and tasted the same as the toppings on the pancit bihon. Hahaha… Sorry but price is the same, tastes is the same, except that it doesn’t have noodles. Serving is good for 1-2 persons and yes you need to order a cup of rice separately.
Another Filipino dish on the menu is the Chicken Inasal (Php 90). The chicken is covered with sweet sauce, you won’t need a dipping sauce anymore.
I checked out Raza’s facebook page and it’s good to see that they’re offering value meals ranging from Php60 to Php 90. That’s GREAT!!! There’s room for improvement and with a little more staff training (familiarity with the menu), Raza’s will go a long way. See you again a few months from now.
Raza’s Kabab & Persian Cuisine
Address: 361 Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights, Quezon City, Philippines 1101
Contact Number: 4347336