Majid’s Persian Kababs- Rizal St., Davao City

It was the last night the Araw ng Dabaw 2011 celebration; we tracked where the thumping sounds came from and it led us to Rizal St. Light and Sound systems were set up for the street party. Before hitting the dance floor we had snacks at Majid’s Persian Kabab which is right across Rizal Promenade. As people gathered, we sat down and chowed down the famous kabab in Davao City.

The 25 to 30 seater hole in the wall owned by a former Hollywood stuntman serves delicious yet affordable Middle Eastern dishes. Photos of Majid (the owner) with actors he worked with were posted on the wall, an interesting décor other than the photos of food on their menu.

On the table:


Chicken Kabab

Chicken Kebab consists of grilled chicken breast chunks. It comes with grilled tomato and pita bread. I like the lean chicken meat; juicy, tender, and well seasoned.

Add the garlic sauce and hot sauce to complete that kabab meal.

Beef Kabab

Same as the chicken kebab, this meal comes with grilled juicy tomato and pita bread. The Beef Kabab consists of ground beef marinated with the right mixture of spices. The beef tastes good in every bite; the flavor is fantastic. It has the right blend of spices, not overpowering.

Beef Cholo Kabab

The Beef Cholo Kabab has two servings of grilled beek kabab, grilled juicy tomato and a cup of rice with butter on top. I read some reviews that Majid’s used to serve grape/date/apricot seed as added spices for the kabab. I didn’t see it on the table. I haven’t tried grape seed on my kebab…i’m curious about the taste.

When in Davao City and you crave for a kabab, visit Majid’s Persian Kabab… you get the value for your money, absolutely no frills. They’re open Mondays to Saturdays, 11:30am til 10pm.

Majid’s Persian Kababs


J. Rizal Street, Davao City

Contact#: 3054134 / +6382 2862090

3/F Gaisano Mall
JP Laurel Ave, Davao City


World Class Persian Kebab- E.Rodriguez Q.C.

When Baloogs and I crave for spicy food, we usually rush to restos that serve Mediterranean food. The urge for something spicy has been going on for a month already…weird but true. And so we tried eating here in World Class Persian Kebab. The facade isn’t that appealing…sorry to say…it didn’t look world class. But what the heck, it’s the food we’re after anyways. We had our food outside since we didn’t want to smell like shawarma.

The extensive menu delighted me, seeing prices not exceeding Php250. The food here is priced really low compared to other mediterranean/persian restaurants. Imagine 200 plus for a lamb chop. Sweeeeet!   😀

We had Shawarma on plate for Php55. Nothing special. Some parts of the beef are chewy…tough and dry. I had another pita for Php10 because 1 order isn’t enough. It was way too thin for a pita bread. It’s crispy and was served hot. We added yogurt/garlic sauce and hot sauce for some kick.

The salad that came with the shawarma consists of onion, tomato, cucumber, and lettuce. Just as expected for a Php55 meal.

We also had Shawarma rice for Php60. Don’t be fooled by the biryani rice. It’s yellow not because of the saffron, it must be some other spices or margarine they put there. The menu sounded delectable but…nottttttt.

I wish they seasoned their rice to make it “biryani” and not just call it one because it’s long grain rice they’re serving. Last and the definitely the best for the night is the chicken kabab for Php44. What we liked about it is the flavor and juiciness. It’s tender and cooked way better than the previous dishes. See I couldn’t control myself from getting a bite before we had the picture taken.

All in all, dining here is ho-hum, so-so… just okay. If you want persian food late at night and there are no other options, go here. They are open 24 hours. Get what I mean?

World Class Persian Kebab

Address: #1 E. Rodriguez Avenue (Corner Tomas Morato Avenue), Quezon City, Philippines