Raza’s Kabab and Persian Cuisine – Katipunan Ave.

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

They are open until 3:00 am.
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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

Branches:

J. Rizal Street, Davao City

Contact#: 3054134 / +6382 2862090

3/F Gaisano Mall
JP Laurel Ave, Davao City

Mister Kabab -West Avenue

After spending an afternoon of shopping, uploading songs on my ipod, and enjoying the sight of gadgets, toys, and clothes in Greenhills, Jr (my brother), Cy (my sister-in-law) and I decided to have dinner somewhere along Timog.

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It was a Friday night…Timog and Morato area was undeniably packed so we headed to West Ave. instead. The huge signage of Mister Kabab caught our attention; the place is much bigger and better compared to the old one. The much improved Mister Kabab has nice interiors, with bricks, lamps, and decor’ to have that Persian ambiance. I’m glad they have very good ventilation, you need not worry about smelling like shawarma.

Once we were seated, the waitress rushed to get our order. We ordered 2 special Chelo Kabab, 1 extra rice, 1 Persian Shawarma, 1 Kabab Sandwich, 1 7-up in can, 2 Mountain Dew,and 1 Iced tea… all for only 530 pesos.

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Chelo Kebab with 2 roasted tomatoes and buttered rice

The beef was tender and savory, with or without the garlic white sauce or the red hot and spicy sauce. The generous serving of buttered rice complimented the flavor of the beef and roasted tomato. I drowned the meat with the white sauce with a bit of hot sauce, it was good though we wanted some more garlic taste.

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Persian Shawarma

A very tasty shawarma, warm pita bread loaded with beef, cucumber, tomato and onion. The flavor of the juicy and tender beef blends well with the diced tomato, cucumber and onion.

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Kebab Sandwich

Sorry about the photo, well this is all they’ve got in the sandwich…Chelo kebab with tomato and cucumber slices. Seemed "bitin" but the taste of the kebab is all that mattered. 

Mister Kebab surely satisfied my always hungry stomach. I’ll definitely go back for more Persian chow experience. Their extensive yet budget-friendly menu (note: nothing in the menu exceeded 150) is yet to be conquered. I want to try the Keema with egglplant, Beryani rice, and yoghurt.  

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Mister Kabab

95 A West Ave., Quezon City

(02) 373-5941