There’s a new kebab place in Fort Bonifacio, and it’s our new favorite! In fact, we visited twice because we loved the Chicken Kebab and the Garlic Sauce so much that we had to go back. The Kebab Factory at the Fort is the second outlet already (the first one is in Megamall Atrium). It is making an impression on the Fort Bonifacio dining scene because it offers Mediterranean Food tailor-fit to the Filipino taste. It is owned by an Indian who practically grew up in the Philippines and speaks Filipino well.
We have our favorites and we already noted the dishes to avoid next time. We wanted this to be our secret favorite place but I can’t help but share a good restaurant like this with OAP friends…
Check it out and let us know what you think, ok?
A view of the first floor of The Kebab Factory. It used to be that you could park outside on the street, but I heard it is not allowed anymore. It’s a good thing they have valet parking services for free.
We prefer to eat on the second floor, where it is more private. You can reserve the couch chairs for your group.
Specifically, we like to eat at the table overlooking the street outside. Our first dinner here was with Internet Marketer Jomar Hilario, who equally loved the place. 🙂
Check out The Kebab Factory Menu
Starters & Appetizers | Curries | Kebabs, Tikka, Tandoori | Rice, Bread & Desserts |
The Kebab Factory Meals | Drinks
Sweet / Salted Lassi (P80 +10% sc).
This is the first lassi that we can truly say we love. It is a popular yogurt shake drink that is sweet with hints of saltiness and sourness– tamang-tama ang timpla.
Papadum Masala (P65 +10% sc). Fried lentil wafers garnished with onions, tomatoes, and coriander.
The waiters here would often recommend the Papadum Masala, which is supposed to be the bestseller. The wafer is crunchy with bits of toppings. It tastes even better when you dip it in the Garlic Sauce!
The garlic sauce is a bit diluted but still has a strong but sweet garlicky taste. (It is very tempting to drink it.) The waiters are very generous in giving additional servings of the sauce. We even requested to have the sauce bottled for take-out — it is that good. For the chili lovers out there, the chili sauce is super hot, so don’t underestimate it.
Garlic Butter Naan (P65 +10% sc). Traditional leavened Tandoor bread with garlic.
The Naan was just OK, but it was a hit with Aidan and Joshua, who joined us when we visited the second time around.
Spinach and Feta Cheese Dip (P180 +10% sc). Homemade dip served with crispy Pita bread.
You can really do without this spinach and feta cheese dip. It is OK, but not something to rave about.
Raita (P90 +10% sc). Fresh Yogurt with minced cucumber.
I thought it would be a boring dish, but it was surprisingly good. It is like Yogurt soup for healthy eaters.
Chicken Mast Kebab – 2 skewers (P250 +10% sc). Tender pieces of chicken marinated and roasted in a Tandoor Oven.
THIS IS THE BEST! We order it every time we visit, and we are happy to say that it is consistent in quality, yummy inside and out, very juicy, and with the right kind of grilled taste. It is like the chef really knows how to match Mediterranean food with the panlasang Pinoy, like Jollibee.
Beef Kebab Regular (P225 +10% sc). Minced beef kebabs cooked in a Tandoor oven.
The beef kebabs are equally good — juicy and tasty throughout the meat. We loved dipping it in the garlic sauce too!
Lamb Lahore Curry (P380 +10% sc). A strongly spiced curry, cooked with lots of spices and in its own juices, resulting in a deep strong flavor.
We enjoyed this lamb curry as well, especially the sauce, which has a rich taste of herbs and spices. You can even opt to just eat the sauce with rice. The lamb itself is tender and the yummy taste penetrates every strand of the meat.
Veggie Meat Kebab (P250 +10% sc). For the veggie lovers – chunks of soy meat marinated in yogurt, garlic and spices. Cooked over the tandoor to give that juicy, mouthwatering flavor.
To be on the healthy side, we ordered this dish. The mock meat did a good job of disguising the taste of soy meat and tasting like the real thing.
Punjab Mutton Curry (P400 +10% sc). Pieces of juicy mutton cooked with onions, tomatoes and spices.
It was a bit too oily for me. I prefer the Lamb Lahore Curry over this dish.
Lady Finger Masala (P250 +10% sc). Lady Fingers (okra) sauteed with onions, tomatoes, herbs and spices.
This vegetable dish is poorly executed. Don’t bother ordering it unless you’re really after okra.
Gulab Jammu (P150 +10% sc). Sugar milk balls dipped in rich syrup.
This is a classic sweet Indian dessert. It is good — but you will probably feel the sugar flowing through your veins after eating this.
Baklava (P150 +10% sc). Middle Eastern filo pastry dessert with nuts dipped in honey.
If you are going for dessert, try this popular filo pastry with nuts. I’ve tasted a better Turkish version, but this is good for cleansing your palate after the garlic sauce and strong flavors of Mediterranean cuisine.
Rey Pelina (Mobile +63917 993 3585, Landline: +632 4034159)
We had to thank the Chef personally for doing a great job in coming up with Mediterranean food that Pinoy foodies would love. He specializes in Indian Cuisine and worked in Prince Jaipur before.
Try it out! It is near Burgos Circle, around the corner from Basilio’s…
The Kebab Factory
Unit 154 Forbeswood Heights, Burgos Circle corner
Rizal Drive, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
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24 thoughts on “The Kebab Factory”
i totally agree! i love the kebab factory! you have to try their paneer kebab!!
we have visited their fort branch yet but i’ve frequent their megamall store a number of times already
sharing with you an entry that i made after my 1st visit: http://www.frannywanny.com/2008/12/stumbling-into-kebab-factory.html
Thanks for sharing! I'm glad I don't have to go all the way to Megamall to get a taste of Kebab Factory…
A new kebab place!
I’ll have to check that out. Another restaurant added to the must try list!
Thank you for your recommendations Anton! I always go through your reviews for new places to go to.
I’m sad though that we didn’t make the cutoff for the UTT 3 🙁 Only 300 slots? More more! Oh well…Definitely next year!
Yeah, we had to close it na, we have another 300+ in the waitlist… We will definitely make a bigger event next time.
We got to try the Kebab Factory in Megamall a few weeks ago. We ordered the Saffron Rice, Keema and Sweet Lassi.
My husband and I are kebab fanatics and we we’ve gone to different kebab restaurants like Persepolis, Ababu & Mister Kabab so it’s but natural for us to compare Kebab Factory vs the other kebab places.
Round 1: Keema
Kebab Factory’s (KF) serving is so generous, I’d say it can feed 3 people along with it’s saffron rice. It’s flavorful and not oily at all (unlike the keema in Persepolis & Ababu) but I wish they have an option where you can add veggies like in Mister Kebab where they have Eggplant with Keema.
Round 2: Saffron Rice
Their Saffron Rice is good for 3 as well and I think it’s pretty much like Mister Kabab’s Biryani rice although the latter has bits off lettuce in it and 1 cup makes you really full. In KF’s I think I got an equivalent of 2 cups—or was I really that hungry back then?
Round 3: Lassi
Ahhh sweet lassi. One thing that would keep me coming back to KF. The sweetness and saltiness of the yogurt base has this perfect balance to it and I really appreciate that they have generous servings of lassi which makes the price bearable. Of course it’s more expensive than Mister Kabab & Persepolis but the large serving and yummy taste justifies the price. It does not make you feel “bitin” yet the flavor is not overbearing din naman. The worst lassi I tasted was from Persepolis—the taste was ok but you end up biting into bits of ice afterwards. KF’s lassi is smooth and I believe that just like in halo-halo, the secret is in the ice (aside from the yogurt base of course).
Wow you are really the experts on Kebab.. Saan yung Persepolis and Ababu (sa may Ateneo ito diba?)
Persepolis is along Katipunan Ave. fronting Ateneo (Gate 3 I think) at the 2nd floor of Bento Box. Ababu (originally in Teacher’s Village) relocated along Xavierville Ave, near Meat Shop bar.
Thanks! Yeah nasa bandang Ateneo pala lahat yan… thanks for sharing!
This place is pretty good. I had the shawarma and it did not disappoint. It’s also convenient as I live a block away. The only thing I don’t understand is they charge 10% on the delivery when I just live a block away. I don’t understand why they would charge me 10% extra when my condo is 1 minute walking distance away. It kinda annoyed me so I decided not to order delivery anymore.
although there is a valet parking sign up front, there is NO VALET PARKING in this place. i just came from there today and was given the run-around. a waiter standing in front told me to park across for valet parking. when i did, i was asked to move, the waiter pointed to another place, which apparently belonged to the beaufort, again no parking allwed. then when i went back to the restaurant, they laughed and said ‘oh there was no valet parking’. i told them that several people, this blog included, gave reviews on valet parking convenience and they just shrugged and said ‘sorry’. i was so disgusted, i left.
places w proper customer orientation would have apologized and explained things, the waitstaff just stared unsympathetically.
i don’t care how good a place is, if the staff is this apathetic, on non-busy day (a monday, lunchtime) then it is surely a place to be avoided.
Thanks for sharing… there is a P100 Valet Parking near Henry's….
Just park na lang in the basement but you have to walk a bit, not
advisable during lunch time.
Hi! I enjoy reading your blogs because it gives me ideas where I could eat with satisfaction… I just want you to try the KABAB ROLLS in SM Mall of Asia. It is infront of kenny rogers.. it is just a simple stall. I love that fastfood stall so much because it brings my memory back in saudi arabia. I want you to try it and have a blog about it so i can know what you think about my favorite fastfood stall. looking forward to hear from you. thank you so much and God bless!
Which side of MOA is Kabab Rolls located? I'm not familiar where Kenny
Rogers is located…
at the north wing.. 🙂
i think that’s at the south wing.
Hi Anton! I am a new fan. I just came to know you when my friend told me when we were in Coron just last April that you were staying in the same lodge as her. She and her husband stayed in Coron Village Lodge while we were billeted in Darayonan. She wanted to have a picture taken with you but her natural shyness overcame her fondness of you. So, I innocently asked her, “Who’s Anton Diaz?’, to which she replied as a natural fan would do, “you don’t know him? He’s the number 1 blogger in the Philippines of Our Awesome Planet’. When I got home from Coron, your site was the first I visited when I turned on my laptop. Since then, I am hooked.
So, here I am sharing the same fondness of my friend but even going through the length of writing you this fan mail. And maybe, when I bumped into you I will have the guts to ask you for a picture.
Anyway, as for this entry, I agree.. Kabab Factory is one great place to dine. I particularly love their dining seats, service was good and their iced tea is my second favorite from Chocolate Kiss’ Iced Tea. I ordered for shawarma but the lettuce that went with it was just too much that it masked the taste of the beef. I love their garlic and chili sauce.
I have a lot more to read as I just got acquainted with you very recently. : )
its so delectable when your the one who’s blogging…will definitely visit this afternoon
Hi Grace, thanks for the comment! hindi siya authentic ha, just comfort food 🙂
I ate here last night and most of the dishes have the overwhelming taste of coconut. The kebabs, on the other hand, are okay (not the best as you say). Believe me, I’ve had better ones. I’ve been an avid reader for the last couple of years. Sadly, your blog posts have not been up to par lately. I know food is mostly about personal food preference, but please keep it objective most of the time. 🙂
Thanks for the feedback, point taken on keeping it objective most of the time. Kebab Factory was fun when it opened, but lately not sure what happened to them.
Do you know if Kebab Factory is halal?
And here is a post about “Kabab Roll” that one of your readers mentioned!
I'm not sure about "halal". I've been looking for an expert who can help me determine that but so far, I've never met one.
Oops forgot the link for Kabab Roll
hi anton, please do try al batttra located at makati avenue, they’re naan is so good. They bake it as you order it. and i also love their hummus. kebabs are very flavorful and authentic.Thanks!