PERSIA GRILL BGC: The Best of Persia Grill with Kian Kazemi @PersiaGrillPH

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PERSIA GRILL serves Middle Eastern cuisine using heirloom recipes from Kian Kazemi’s grandmother’s kitchen in Tehran, Iran (formerly Persia). The restaurant also offers Filipino favorites of the Kazemi family.

I had a food trip with Kian at Persia Grill BGC. He shared with me his favorites and the best way to enjoy the food at Persia Grill.

Persia Grill BGC 
Blue Sapphire Residences, 2nd Avenue Corner 30th Street, 
Near Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.
Telephone: +632 519-9300 
FacebookPersia Grill
Operating Hours: Open 24 hours

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Persia Grill BGC is located along 2nd Avenue and is now open 24 hours. 

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Persia Grill Menu: Appetizer | Specials | Fish, Pasta, Sizzling | Sandwiches, Drinks | Dessert, Tea, Coffee, Lemon | About Persia Grill | Kebab Meals 

The interiors are contemporary Persian–lively and homey.

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✮ Peshgahza (Family – P395, Junior – P250 +8% service charge). Combination of all our 4 dips served with Pita Bread.

  • Salad Oliveyeh (solo – P120). Potato dip with chicken, egg, dill pickles, & olive oil with Persian spices.
  • Baba Ganoush (solo – P115). A dip of freshly roasted eggplant mixed with olive oil & Persian spices.
  • Hummus (solo – P120). A dip that is high in fiber made of mashed chick peas, olive oil, & Persian spices.
  • Must O’Khiar (solo – P115). Classic cucumber, garlic, and Persian yogurt dip.

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I personally like the roasted eggplant (Baba Ganoush) with the mashed chick peas (Hummus) and a bit of the Persian yogurt dip (Must O’Khiar).

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✮ Feta Cheese with Pita Bread (P199 +8% service charge)

The Peshgahza dips are best paired with the hot feta cheese and with more pita bread freshly made from their kitchen.

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✮ Strawberry Shake with Yogurt (P105)

Order the yogurt shake, which is a good palate cleanser to refresh your tastebuds after each meal.

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Tabouli (Family – P305, To Share – P165, Solo – P99 +8% service charge). A flavorful mixture of parsley, tomatoes, and lemon.

This is another classic dish that is tangy and light enough to prepare your appetite.

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✮ Lamb Biryani (P415 +8% service charge). Served with steamed long grain Basmati Biryani rice, vegetable salad, & yogurt.

This is my favorite! I now know how best to eat this…

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Kian’s recommendation is to mix the meat with the yellow biryani rice.

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Then add the salad, yogurt, and special sauce into the mix.

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The lamb is still juicy, meaty, and with just the right aftertaste. You can add salt, pepper, and sumac (paprika) to your liking.

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It’s the rice toppings of champions! You can share it with a group of 2-4 people.

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✮ Kebab Platter. Beef Kebab Stick (P115/stick), Taka Grilled Beef Tenderloin Stick (P160/stick), Morg Grilled Chicken Breast Stick (P115/stick), Chicken Tikka Stick (P115/stick).

The Kebab platter is my second favorite. It’s best to order per stick. Order one of each to get different flavor profiles.

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The meats are best paired with the Burani sauce. You can ask the waiter mix it for you.

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Burani Sauce is grilled tomato mixed with yogurt dip.

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Mash them together to get the juices of the tomato into the dip. 

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Add the fresh yogurt and chili sauce on top.

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Mix well and add salt, pepper, and sumac to taste. Sarap!

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The burani brings out the flavor of the meats and works up your appetite.

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Plain Persian Rice served with butter (P35 +8% service charge)Steamed cooked long grain rice. Basmati rice is known for having a very low glycemic index. Persian way of cooking further reduces this by removing the excess starch while cooking. 

Order a serving of plain basmati rice with butter on top to eat with the kebab.

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✮ Sizzling Ox Brain (P140 +8% service charge)

Here’s an umami tip: Order some sizzling ox brain and mix some of it with the plain basmati rice.

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Squeeze some kalamansi on it to remove the oily aftertaste.

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All Vegetable Musakka (P225 +8% service charge). Our best selling dish made of eggplant, onions, tomato, chick peas, cooked in Olive oil and served with Pita bread & yogurt.

Order this if you’re going with your vegetarian or healthy eating friends. This musakka version is very saucy from the juices of the eggplant and tomato cooked in olive oil.

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Persia Grill Chicken Barbeque (P175 +8% service charge). A top favorited, marinated and cooked Persia Grill style, served with Java rice & veggies.

On some days when you like to try something different, check out their Persian-style Chicken BBQ, which is a bit sweet with their own secret marinade.

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Pistachio Baklava (P130/2 pcs.)

End your meal with something simple and sweet like the baklava. It’s a good way to clean your palate of the spices.

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Persia Brewed Tea (P55/cup)

Drink their own signature tea to wash away the oil and the fats and end your Persian meal on a happy, healthy note.

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I’m craving for Persia Grill just writing this blog post! 

I recommend starting with the Peshgahza, Feta Cheese, and Pita Bread. Then go for the Lamb Biryani and Kebab with Burani Sauce and Basmati Rice topped with Ox Brain. On some days, mix it up and order the Persia Grill Chicken BBQ

It’s best to eat here with your friends and family so that you can enjoy and share the different dishes. Budget about P500/head.

Congratulations to Kian for the continued success and expansion of Persia Grill! 

Persia Grill BGC 
Blue Sapphire Residences, 2nd Avenue Corner 30th Street,
Near Burgos Circle, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City.
Telephone: +632 519-9300 
Facebook: Persia Grill
Twitter: @PersiaGrillPH
Instagram: @PersiaGrill
Operating Hours: Open 24 hours

Other Persia Grill Branches:

  1. Salcedo Branch: Valero Carpark 2, Valero Street, Salcedo Village, Makati City (Telephone: +632 818-9090 or 403-4468)
  2. Legazpi Branch: Unit G4, Prince Plaza II, Legazpi corner Dela Rosa Streets, Legazpi Village, Makati City (Telephone: +632 403-9999)
  3. SM Megamall Branch: MS-104-A Megastrip, SM Megamall Building A, Julia Vargas Ave, Mandaluyong City (Telephone Number +632 470-2736)
  4. ECOPlaza Branch: Unit G-01 Ground Floor Ecoplaza Building, #2305 Don Chino Roces Avenue Extension, Makati City (Telephone: +632 846-8669)
  5. University Mall Branch: 2nd Floor University Mall, Taft Avenue, Manila City (Telephone: +632 516-3317)
  6. Persia Grill – Street Cafe: 4262 Emilia corner Matanzas Streets,Palanan, Makati City near Cash N’ Carry Mall
  7. Persia Grill Kapitolyo: GF Ace Hotel & Water Spa, United Corner Brixton Streets, Barangay Kapitolyo, Pasig (Telephone: +632 477-7729)
  8. Persia Grill Bluebaywalk: Bluebaywalk, EDSA Corner Macapagal Avenue, Pasay City

Live an Awesome Life,


Disclosure: Our Persia Grill meal was courtesy of our friend Kian. I wrote this article with my biases, opinions, and insights. Read Our Awesome Planet Complete Disclosure Policy here.  

P.S. Since Persia Grill is open 24 hours, it’s also a great place to eat before and after clubbing. 

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