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Gilak by Hossein

2/F Greenbelt 3, Esperanza Street | Ayala Center, Makati, Luzon, Philippines
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  • Excellent17%
  • Very good39%
  • Average23%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible12%
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“kebab” (17 reviews)
“biryani rice” (3 reviews)
“hummus” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 am - 11:30 pmAll hours
Indian, Middle Eastern, Persian, Mediterranean, Halal, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
2/F Greenbelt 3, Esperanza Street | Ayala Center, Makati, Luzon, Philippines
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I can no longer remember how many times we've been to this restaurant whenever were in Manila. We love mediterranean food and Gilak just serves really tasty food! Their portions are quite big (at least for us) so you can actually share it. I love...More

Thank Marivi G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This restaurant, which has the same owner as Hossein's on Makati Avenue (now being remodeled), is first class in all respects. The food is excellent with a nice wine selection and outstanding desserts. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and the background Arabic music is soft...More

Thank montepair
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our hosts took us to Gilak for dinner stating that the Chef of the restaurant was well known. This restaurant is also in Ayala Center (are most eating places at Ayala Centre?!). The restaurant has a fairly large seating outside, and equally large seating area...More

Thank SujaJai
Reviewed June 28, 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had a very good Middle Eastern dinner (with drinks) at Gilak by Hossein this evening in Greenbelt 3, Makati. The food was delicious, starting with Meat Samosas and Prawn Pakoras. Great drinks including American Jack Daniela and very fine Chilean Cabernet...More

Thank Bill H
Reviewed June 15, 2017 via mobile

Very simple....its quite bad so sure not going back and don't waste your money. Homus was poorly seasoned, tabouleh was like a soup and very poorly excuted soaked in a salty sauce and with the ratios between the ingredients totally wrong. Then the hope was...More

1  Thank TravelMaster64
Reviewed June 13, 2017

I chose Gilak as I was looking for a middle eastern restaurant in the Makati area. It is a large restaurant with both indoor and outdoor dining in a buzzing part of Makati and walking distance from the major hotels in the area. The menu...More

Thank Abdul L
Reviewed June 2, 2017 via mobile

The restaurant really draws you to Middle East, maybe because of the chandeliers and the wood columns, and the dim lights. The staff were really helpful wheb we were choosing our food, and we opted for the chelou beef kebab and dopiaza chicken curry. I...More

Thank jmelaya
Reviewed April 21, 2017

The menu is very exhaustive and runs into pages of mouth watering Indian (both Vegetarian and Non Vegetarian), Arabic, Persian, Mediterranean and Middle Eastern foods. You must always ask before you order as sometimes your choice of food may not be available. Looking for Indian...More

2  Thank Ramachandran V
Reviewed April 17, 2017 via mobile

This is my go to place for authentic tasting Middle Eastern food. From shawarma to chicken kebabs to mango lassi, they are just great. The taste of their hummus bil lahme is quite close to the Lebanese original. As this place can get quite packed,...More

Thank MsWWWB
Reviewed April 10, 2017

G9ilak has Persian dishes you will not find anywhere else in town - but avoid disappointment by asking what is not available before you choose from the extensive menu

Thank BlairD21
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January 28, 2015|
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Yes, the restaurant serves alcohol
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Kids, Business meetings
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2/F Greenbelt 3, Esperanza Street | Ayala Center, Makati, Luzon, Philippines
  • Location: Asia  >  Philippines  >  Luzon  >  Metro Manila  >  Makati
  • Phone Number: 7290266
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