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“Romantic Persian Night”
Review of Gilak by Hossein

Gilak by Hossein
Ranked #469 of 1,473 Restaurants in Makati
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed January 2, 2014

If you are looking for a Middle Eastern cuisine, this is the place for you.. This is a luxurious place for a Persian romantic dining experience. The restaurant looks authentic Indian/Persian except for the welcoming service staff who unmistakably look Filipino.The (outside) al fresco dining area is drooped with cone shaped chandeliers. Middle Eastern feature is very evident everywhere inside the restaurant. It is intricately decorated with Indian/Persian curtains and adorned with ornamental patterns from Middle East. There are private sections which are artfully covered with Persian curtains for those who want private romantic meetings. We ordered Mirza Qasemi for appetizer which was not good for my palate. For the main dish, we had Chelou Lamb Kebab, Beef Shish Torsh Kebab and Lamb Kabsa. The latter is the best. These meat dishes were served with the traditional Persian steamed long- grained rice (called basmati) delicately cooked with saffron.The servings are generous. We had Baclava for dessert which was good but serving was so small. Strawberry shake is also the best for those who love fresh strawberry. The service crew were efficient and polite. Pricey but quality is not compromised. We asked about the long-grained rice, Basmati which is sourced from Dubai. The rice (uncooked) is also available for those who want to buy.

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1  Thank 117CaliElle
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

It is a romantic dining place and serves nice mediterrannean food. I love its lamb kebab. A little pricey though since i think it is the only halal restaurant in Greenbelt area.

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Reviewed August 31, 2013

We had the 3-piece kebab plus 2 biryani rice and it was about 1000 pesos!! Food was good but it is too expensive. If you have the budget, this is worth trying though.

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1  Thank katanisven
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Reviewed July 5, 2013

new Authentic Pakistani halal restaurant has opened up at 20, jupiter street, makati city, tel 4826367, serving biryanis, tikka, kabab and boti, karahi, haleem, naan bread, daal, bhindi and many more, was there and food was fabulous, a lot of other restaurants say they r halal, but they are serving alcolhol in the restaurant??, this new place does not serve alcohol, neither its allowed and neither it has photos of indian gods in the restaurant and then claiming they buying the meat from muslims, so was it cooked by the muslims too? u ask them, anyways found one restaurant that is a genuine one and the food is authentic pakistani

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6  Thank mohsinkhwaja
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Reviewed April 8, 2013

I went there to eat the famous Iranian food i.e. Rice and Kebab.

The menu was a bit expensive but the quality was very good. I had a Koubideh Kebab + Rice and a Soft drink (which is considered a basic food). It cost me 659 pesos (VAT and service fee inclusive). There were items above 1000 pesos on the menu.

The environment is clean and decent and if my budget was not limited I wouldn't hesitate to eat there more.

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2  Thank macdermat
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