If you want a completely new taste for your pallate, come here.
Ordered chicken masala, lamb kebab, curry rice, lassi. All were good. Reasonably priced. Will go back again. The interiors looked really sad, poorly maintained. The waitress seemed to know the menu very well.
The best Mediterranean restaurant ever. It never failed me.
What I usually order:
Chicken in yellow curry (with Francoise)
Shrimp in pink curry sauce
Friendly staff. Authentic food. Put that cheap shawarma that you bought in stalls in the bin and go here instead. Food is reasonably priced. You can drink and smoke outside.
This place is a diamond in the rough! Don't let the surrounding area discourage you from trying. It's my first time here and it's amazing!
I love how the staff were attentive to your needs and most importantly willing to explain the diversity of their menu.
My mom and I tried their hummus and pita, beef kabab and keftah, fiery egg rice, mango lassi, and strawberry lassi.
I also liked the vibe inside the restaurant. It was quiet and away from the crowds of the buzzling night.
The prices are affordable and worth it! The food does not have that Filipino touch in it. It really tastes authentic. Don't be afraid to ask what you want to know if you're not familiar with what they have to offer.
I hope you enjoy this place like I do!
Ziggurat is the place to be for your Arabian, Persian, Indian, and Mediterranean food cravings. They have a very wide selection of food choices. The place is cozy, and you will feel the vibe they are aiming for. The place is well ventilated in the inside and you will sit in an Indian sitting position. One thing Ive noticed is that the equipment they are using inside are quite old. Probably needs renovation? Also, there are tables outside if you would prefer a smoking area while enjoying your food. As for the staff, they are very good mannered plus they offer suggestions if you dont know what to order.
I have only tried a few of their dishes but all of those Ive tried are very good. Ill try describing them to the best of my abilities:
Qeema - The plating was nice; the food was served to us very fresh. You can really smell the spices used in preparing this dish. We have also ordered Poppadum to go along with this dish. The mix was a complex taste of rich spices plus the savory taste of the beef. Also, there are diced eggplants in the mix, but you will never notice it that is eggplant. Quite an awesome combination.
Beef Kebab - The food was served on a very cute plating. The beef was nice skewered and there are vegetables on the side. The dish was so-so to be honest. Why? Because the meat was cold when it was served, and it felt dry. I am not sure if this was served fresh but from my experience, there are other Kebab restaurants that could serve this dish better than this. This was quite frustrating.
Shrimp Rajasthani Watermelon Curry - This one is very good. Ive always wanted to try this dish as it is quite not the usual. The main seasoning used for the curry are squashed watermelon. The garlic, coriander, and cumin mixed well with the sweetness of the watermelon. It is a bit weird but not in a bad way as the color is quite reddish compared to your usual curry. The vegetables mixed were cooked in a nice way. Plus the texture of the curry made to perfection. Quite a heavenly concoction. Ive had multiple orders of rice (which I would discuss next) just to savor this a lot.
Indian Basmati Rice - This one is a very good combination to the Entrees we have ordered. The aroma is very sweet. Very fresh if I may describe. The rice combines well with the dishes. My only complaint is that one serving is not enough to satisfy my hunger.
Gulab Jamun - This one was a curious choice for me. One of the Indian desserts that Ive always wanted to try. To be honest, the experience was quite underwhelming. To describe these are milk balls mixed with honey syrup sauce. I am not sure why, but the taste is like spoilt milk and is very sweet. I still finished the plate but there was a sense of frustration after. I think Ill try their other desserts next time instead.
Bangalore Chili Beer - The beer was served in an ice-cold mug, with a green chili inside. The taste was weird but not bad. I havent experienced any other chili beers but to describe it, there was subtle spiciness while tasting the good beer with it. Great compliment to their meat dishes.
Now if only they could only adjust their servings based on the price they are asking for, I could give my rating as a 5. Still, I would recommend this place to anyone and I will come back again to try their other dishes. Cheers!
Nestled in the aptly named street Tigris in Makati, is this lovely Mediterranean restaurant that offers a lotttttttttt in their menu. Here are a few from it: kebab platter, hummus and pita, and butter chicken masala. Check it out when you’re in the area 😋 #foodtodaywithdorainmakati #taraletseat #foodie #foodlover #zomatoph #zigguratmakati
Grabe. I didn't expect their food to be of that quality. To be honest, the ambiance of the place kinda feels off. Parang medyo sensory deprivation room kasi yung feel sa loob. But the FOOD is EVERYTHING. Ang sarap talaga at hindi siya ganun kasakit sa bulsa. Staff are also nice na may gana pa makipag chikahan si ate hahaha. Love it.
Don’t let its looks deceive you, this place has the best, probably, Mediterranean food in makati. Well place doesnt look bad, its actually quite decent naman. Anyway to the food we go! Shrimp tandoori plus afghan rice is the combo to go for. My very first bite had me pause, cause the earthy or smokey? flavor just felt and tasted great in my mouth. Combo’d with the newly cooked and steaming afghan rice and you got a winner, each bite was just heaven.
Their garlic sauce is the bomb too. Plus you can also order a tub of it, yup a tub, for around 250-300. I recommend that you do and try it with anything fried...you’ll thank me later. Heh.
Uh review is getting too long, just give ziggurat a try, you won’t regret it.
Ziggurat is probably one of my favourite restaurants here in Manila. I often find that the restaurants in the city are limited to the basic Japanese, Chinese, Italian, Mexican (etc. etc.) Ziggurat is a breath of fresh air offering Persian, Mediterranean, and North African cuisine. As you enter, you are immediately drawn by the unique interiors, art, and decor. I Iove how this restaurant isn't your standard table-and-chair restaurant.
Lots of vegetarian options too which I appreciate :)
My only qualm is the extensive menu. It can be a bit overwhelming (food's great though for the price so I don't mind it that much)
5/5 Thanks, guys!
This is our go to Indian restaurant in Poblacion because you can get very affordable, very legit Indian food. Their menu offers wide variety of curry, kebab, etc so you’ll never run out of Indian food to try. The place is hidden so it’s a good place to chill as it’s not crowded.