Beni's Falafel

4364 Valdez St., Poblacion, Makati, Metro Manila

Beni's Falafel
4.5
4.5 Stars

65 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 37
  • 4 stars 25
  • 3 stars 3
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 75 Reviews
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  • 65 Reviewers
Category:
Middle Eastern
Business Hours
Open 24 Hours
Phone
+639063491300

Payment Options

Cash

More Business Info

Parking:
Street
Take Out:
Yes
Outdoor Seating:
No
Ambience:
Casual
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Waiter Service:
Yes
Attire:
Casual

Most Recent Reviews

Angie G.
4.0 Stars

Went to Beni's Falafel around midnight from Century City Mall. Located at Poblacion, this hole-in-the-wall place is short 5-min walk away from the mall.

This place is known to serve the best falafels in town - if you're craving falafels, this is the place to go. The prices won't burn a hole
In your pocket as well.

I ordered the half-sized which was still pretty filling for a midnight snack. The full size is good if you want a meal.

Love the pita bread since it was served still warm and tasty. Inside lies a great medley of falafel meatballs and fresh veggies.

I also enjoyed experimenting with different sauces they offer (which was pretty good but honestly, it's no Uncle Moe's).

The hummus is also great, served with actual chickpeas on top. I recommend ordering this with an extra side of pita bread.

Honestly, I wouldn't go out of my way to go here. But if you happen to be in the Makati Ave area and looking for a fairly healthy snack, be sure to visit Beni's Falafel!

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April H.
4.0 Stars

After spending the entire day at CCM, we wanted to try something new for dinner... I suggested Beni's, which was just at the nearby A-venue mall. It was recommended many times by #TeamClingy, so I was excited to try it!

I went in and ordered the Beni's Falafel and Chicken Schnitzel to go... It took a while to prepare, so I walked around the mall for a bit... It looks so different and tame now, a far cry from the gimik place it used to be years back. We brought the goodies all the way to QC to consume...

The falafel serving was big, seriously. It was difficult to finish but it was delicious! Not to mention healthy... Surprised that the hot sauce was that spicy... Try the half serving if you aren't that hungry... But my bf and I preferred the chicken schnitzel, which is a chicken fillet stuffed inside a pita bread and smothered with their uber tasty hummus... I love the schnitzel and the hummus put it over the top! I would order the hummus alone next time! Great first time trying their fare!128155

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Angela Marie C.
5.0 Stars
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It was my last day in Manila, and I was just waiting for my flight back to Cebu in the evening. So instead of going home to Quezon City, my parents just let me stay in their condo in Makati. My boyfriend and I went here for lunch thanks to the recommendations given to me by fellow |ooloo addicts.

I had no expectations whatsoever about this place. I've heard good reviews about this restaurant, so I was excited to go here. It was perfect as well since the place was just a few steps from our condo.

My boyfriend and I each ordered Beni's Falafel with Humus and shared a Small Shakshuka. I didn't expect for the Falafel to served in a sandwich form. It was huge, I must say! It had 5 pieces of falafels, veggies and unlimited helpings of their white sauce. I tried the hot sauce for a bite, but it was just too spicy for me. The taste of the falafel was great in itself. I really loved it! Crunchy on the outside, smooth and delicious on the inside. The depth of flavor was amazing, and the white sauce enhanced the flavor of the dish a lot more. It was amazing!

The Shakshuka was worth a try too. It was just a simple dish but the flavor profile is excellent. I loved this dish as well.

I am looking forward to coming back for another try! 128516

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Mae A.
5.0 Stars

And I have a lotta love for these falafels! They are just simply good! It's very tasty all on its own. Yes, it's best to have it w/some hummus or sauces that can be paired with it. But I just love dishes that are good without other additions. This made me love falafels that yeah, I want to have some more please 128517

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Jinky C.
3.0 Stars

Loved their felafel and hummus! 128076 The mediterranean salad and lemon ginger tea can be improved though. Too little greens for it to be considered a salad -- we thought it was salsa or something. Tea is too strong and the lemon and ginger flavors too overwhelming. Also tried their egg dish, it was okay but I don't understand the rave.

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Lexi M.
4.0 Stars

So sad I didnt get a photo! Ugh! But their falafel with hummus was delicious! I love the spice, tahini sauce yum yum! I was already sweating but I still keep adding the hot sauce and tahini sauce. I'm gonna try their shakshouka next. Hope I spelled it right! Haha! I shouldn't have had Sprite. Water was just the right partner to it. Really really cold water haha! P185 for just the falafel. P210 with hummus. One huge bite.

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Jenn N.
5.0 Stars

I liked my first try of their falafels, but my second visit made me love it even more!

It was the only place in Makati that I knew is open 24 hours, and we could not find Filling Station, so K and I ended up here for very early breakfast. Like before 6am! It was a spur of the moment thing. I just wanted to go have breakfast with the boyfriend because he wasn't able to go home for a few days due to the heavy rains last December. 128532

We were the only patrons there that time, but we did not feel uneasy at all. 9786

This time our falafels were served hot and fresh. The patty was still crispy! 128525 We only ordered a half serving each, and it filled up our tummies with delight.

Would be here more often if the parking wasn't such a hassle!

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Reich T.
5.0 Stars

Beni saved the day.  I finally tried their falafels and man,  it is heavenly.  Moist,  flavorful and extremely addicting.  I can eat 'em veggie meatballs all day.  I got a half size,  this comes with 5 falafels stuffed in pita pockets,  veggies and hummus.  The price tag - php 135.  Good food,  affordable price - what more can you ask for. 

This is the highlight of my weekend. Thank you, Beni.

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Zaela J.
4.0 Stars

Falafels were ok. The shakshouka I liked!!

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Will C.
4.0 Stars

In the middle of the traffic i found myself at A venue tonight. Found this place and i was intrigue of their falafel.
It is okay. The falafel by the way is the meatball looking on the right side of the picture. The humous is also good, while in the middle of dining some insect flew into my humous but im happy that 1 of their server offered to change it while another is hesitant, i can hear them arguing. Kudos to the kind ate.
Overall im surprise its a full meal for me, medyo nakakasawa yun taste towards the end. In my opinion they need to do something with the insects flying around. 9786
#12DAYS

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Casey D.
5.0 Stars

Midnight falafel craving satisfied!!!! 128521

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Casey D.
5.0 Stars

Yesterday, my friend was raving about a certain restaurant in Makati where she and his guy loves to date. 128107 She doesnt like Middle Eastern food that much but this one is an exception. From there I knew that this restaurant really has something to offer. Curious as always.. I ask her if we can eat there after shift. (Yes, agad! Agad!) Went there 2 in the morning awhile ago. No customers aside from us. Hehe we ordered their bestseller... the beni's falafel with hummus (Php115) (i remembered an episode of HIMYM, when the gang was in the Eiffel towel and Robin told Ted "falafel" instead of iloveyou. 10084128514)

For those who do not know (including me.. had to google it.. Falafel is a spicy mixture of ground vegetables (as chick-peas or fava beans) formed into balls or patties and then fried) Beni's falafel's delicious!!!! I was already craving for more while im still eating (PG mode 128514) the yummy balls were perfectly cooked, you really cant notice that it was pure vegetables. The cabbage and tomatoes used tasted fresh. the cabbage slices were only on top. It should also have some in the middle and bottom. Hehe The falafel was good without the sauce but to add more flavour put "some" of the tahini sauce and the spicy sauce. Kidding I put a lot on my falafel. I'm a sauce-y kind of eater. Haha my friend told me a lot of times that the spicy sauce is really spicy and.. it really was!!! But i loved it. I had to put sauce in every bite.

Also tried their desserts. One is the tahina cookies with ice cream (80php) and the malabi (65php). The ice cream included was just okay. The tahina cookies were soft.. tasted like our local butter cookies. The malabi is their version of panna cotta with syrup. The syrup really tasted like perfume while my friend said it tasted like lychee... (No!!!! Perfume!perfume!) The "panna cotta" was sweet topped with chopped pistacchios. Nothing to rave about the desserts and will not order the next time ill eat there but will definitely try other meals.

Tip: They will increase the price of their food. Not sure though when but they already have the new printed menu. Kuya server allowed us to take a peek. Their half dose of beni's falafel from 90php it will be 110php. Asked him why they will increase the price. It's because of their new place. Ofcourse the rent is higher compare to their place just across the street. They will also offer kebab. Already posted in their front door but not yet available when we went there. Hurry and enjoy Beni's falafel now before the price increase.. though i know that 20php is nothing compare to satisfying our cravings of their delicious falafel. 128588128521

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Zia M.
4.0 Stars

It has been a while since I've been in Makati, and I've been craving for a falafel since last last week.

Last Sunday, together with my friends, I introduced it to them and they loved it. 128077🏻

I was surprised and happy that they have moved to a bigger store, just across the street, and it was bigger and has brighter ambiance. They can serve many people at once unlike before.

Ordered half dose of falafel, falafel with hummus and Coke zero. 🤔 Yeap, I am that craving for it.

I haven't seen Beni though. Hehe

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Dastine S.
5.0 Stars

Back for another round of nomnom balls.. But In the morning this time 'round! Dropped off bro bro to work (cause he has work on saturdays, boo riiight?! 128530) soo, i treated him to makati's foodie gem, Beni's falafel to show that i empathize, while putting on my best possible gloatface cause i have no work on weekends anymore 128514127881

Having two sides of the store rendered in glass helps it to be visible for all passers-by to see and gives off that fresh morning glow of the sun to all its patrons in the morning. I usually order pretty much the same thing which is the falafel, so today, i wanted to add a little variation to my order and requested for additional hummus.. And it was glorious 128525

The creamy texture of the hummus is a sharp contrast to the crunch of the fresh-of-the-fryer falafel 128074🏼. Combining both textures with the signature smooth tahini sauce and the fiery hotsauce makes for a wonderful party in your mouth with contrasts complimenting each other128077🏼127881. Next thing you know, your falafel's a thing of the past, gone just like my lovelife 128514128514 hugot aside, its a treat to have hummus in your falafel and mosdef this will be my default order at Beni's.

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Dastine S.
5.0 Stars

When FELAFEL in love10084️, it will be forever. loljk128076🏼128514

A falafel, according to the interwebs (the interwebs meaning the wikipedia entry for falafel) is a deep-fried ball or patty made from ground chickpeas, fava beans or both. I had to google it, because if I'll be asked, i'll refer to it as three to five pieces of nomnom balls served in a nomnom bread, (sorta like a hot pocket) topped with salad and served to falafel-loving people like me 128517128514

Beni's has been around for quite a long time in the ever-vibrant area of Poblacion, Makati. It started out as a quaint stall, a literal hole punched in the wall, seating probably 10-15 people at best. Despite its size, it stood out in the foodie world as the go-to place for people who want to get some authentic, middle eastern grub127860. To date, they have grown to three (at least to my knowledge) branches strong - with its maiden branch infront of a new, bigger Beni's and, according to Roy Lambert T, Mall of Asia, Pasay. A shining beacon for the hungover in the wee hours of the morn or a haven for those craving for a midnight snack, both Makati branches are open 24hrs10024.

Apart fron the falafel, the joint's best-seller and the namesake of the place Beni's also offers other middle-eastern fare: you have your sabich, hummus (which, btw, you can have avail with your falafel), babaganush and the shashuka among others. I have once tried their Jachnun. Simply put, a Jachnun is bread served with grated tomatoes and boiled egg. Per the waitstaff that patiently attended to my undecisive order (cause i told myself to try other Beni's dishes), it is a traditional Israeli dish. This amber-colored bread is slow-cooked overnight to achieve its puff-pastry like appearance, but gives out a rich flavor once you sink your teeth in for a bite.

Beni's sauces are also something that can make you gobble up your falafel and order another one. Both his sauces come in squeezee bottles (like ketchup) that you can bathe your wonderful food in (cause that's how i would do it. *point128073🏼 and wink128521*, sabay inom ng coke). A little caution for the hot sauce though, it really is fiery hot 9832

I would almost always go for a falafel, the size of it depending on how my day went. I think what makes them something i'll never get tired of, is that they are always made upon order, so you know you're being served the goodstuff. Almost always, Beni is around when I eat there and he doesn't shy away from conversation and interaction. He once even egged us (Zia M, Chichi T, JP G and Kirby G) to make sure to take good photos of the falafel we ordered. I failed, because I was hungry, I'm sorry tito Beni128517. He takes pride in serving falafel that complies with Israeli standards. Its great to know that Beni's exists not just to serve wonderful food but also to be somwewhat an emissary of sharing culture through food128077🏼128513128074🏼

#loolooexplorerpackgiveaway 128513128525

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Jenn N.
4.0 Stars

I did not think I could still eat dinner after our very heavy lunch at Bondi & Burke yesterday, but after watching No Filter, my tummy started to scream hunger. 128514 Okay, I will be honest. I got hungry even before the show started!

I was set on finally trying Beni's Falafel because I knew restaurants will be closed after 10:30pm. I was so glad that Dastine S and Chichi T also agreed to go to Beni's! It was also K's first time here. We were lucky that there were a few parking spaces available for us. It's always a hassle to find street parking in Makati!

Anyway!!! I was surprised that one regular falafel only costs P165. A half order is P90. K and I got a regular order of falafel each, which I kinda regretted halfway through my sandwich. (Is it even called a sandwich?? Hahaha!) I instantly got full! I should have gotten a half order instead. Takaw mata kasi. 🙄

We also got additional hummus for P25 each, but I couldn't taste it in my falafel. 128532

For a vegetarian treat, it's very very flavorful. Their white sauce adds the right amount of flavor, while their (brown) hot sauce was not to be taken lightly. IT WAS SO SPICY. BUT IT WAS SO GOOD TOO. 128514 I only put a few drops on my falafel and I let out a curse after a few seconds. 128514 Tumatambay yung anghang sa bibig! 128514

Service could be improved though! They don't serve you water unless you ask for it.

No one will go hungry in that area because they're open for 24 hours! Yay for late night snacking! 9786

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Adrian C.
5.0 Stars

I loved it.

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Melo P.
4.0 Stars

We ordered the Beni's falafel and big hummus with five falafel. We liked it though I would suggest you go here for merienda or late night grub (not unless you're a vegetarian). I guess I am really a carnivore theres just something that lacks especially if you are really starving. Its filling but not fulfilling. Fast and good service but parking is a challenge they wont allow us to park in front of their establishment.

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Kizet S.
4.0 Stars

For a Sunday night late munch out, we opted for a 24/7 small food joint at Poblacion Makati. There is no parking area so we parked at a delivery service area across the establishment. So, having tried really good falafel at a food street in Malaysia, my expectations are a bit higher. Haha! Well, it's their specialty anyway. :) There's limited choices on the menu and the price averages at P220.

So I ordered the Big hummus with 5 falafel. It comes with 2 huge middle eastern bread (same as those turkish breads). Hummus... ho.. humm. I'd still go at The Greek Mediterranean for it. The Falafels are good though. First timers wouldn't notice that they are made with chickpeas. The breads are thick and heavy when eaten. My boyfriend ordered Beni's Falafel and he liked it. The vegetables are good with the falafel.

Verdict: It is very filling but not fulfilling. I am really a carnivore. :)

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Noelle A.
4.0 Stars

You can expect some honest-to-goodness Middle Eastern food from Beni's Falafel! We enjoyed eating their Hummus with Falafel, Shakshuka in Pita, and Beni's Falafel! The place is impressive yet unassuming – truly a great hole-in-the-wall find.

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