Beni's Falafel

SM Mall of Asia, JW Diokno Blvd., Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay, Metro Manila

Beni's Falafel
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  • 6 Reviews
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Middle Eastern

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Pierre O.
3.0 Stars
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To looloo friends out there who wants to have a healthy meal, this one is for you. 128513

As we were deciding where to dine, we accidentally discovered this store while walking around MoA. The store small that you could easily walk right pass it. It is located right behind churreria la lola van type shop. The store itself can accommodate 10-12 people at the same time. There is also a television that would entertain you while you wait for your food.

We were the first customers during that time which made me excited since I know the food will be cooked and be served immediately.

We ordered beni's falafel which was incidentally also the name of the said store so I was assuming that it was there specialty. This is cost 185php containing 5 falafel balls, tomatoes and cabbage squeezed in between a pita bread. You can also add hummus which cost an additional 25php or reduce the falafel balls to 3 balls which cost 110php instead of 185php. There is one word to describe this dish - Dry! 128533 the pita bread was a little tough making it to hard to eat however the falafel itself was crunchy and fried to provide a crunchy taste. After adding their sour cream sauce, it helped me swallow the food down to my stomach.

Next was 5 falafel balls with beni's rice. Yes it just looks like beni's falafel minus the pita bread, cabbage and tomatoes. 128517 the food was the same, it was also too dry to eat.

It surely made me thirsty after eating here so the water they serve come in handy haha. In my opinion, they must have include some sauce in their dishes haha. 128513

As for the service, I think it was poorly managed during my visit. The servers were outside the store and no one was left inside except for the manager who was busy with his laptop so asking for a refill of water and asking for the bill was hard. 128517

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Ana Bernadette R.
5.0 Stars

Beef pita is the best. It's not yet on their menu and since I asked the crew if they serve any meat with pita, tadaa!! For only Php235 I felt full with this.

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Xyberdoc M.
5.0 Stars

I had no idea what This place was about! I just saw falafel, so i got in. I've tasted falafel in a lot of different places except in the middle east.

This is the best falafel i've tasted so far. My eyes literally was wider with the first bite. It was so unexpected, blend of herbs, cooked perfectly not too dry. The sauce was not too sweet or garlicky, perfectly complimenting the falafels.

Wonderfully done. I would love to go back to SM MOA just for this.

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Jenna L.
3.0 Stars

This Makati gem has landed in MOA! It was my first time to try so I ordered their bestseller, Beni's falafel with hummus. I orders the half dose only for 90 pesos.

Honestly, I didn't know what falafels are so I googled it after eating. The falafels were filling considering I only ordered the half dose (which only had 3 falafel balls, instead of 5). I ordered it for to-go so they gave me both the tahina and hot sauce in limited quantity (unfortunately 🙁) of course.

The tastes was okay and was surprised to learn that falafels were all veggies! I would have rated it higher if they gave me more of the tahina sauce. Or if I just ate it for dine. Beware, the spicy sauce was VERY spicy. I smothered my falafel in the thought that it was not that spicy but when I had a bite, I almost spit it out. 128557

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Roy T.
4.0 Stars

Ordered their falafel after having dinner at Sarsa some time last week...because we're lamoneros like that. It's vegetables, anyways. haha! but really, our dinner did not make us full and my friend wanted to try the famous Makati restaurant.

It was sad that not much people were dining at Beni's, compared to the other restos in the area. 128531 This became our topic when waiting and eating our falafels. In our opinion, the MOA crowd will not appreciate the falafel types of food especially because it's all veggies. I think they're more into the family type of restaurants.

Beni's have to do a lot of marketing strategy to draw more people to their store. I think they have to work on their AC inside also. It was so hot so we decided to stay outside for some air. An electric fan was the only thing sending out air inside. 128531128531

Falafel was still good, for me. I specifically liked their sauce, that i think has crushed sesames of something. We each got the half order which is half the price and has three falafel balls each, shredded cabbage, and sliced tomatoes. Light and healthy meal, except that the balls were fried. 128514

I really hope it's not one of those restaurants that suddenly disappear. 128513128513

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Roy T.
4.0 Stars

Guess what? The famous Middle Eastern restaurant in Makati has finally landed in Manila/Pasay area. 128079🏻

I've been wanting to visit their Makati branch because of the good reviews I read here, but unfortunately never pushed through. So happy I got to try it last Sunday. Finally

I got the falafel and hummus both for to go. The falafel was good but I think it lacked sauce and also that 'anghit' aroma I expected it to have. 128517 The hummus was really good, paired with their equally good pita bread.

Prices were affordable and the service was good. They just opened for like two months already.

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