Shomal Kebabs & Curries by Hossein

4/F TriNoma, EDSA cor. North Ave., Quezon City, Metro Manila

Shomal Kebabs & Curries by Hossein
4.0
4.0 Stars

41 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 9
  • 4 stars 23
  • 3 stars 8
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 1
  • 43 Reviews
  • 94 Recommend
  • 41 Reviewers
Category:
Middle Eastern
Business Hours
Reopens Thu: 10:00a - 9:00p
Phone
+6329015613

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Thursday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Friday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash, MasterCard, Visa

Price Range

₱115 - ₱714

Most Recent Reviews

Ihsan M.
4.0 Stars

I like the food its yummy and my favorite turkish coffee is there although not that yummy but would do since im far from home. I love the meat and everything on the menu. I tried all branches of this restaurant in manila and damn they are the same! Kudos to you chef !

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Kim Alyssa M.
4.0 Stars

Passing by restaurants outside trinoma mall, we just felt like eating kebab for lunch. The interior was good and inviting so we gave it a shot. I was with a friend and we ordered chelo beef kebab, indian curry beef and moutabal. The food was good! However, in the middle of indulging ourselves with those good food, i find myself chewing something hard. I just thought it was just a small stone that came with the rice, so i spat it out, and was surprised what i found out. A CHIPPED GLASS. Oh no.

I did not reprimand the waiter/waitresses, but i felt the need to call their attention so as to thoroughly check their food being served to other customers.

Finding foreign objects (is it the right term?) in your food doesn't make it all good for the restaurant and much worse to find chipped glass in it, which I think is putting lives in danger. Anyways, to my mind, these things happen in the kitchen every once in a while, be it due to complaceny or just by accident.

No one ever wants to ingest these things nor the restaurant wants such thing to happen, so we also have to be mindful of what we are eating.

Simple advice: Nguyain muna mabuti bago lunukin. 128514

Still giving it 4 stars for the food and service crew. 128074

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Julie L.
4.0 Stars

Flavorful Beef Kubideh with pita bread. It's good but nakakabitin 128514

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Sandra Y.
4.0 Stars
6

Celebrating Cel C's birthday last Saturday @ her favorite kebab place in Trinoma @ Shomal 127842 (back after 5 years128522)

Her treat! So definitely everything is extra yummy. We had Mega Kebab (P1,340) this has 2 sticks of beef kubideh, 2 sticks of beef shish kebab, 2 sticks of chicken kebab served in a platter with saffron & biryani rice sided with grilled tomatoes.

This platter will not disappoint your tastebuds. The white & red sauce added extra taste. Enjoyed the spiciness of red sauce. Plus, a complimentary chapati to start.. Served hot!

The place has never changed. We are having a quick throwback of the same ambiance we've been into 5 years ago. Well, what matters most is that the food is still good.128516

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Cel C.
5.0 Stars
2

It's my birthday lunch with titas of manila! I chose a favorite restaurant for the best kebabs + white sauce ever. I also celebrated here 5yrs ago. Glad that the restaurant is still there. I was worried it might have closed shop already since there are very few customers.

We ordered the kebab platter (P1,340) with 2 sticks each of kubideh (ground beef), chicken and shish (beef cube). Plus an extra shish coz it's my most fave. Platter has a plate of saffron and biryani rice and 1 bread. White sauce and chilli are the best I've had ever. Love it! Beef is so tender and juicy. Chicken a bit dry but sidings made up for it. Kubideh is so good! We were so full! (All 4 titas) there were some rice left.

Arabian tea tastes like normal black tea. Nothing special.

I just hope they remain open for when I am craving for the best kebab in town.

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Julie L.
3.0 Stars

Expensive version of Mr. Kebab/Uncle Moe's. Although they have more choices to choose from.

Ordered Chicken Tandoori (225PHp) solo, it's chicken breast cut into cubes which was marinated and served with one pita bread. It was flavorful but for the price, it was a bit expensive for my taste.

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EJ M.
5.0 Stars

This is, as of the moment, is my top Persian restaurant!

Shomal serves very tender beef kebabs, soft long grain rice, and unforgettable white sauce for the kebabs.

My favorite is the Beef Kubideh which is good for 2 pax. It serves 2 long beef kebabs, that are once again, very tender among all kebabs I have tasted. Their sauce is really good even though it's not thick in texture. Superb!

Beef Kheema is kinda oily but very strong in flavor even though it doesn't have eggplant which we usually order from other Persian restaurants. Plus the very interiors of the restaurant transport you to the Middle East making you feel like singing A Whole New World! Love Shomal very much.

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Max C.
4.0 Stars

4.3/5 128077🏼
but not like Prince Kebab (timog), where is prince kebab :((

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Cheska G.
4.0 Stars

Shomal offers Persian and Indian cuisine.

I used to be not so adventurous when it comes to food but hubby introduced my tastebuds to different cuisines. I was hesitant to try Indian food before but gave it a try anyway. And it was worth-it!

I got chicken kebab and hubby had curry. I didn't expect that I'll like curry and it's something new for me. It was very flavorful. 128522

I also tried their lassi drink and it was good. 128077🏼128077🏼 Lassi is a yogurt-based shake/drink. It complements the flavorful curry and kebab. 128076🏼

Oh, I also like the privacy curtains and the overall ambiance of the restaurant. From the outside it looks a bit dark but it actually looks good when you're already inside 128521

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Jayson J.
3.0 Stars

I thought this could be more authentic than new bombay.. Was quite disappointed at this. It's just more fancy.

I ordered chicken masala and saffron rice.
1. They don't have single serve cup rice. So ordering the php145 saffron rice was overwhelming.
2. Their chicken masala is less spicy, i mean i could not taste the indian spice.

But it was really filled my stomach. Price is ok masala is 260.

Hmm What should have I tried?

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Cheng C.
4.0 Stars

tender, juicy and medium rare lamb kebab128017

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Cheng C.
4.0 Stars

well cooked! tasty and tender.
hubby like the chicken kebab so much. 128522

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Lany H.
4.0 Stars

Their Chelo Kebab was great!!! The rice were also very very good! I craved for kebab for a week after i ate here!! We also ordered hummus for appetizer. It comes with a pita bread. They added to much olive oil on the hummus, probably why it was a bit bitter but it was still very good. Service was also great. The staff were attentive of the needs of the customers.

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Livi B.
4.0 Stars

Nice ambiance 128517
Ordered the ff:
127811 Roti Chanai (100+)? - It was good 128516
127810 Lamb Curry (510) - lacks some sort of spice.. i still prefer Thai/Malayan
127811 Appetizer Platter (525) - with Hummus, Falafel, Baba something HAHA, Samosa and that eggplant thing. Served with pita It was good 9786️ I recommend this one.
127810 Beef kebab (495) It was ok it was not well done.

Forgot the others lol
128513 Service was ok. Prices are ok except for the curry cause I didnt like it. paid about 2,500 for 3 people..

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Camille R.
5.0 Stars

When it comes to Persian Food, Shomal is my number one choice! For us, it's the high-end counterpart of Mister Kabab/Behrouz. I just can't "ricesist" their Basmati rice! Winner din ang garlic and hot sauce! I always like to be seated at the "curtained" area for an intimate dinner vibe!

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Kara G.
5.0 Stars

I loved this place! Probably a bit on the pricey side, but when I ate there last Thursday, I thought it was worth the P1200 we paid.

As per usual, my friend Kat and I ate out after going to St Jude and I had mentioned that I was craving for some kebabs, so she suggested Hossein's.

I loved their decor - really authentic Persian furniture and chandeliers and wallpaper. 128077 naappreciate ko tlga 128522

We ordered the beef kebab (it's good for two) and the hummus and pita for our appetizer. Also, and I'm sorry I forgot what it's called, it's a dessert. Four slices of sweet bread that you dip into condensed milk (pictured). Sooooo good!!!

I got hot green tea and Kat had the yogurt drink. 1278659749

I would totally come back 128523

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Diane S.
4.0 Stars

I'm guilty of trying out restaurants that looks cute 128584
Lovie and i are not into persian/indian cuisines but we tried it just for the sake of trying out a different cuisine. Lagi nalang kasi italian, japanese etc 128514
And un nga ung place kasi ang cute 128584
I saw this on looloo, immediately marked it and made sure when we go to trinoma we'll eat here. And teneennn here we are 128514

we ordered their kebabs 128522 it's good lasang curry?128514
one stick lang medj nadisappoint ako parang di appropriate sa serving ng rice.
it's like cyma's kebabs it comes with a yoghurt or sour cream dip.
we also tried their shake? It's called lassie
Based on the reviews masarap daw pero for me lasang normal mango shake lang naman na medjo creamy pero still lasang mango shake 128563

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Wendy L.
4.0 Stars

It's good. The rice is good and the drinks are fresh.
I highly recommend the fried ox brain and shawarma.
The kebabs are good as well.

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Dan P.
5.0 Stars

From afar you would read it as if it was a dims place: Shomai. Up close it reads Shomal. Tried Mediterranean for lunch at Hossein's Shomal at Trinoma. First thing that would attract you would be the wonderful scent and elegant set-up which makes you feel your dining in another country. Background music makes it more convincing. Restroom was sanitary and posh. Had the Hummus Share (P225) since were were a trio of hungry munchers together with the Mega Kebab 1 (P1,340) which consists of 2 beef kubideh, 2 sticks of beef sheesh kebab and 2 chicken kebab.. Some dishes are pictured on the menu to make it more enticing. Wanted to try their lemonade but the staggering price (P185) kept this reviewer from trying. This wasn't even for sharing and its freshly squeezed according to the server. Someday thus critic would sell quality and affordable lemonade (maybe sooner than you think fellow LooLoo members ;-) that can be quenched by anybody. This critic opted for the P140 Watermelon Shake instead. Price range of the dishes range from P195-P665 depending if its a solo or for sharing.

Pita and hummus came out first which was alright, if only the bread was heated evenly. Serving time was a bit lengthy. Servers were attentive in replenishing the water. Everything was delicious from the two types of rice, beef and chicken. Watermelon shake was refreshing and the set ordered was good for more than 3 people since there was spare for 2 more. P1800++ for three, expensive for many but with the bountiful takeout, money well spent. This would be heaven for kebab lovers and those who enjoy Mediterranean dishes.

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Trisha R.
3.0 Stars

I am not a fan of Persian/Arabian/Indian cuisines.
We just wanted to try something new that's why we ate here.
Post valentine's dinner..
We ordered the dish we only know which is chelo beef kebab. The price was around 300-400 and the serving is good for 2.

The taste was good, but I really didn't like the mayo-ish type of sauce.

Service was sort of slow.

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