Ziggurat

1/F Sunette Tower Bldg., Durban St. cor. Makati Ave., Makati, Metro Manila

Ziggurat
4.2
4.0 Stars

35 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 15
  • 4 stars 14
  • 3 stars 5
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
  • 37 Reviews
  • 41 Recommend
  • 35 Reviewers
Category:
International
Business Hours
Open 24 Hours
Phone
+6328975179

Payment Options

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Most Recent Reviews

Mickey S.
5.0 Stars

Down the Burgos rabbit hole you get greeted by this unassuming place, called Ziggurat. Nothing fancy upfront, but come inside, get cozy and start to choose your own adventure. 

Their menu is extensive. They've got Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Indian, and African food. Their Kebabs are simply the best. But, besides that, most things are pretty damn good as well. I would rate them in my top 5 spots for Mediterranean spots to chow at.

As another fellow foodie has put it: Ziggurat is brilliant in every way. The right blend and portion of spices thrown in are the reasons why I personally really enjoy the food here. After trying a bunch of things on the menu over the last few weeks, I'd have to say that my favorite thing to order is the Premium Souvlaki Platter. All the proteins provided on that plate are top quality and perfectly delicious. 

The only item on their menu that didn't really resonate well with me was the Avgolemono Zuppas. It didn't have the bold lemon flavor, or any other flavor, in my opinion. It may have been an off day, but at this point I'm not too inclined to give it another shot, especially now that I've found my 1 item on the menu I'd always go back for: the Premium Souvlaki Platter.

The food came out pretty quickly even though the restaurant was busy and the line was long, and everything smelled amazing! Next time you guys are in Makati or live around here, come stop by this place! No questions, I will be a regular here.

Cheers
Mickey

#12Days

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Mike L.
4.0 Stars

I missed this place! Haven't been here in ages - the curry francoise is the bomb! Really yummy - pair it with pita bread or the buttered rice with almonds (forgot the name 🤔).

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Rache G.
5.0 Stars

Walking around Makati's red light district and getting lost for half an hour was worth it! A bit overwhelmed with theor menu the size of a Manila paper, but best middle eastern grub I ever had!

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Vince-Anj L.
5.0 Stars

An answered prayer to one's authentic Middle Eastern cuisine craving! Reasonably priced with an overwhelming menu (with I think about 200 dishes to choose from).

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Alexia Jewel L.
5.0 Stars

First time to try Roti and tomato soup here! Definitely amazing! Their tomato soup is the best! And cheap price!

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Kevinross B.
5.0 Stars

Picture: Fattoush and Tabbouleh

Dining here without that much knowledge of what kind of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern dishes are out there could be intimidating. Once you get their menu, it's like reading a big a** news paper! You just don't know where to start! 128517 Well that's why we have looloo! 128516

Let's go:
Food is one factor, but the experience completes the package! Eating here brings you to the middle eastern dining backdrop. From the interiors to the background music being played. It feels like a different place! If you're dining in, I would recommend sitting in the section where you would leave your shoes aside and cross-sit around a table. It's something different to do with your friends or family. 128522

For starters, I would recommend Moutabal. It's a roasted eggplant dip that goes well with pita bread. It has that tortang talong taste in a purée form with a little bit of kick into it. Really good! Another good appetizer that also goes well with moutabal or just by itself is Tabbouleh. It has that refreshing taste from the parsley, mint, tomatoes, bulgur with a splash of olive oil and lemon juice on it (i'm sure they put more stuff in it that makes it really good). Combine these two with a little bit of garlic sauce on your pita bread? You're gonna love it! Lastly, another starter which actually is a salad, Fattoush! Trust me, you'll love them all. I recommended a lot of appetizers because the main dish I will recommend wouldn't really suffice a hungry tummy. 128541

For the main course, we ordered chicken biryani and chicken kabsa. While both were served with basmati rice and chicken breast ( my fave chicken part, btw hehe ) in different flavors. The biryani was bland for me. My bet? Chicken kabsa! It's just really really good! If it's your first time trying it out, this would probably be one of your favorite middle eastern dishes. If you once lived in the middle east like me, It would bring back memories! 128515

I would definitely come back for more! 128077🏻

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Rampelthels L.
5.0 Stars

Huge News Paper size Menu .... Ohhhlalala 128513128563

I will definitely recomend to people who loves to adventure on food. It's truly good authentic middle eastern food, aftican, Indian and more... Since it was our first time, We wanted to try and be safe and ordered the familiar ones chicken kebab, lamb kebab, creamy/francios indian lamb curry, Chicken biryani rice and beef biryani etc.. The lamb kebab is a "must" for people who likes lamb. The curry was perfect with the rice. We love our strawberry and mango lassi as well. But i wouldn't recommend you to order the Chai indian milk tea. It is not good the spices so so overpowering specially the cloves in particular.

Everything was really good, I wouldn't mind going back again to try out their African dishes.

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Alex O.
4.0 Stars

My go to restaurant for Middle Eastern cuisine. And winner of this year's Manila's Best kept secret restaurant for Middle Eastern category. Located in Makati's dodgy red light district in Burgos (which is actually a haven for many foodie hole in the wall international joints, operated mostly by foreigners, who have established a business here). I normally go on a Sunday lunch time, when the place is desserted and there is ample parking.

Ambiance is simple, hole in the wall, with couches and pillows on the floor where you eat. Don't worry, no shisha inside. I think, you can do it outside at their open air veranda.

I recommend the Beef biryani, really good but quite pricey at P250. Raita salad, beef kebab and their lassis are also good. They have an expansive menu that looks like a newspaper, and seem to cover the entire Middle Eastern region from Middle East to Africa to India. What is good here is that it is authentic, simple, nothing fancy, but just plain delicious. A great way to explore unfamiliar Middle Eastern cuisine, which I find quite interesting with its spices, texture and color.

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Marie H.
4.0 Stars

I've been hearing a lot of good feedback about this place which serves Middle Eastern, African, and Mediterranean cuisine. So, on the last working day of 2014, my officemates and I descended on this restaurant located in one of the side streets near P. Burgos St. While we easily found parking that day, I think it may prove difficult once people come back from their extended holiday from Baguio (seems like more than half of Manila went up there) given that there's only street parking available in front of Ziggurat.

We sat on the floor with cushions and oversized pillows. It seemed like a cool idea until our legs started to cramp even before our appetizers were served. Next time, we're definitely taking the tables and chairs and leaving the floor to the young uns.

We ordered the following:

1. Mezze forte which is 6 dips with pita bread. I liked about half of the dips.

2. Samosas. I liked this too, and actually prefer it without the sauce.

3. Beef and chicken tikka. I only tried the chicken tikka because one order was too much for me to finish.

4. Tabbouleh which is basically cilantro salad. It was a good side dish to my chicken tikka.

5. Chicken, beef, and vegetable curry. I loved the chicken curry! It was flavorful yet not too spicy. I practically finished this.

6. Nigerian coconut rice. I didn't get to try this anymore.

7. Sourdough flatbread. It didn't look too appetizing so I passed on this as well.

The others had beer while I got the Yemeni ginger tea since I wasn't feeling well. The tea was too strong for me though.

Servers were friendly and accommodating. It was a bit of a challenge calling them though since they don't stay inside the room, so we would give any additional orders when they came in to serve the food. Perhaps they should consider having those call buttons on their tables so they know if their customers need anything.

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Tei A.
3.0 Stars

What I liked:
Lamb Kebabs, Beef Kebabs
Hummus & Taramasalata
Ox Brain
Lassi

Also a bice place to hang out with friends and enjoy Middle Eastern food for a change. They have several pillows to sit on and, however can get uncomfy after awhile.

They also offer shisha/hookah

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Alex O.
5.0 Stars

Tucked in a side street in Makati's red light district is home to probably the best kept secret restaurant for authentic Mid Eastern, Indian, African, Pakistani, Lebanese, and Meditterenean cuisine. But don't fret, despite the shady location, the place is very safe. Seat in the airconditioned area, where there is an open dining with colourful pillows and where you can seat on the floor.

I love the Beef biryani (best biryani rice I had, tell the chef to make it spicy), the raita salad (a mix of cucumber and yoghurt balances well with the spice of the food), the beef kebab (aromatic and juicy, wow, the best I had), and mango lasi (a yoghurt drink that perfectly rounds up the meal).

For directions, from P. Burgos St., it is on the side street beside 7-11. Go on a Sunday, when parking is not a problem. Open 24 hours! I can't wait to go back to try the other cuisines. I think, this will be my Sunday mecca.

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Yvette E.
3.0 Stars

Loved the ambience of this place but the service needs more improvement. We weren't able to enjoy other dishes because the waiter forgot about our order. Nevertheless, we were able to try their beef kebab and it was good. I also highly recommend their appetizers because you can choose from a whole range of dips. I will go back to try their other dishes, hopefully the service would've improved by then

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Ramon A.
2.0 Stars

To be fair, only had Coffees and Kulfi for a meeting. The Kulfi was forgettable. Perhaps another chance.

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Milflorie L.
4.0 Stars

Wide selection of food. Im surprised with the fast service! Must try 128521

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Monique A.
4.0 Stars

Extensive menu, I got lost for a minute there..it's a newspaper size of fine prints 128514... I can't decide what to hv ... But I was craving for ox brain for a few days already from reading looloo reviews & can't believe that they hv it here...Yipee!!!!

We sat outside , it's a cold rainy night ...I've never been to this part of the metro & it's a little creepy for me but D assured me that we're safe & I did relaxed after awhile . The servers were all so nice , prompt , friendly & knowledgable of their menu

Beyin- calf's brain sautéed in extra virgin oil.. Comes with pita bread.. So creamy but not as yummy as what I use to remember .. But still was able to fix the craving

Butter masala curry- Anglo Indian favorite of chicken cutlets drown in sauce from tomatoes , cream ,fenugreek & garam masala... It's said to be their creamiest & most flavorful curry . Sauce is tasty but the insides of the chicken tho moist & tender is bland .

Mixed kebab special( personal platter for 2) beef tikka, chicken tikka and a choice of beef, chicken or fish kufteh ( ground like patty, I prefer the tikka to this)served with grilled veggies

Duck tikka , my friend said it's good & ordered a stick for me to try & I love it.. It has more texture & the chewiness better than that of chicken tikka

Drinks :
Server reco the lassi or fruit shake but I already started drinking earlier so settled for the spicy cinnamon beer... I love it & cinnamon is good for my throat right? 128540

Thanks for the treat from my D last night ... I feel way better today & more like myself 128522

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Carlo L.
5.0 Stars

Initially I was not expecting much but I was thoroughly impressed by what Ziggurat had to offer. Firstly, their expansive menu was very interesting and the variety alone is commendable. I was very happy to find Ethiopian food - something I thought was unavailable in the Philippines. I ordered mixed grilled vegetables and squash zigni with injera and was even more impressed by how the dishes turned out! The zigni had the authentic taste and aroma of the berbere spice mix used in Ethiopian food. The grilled vegetables were done perfectly - very juicy! The only thing I can fault them for was that the injera flat bread was not made of pure teff flour, but that's forgivable since teff flour is hard to come by and is expensive here. Overall, I felt like I was brought to the land from which the dish originates! I am so happy that food like this is available here in Manila! I also give credit to their decor. I hope this restaurant continues to do well and perhaps upgrade their location - that would be great.

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Ibo H.
4.0 Stars

This place is quite hidden. If you need a quiet place where your friends can just sit around and enjoy a good conversation with throw pillows just in case it gets a little bit intense. They have the most extensive menu of middle eastern, african, and mediterranean food. It will take you about 15 minutes to decide what you really want. I love this place because it is not pricey for group dates and the flavors are of variety. Start with their soup and sides then go to kebabs and hotpots. You have a choice on the kind of meat you want. Chicken, lamb, fish, beef. Sorry, no pork as this place serves halal. I ordered their kebab platter, three kinds of soup, humus, pita bread, curry, and chicken biryani. Absolutely Sulit! 128522

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Ian R.
4.0 Stars

I'm a curry fan, and this place does not disappoint. The place offers a great (humongous!) selection of African (and not just African--but West, Northern, etc) and Arabian-Indian cuisine. I never knew about this place that's been in Makati forever until last week, and I'm happy I did. The place is unassuming and without the frills offered by fancy restaurants (throw pillows on the floor appear to need some spruicing up), but serves the purpose of making you experience exotic recipes. I tried the ostrich curry made with several spices. Truly a complex but not unfamiliar taste. I paired it with nicely done couscous, and asked for an extra serving of steamed rice I enhanced with a spoonful of butter. Truly good. Best part? It's 24 hours. Do try.

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Bianca T.
5.0 Stars

Aside from their location being in the middle of the red district of makati. They have the BEST shawarma that I've ever had in my life. It's perfectly juicy and the vegetables in the pita are also a treat. Aside from the shawarma though, they also have good samosas. Ziggurat is for people who are adventurous with their food. Want a taste of India? Try their various curries. Feeling Persian? Try their kebabs. Want a taste of Jordan? Try their Jordanian rice. Want to visit morocco? Try their lamb tajine. They have various food from all other the Middle East and Africa. A definite must-try for those of you who are ready to leave your comfort zone. FYI. Their menu will confuse you at first.

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Rina R.
4.0 Stars

love the place. it's hidden and doesn't get crowded. my go-to place for shawarma :)

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