SM Megamall has just recently opened its Atrium and in it are lots of interesting restaurants to choose from and one of which is Kebab Factory. The Atrium is their first restaurant and will probably open other branches in the near future. At that time, they were still in their soft opening so the restaurant looks pretty simple. The place does not look like Persian at all unlike the other Persian restaurants we’ve been to like Mister Kabab, Ziggurat and many others. The common colors are white and yellow and the waitresses/waiters do not look Persian at all (meaning their uniforms 🙂 ).
We ordered 3 dishes: Hyderabad Biryani, Beef Kebab and Motabal with Pita Bread. The Hyderabad Biryani tastes great. I could really taste (and smell) the spices and you could really see the brightness of it. The brass bowl also compliments the Persian feel of it.
As for the Beef Kebab, the serving is exactly for 2 people. One can easily be full when you pair this one with Biryani. I didn’t like it very much as much as I liked the kebab in Ziggurat, it was pretty ok. Plus, the price is quite expensive for just 2 pieces of kebab.
Their motabal is also good because it’s freshly done. The eggplants were not really grinded too much unlike the other motabals I’ve tasted. I could still feel the texture of the eggplant. 1order of Motabal comes with 1 pita bread.
There are other interesting things to try there like their curries, tikkas and tandooris. The only thing that I didn’t like in this restaurant is that you would always have to ask the waiter for the garlic and hot sauce. I believe that those are very important in Persian restaurants since people always pair their food with garlic and hot sauce. It’s just a hassle that you have to always call the waiter for it.
Budget per person would be Php 250-400. The price range for their entrees is Php 300-400, for the kebabs/tikkas/tandooris: Php 225 – 500, rice: Php 50-200, breads: Php 50-65, appetizers: Php 120-250.
The Kebab Factory
Unit 209, 2nd Floor
The Atrium, SM Megamall
Phone number: (632) 631 9648