Gastronomical Adventures: Kite Kebab Bar

Bursting with people and great food finds, Poblacion in Makati is turning into a hangout place for refreshing drinks and savory dishes after work. I am rarely in Makati and if I am, the time that I spend there won’t really allow me to explore the area. I live in the north, and much like in Winterfell, there is a lot of snow and solitude in our side of Metro Manila (kidding. Or am I?). Anyway, I was given the chance to take photographs for WIM’s feature of Kian Kazemi’s Kite Kebab Bar, and I swear, I quickly fell in love with the place from the first time that I get to try their awesome Mediterranean dishes. I’m glad that my not-so-frequent visits in Makati made me experience one hell of a food trip. I promise to try more of the places in the area next time, though!




I have never been well acquainted with Mediterranean cuisine, much more their street food, so trying out Kite was something refreshing from what I usually consume (which are mostly unhealthy food, but I’m trying to change, I swear). We were served a handful of dishes from their menu, starting from the hummus and feta cheese with pita slices (Php 155.00), and their Vegetarian Samosas (Php 99.00). I personally LOVED the samosas and how it wonderfully blends in with the tomato sauce. The outside is puffy and the inside is soft and packed with vegetables, which is quite fitting for my attempts of eating healthier.



Hummus & Feta Cheese with Pita (Php 155.00)

We were also served with a variety of salads as appetizers. We got to try their Tabouli Salad (Php 99.00), a mix of vegetables such as parsley, wheat bulgur, tomato, onions, and lettuce, as well as the Falafel salad (Php 125.00), which is a mixture of sweet grapes, salty feta, olives, tomatoes, greens, and of course, deep fried falafels. Both salads gives off an interesting flavor, with the Tabouli being zesty and refreshing, while the falafel salad offers a unique take on texture and flavor.


Falafel Salad

One of the place’s highlights is definitely their selection of skewers. As their name suggests, a variety of kebabs are offered and available in the restaurant. From the squid skewer (Php 145.00) to the delicious spicy chicken (Php 120.00), you will definitely find something that you’ll enjoy from their selection. My personal favorite was the wagyu kebab (Php 149.00) because the meat was very tender and flavorful, I feel like it bursting in my mouth every bite. The skewers are served with yogurt and hot sauce. Love the heat? Make sure that you ask for Kian’s special “arson” sauce, which is said to be a killer because of its extra kick of spice.


Other items that are worth checking out are the Liver Tomato Onions or the LTO (Php 99.00), and the Mediterranean BBQ (Php 75.00). If you want rice, they offer a healthier alternative which is Basmati, and can either be served as steamed (Php 50.00), or as Biryani (Php 65.00).


Wagyu Kebab Bar

As to most places in Poblacion, Kite Kebab Bar has a very laid back and chill ambiance that I really liked. I loved how the upcycled and intricate pieces inside the store still has its sense of familiarity to me. I’m not a fan of fancy restaurants, and I appreciate it when places welcome people as they are. The food tastes like heaven, the prices are very much within a budget, and it’s pretty accessible if you’re a Makati person — really, there’s ton of reasons for you to come through. Our dining experience was superb and I know that if you were the one who would check the place out, I bet that you’ll feel the same way as we did.


Kite Kebab Bar

5772 Ebro Street, Brgy. Poblacion, Makati City

(02) 810.7388

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Opening Hours

Sunday – Thursday     11:00 AM – 3:00 AM

Friday – Saturday     11:00 AM – 4:00 AM

Estimated Budget / Head: PHP 300 – 500


A 20-something wanderlust who dreams of seeing the world and making a change. She loves to take photographs and stuffing herself with food.

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  • Jacqueline Uy
    March 16, 2016 at 4:05 am

    Wow those look delish!!! Great shots btw! 🙂 Hope I can give this a try when I visit Manila.

  • Karen
    March 17, 2016 at 1:24 am

    We went there once for a wine night with friends and we love their food to the point that I did experiment on how to cook that spicy Mediterranean chicken (experiment still on-going. hahaha). One thing though, I think they should be a little generous with their serving size, specifically with the spicy chicken.

  • Jewel Clicks
    March 17, 2016 at 9:39 am

    OMG! Looks so yummy! Nagugutom ako . I will try to visit this when Im in Makati, yay! 🙂

  • Ochi Bernadas
    March 17, 2016 at 11:31 am

    OH WOW, Hummus with Cheese. HUHU And Wagyu Kebab??? Is it real wagyu tho?

    Ochi | Ochi In The City

  • Trang Do
    March 18, 2016 at 6:06 am

    Looks so yummy! Thanks for sharing!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    • Jhanz
      March 23, 2016 at 6:45 am

      Thanks for dropping by, Trang! 🙂

  • Lou
    March 18, 2016 at 8:20 am

    Omg, that Hummus with Cheese is so mouthwatering. I want to try, huhu kagutom te Jhanzey ah.

    • Jhanz
      March 23, 2016 at 5:53 am

      Hehe sorry na!!!

  • Dianne
    March 18, 2016 at 9:46 am

    I working in Taguig, which is I believe near the area of Makati. Like you, I don’t usually go there as well. This is the first time I ever heard of KITE. The food looks tasty and I bet they really are, from the way you described it. And I love the food shots too!

    • Jhanz
      March 23, 2016 at 5:49 am

      The food is really good! A lot of spice and flavors on dishes 🙂

  • Clarisse
    March 20, 2016 at 2:40 am

    So weird how I’ve lived here in Makati for 2 years now and it seems like I never run out of places to try! Definitely adding this to my list!

    • Jhanz
      March 23, 2016 at 5:29 am

      Go na! Masarap talaga sya hehe

  • Jamie
    April 25, 2016 at 8:28 am

    Jhanz! You have so much gastronomical adventures, take me with you please. Hahahahaha! Kung gano’n lang kadali ‘no? 😛

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