Food truck Shawarma Brothers opens restaurant

Joko Magalong

Posted at Aug 02 2015 10:41 PM | Updated as of Aug 04 2015 07:23 PM

Shawarma Brothers had a jampacked launch. Photo by Jeeves de Veyra for

MANILA -- One of the food truck pioneers in the Philippines has made the leap and opened its first brick and mortar restaurant at the Bonifacio Global City.

Shawarma Brothers launched its restaurant at Bonifacio Stopover last week at a star-studded event, with celebrities, food writers and loyal customers. The restaurant follows the same design concept as the truck, using black and yellow colors and continuing with the industrial vibe with steel tables and chairs. It also has an Instagram wall, where Instagram photos of Shawarma Brothers fans and diners are displayed.

Just like with the food truck, your name gets called out and you pick up your food at the counter.

Diners can enjoy Shawarma Brothers favorites such as the bestselling beef shawarma with rice, which is biryani rice with tender beef and mango salsa. Those looking for the healthier option can choose the chicken shawarma rice, while those looking for something special usually go for the lamb shawarma rice.

Shawarma with rice. Photo by Jeeves de Veyra for

These rice dishes have pita-wrap counterparts and can be enjoyed with any of their sauces from the usual yogurt sauce to the unique chili tomato, and cheese.

Orders of the shawarma meals also include a serving of iced tea.

Something new on the menu is the keema ,eal. Keema, which is usually minced beef with spicy Mediterranean spices (shawarma spices) can be enjoyed with biryani rice, or as an addition to the Shawarma Big Bro rice meals, which is any of their rice meals with the additional viand of keema, as well as iced tea.

The Shawarma "brothers." Photo by Jeeves de Veyra for

Offering “a different shawarma experience” as their tagline suggests, these five “brothers” (Abraham Castro, Gabriel Sobrepena, Joey Reyes and Rammy de Claro) intend to make their mark in the fast service food scene -- one restaurant at a time.


Shawarma Brothers
2/F Bonifacio Stopover
31st Street corner Rizal Drive
Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City