Bacolod shawarma - shawarma wraps - Bacolod restaurants

Bacolod shawarma - shawarma wraps - Bacolod restaurants

Top Shawarma Joints in Bacolod City


Top Shawarma in Bacolod

Needless to say, we love sharwarma wraps. If we see a Shawarma sign, we are most likely to try it. Here, my husband and I list the shawarma places in Bacolod City that we have tried. But I have updated the list and deleted those that have closed.

Some are popular, some are not. Some we like, some we don’t. Next time, you crave shawarma wraps, you know where to get your fix. hehe

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What is Shawarma?

Shawarma β€œis an Arabic meat preparation, where lamb, chicken, turkey, beef, veal, or mixed meats are placed on a spit (commonly a vertical spit in restaurants), and may be grilled for as long as a day. Shavings are cut off the block of meat for serving, and the remainder of the block of meat is kept heated on the rotating spit.

“Although it can be served in shavings on a plate (generally with accompaniments), shawarma also refers to a sandwich or wrap made with shawarma meat. Shawarma is usually eaten with tabbouleh, fattoush, taboon bread, tomato, and cucumber. Toppings include tahini, hummus, pickled turnips and amba. It is similar to Turkish doner kebab and Greek gyros.” Source: wikipedia

Shawarma Habibi

My husband and I agree that this is our top choice here in Bacolod City. Affordable at P75 for a large order, we both prefer the taste of the beef and the sauces. One order is quite filling, as it has lots of beef. Available at their branches at Hi-Strip 4 (Circumferential Road), Gaisano City, 888 Chinatown Premier, and at Lacson Street. They also sell milk tea.

A large order of Shawarma Habibi.

Crem Shawarma

You would wonder where Crem Shawarma is. It is not located in a mall. In fact, it is a little food cart that is always situated at the back gate of St. John’s Institute so most of its patrons are Hua Ming students. And since their clientele are students, their shawarma (Large-P59, Mini-P39) and shawarma rice (P59) are very affordable.

For P59, this large Crem Shawarma is already worth it.

Hubby and I like the taste and if we want to satisfy our shawarma craving, we can easily come here because it is near our house. When we went there to take this photo, a couple tried their products. They turned out to be potential investors who were convincing the owner to open up shop in Iloilo. They had the shawarma rice and and overheard them say that it was really good.

This is the Crem Shawarma stand behind Hua Ming. Now they have that table and big umbrella beside it for those who want to sit down and eat.

Leylam Shawarma

Perhaps the longest-serving Shawarma stall in Bacolod City, Leylam shawarma seems to be the most popular choice of Bacolodnons. Since they have branches at SM City Bacolod, Robinsons Place Bacolod, and other big stores, most people’s exposure to shawarma would only be at Leylam’s. Their orders are pretty affordable, too.

There are really times that I crave for Leylam shawarma because of the sauce, but I don’t like the bread.

However, the filling is very little and we don’t like the bread that they are using–it’s too toasted and crispy. But they have maintained the sauce and there are really times that I crave for that taste.

Shawarma ni Kulas

A couple of years ago, I tried Shawarma ni Kulas at their branch at La Salle Avenue. I remember that at that time, hubby and I raved about their shawarma. I remember that the wrap was “stuffed”. And it tasted pretty good, too, though the sauce is different that what we are used to. I just didn’t bring our daughter back then when I went inside because this restaurant has a thing for toilet humor and vandalism, something that I would really have a hard time explaining to my kid.

Shawarma ni Kulas. We paid P65 for this but it was quite small and not as filling.

But for the sake of this article, we went to their branch at 16th-Lacson St. so that I can take a photo. I was disappointed. They no longer use the beef tips that we are so used to having with our shawarma. Instead, they used ground beef, so the texture is not the same. The taste is just so-so.

But well, many people frequent the place, probably because they are already known and their place is very accessible (they have another branch in the south at Araneta St, Singcang). And yeah, they have maintained their toilet humor, too. So if you haven’t been to their stores, just don’t be surprised if there are undies hanging behind the counter, the menu board is filled with names of dishes with double meanings, and they have a toilet bowl for their wash area. :p

Homesitte Shawarma

Pretty good shawarma here at the Homesitte Shawarma, located at Homesite, Bacolod City. But what is exciting is their eat-all-you-can shawarma for P169. We took the challenge but hubby and I were disappointed to finish only 3 for me and 4 for him. haha This is only available from 1pm-4pm daily. They are open for lunch, snacks, and dinner. Mobile: (0922) 860-2459.

This is a residence. The dining area is actually their garage.
Hubby and I having an eat all you can shawarma face off at Homesitte Shawarma. He won, but we were disappointed with the results (4-3).

So if you also enjoy shawarma wraps like us, do try out these different choices. And if you have shawarma that we haven’t tried yet, do let us know. Thanks!

P.S. Even some of our favorite superheroes love shawarma wraps. Watch this Avengers shawarma video clip. After saving the world, they got tired and hungry and ate shawarma. haha

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14 thoughts on “Top Shawarma Joints in Bacolod City

  1. It’s surprising to learn that there’s so much to learn about our eating places in Bacolod. Shawarma is popular because you get vegetables, protein, and carbo in one nifty package.

  2. There is also a good Shawarma place in homesite. They have unlimited shawarma for 160php between 1-4pm. You should try it. Me and my friends constantly visit the place. πŸ™‚

  3. You should try the one at homesite as is so affordable and their sauces are to die for..shawarma sa homesite i think is the name

  4. Shawarma addict here. I was based in Bacolod for a while and I have eaten in most of the joints you mentioned in your post. Leylam, is too commercial. Shawarma ni Kulas has an awesome naughty branding yet they failed on the consistency of their garlic sauce, often it’s salty. Kabara Caffe is on my toplist for its authenticity, followed by Homsitte Shawarma.

    I wanted to try Saddam Shawarma but I was so disappointed when I saw their poster at Cafe Bob’s Open Grounds. Why do they have to glorify a mass murderer? What gives? Their poster depicting Saddam Hussein holding a shawarma is just tasteless. The owners should fire their designers or whoever handling their advertising. It’s affecting their brand and to think they just celebrated their 50th.

    1. Thank you for your sharing your thoughts Vica. πŸ˜€ True, Leylam is too commercial already. I just added them in the list because still so many people buy from them. hehe I will not reply lang about the Saddam Shawarma. hehe

  5. Sir can i add up a shawarma joint here in bacolod? i think the best and the origanal shawarma here in bacolod is located at the entrance of the lopues east centre. i forgot the name but you should try it. thanks.

    1. I will try to visit them again to see if they improved. In the past years, I have been unhappy with their shawarma that’s why when others opened, I did not eat there anymore. Thanks for dropping by. πŸ˜€

  6. Haven’t you tried the first ever shawarma stall in Bacolod.? What’s the name? Anyway, it’s located at Lopues east dept. Store, beside an exit door of themain entrance. It actually started way way back when I was a little kid hehheh.. The most tasty and original shawarma for me.. And oh, BTW, shawarma in the Philippines tastes a lot better than here in Saudi Arabia… FYI. Thanks

    1. Thanks for your reply Kay. I have eaten there many times but honestly, I preferred the one that opened at Villa Angela arcade back then. Too bad they closed coz the traffic of people there was not a lot as compared to Lopue’s East. I will try visit them again to see if they improved. πŸ˜€

  7. I used to love Shawarma in Kulas! Despite the green-themed menu and all. My friends and I used to go there all the time when we were still in college. It’s a bit disappointing how they got more commercialized. But it’s still way better than Leylam. I don’t even consider Leylam as legit shawarma. And this is the first time I ever heard of Crem Shawarma. Hope I get to try it next time I go home to Bacolod.

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