I don’t frequent Greenhills, San Juan area so every visit should make a sizable impression. Last Sunday, I sat down with savvy foodies to try out the best-selling dishes of Feta Mediterranean restaurant along Annapolis Street.

Specializing mostly in Turkish cuisine, this dining spot is alluring. Every dish served is 100% authentic as prepared by its Turkish chef, and you can’t go wrong with any of its creative, beautifully rendered food paired with original Turkish drinks. Feta Mediterranean is a cavernous setting with colorful and modern furnishings completing a wonderful experience particularly for large groups.

Review of Feta Mediterranean Restaurant (Greenhills, San Juan City)

Ambiance: ★★★★☆

Feta Mediterranean Restaurant in Greenhills (at the back of Promenade) is the kind of place where you won’t get intimidated since there’s plenty of room to move around in. Soft seating, coffee tables, community seating, and family-style dining setup are all available, attracting a wider customer base. I like that the dining area is spacious and the fixtures’ arrangements look good when standing at eye level. This totally made me feel less cramped or trapped.

The overall interior design has splashes of candy colors coming into play which carry a casual vibe and give it more pop. The bright lighting and Turkish background music as well played a part in making up its playful and upbeat atmosphere.

Service: ★★★★★

The staff were eloquent in providing details about each dish on the menu. They were very friendly, welcoming, and accommodating. All our requests were dealt with immediately and with a smile. This epitomized great customer service that you will come back again and again for.

Food: ★★★★★

Feta Medi knows its market well, and they’re always doing something to cater to the ‘hood. On the menu, the best-selling items and favorites are marked, so first-time customers won’t be bewildered in choosing which to go for.

To start the meal, we had the Mezze Platter (PhP 500)—a sampler of five mezzes. It’s made up of gharnoush (mashed eggplant dry yogurt), tzatziki (yogurt, cucumber, and dry mint), ezme (tomatoes, onions, peppers, herbs, olive oil), eggplant salad (grilled eggplant, chopped vegetables, drizzled with olive oil), and hummous (mashed chickpeas, blended with tahini, olive oil, lemon juice, served with pita bread). Slathered on the warm puff bread (ancient pulled hollow bread) or added to, well, everything else we ordered, this appetizer was a real winner. It’s a visual stunner and every mezze was unique and interesting.

Feta Media also nailed on its Mediterranean Pizza (PhP 150), which was made out of a healthy thin dough topped with minced meat, served with side salad and sliced lemon. The crust was resoundingly crispy and the spices had their way of tantalizing my taste buds, just as I liked.

Onto the main courses, we tried the Pesto Linguine (PhP 259). Topped with feta cheese, this pesto pasta looked familiar but it swapped the usual pine nuts with walnuts. Nonetheless, it passed the taste test with flying colors as pesto beautifully clung to the pasta. The linguine was cooked perfectly with a good ratio of sauce to noodles.

Drinking the Yogurt Shake Ayran (PhP 129) after a mouthful of the “green pasta” added a lovely tang. This Turkish yogurt beverage with salt is an all-star drink in Turkey and is also very popular in Middle Eastern countries. I was so pleased that I did not have to go outside the country to have a sip. 🙂 It’s thicker compared to the fairly runny consistency of regular yogurts, dense, creamy and packed with protein.

Next, Grilled Moroccan Lamb Chops (PhP 590) were served with mashed potatoes and this meaty plate was an unexpected delight for me. One taste and it’s kapow! Seasoning was rich and deep. I love the hot sauce and mayo garlic as complementary dips. Mix them together and don’t be afraid of heat! 🙂

Filled with tasty layers of baked eggplant, Vegetarian Moussaka (PhP 280) topped with mozzarella cheese and tomato slices was a leisurely bite. It had a great aroma and subtle sweetness. Plain bread fresh from the oven accompanied the dish and made it taste more inviting.

There’s nothing wrong to have the Turkish Breakfast (PhP 300, for 2) while eating lunch or even dinner. Consisting of a plate of tomatoes, cucumber, olives, and feta, this classic Turkish favorite came with plain bread and menemen with ekmek.

I highly recommend this dish when you’re hungry but crave for something light. Softly cooked with tomatoes, green chili, and fresh eggs, Menemen (Turkish Scrambled Eggs) turned out to be seriously tasty. The good news is that you can order it alone at PhP 150. Awesome stuff.

Mixed Souvlaki Platter (PhP 1350, for 4) can be described as the stark opposite of the breakfast platter. Great savory depth and heavy meat flavor did not hold back an attack. Loaded with adana (ground lamb kebabs), chicken wings, souvlaki chicken, Mediterranean pizza, and shawarma, the bold flavors worked out well. Salt and proper mixing ensured that the meat came out juicy with a pleasantly springy texture. For sure, it’s a must-try dish for certified meat lovers who have a big appetite.

Feta Medi’s Beyti (bay-tee) (PhP 350) was another crowd-pleaser. Never mind the unfamiliar name and just dig in. Made with grilled ground chicken wrapped in lavash and topped with iskender sauce Haydari sauce, this chicken dish won’t make you swoon the same way as in the Mixed Souvlaki Platter but can make you feel like receiving a big warm hug from within. Yes, it’s delicious especially with iskender (Turkish yogurt dip).

Concentrated, silky, and intense all at once, Turkish Coffee (PhP 125) contained in a cute little cup was exceptionally dark and bitter.  There’s a choice to add in sugar. We tasted it both with and without, and I ended up favoring the true and original taste of the coffee without the infused sweet.

When in Feta Medi, it’s also a good idea to settle in with some Turkish desserts. My top pick had to be the Profiteroles (PhP 180)choux pastry balls filled with cream and topped with chocolate syrup. This puff pastry is all you need to enjoy your sugar rush. Its addictive contrast of cream and chocolate will keep you going back for bite after bite. 🙂

The Kanafeh/Künefe (Sweet Cheese Pastry) (PhP 380, for 4) was also not a letdown. Neutral, non-salty, stringy and crispy golden brown cheese in between layers of light flaky pastry…WOW! It’s one that continued to haunt my dreams—both sleeping and waking—long after I got back home. 😀

Price for Value: ★★★★☆

I’m sure this won’t be the last time that I would be taking delight in Turkish food because Feta Mediterranean made such a good impression of it. My mind was pretty blown by the tastes of food here, and I didn’t expect that. Prices in this restaurant are fair and reasonable, considering the portion and quality of ingredients. PhP 500/person must be more than enough to make one really full and satisfied.

Thanks, Aldous, for the invite!

Ground Floor, Intrawest Center, 101 Annapolis Street, Greenhills, San Juan City
For inquiries, call (02) 7057238
Date Published: 08/15/2015
18 / 20 stars

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57 Responses

  1. mr_jeng

    Woah turkish cuisine… something really different. I’m eyeing the lamb! I’m really into lambs kasi.. But.. the dips are also a fave when I eat in these kind of restaurants. The pricing is also quite fair naman 😀 Thanks for this awesome discovery. Cheers girl

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yup, it was my first time to try an actual Turkish restaurant. I never knew it’s just close to Greenhills since I rarely pass by Annapolis Street. It’s always nice to find gems in the city. Try out their yummy food, too! 🙂

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  2. Joanne T Ferguson

    What a great review! All of the food looks really healthy and delicious! I love Mediterranean food and love those coffee cups; they are really unique!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Thanks, Joanne! 🙂 If you are going to order anything, make sure to get the lamb chops! The Turkish coffee will do great as a unique drink to cleanse your palate after eating.

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  3. Elizabeth O.

    I love that there set up looks like a family style restaurant, with big tables that can accommodate a lot of people. The food really looks good too! Oh my, now I’m really hungry!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yeah, I like the setup too. It’s easy to choose which spot to take on. We would come back here for fast and tasty food next time. 🙂 If you love meat so much, you won’t be sorry with the Mixed Souvlaki Platter (for 2 or for 4) filled with moist and tender meat that are seasoned nicely.

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  4. Ourfamilyworld

    What a wonderful dining experience you had at Feta. The dishes you featured all looked savory. The Sweet Cheese Pastry looks very interesting. I just love cheese! You did a great review on this one.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Thanks! You don’t need to buy a ticket on Turkish Air to enjoy a good Turkish meal. This restaurant right here provides superb value for money. Hope you’ll have a splended experience when you visit. 🙂

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  5. Claire Algarme|First-time Travels

    The interiors look welcoming. Although I have eaten Middle Eastern and Mediterranean food, I don’t think I have tried a lot of Turkish food. I love to try different cuisines and I would like to try this restaurant.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Me too, this was frankly my first time to taste pure Turkish food and I thought it’s quite similar to Greek. The entrees were attractive not only visually but also the aroma has done a great job at captivating our sense.

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  6. Paul

    I’ve been to San Juan before, the turkish food they make is out of this world, like turkish cuisine in general. When me and my wife go on vacations we always order the Lamb chops and Mediteranean pizza!

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Well, those two are enough to make you full and satisfied. San Juan has a lot of interesting restaurants. This can be your go-to neighborhood spot when you need a relaxing, hassle-free meal. 🙂

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  7. kita

    I love Feta so to have a place named after that. It’s wonderful! I love how the place looks inside and that they have a table in the middle for big crowds. I hate going into places where big parties are sitting right by the booths

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Oh yes, the setup is nice and spacious. You’ll win sweet deal here at a reasonable price. The food tastes won’t let you down, especially since you love feta cheese! 🙂

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  8. samantha

    I love when places have a great atmosphere and happy staff. I love that you got to try many dishes to share your thoughts with us. I like trying new places and always look up reviews before doing so. This is a great example of an indepth review. Based off your review i really want to try that Pesto Linguine. Great pictures and wish i was local to enjoy the food. Never know a trip could be in the future

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Thanks for visiting, Samantha! 🙂 Their pasta turned out so good. You can also try the other three types available on the menu (each priced at PhP 149 solo/PhP 259 for sharing): Meatball Spaghetti, Penne Arrabita, and Verdura Siciliana.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      The colors make this place really inviting and the seats provide a comfortable feel. It’s also a huge plus that the waitresses were always smiling as they add a warmth factor to it.

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  9. rika

    My husband and I love Mediterranean foods! Our favorite restaurants are pretty far away, we have to drive 45 minutes each way. I need to start cooking mediterranean foods at home. Craving for some feta cheese right now

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  10. Daniel Sitoabasi

    I love it when a place is presentable it tells more about what kinda food they have inside. This place is beautiful and their meal is delicious.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yup, they have more to offer. There’s a ton of items on the menu that we have yet to try. We’re eager to get more veggie options. I never knew I would appreciate Turkish food and this was a treat to discover.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Why not plan for it one day? 🙂 Go with your family and friends, as a big group is always better than dining alone. The best thing about it is that you can order more food and get to share the bill afterwards!

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  11. Mia Foo

    the food looks pretty exotic but those lamb chops looks totally yummy! i’m a big fan of lamb chops and will definitely love to try these if I have the chance to.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Those lamb chops were the bomb. It’s great to be paired with the two condiments. Don’t forget to get ready with a drink beside your plate since the heat can really make your head spin. 😛

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  12. papaleng

    The restaurant interior looks nice. But the dishes, Turkish cuisine.. that is for me to experience. Never pang nakatikim nyan eh.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Ahh hehe go try them out. If you don’t like the food, then just charge it to experience. So far I like the tastes naman — different, yes, but different good. 🙂

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  13. Danessa Foo

    You are making me so hungry and craving for those mezze! The platter looks like something I would get to sample every different type of mezzes 😀 Thanks for sharing your review.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      You’re welcome, Danessa! The five mezzes have distinct tastes and I’m really glad we can have that instead of ordering the full-fledged mezze on separate plates.

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  14. Anne V

    Ooooh, FETA! I so happen to love feta cheese on my salad. The Mediterranean diet is also something that I am very draw to due to the health benefits and great flavor combinations. I’m not so sold about the interior and the choice of furniture in the resto, but the food looks scrumptious!

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  15. Pooja Kawatra

    Place has got very countryside style of set up and lovely decor. all the photos are too yummy and full of cheese specially the lamb chops and coffee looks amazing.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Be enticed with a very satisfying meal at this simple Turkish restaurant. Portions are generous and the refreshing Mediterranean flavors are genuine. 🙂

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  16. tammileetips

    I love the dishes on your platter, they are cute! I think this looks like the perfect restaurant to grab a bite at. I have not had Mediterranean pizza before, it sounds like a good combination of ingredients.

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  17. Ling

    I’d love to try the Pesto pasta. honestly though, while the place looks pretty, I didn’t think the food looks that appetising …. Maybe it’s just the presentation if the dish that did not really work for me.

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  18. Fred

    I have been looking for a good Turkish restaurant to intro my kids to this cuisine, and I find yours! The review is great, looking forward to trying your recommendations.

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  19. Terri Ramsey Beavers

    What a spacious and beautiful restaurant to take the family or a group of friends to. Everything looks so delicious and scrumptious. I don’t think we have one of these around here but the next time we travel I’ll watch for one to give it a try. Love all of your photos BTW.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Thanks, Terri! Hope this review has promptly guided you to have an idea on which to order when you arrive at Feta Mediterranean Restaurant. 🙂 Food here are deliciously foreign and can be quite exotic.

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  20. Yona Williams

    For starters, that’s a beautiful wood-burning oven that the restaurant has. I agree, the interior is very nice and inviting. I’m seriously drooling over the Mezze Platter over here – I absolutely love this type of food. The Mediterranean Pizza also looks very appetizing. I would also like to try the Turkish coffee…I absolutely love what they use to serve it.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Feta Medi is a fine example of a restaurant serving well-priced, satisfying Mediterranean fare. In the grand scheme of things, eating here won’t be a bad obsession to harbor. 😛 Yup, the Mezze Platter, Medi Pizza, and Turkish Coffee are among the best!

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  21. Sunshine Kelly

    Looking at your food photos make me hungry again. The food in Feta Mediterranean restaurant are awesome. I hope that I can try the Grilled Moroccan Lamb Chop and Turkish Coffee.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      If you’re in the appetite for some Turkish food, you know where to go. 🙂 The Turkish coffee was more like a hybrid between rich chocolate drink and really strong coffee.

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  22. Stephanie of The TipToe Fairy

    Oh my, I am starving looking at all this delicious food! My husband loves Mediterranean food and loves finding a new restaurant with his favorite food, too. The dishes all look amazing. I especially would love to try a cup of that Turkish coffee.

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    • Rochkirstin Santos

      Yeah, so many of these dishes bagged praises from everyone at the table. Go ahead and have a heavy meal. You can always stroll around Greenhills area afterwards to burn some calories away. 😉

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  23. Nizeyimana

    You’ve really done a great job for sharing with us this awesome must-visit place.
    Hopefully I’ll pass by and have myself a pizza.

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