Korean culture has been a big influence here in Metro Manila, and that includes our love for their cuisine. Of course, we don’t always have the luxury to eat at expensive restaurants all the time, especially when the K-craving calls for us.
To make it easier to satisfy our cravings, here’s a list on some of the coolest places where you can get affordable Korean meals for as low as ₱85 and not more than ₱250!
Gaja – Poblacion
Gaja Korean Kitchen offers a contemporary take on traditional South Korean recipes. This is their first branch in the Metro.
What to order: Bulgogi and Kimchi Mandu (Php 250), Doenjang Mushroom Risotto (Php 280)
Kko Kko – multiple branches
Owned by Grace Lee, Kko Kko is a modern restaurant that serves authentic and reinvented Korean favorites such as their Dosirak, Cheese Fondue, and Snow Chicken. Read our full feature here.
What to order: Kimbap (Php 98), Dosirak (Php 198-248)
Namoo House – Uptown Parade
Namoo House is the local franchise of Maple Tree House, a popular Korean BBQ restaurant from Seoul, Korea. It offers value-for-money premium meat cooked on charcoal grill.
What to order: Bean Paste Stew (Php 220), Kimchee Stew (Php 250), Bulgogi Sets (Php 350)
Sibyullee – Ayala Malls The 30th
Sibyullee, being the third concept of the Happy Foods Group and award-winning Korean restaurateurs Mr. Sung Rah and wife, Mrs. Yoo Chang, serves modern Seoul BBQ and street food dishes like the Volcano Kimchi Fried Rice, Galbi Cheese Barbecue, Tornado Potato, and more. They also have affordable lunch options that are available from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm during weekdays. Read our full article here.
What to order: Beef Lunch Bap with 2 single serve sides, soup and iced tea (Php 185), Cheese Ramyueon (Php 250)
Soban K-Town – multiple branches
Soban K-Town Grill is a Korean joint that serves unique Korean-Mexican fusion dishes, like korilog, korrito, and more. Read our full feature here.
What to order: Gimbap (Php 85-150), Beef Ramyeon (Php 220), Spicy Pork Bap (Php 230)
Bim and Sam – Fairview
Bim and Sam offers unlimited samgyupsal, dakgalbi, and bibimbap. They recently moved from a food park to this stand-alone branch.
What to order: Unli Bibimbap (Php 249)
Kim Chee – Marikina
Kim Chee is a humble Korean restaurant in Marikina that serves affordable Korean meals.
What to order: Sun Du Bu Jjige (Php 230), Dolsot (Php 230)
Bibimharu – Pasay
BibimHaru Korean Restaurant has different kinds of Bibimbap to choose from such as the Seafood Bibimbap, Beef Bulgogi Bibimbap, Fish Fillet Bibimbap and of course, the Classic Bibimbap that started it all.
What to order: Kimchi Noodle Soup (Php 130), Bibimbap (Php 170-215)
Samgyupsalamat – multiple branches
Samgyupsalamat is a Korean BBQ restaurant where you can enjoy barbecuing and other Korean favorites like Bibimbap, spicy noodles and other grilled meat.
What to order: Gyeran Ramyun (Php 120)
C.U. Meal Box – Mandaluyong
C.U. Meal Box offers our favorite Korean cuisine at very affordable prices. You can even get a ramyun here for only 100 bucks!
What to order: Kimbap (Php 100), Ramen (Php 100)
No reservations accepted
56-58 Madison St, infront of Globe Tower, Mandaluyong
Gangnam Wings – Mandaluyong
Gangnam Wings is a Korean fast food brand that serves affordable Korean meals, but they’re mostly known for their Korean chicken wings.
What to order: Spicy Noodles (Php 188), Japchae (Php 248)
Gokain Bistro – Malate
Gokain Bistro is an affordable Korean place with a nice industrial-feel in its interiors. It serves authentic and affordable Korean meals like japchae, bulgogi, and bibimbap.
What to order: Gimbap (Php 99-119), Dak Gangjeong (Php 190), Bulgogi (Php 190)
678 Korean BBQ Restaurant – SM Mall of Asia
678 Korean BBQ Restaurant specializes in various types of Korean BBQ and aims to give their customers an authentic grilling experience.
What to order: Ramen (Php 200), Egg Wrap with Cheese (Php 300)
Seaside, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay
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