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The craze with Korean restaurants, especially Korean BBQ, has been rampant around the metro. You’ll find groups of people in long lines, waiting to have a go at these restaurants. It should come as no surprise that this beloved cuisine is here to stay.
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Are you a fan of samgyupsal? What about bibimap, kimchi, or even Korean bulgogi? Well, read on because we’ve got an awesome list of some of the greatest Korean restaurants for you to check out! If we missed your favorites, please do share it in the comments section!
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.
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Seoul Train Korean BBQ – Tomas Morato
Seoul Train Korean Barbecue is a locomotive train-themed restaurant that offers Korean grilled meats, galbi tang and other traditional dishes. Take a photo inside the train and their graffiti walls and win a prize from their arcade crane machines.
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Sariwon Korean Barbecue – BGC and Promenade
Awarded “The Best Korean Restaurant” by the Seoul Metropolitan Government. Sariwon is also famed for its Legendary Bulgogi and Galbi or Barbecued Beef Short Ribs, with the New York Times proclaiming it as the “The Most Tender Succulent in Seoul.”
Masil – multiple locations
Hidden inside Ortigas Home Depot is this authentic Korean grill restaurant called, Masil Charcoal Grill that was formerly known as Seoul Fusion. They’re known for their Saeng Samgyupsal and the Galbi Jim.
Insider tip: Free coffee or tea after your meal.
Jumong – Poblacion
One of Poblacion’s hidden gems, Jumong is one of the Korean restaurants that will first pop into your mind when craving for this cuisine. We’ve heard people raving about their Galbi Jjim and Pajeon. It’s also open 24/7, perfect for your random, late-night cravings! More restaurants to check-out at Poblacion here!
Soga Miga – Alabang
People from the South have been raving non-stop about this Korean restaurant in Molito, Alabang and we heard that they serve some of the best Korean beef stew they’ve ever tasted! Same with most of the Korean restaurants, some appetizers come in free and unlimited!
Also read: 13 Unique Restaurants You'll Find in Molito, Alabang
Reservations are accepted
Soga Miga menu
Molito Lifestyle Mall, Madrigal Ave, Alabang, Muntinlupa
Kiwa Korean Grill – Solaire Resort
Far from your usual Korean dining experience, Kiwa Korean Grill is more upscale, serving some of finest traditional Korean dishes and artisan creations by their world-class Korean chefs. It also serves Japanese sashimi as part of a set menu. Some of their must-try’s include the Steak Tartare, Yangnyumgalbi, Baebaek Kimchi, Samgyeopsal, and Haemul Pajeon.
Ye Dang – Ortigas
Before you dismiss this as just one of the many Korean BBQ restaurants, Ye Dang takes their cooking to heart and serves only the most authentic Korean cuisine. Try the Pork Cutlets and Grilled Chicken and once you’re done grilling, wrap them up together with rice in their fresh lettuce, and eat away! We’ve got more hidden gems around Ortigas for you here!
Insider tip: Enjoy Buy 1 Get 1 Samgyeopsal for
Soban K-Town Grill – multiple branches
Inspired by “K-Town” communities in L.A, New York, and Hong Kong, Soban offers unique Korean-Mexican fusion dishes like the K-Tacos (Korean Tacos) and Korritos (Korean Burrito)! Read our full feature here.
678 Korean BBQ Restaurant – SM by the Bay
If you’re into the Korean cuisine, bring over your family here at 678 Korean BBQ Restaurant! It’s a famous global franchise with branches around New York, Hawaii, Sydney and more! Enjoy grilling your meat in their charcoal griller and try the Egg Wrap (filled with oozing cheese) as well!
Also read: 12 Unique Restaurant Finds at the Mall of Asia Complex
Reservations are accepted
678 Korean BBQ menu
Seaside, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay
Kko Kko – multiple branches
Kko Kko is a modern Korean chicken house that highlights both traditional and contemporary recipes from owner Grace Lee and her mom. In just a little over a year, the restaurant has become known across the Metro for their Chicken Cheese Fondue.
Hwang So Mak Chang – Malate
If there’s one thing you must try when at Mak Chang, it has to be their Bulgogi. Go crazy over their meat selection and after grilling, don’t forget to wrap them up in greens!
Leann’s Tea House – Tomas Morato
If it’s an authentic and affordable Korean restaurant that you’re looking for, then it’s gotta be Leann’s Tea House. Aside from their Korean BBQ, we’ve heard that their Cheese Buldak and Seafood Pancake are must-try’s too!
The Cook by Honglee Park – BGC Forum
The Cook is a new restaurant concept serving Korean-Italian fusion dishes like Bacon Carbonara, Spicy Chicken Steak Salad, Seafood Olive Spaghetti and more.
Yoree Korean Barbeque – Fort Bonifacio
Nothing beats authentic Korean cuisine and Yoree Korean BBQ is another one to add to your ‘Must-try’ list. Food here is divine and some of their best-sellers are the their Dol Sot Bibimbap, Samgyupsal and their Pat Bingsu for dessert!
Cafe Chosun – Malate
Cafe Chosun is a nondescript 24-hour Korean restaurant that offers grilled meat with unlimited dishes, soups and affordable sets. Try the Chosun sets, Dak Galbi and Hotpot Bulgogi.
Fun fact: This place was visited by Parts Unknown host, Anthony Bourdain. We read that he ordered Dungsim (rib-eye angus); a medium-rare rib finger called Galbisal and Hangjeongsal (pork jowls).
Sodam Korean Buffet – San Juan
Sodam is an authentic Korean buffet best known for its all-you-can-eat grilled meat dishes and other cuisine staples. Their Samgyupsal, Japchae, and Haemul Pajeon come highly recommended. Check out the wooden stacks of meat.
Reservations are accepted
Sodam Korean Buffet menu
17 Jose Abad Santos, Little Baguio, San Juan
Sibyullee – multiple branches
From the successful group that brought you Sariwon’s traditional and authentic Korean bulgogi and Soban K-town Grill’s unique Korean-Mexican dishes, we can finally enjoy modern Seoul Barbecue and street food dishes at Sibyullee!
24 Chicken – multiple branches
Serving authentic Korean fried chicken, 24 Chicken offers flavors such as Yangnyeom, Lemon Glazed, Jack Daniels, and more.
Big Mama – Aguirre Ave.
Big Mama Korean Restaurant serves delectable Korean food that makes you feel like you’re at home – only with a wide range of options offered a room away. So whether you’re in the mood for samgyupsal or some good fried chicken, feast away, but make sure to try their sweet and spicy Yang Nyum or Soy fried chicken.
INSIDER TIP: Just a little reminder to make sure you visit these restaurants only if you don't have any more parties to go to after because you'll surely take on the smell from the barbecue grill.
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