The Ultimate Guide to the Best Korean BBQ Joints in Metro Manila


Annyeong-haseyo!

It’s obvious that Korean culture has a huge influence, especially K-Pop. But when it comes to food, there has been a noticeable surge of Korean restaurants all over the country serving up familiar and unfamiliar Korean food.

While Korean cuisine has so much to offer – top-notch street food, chicken + beer, noodle stews, and so(ju) much more – one rising star has set our food scene on fire. 3 words, say it and we’re yours: Korean Barbecue Grill.

Ready to KBBQ?

Manila is filled with so many Korean joints serving authentic Korean cuisine. It doesn’t help that we crave for some KBBQ each time we finish an episode of our favorite K-drama shows.

If you’re going to give in to temptation, you might as well go to the best! Check out some of our favorite spots for KBBQ in the Metro:

Gen Korean BBQ – Pasay

Gen is a popular Korean restaurant chain from Los Angeles, California. The word “GEN” means “the beginning” and is actually an open invitation to the art of Korean BBQ. Insider tip: You can get 100% Imported Unlimited Korean Barbecue for 3 pax and get 1 pax for free! Read more here.

Price: ₱2,994 instead of ₱3,992!
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Bldg. J, Unit 1-16, SM By the Bay, Seaside Blvd, Mall of Asia Complex, Pasay
(0917) 621-8249

Namoo House – BGC

Namoo House in Uptown Mall is the local franchise of Maple Tree House, a popular KBBQ restaurant from Seoul, Korea. It offers value-for-money premium meat cooked on charcoal grill. Read our full feature here.

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G/F Uptown Parade, 38th Street Corner 9th Avenue, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 946-3733

Seoul Train KBBQ – 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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#28 Sergeant Esguerra Ave, near Tomas Morato, South Triangle, Diliman, Quezon City
(0917) 772-2203

Gogi Gogi – Quezon City

Are you two into good ol’ K-dramas? Reenact them all here. Gogi Gogi is an authentic and affordable Korean restaurant that you don’t want to miss. With unlimited samgyupsal and Korean shabu shabu for only ₱499, it’s one of Tomas Morato’s hidden gems and is perfect for when those Korean cravings kick in.

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G/F Esguerra Plaza, Sgt. Esguerra Ave, South Triangle, Quezon City
(0917) 554-0801

Sariwon – multiple branches

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.”

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Sibyullee – Ortigas

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.

Other kinds of Korean food you should try that they offer are the Galbi Cheese BBQ, Cheese Ramyeon, and Bungeoppang. Read our full feature here.

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G/F Ayala Malls The 30th, 30 Meralco Ave, Ortigas, Pasig
(02) 958-6986

Samgyupsalamat – multiple branches

Samgyupsalamat is a Korean BBQ restaurant popular for their Grill-All-You-Can during weekends. Order their Gochujang Samgyupsal, sliced pork belly with sweet & spicy sauce.

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Premier The Samgyupsal – Malate

Premier The Samgyupsal is an underrated Korean restaurant in Malate, near Robinson’s Place Manila. They have Unlimited Samgyupsal for Php 580/head.

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1720 A. Mabini St cor Alonzo St, Malate, Manila
(0977) 821-8188

Sing Sing – BF Homes

A value-for-money Korean restaurant, get your fill of unlimited Pork Samgyupsal plus side dishes at Sing Sing.

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268-A Aguirre Ave, BF Homes, Parañaque
(02) 738-0673

Sodam – San Juan

Sodam is an authentic Korean restaurant that’s known for serving unlimited Korean BBQ and other cuisine staplesTheir SamgyupsalJapchae, and Haemul Pajeon come highly recommended. Check out the wooden stacks of meat.

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17 Jose Abad Santos, Little Baguio, San Juan
(02) 238-3593

Masil – multiple branches

Masil Charcoal Grill is an authentic KBBQ 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.

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Matgalne – multiple branches

Matgalne is a popular Korean restaurant that unlimited Korean BBQ (pork and beef) which you can pair with choices of over 20 side dishes. It’s a popular choice for office goers in the Ortigas and Makati business districts. 

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Yedang – Ortigas

Ye Dang takes their cooking to heart and serves only the most authentic Korean food. 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! 

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88 Meralco Ave, Ortigas, Pasig
(02) 631-9086

678 Korean BBQ – Pasay

678 Korean BBQ is a famous global franchise with branches around New York, Hawaii, Sydney and more! Enjoy grilling your KBBQ in their charcoal griller and try the Egg Wrap (filled with oozing cheese) as well!

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Seaside, SM Mall of Asia, Pasay
(02) 877-0678

Seoulgyupsal – Banawe

Seoulgyupsal is a new Korean restaurant in town with specialties such as the Special Spicy Samgyupsal, Yangnum Samgyupsal, and Unli Grilled Chicken.

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2/F Z Square Mall, Banawe corner Del Monte, Banawe, Quezon City

Mak Chang – Malate

Mak Chang is a small Korean restaurant specializing in grilled meats. Unlike Korean Garden, Mak Chang’s menu is much smaller, just 8 meat selections on their menu, and each customer is required to order at least 2 dishes of any kind. 

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Adriatico St cor Pedro Gil, Malate, Manila

Soban K-Town – multiple branches

Inspired by “K-Town” communities in L.A, New York, and Hong Kong, Soban offers unique Korean-Mexican fusion dishes like K-Tacos and Korritos,

But their Korean food specialty here is Soban’s 6-Flavor Samgyupsal Set that comes with 540 grams of marinated pork belly, namely: original, fruity, chili bean, soy garlic, doenjang (Korean miso), and, wine!

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Cafe Chosun – Malate

Cafe Chosun is a nondescript 24-hour Korean restaurant that offers grilled meat with unlimited dishes, soups and affordable sets. Anthony Bourdain visited this restaurant when he came to the Philippines!

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Unit 220 Ramona Apartment, 1555 Pedro Gil cor M Adriatico St, Malate, Manila
(02) 256-3641

Here’s a crystal clear guide on how to be pro at KBBQ.

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