News flash, Korean BBQ is actually healthy.
In a recent study, 100 of the most nutritious foods in the world were ranked. Among the top were the expected, fiber-enriched seeds and fish high in protein from all over the world. But what came as a very pleasant shock was #8: Pork Fat, “a good source of B vitamins and minerals. The nutrient profile of pork fat supplies missing nutrients according to research.
So if you put two and two together, that means… Korean BBQ is actually healthy for us all. We didn’t say it, science did. Seeing as it’s so healthy, you don’t have to look far for a pork belly recipe to incorporate all these nutrients in your diet – just hit your favorite samgyupsal joint!
So now that we are all educated on what our bodies need, go get some Korean BBQ NOW. Check out these Korean restaurants for some unlimited samgyupsal!
NOTE: Prices are subject to change without notice. Kindly call in advance for reservations and current rates.
EAT ALL YOU CAN RESTAURANTS
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. Read more here.
Matgalne Korean Restaurant – multiple branches
Popular among office goers and friends looking for a quick KBBQ fix after work, Matgalne boasts a wide range of banchan along with their sulit unlimited pork and meat promos. With branches located in Ortigas and Makati, Matgalne is an easy go-to for the working barkada craving KBBQ.
Leann’s Tea House – Quezon City
Serving up authentic Korean food, Leann’s Tea House are certified KBBQ masters. Barkadas based in Quezon City can gorge on their unlimited samgyeopsal, incredible kimchi, and their bestselling seafood pancakes. Insider tip: get a buffet for 4 for the price of 3 pax!
RATES: P1,197 for 4pax Unli Pork (only P299/head), P1,497 for 4pax Unli Pork & Beef (only P375/head), P1,797 for 4pax Unli Chicken, Pork & Beef (only P450/head)
Sodam Korean Buffet – San Juan
Back from a quick renovation, Sodam sports a modern look, an inviting atmosphere, and authentic Korean cuisine that appeals to the whole family– conveniently located in Little Baguio, San Juan. Their incredibly flavorful bulgogi is a sure hit with both kids and adults!
RATES: Weekday Lunch M-F P319; Dinner M-S & Lunch Weekends/Holidays P349.
Reservations are accepted
17 Jose Abad Santos, Little Baguio, San Juan
Day Don Don Don – 2 branches
Day Don Don Don is a Korean barbeque buffet that prides itself as being one of the cheapest choices out there, while still maintaining quality food and service. They offer an unlimited serving of delicious and tender beef and pork, as well as squid rings and shabu-shabu! Their buffet table also includes over 70 dishes from appetizers, main course, to desserts! Insider tip: get a unlimited samgyupsal for 4 for the price of 3 pax!
RATES: P1,797 for 4pax Unlimited Pork and Beef Samgyupsal (only P450/head)
Sambo Kojin – multiple branches
Whether it’s for birthdays, graduations, reunions, or any other big occasions, Sambo Kojin has become the leading choice for big KBBQ celebrations. With locations all over Metro Manila and a buffet offering Japanese and Filipino dishes in addition to the Korean cuisine, it’s hard to go wrong with Sambo Kojin.
Hwangso-Ga – Ermita
If you and your friends are on the hunt for an affordable Korean buffet that doesn’t skimp on the flavor or the options, then Hwangso-Ga in Ermita might be the place for you. The unli samgyeopsal and beef brisket will have your barkada coming back for more!
RATES: Lunch P399/head; Dinner P449/head
Reservations are accepted
View their website
1547 M. Adriatico Street cor Pedro Gil St, Ermita, Manila
Shabunoki – BF Homes
Shabunoki cooks up an unforgettable buffet experience by serving up two all-time all-you-can-eat favorites! Whether you want to enjoy a classic Korean barbecue meal or a hit the spot with a satisfying Shabu-Shabu hotpot, you’re sure to get your fill at Shabunoki! Insider tip: get Unlimited Samgyeopsal for 4 for the price of 3 pax!
RATES: P1,497 for 4pax Unlimited Samgyeopsal including pork, beef, chicken (only P375/head)
K-Pub BBQ – multiple branches
One of the more famous KBBQ restaurants– and easily the most recognizable- K-Pub BBQ offers the ultimate K-pop party experience for any occasion. With either live performances or K-pop music videos to entertain you in between rounds of KBBQ, expect nothing short of total, blissful sensory overload.
RATES:P499 - P1499/head
Insider tip: They have a 1 hour time limit for their budget unlimited promos. Avail their no limits unlimited offer to enjoy your buffet all night long.
Sing Sing – Aguirre Ave.
For the barkada looking to dine at a more quiet, mature, and authentic Korean restaurant, Sing Sing might be just right up your alley. Located at Aguirre Ave. in BF Homes, Sing Sing is an institution of Korean cuisine in the South- definitely a must-visit!
RATES:P299 - P599/head
No reservations accepted
268-A Aguirre Ave, BF Homes, Parañaque
(02) 738 0673
Lee Hak – Kapitolyo
The ultimate value buffet for barkadas on a tight budget, Lee Hak offers unlimited meat and banchan for as low as P300! Proving that price doesn’t matter when Korean barbecue is done right, visit Lee Hak at Kapitolyo to make your tummy happy without making your wallet cry.
RATES: Prices vary from P300 - P800/head depending on choice of meats.
Seoul Garden – SM North EDSA
If their enticing buffet set-up wasn’t reason to go enough, Seoul Garden garden ventures beyond the Korean grill and includes incredibly filling hotpot options, as well! If you and your friends are students, then we have great news for you! Just show your Student ID to avail of their friendly student discounts.
RATES:Weekdays Lunch P548, Dinner P598; Weekends Lunch P648, Dinner P648; Student Meal Lunch P388, Dinner P438.
Namoo House – The Fort
Hailing from the famous Korean restaurant chain in Seoul, Namoo House is upping the ante when it comes to Korean fine dining. Enjoy their premium unlimited samgyeopsal at great value-for-money, making it a great option when you and your friends are feeling like splurging a bit.
Samgyupsalamat – multiple locations
Samgyupsalamat has definitely taken Metro Manila by storm, with locations opening up all over. On the small chance that you and your foodie friends haven’t tried this restaurant, their unlimited samgyeopsal, incredibly marinated meat, satisfying sides, and affordable prices will have you coming back in no time!
RATES:Weekends P400++, P500++/head
Go! Kizip – multiple branches
Go! Kisip is 24 hour Korean barbecue restaurant that’s great for barkadas that like to stay out and eat late. Aside from the delectable Korean BBQ, what sets Go! Kizip apart is their unlimited shabu shabu, making it the perfect conclusion for those long nights out.
RATES:Prices vary from P500 - P1000/head depending on choice of meat.
Insider tip: They are open 24 hours.
J-Rams Coffee Bistro Pastries – Aguirre Ave.
You might not think that a place called J-Rams Coffee Bistro Pastries serves killer Korean barbecue, but that’s exactly what they do! They’ve recently added unlimited KBBQ complete with banchan, lettuce, and soup to their menu and it’s becoming a quick favorite among regulars and first-timers. Not feeling Korean cuisine? There’s something for everyone in the barkada at J-Rams from Korean to street food to Italian to many more.
RATES: Pork P350, Pork & Beef P450, Beef P550
Reservations are accepted
263 Aguirre Ave, BF Homes, Parañaque
(0917) 108 0421
Urbanized Gastro Spa – San Juan
Get pampered and work up an appetite with Urbanized Gastro Spa! Offering up a one-of-a-kind self-care package, Urbanized Gastro Spa revitalizes and replenishes with a specialized one-and-a-half hour long massaged followed by a satisfying serving of Korean barbecue. Don’t miss out on this truly indulgent spa experience!
RATES: P1,000 for One Hour and 30 Minutes Massage and 1 plate of pork and beef!
Read more on this Spagyupsal experience here!
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178B CM Recto, Maytunas, San Juan
So, what are you waiting for? Satisfy yourselves with a long, meat-filled dinner at any of these unlimited Korean barbecue joints.
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