Gaja Korean Kitchen

Korean

8445 Kalayaan Ave., Poblacion, Makati
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Gaja Korean Kitchen offers a contemporary take on traditional South Korean recipes. This is their first branch in the Metro.

Gaja Korean Kitchen Menu

  • Recommended Dishes

  • Appetizers

    Royal Mandu

    Dumplings with ground beef and pork, tofu and glass noodles, made even better when dipped in our spicy Hwarang sauce

    250.00

    Spicy Salmon and Tuna Kimbap

    Deep-fried spicy salmon and tuna kimbap packed with unique flavors from traditional Korean ingredients

    360.00

    Samgyeopsal Kimbap

    Samjjang rice, pickled radish, lettuce, garlic confit and kimchi wrapped in thin slices of samgyeopsal

    360.00

    Kimbap Aburi

    Beef bulgogi kimbap wrapped with roasted seaweed, topped with cheesy lava aburi sauce

    360.00

    Bulgogi and Kimchi Mandu

    Dumplings with beef bulgogi, fresh kimchi, and cheese, also made even better when dipped in our spicy Hwarang sauce

    250.00

    Choices

    Pan-Seared

    Fried

    Yukhoe

    A perfect balance of savory and raw marinated rib eye served with toasted baguette

    450.00

    K-Taco

    6 pcs. of our house-made kimchi tortilla with Korean pulled pork and pickled vegetables

    320.00

    Deep Sea Pajeon

    Crisp Korean pancake with mixed seafood to be dipped in our spicy Hwarang sauce

    450.00

  • Soups

    Itaewon Army Stew

    A comforting bowl of sausage, Spam, beans, glass and ramyeon noodles, mushrooms, cabbage and tofu

    Servings

    For Sharing 480.00

    Choices

    Spice levels:

    Mild

    Strong

    Extreme

    Seafood Sundubu Jjiggae

    A popular choice among Koreans. Spicy soft tofu soup with mixed seafood

    Servings

    For Sharing 350.00

    Choices

    Spice levels:

    Mild

    Strong

    Extreme

    Seoul-Style Bulgogi

    Beef bulgogi stew with glass noodles, mushrooms and tofu

    Servings

    For Sharing 350.00

  • Mains

    Kimchi Lasagna

    Toasted rice layered with pulled pork, kimchi, over clarified kimchi butter

    350.00

    Doenjang Honey Salmon

    Pan-seared salmon, basted with doenjang-honey sauce, paired with glazed vegetables

    450.00

    Galbi-jjim

    48-hour sous vide Kitayama Wagyu short ribs served with mushroom duxelle and potato and carrot puree

    850.00

    Osam

    Whole squid stuffed with stir-fried rice, slow braised pressed pork belly with cripsy crackling and spicy Korean sauce

    450.00

    Choices

    Spice levels:

    Mild

    Strong

    Extreme

    LA Galbi

    Kitayama Wagyu sous vided for 48 hours, grilled in a balance of sweet and salty flavors

    Servings

    350g 700.00

    Gaja Steak

    Full-flavored USDA Prime Rib Eye Steak served with house made sesame butter

    Servings

    300g 1200.00

    Gaja Signature Chops

    24-hour brined thick-cut tomahawk pork chops, Korean BBQ red sauce, grilled and served with vegetables

    375.00

    Twice Cooked Dakjjim

    Half cooked chicken poached in traditional Korean stock and then broiled to crisp up the skin. Served with potato and carrot puree.

    450.00

    Jokbal

    Special house stock slow-braised pork leg. Served cold, with mustard dipping sauce.

    850.00

    Skewered Buldak

    4pcs skewered chicken thighs marinated in gochujang grilled and with torched cheese

    350.00

    Honey Butter Chicken

    Twice-fried beer-battered chicken thigh fillets, honey butter sauce, almond, pickled radish, rice puffs

    375.00

    Yangnyeom Fried Chicken

    Twice-fried beer-battered chicken thigh fillets, yangnyeom sauce, pickled radish, rice puffs

    375.00

    Choices

    Spice levels:

    Mild

    Strong

    Extreme

    Korchetta

    Samgyeopsal, stuffed with Korean herbs and spices, rolled and roasted until soft and moist, with crispy skin

    480.00

  • Noodles

    Black Haemul Pasta

    House-made squid ink linguine with mixed seafood tossed in a sweet and spicy sauce

    450.00

    Choices

    Spice levels:

    Mild

    Strong

    Extreme

    Jjajangmyeon

    Single Korean's favorite noodle dish. Noodles with fermented black bean sauce, mixed vegetable and poached egg.

    320.00

    Gaja Japchae

    The Korean staple. Glass noodles with beef, mushrooms, mixed vegetables and eggs. Can be served as Gaja Seafood Japchae

    350.00

    Bibimyeon

    Traditional cold spicy buckwheat noodles

    350.00

    Choices

    Spice levels:

    Mild

    Strong

    Extreme

  • Rice - Risotto

    Doenjang Mushroom Risotto

    Risotto with mushrooms and zucchini in doenjang stock. Allow 25mins cooking time

    280.00

    Haemul Risotto

    Risotto with mixed seafood and crispy silken tofu. Allow 25mins cooking time

    380.00

    Choices

    Spice levels:

    Mild

    Strong

    Extreme

  • Rice - Bibimbap

    Ribimbap

    Rib eye cubes, mushrooms, mixed vegetables, egg and gochujang butter

    480.00

    Pokembap

    A Korean take on the classic poke dish

    480.00

  • Other - Rice

    KFR

    Kimchi fried rice, done your way

    380.00

    Choices

    Meat:

    Chicken/Beef/Seafood/Pork

    Cheese or Without Cheese

    Spice levels:

    Mild/Strong/Extreme

  • Desserts

    Korean Chili Lava Cake

    Chocolate lava cake infused with Korean chili powder, served with vanilla ice cream

    280.00

    Seoraksan

    Vanilla sponge cake, sweetened red bean paste, vanilla ice cream, meringue, served flambeed on the table

    280.00

    Black Sesame Creme Brulee

    Black sesame infused custard, topped with caramelized sugar

    220.00

  • Signature Beverages

    Gaja Iced Tea

    Aloe vera juice, lychee, lemon, green tea

    110.00

    Banana Milk

    Banana, milk, crushed nuts

    110.00

    Guava Lemonade

    Aloe vera juice, sugar syrup, lemon, guava

    110.00

    Mango Lychee Boba

    Aloe vera juice, mango slices, lychee popping boba

    110.00

    Mint Aloe Soda

    Aloe vera juice, cucumber, mint, lemon soda

    110.00

  • Beverages

    Coca-Cola Regular

    75.00

    Coca-Cola Zero

    75.00

    Coca-Cola Light

    75.00

    Sprite

    75.00

    Royal Tru Orange

    75.00

    A&W Rootbeer

    75.00

    Bottled Water

    40.00

  • Coffees

    Americano

    110.00

    Iced Americano

    110.00

    Cafe Latte

    110.00

    Cappuccino

    110.00

  • Alcoholic Beverages

    Jinro Soju

    Available in different flavors

    250.00

    Chum Churum Soju

    220.00

    San Miguel Light

    80.00

    San Miguel Pale Pilsen

    80.00

    Cass Beer

    180.00

    Max Cream Beer

    180.00

  • Bulul Draft Beer

    Ekis 6% / Extra Pale Ale

    Dank fruity notes and aroma

    225.00

    Kudeta IPA 7% / Indian Pale Ale

    A well balanced IPA with caramel notes and citrus fruity aroma

    225.00

    Vanilla Bourbon 6% / Stout

    Dark beer aged with vanilla beans from Tahiti and a hint of bourbon

    250.00

    Tisay 5% / Blonde Ale

    Golden in color with light grape fruit taste

    200.00

    Pilsner 5% / Lager

    Clean crisp taste of a perfect beer

    225.00

    Trigo 4.20% / Wheat

    Perfect for a summer beer. Fruity tart notes

    200.00