More than just a popular grilled dish in South Korea, samgyupsal also has a reputation for being one of the most sought-after food trends among Filipinos. Whether it’s because of the Hallyu wave influence or the aromatic similarities with ihaw-ihaw, KBBQ is here to take communal dining to a different level. Ready to satisfy your cravings? Here, we list some of the best Korean restaurants for samgyupsal in Manila!
Best samgyupsal places in Metro Manila
1. Seoulgyupsal – Tomas Morato
If you’re looking for an affordable yet authentic KBBQ restaurant for samgyupsal in Manila, Seoulgyupsal is the place to be. For only ₱599, you can choose from 15 types of meat and unlimited Japanese eats like maki and tempura. Additionally, this promo package comes with refillable cheese sauce, red iced tea, rice, soup, lettuce, and side dishes.
Note: Seoulgyupsal charges ₱200 per plate for any food leftovers, so be sure to order what you can finish.
Location: 1112, 42 Tomas Morato Ave, New Manila, Quezon City, Metro Manila
2. Jumong Korean Restaurant – Makati City
Heading to Poblacion, Makati to grab drinks with friends? Load up on some yummy Korean eats at Jumong Korean Restaurant before hitting the bars. A go-to KBBQ restaurant in the area, it serves up various types of meats (with refillable sides), which you can grill on your table. Its menu also features other classic Korean dishes like scallion pancakes (pajeon), kimchi stew, spicy stir-fried rice cakes (tteokbokki), and some noodle-based meals. What’s more? You can also enjoy some of South Korea’s popular alcoholic drinks like soju or makgeolli, which pair well with your grilled meat!
Location: 5648 Don Pedro Street, Barangay Poblacion, Makati, Philippines
For more information, visit Jumong Korean Restaurant’s official Facebook page.
3. Sariwon Korean Barbecue 사리원 불고기 – Taguig City
Without a doubt, Bonifacio Global City in Taguig is home to a buzzing food scene featuring upscale international restaurants and bars. If you’re in the area and craving authentic Korean barbecue, make a beeline for Sariwon Korean Barbecue.
Established in North Korea in 1938 and brought to Manila by Happyfoods Group, Sariwon has grown into one of the best-loved samyupsal places in Manila. Here, you can indulge in premium Korean beef barbecues like bulgogi (grilled beef) and galbi (grilled ribs), along with other marinated meats. Or, opt for a warm, hearty hotpot best shared with the family.
Location: C2, Bonifacio High Street Central 7th Avenue, corner 29th St, Taguig, Metro Manila
4. Sibyullee Unlimited Korean Barbecue – Pasig City
At Sibyullee Unlimited Korean Barbecue, diners are treated to unlimited pork, beef, and chicken KBBQ marinated in special sauces and spices for only ₱599! It also offers a limited selection of ala carte dishes like bibimbap and cheese ramyun. Additionally, Sibyullee’s minimalist interiors make for a refreshing and memorable South Korean dining experience.
Location: G/F, Corte, Ayala Malls the 30th, 30 Meralco Ave, San Antonio, Pasig, 1605 Metro Manila
5. MakChang 황소막창 – Manila City
MakChang — tucked away in Korea Town in Malate — was the first to bring the Korean barbecue experience to the Philippines. Since 2001, it promises to serve only the freshest, premium quality meat that has been marinated to perfection. Among its best-sellers include the classic samgyupsal, galbisal (beef rib fingers), and makchang (beef reed tripe). Of course, these all pair perfectly well with its selection of Korean stews and noodle soups.
Location: 1547 M. Adriatico St, Ermita, Manila, 1000 Metro Manila
6. Korea Garden Restaurant – Makati City
Korea Garden Restaurant isn’t just your typical KBBQ restaurant in Manila. Its menu features K-drama-inspired meals, namely, Itaewon Class Set, Crash Landing On You Set, Hotel de Luna Set, Goblin Set, and It’s Okay Not To Be Okay Set. Each set typically comes with a main dish, banchan (appetizer or side dish), and a beverage.
Apart from offering classic Korean dishes, it also serves Japanese favourites like tempura and yakiudon. Ultimately, Korean Garden Restaurant surely knows how to elevate the traditional Korean dining experience!
Location: 128 Jupiter St, Bel-Air, Makati City, Metro Manila, Philippines 1234
7. Samgy Garden – Pasay City
There’s nothing quite like dining with a view, don’t you think? Samgy Garden treats you to scenic views of Manila Bay while you feast on unli-samgyupsal and shabu-shabu. Its relaxing al fresco dining setup makes for the perfect family gathering or celebration with friends. While its cheapest samgyupsal set goes up to ₱599, it includes refillable banchan (side dishes), soup, and sauces, along with your choice of meat. Seriously, what’s not to love?
Note: Samgy Garden allows walk-ins; however, reservation is highly recommended, especially for large groups.
Location: Seascape Village, Atang Dela Rama, Pasay, Metro Manila 1307 Pasay City, Philippines
8. Seoul Train Korean Barbecue – Quezon City
All aboard the Seoul Train for the best yangnyeon galbi, sundubu jjigae, and cheesy tteokbboki in town! This Korean resto in Quezon City combines travel and K-culture to bring customers a unique dining experience. While its KBBQ menu comprises different types of meat to choose from, it also serves up delectable vegetarian and vegan options for non-meat eaters. One thing’s for sure: A visit (or ride) with Seoul Train can surely satisfy your hunger for Korean cuisine.
Location: #28 Sgt. Esguerra Ave. 1112 Quezon City, Philippines
9. Many Unlimited Topokki – Manila City
Fancy an unlimited Korean buffet? Many Unlimited Topokki offers just that for only ₱499! Apart from its assortment of buffet picks, you can also feast on a classic budae jjigae (Korean army stew) which contains fish cake skewers, rice cakes, samgyupsal, ramyun, and more in one hotpot. We don’t know about you, but that’s definitely a Korean feast at its finest!
Location: 1F, 560 Remedios Circle, Malate 1004 Manila, Philippines
10. Soban K-Town Grill – Makati City
Set out to bring bold and new flavours in traditional Korean KBBQ, Soban K-Town promises its customers only the choicest cuts of beef, pork, and chicken. Here, they use six signature marinades to prepare its premium pork belly, and only the finest ingredients to whip up its sweet and savoury dak ganjeong (crispy fried chicken) glaze. Of course, it also serves up unlimited side dishes which can transform a simple meal into an appetising Korean feast!
Location: 3F, Greenbelt, 3, Makati, Metro Manila
Did your go-to favourite restaurants to eat samgyupsal in Manila make it on our list? Wherever you decide to eat out, you’ll surely get a burst of South Korean flavours. Mashitge deuseyo!
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