Korean barbecues, or KBBQs, have recently been the rave from almost everyone in the metro – from those who are so into K-dramas they realized they got to try what their favorite characters are eating, to those who just really want a good place where they could enjoy different kinds of grilled meat while hanging out with their friends.
Whatever you are from the two kinds of KBBQ lover, you would still agree when we say that it’s difficult – if not impossible – to say no to a good barbecue. Just imagine the sound of meat sizzling as it cooks on the grill. Go on, just do it.
Hungry now? Worry not, because we’ve listed down 8 KBBQ places all over the metro where you could bring out your inner Kim Bok Joo!
This KBBQ place in Kapitolyo, Pasig is famous for its – as their name suggests – unlimited barbecue, and at an affordable price, at that. Although you can order a plate of their marinated and unmarinated pork and beef, it would be more filling to avail of their unlimited KBBQ so you could have a taste of everything they offer. If you want to try something other than the usual barbecue, Lee Hak also offers other dishes like japchae, ramyeon, beef stew, and more!
Address: 8006 Pioneer Street corner United Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City
Contact Numbers: +63917-857-9896; +632-584-3279
With two branches in Leon Guinto in Manila and another one in Banawe, it’s no doubt that Samgyupsalamat has already made names in the KBBQ scene. Just like any other bbq place, you could always order their marinated and unmarinated meat per plate (minimum of two orders). Avail of their unlimited bbq promo during lunch or dinner, and you will also be treated with unlimited refills of rice, soup, vegetables, and banchan (Korean side dishes). Pair it with an ala carte dish – pork pa-jeon (pork pancake), japchae, or ramyeon – and you’re sure to leave with a full stomach and a satisfied craving.
Address: 11 Kapitan Tikong corner Leon Guinto Street, Malate, Manila // Leon Guinto Corner Estrada Street, Malate, Manila (beside 7-Eleven) // 2/F, BLC Building, Banawe corner Don Manuel Agregado Street, Banawe, Quezon City
Contact Numbers: +639267928802 // +632-484-3084 // +639169866175
Located in Maginhawa Street in Quezon City, Don Day Korean Restaurant is another affordable KBBQ place to try, especially if you’re a student or just on a tight budget. Choose from their samgyeopsal buffet and from their “special buffet” which will also give you access to another buffet table filled with appetizers, banchan, and side dishes.
Address: 40 Malingap, Quezon City (near BayanTel in Maginhawa St.); Contact Number: 435-0528
Contact Numbers: +632-435-7447 // +632-500-7004 // +632-533-9551
4. Café Chosun
Café Chosun is one of the Korean restaurants located along Adriatico Street in Malate, Manila. They may not have an unlimited bbq promo like the ones mentioned above, but they do have set menu where you get three kinds of meat and vegetables that you get to cook on a stone grill. They also give generous and unlimited servings of banchan to enjoy with their meat. Anthony Bourdain was one of the famous personalities who tried out Café Chosun during his visit here in the country, and this is what he has to say about the place: “Good service, good food!”
Address: 1555 Pedro Gil Corner Adriatico Street, Ermita, Manila
Contact Numbers: +632-256-3641
Another Korean restaurant famous for their unlimited pork and beef bbq, Matgalne in Poblacion, Makati is also well-loved for their banchan buffet, where diners get to choose from about 20 different kinds of side dishes to enjoy with their meat. People also get to create their own bibimbap bowl, so they get to choose which vegetables they want and don’t want in their meal.
Address: 4768 Kalayaan Avenue Corner Mariano Street, Poblacion, Makati City
Contact Numbers: +632-890-2949
Sodam Korean Restaurant is quite known for being an affordable KBBQ place. For less than P400, you get unlimited pork and beef, and an access to the buffet table filled with appetizers, side dishes, and bibimbap ingredients. Since it started to get famous to a lot of KBBQ lovers, it is recommended that you make a reservation before you visit the place.
Address: 17 J. Abad Santos Drive, Little Baguio, San Juan City
Contact Number: +632-246-9069 loc 917
Makchang in Malate, Manila is another place where you can get good quality meat – both marinated and unmarinated. It may be pricier than those which offers unlimited barbecue, but you’re sure to have a good Korean barbecue experience here, as every order also comes with unlimited side dishes and vegetables. Their staff is also willing to help you cook your meal especially if you’re a first-timer.
Address: 1782 Adriatico Street, Malate, Manila
Contact Number: +632-354-6294
Compared to the other Korean restaurants, Radimi is less crowded because it is still fairly new. It offers unlimited samgyusal and an access to a buffet table of Korean main and side dishes at an affordable price. The staff and the owner of the place are also very hands-on to make sure that the customers get a good dining experience.
Address: 2556 Sagyan Street, Leveriza, Malate, Manila
Contact Number: +63915-700-0193
Did we miss your favorite KBBQ place? Let us know in the comments!