Primer’s Picks: Manila’s Korean Favorites
The Korean wave that hit the shores of the Philippines brought along with it a gastronomical phenomenon that people found hard to resist.
Along with our obsession for K-dramas and K-pop music came our love for Korean food. This can be seen in the steady rise of Korean restaurants in the country, especially in Metro Manila. Flavorful grilled meat, a variety of side dishes, an abundance of vegetables—these are what a usual Korean meal is made up of.
This May, we’ve listed some of the best Korean restaurants in the metro that will satisfy your craving for Korean cuisine when it next hits.
Where to Eat
Opened in May 2016, Soban K-Town Grill specializes in K-Town cuisine: a unique combination of traditional Korean cooking techniques and recipes with global ingredients and flavors. People who have been to Koreatown in Los Angeles, California will definitely be familiar with some of the dishes, while those who have tasted Korean food will be surprised […]
Now’s the time to put a delicious end to your Korean barbecue hunger! Namoo House Premium Korean Barbecue, commonly known as Maple Tree House finally opened its doors to dole out the greatest Korean barbecue experience to Manila K-fans and foodies on August 1 in Uptown Bonifacio Global City. Founded by Canadian nationals Jun […]
‘Original Korean Taste’ is how Bornga presents itself. And it has been offering nothing less than that to its local and foreign diners since the popular Korean restaurant opened its first branch in the Philippines last year. Its main restaurant is in Seoul and has more than 80 branches across Asia, a testament to the […]
If you are looking for an inexpensive yet satisfying treat, then Matgalne Korean Restaurant is the best stop for you. The name, which means “delicious and affordable”, speaks for itself. Matgalne is located along Meralco Ave., Ortigas, Pasig City. This restaurant offers buffet dining, where one can order unlimited pork and/or beef to be grilled, […]
Get a taste of authentic Korean grill on your table in Masil Charcoal Grill located in Brgy. Oranbo, Pasig City. Masil offers a wide range of delicacies for their customers, from side dishes to barbeques, and to their soups and main dishes. On 1997, Masil started as a small, family-owned cafe concept in Quezon City […]
Various aspects of the Korean culture continue to infiltrate the hearts of the Filipino people; perhaps, one of the biggest things that Filipino people love today is Korean cuisine. Gokizip, an authentic Korean restaurant in the busy streets of Adriatico, Malate offers its customers a wide variety of Korean meal—from our all time favorite samgyeopsal to soju, […]