LIST: MORE Yakiniku and Samgyeopsal Restaurants in the Metro to Visit
If you’re a carnivore or simply craving yakiniku or samgyeopsal, then you’ll surely love these restaurants that serve up smokey, mouth-watering Japanese and Korean grilled meat that is perfect with a nice, cold glass of beer or two!
IMAGE from Yakiniku Seoul
Yakiniku Seoul is a Japanese yakiniku restaurant located in Poblacion. Here, you may enjoy a wide range of grilled items such as imported Japanese Black beef. You may also use its karaoke machines to make your lunch, dinner, and drinking sessions with friends and colleagues livelier. Aside from Japanese bbq, the various kinds of sushi–prepared from fresh fish and shellfish purchased in the local wetmarket–that it serves are a must-try.
Yakiniku Seoul is located at 8846 Sampaloc cor. Estrella St., San Antonio Village, Makati. For inquiries contact 0929-413-7873 or visit its Facebook page.
Wooden Horse Steakhouse
Grilled beef tongue/IMAGE from Wooden Horse
Though not a yakiniku joint, Wooden Horse Steakhouse is very popular for its friendly staff, homely atmosphere. Since the owner chef is Japanese, the place is famous for its authentic Japanese food. It offers two types of crazy delish grilled meat dishes that you must try: beef tongue and rib roast.
Wooden Horse Steakhouse is located at Molito Commercial Complex, G/F Unit 2&3, Madrigal Ave. Corner Alabang Zapote Rd. Muntinlupa. For inquiries contact 02-8659-7522 / 0927-460-2495 or visit its Facebook page.
Bornga Korean Restaurant
Beef samgyeopsal/IMAGE from Philippine Primer
With over 80 stores across Asia, Bornga Korean Restaurant is arguably one of the best samgyeopsal joints in the Metro. It only uses ingredients imported from Korea for authenticity. Its most popular item is beef samgyeopsal. Like most Korean restaurants, all seasonal side dishes are provided free of charge when ordering Korean bbq.
Bornga Korean Restaurant is located at Ayala Avenue Extension, Corner Malugay St. 7233 Makati. For inquiries contact 0905-318-8282 or visit its Facebook page.
Samgyeopsal set/IMAGE from Soga Miga
Since 2007, Soga Miga in Alabang has been offering premium Korean bbq to the people from the South. The menu is comprised of traiditional and modern interpretations of various Korean favorites. In addition to the standard samgyeopsal, you should try its stone-grilled bibimbap, cold noodles, bulgogi with mushrooms, and stewed ribs. It uses beef from quality US and Japanese beef. Soga Miga has 6 VIP rooms which can accommodate up to 40 people, perfect for intimate gatherings and meetings.
Soga Miga is located at Watergarden Festival Supermall Expansion, Alabang, Muntinlupa. For inquiries contact 02-8403-8853／ 0920-105-7757 or visit its Facebook page.
Haru Korean Restaurant
Premium beef set/IMAGE from Haru Korean Restaurant
Aside from being an authentic Korean restaurant that offers quality and delicious meals, Haru Korean Restaurant is also a grocery store where you can splurge on premium goods and pantry essentials which can only be found in Korea. It has a wide variety of authentic Korean home-cooked dishes as well as bbq dishes. In addition to the bar counter, they also have private rooms, which are perfect for celebrations.
Haru Korean Resturant is located at 37 Polaris St. Brgy Bel-Air Makati City. For inquiries contact 0999-814-1511 / 0995-278-1800 (Viber) or visit its Facebook page.
A-Won Korean Restaurant
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A-Won in Alabang is a Korean restaurant owned and overseen by a Korean eomoni (mother). It is a spacious and cozy place to enjoy various Korean delicacies that are centered on Korean home cooking. The best items to enjoy here are its various Korean meat barbecue. Compared to other restaurants and despite the modern design of their grill tables, A-Won upholds the traditional way of cooking Korean barbecue which is with the use of charcoal. It only uses coconut charcoal produced in Davao. The use of coconut charcoal is said to contribute to the flavor and aroma of the meat. For each order of barbecue meat, different kinds of sides are served. It has a branch along Macapagal Blvd. in Pasay.
A-won Korean Restaurant is located at 2/F, Commercenter, Commerce Ave Cor. Filinvest, Alabang, Muntinlupa. For inquiries contact 02-8519-5183 / 0917-852-9955 or visit its Facebook page.
Masil Charcoal Grill
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Get a taste of premium grilled meats at Masil Charcoal Grill in Pasig. In 1997, the restaurant started out as a small, family-owned cafe in Quezon City and eventually started offering catering services. To get that authentic Korean taste, its menu was curated by a Korean chef, and all ingredients used in the restaurant are imported directly from Korea. Diners should try and enjoy traditional Korean dishes such as Japchae (stir-fried glass noodles) and Galbi-jjim (braised short ribs).
Masil Charcoal Grill is located at Tiendesitas, Pasig City. For inquiries contact 0917-679-0844 or visit its Facebook page.