LIST: 8 Korean BBQ Houses for Your Next Mukbang
There is something about the Korean samgyeopsal (pork belly) or the usual galbi that creates a mouthwatering effect when grilled. Partnered with alcoholic beverages that will surely lift your spirits, the Korean barbeque will surely make any occasion worth celebrating!
Here are the best Korean barbeque houses in Metro Manila that will leave you wanting for more!
The newest and hottest barbeque restaurant goes to the serene yet colorful neighborhood of Alabang! This is WOO-RI Korean BBQ House located at Festival Mall.
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WOO-RI offers carefully selected meats from Korea, Japan, and the United States at surprisingly affordable prices. What’s more, WOO-RI serves the highest quality of golden Korean beef imported from South Korea, which sets WOO-RI apart from other barbeque restaurants around the Metro.
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Aside from this, their wide selection of beef is marinated to infuse rich flavors that will surely make your mouth water. The Ulidae Kalbi, for example, is marinated with 12 different ingredients, while the Black Angus Beef sits in a fermented marinade for 48 hours, making it a popular dish because of its flavorful quality.
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In addition to meats, WOO-RI also offers a wide variety of alcoholic beverages such as premier shochu and soju that can only be found at WOO-RI.
With its sumptuous marbling and juicy quality of meats, partnered with refreshing alcoholic beverages, WOO-RI is definitely desired among patrons.
Pro-tip: Before visiting WOO-RI, please make a reservation to enjoy the ambiance of the place as well as the unique dining experience that can be had only at WOO-RI.
Address: Upper Ground Floor, Expansion Wing, Festival Mall, Alabang, Muntinlupa
Contact Number: 0969-405-7410
Jumong 주몽 Korean Restaurant
With a wide variety of meat dishes on their menu, Jumong is easily the first choice for those craving for home-cooked, traditional Korean fares. In fact, the restaurant offers a variety of meat dishes from Yangnyum Galbi (US beef marinated in a secret sauce) and a rich beef stew with beef short ribs as the main ingredient.
Yangnyum Galbi / IMAGE from Philippine Primer
What’s more, Jumong’s coveted menu also features several sumptuous banchan or side dishes including Japchae (stir-fried vermicelli with vegetables) and Bibimbap (rice topped with Korean vegetables).
Address: 5648 Don Pedro Street, Brgy. Poblacion, Makati City
Operating Hours: 10 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Contact Number: 02-7759-5771 / 0995-160-1632 / 0929-505-7171
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Korea Garden Restaurant
Since 1974, Korea Garden Restaurant in Makati City has been popular for its authentic Korean savory dishes and homey atmosphere that have remained untouched for more than 40 years! This is perhaps the reason why the restaurant continuously attracts many new and repeat customers through the years.
The atmosphere of the restaurant makes it perfect for families to gather over scrumptious Korean dishes. / IMAGE from Philippine Primer
To begin your Korean gastronomic experience, try the Hotel de Luna Set, which includes samgyeopsal (pork belly), mandu (dumpling), cold noodles, and more for only Php 1,720!
Samgyeopsal or pork belly / IMAGE from Korea Garden Restaurant
Sariwon Korean Barbeque 사리원 불고기
Multi-awarded Sariwon Korean Barbeque has long been established, first in Korea and then the Philippines, as a restaurant that serves mouthwatering Bulgogi (Korean barbecue beef) since 1938.
With over 80 years of experience serving Bulgogi and Galbi dishes, Sariwon has curated its menu with the traditions of Korea, making the barbeque restaurant as authentic as it can be.
Sariwon’s Galbi dish is known for its tender meat and savory flavor. / IMAGE from Sariwon Korean Barbeque
Consequently, after opening its first restaurant in the Philippines in April of 2012, Koreans living nearby quickly became regular customers, savoring beef imported from the United States of America.
Sariwon Korean Barbeque in Bonifacio Global City screams sophistication, perfect for lunch outs with colleagues. / IMAGE from Sariwon
Address: 7th Ave. corner 29 Street, High Street Central, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Operating Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. (Monday to Thursday); 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. (Friday-Sunday)
Contact Number: 02-8621-3205
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Soban K-Town Grill
Are you looking for unique Korean snacks that will tickle your tastebuds and leave you craving for more? Look no further than Soban K-Town Grill and its collection of Korean tacos, burritos, and kimchi fries!
This restaurant is perfect for diners of all ages with its wide variety of dishes to choose from. The restaurant’s signature dish, the 6-flavor Samgyupsal Set, for example, teases guests with six different flavors of samgyeopsal, rice, soup, and side dishes.
Six-flavor Samgyupsal Set / IMAGE from Soban K-Town Grill
Want to try these Korean delights? Great news! Soban K-Town Grill branches can be found in Alabang, Makati, and Quezon City.
Address: 2/F One Bonifacio High Street Mall, One Bonifacio High Street Park, 5th Ave, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Operating Hours: 11:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
Contact Number: 0967-566-7175
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Min Sok Restaurant
Poblacion in Makati City has been the home of Min Sok Restaurant for over two decades now. When it was just first starting to serve customers, Korean food was not yet in great demand, and there were no local distributors yet. Because of this, ingredients were imported from Korea, while kimchi and other side dishes were made in-house.
Today, Minsok is one of the most popular restaurants in the Korean community with their signature samgyeopsal that goes well with grilled kimchi and cold noodles.
Grilling samgyeopsal delivers a kind of energy that just makes dining more exciting./ IMAGE from Min Sok Restaurant
Address: 5655 Don Pedro Street, Brgy. Poblacion, Makati City
Operating Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Contact Number: 0915-869-1501
Kiwa Korean Grill
A Korean chef with 15 years of experience and a Filipino sous-chef who won the 2016 Grand Champion at the Global Taste of Korea. This, together with its premium Korean traditional dishes that make up its menu, is a high-power combination that make Kiwa Korean Grill a strong competitor among favorite barbeque restaurants in the Metro!
Don’t forget to include meat dishes such as the Saeng Jin Galbi, Saengdeungsim, and Yangnyeom Galbi on your list of must-tries if you want to savor the best of Kiwa Korean Grill at Solaire Resort and Casino in Paranaque City.
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Address: Solaire Resort and Casino, 1 Asean Avenue, Entertainment City, Paranaque City
Operating Hours: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. (Monday to Wednesday); 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m. (Thursday to Sunday)
Contact Number: 0921-953-3520
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Chef Hakjin Lee, who has once served the Korean president visiting in Jakarta, helms the Korean fine dining restaurant, Goryeo. According to him, he wants guests to enjoy the authentic taste and culture of the best Korean dishes at Goryeo, and this he continuously accomplishes.
Among the dishes he recommends when dining at Goryeo includes the Korean ribs with sunchu. Aside from this, the restaurant also offers a wide variety of alcoholic beverages, including wine and soju.
Try the Ultimate Samgyeopsal at Goryeo!/ IMAGE from Okada Manila
Indeed if you want to experience the culture of Korea in the Philippines, the beautiful ambiance and interior of Goryeo at Okada Manila will bring you to the Land of the Morning Calm.
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