List of Best Korean Restaurants In Metro Manila
For years, Korea has taken the Philippines by storm. Whether it’s about K-drama, K-pop or Korean foods, Filipinos have embraced Koreans and their lifestyle. This is evident by the number of Korean restaurants throughout Metro Manila which locals have been patronizing for quite some time now.
Don’t be left out. Check out these places now and enjoy an authentic Korean meal.
In 2016, Sodam was named #1 Buffet Restaurant, Top 3 Most Popular Restaurant, Top 3 Most Popular Korean Restaurant, Best Korean Restaurant in San Juan City and got featured In Korean Barbecue Collection 2016 via Zomato. This buffet restaurant is one of the cheapest all-you-can-eat restaurants where you can feast on Korean foods like Korean barbecue and Bulgogi.
How Much: Php339- weekday (lunch) Php379-weekend (lunch) Php365- daily (dinner)
Location: 17 J. Abad Santos Drive, Little Baguio, San Juan City
Contact no.: (02) 2469069 ext:917
Operating hours: Daily from 11:30am-2:30pm and 6:00pm-10:00pm
Ye Dang Korean BBQ Restaurant
If you’re looking for authentic Korean restaurant, Yedang should be your go to place. You’ll know this is the real thing by looking at its loyal visitors who are mostly Korean. It just shows that the food they’re serving at Yedang has the taste of home to these patrons. Do try their extensive barbecue menu but don’t forget their precious Bibimbab.
How Much: Around Php1,200.00-1,400.00 for 2-4 persons.
Location: 88, Meralco Commercial Complex, 88 Meralco Avenue Corner Julia Vargas, Ugong, Pasig City, 1604 Metro Manila
Contact number.: (02) 636 1461
Operating hours: Daily from 10:30am- 11:00pm
Sambo Kojin is a Japanese fusion and Korean barbecue restaurant often found in malls and offer a wide array of buffet foods like Sandubu Chige (spicy soft tofu), Chapchae, Kimchi Pancake (Dalgjin) and hotpot. It’s advisable to book a table to avoid the long cue.
How Much: Children from 4- 4’6? Php380
3 – Below 4 ft. Php330
Below 3 ft. free
Php688- Mon to Fri (lunch)
Php838- Mon-Thurs (dinner)
Php888- Fri (dinner)
Php888- Weekends, Holidays (lunch and dinner)
Location: 15 West Ave, Quezon City, 1104 Metro Manila, SM Megamall, Eastwood, SM Southmall, SM Fairview
Contact number.: (02) 9212973
Operating hours: Mon- Fri from 11:30am-2:00pm and 6:00pm-10:00pm
Sat-Sun from 11am-2pm and 5:30-10:00pm
Don Day Fresh Korean BBQ
Another reasonably priced Korean buffet restaurant is Don Day Fresh where you can delight in as much as you can grill pork and beef. They have sides like kimchi and soups included in their menu. The restaurant is also big enough to accommodate groups of people.
How Much: Php399- Unlimited Pork Barbecue (lunch)
Php499- Unlimited Pork and Beef (weekdays)
Location: Sunshine Boulevard Plaza Quezon Avenue Corner Scout Santiago Street, South Triangle Quezon City and 75 Kalayaan Avenue Diliman Quezon City
Telephone no.: (02) 7097500
Operating hours: Daily from 11:00am-2:30pm and 5pm-10pm
Korea Garden Restaurant
Tucked in a rather unassuming part of Makati is this gem where Korean dreams are made of. The interiors are well-maintained though they don’t have a tabletop grill like typical Korean Restaurants do. Their menu includes Spring Onion Cakes, Kimbop and Bogumbop and many more authentic Korean dishes.
How Much: At least Php1,200.00 for 2 persons
Location: 128 Jupiter Street, Bel-Air, Makati City
Telephone number.: (02)8955443, (02)8964361
Operating hours: Daily from 11:30-10:00pm
The name of the restaurant translates to “Pork Belly Thank You” coming from Korean term, samgyupsal which means pork belly and salamat, Filipino term which means thank you in English. The atmosphere of the restaurant isn’t your typical Korean but their menu says otherwise. They offer buffet menu as wells as Korean noodle dishes and sides.
How Much: Php399- Unlimited Pork (lunch)
Php449- Unlimited Pork and Beef (lunch)
Php449- Unlimited Pork (dinner)
Php499- Unlimited Pork and Beef (dinner)
Location: 4 Captain Ticong, Malate, Manila, Metro Manila
Contact no.: (02)484 3084
Operating hours: Mon from 11:30am-2:00pm
Tues-Sat from 11:30am-12:00am
Sun from 12:00pm-11:00pm
Hwaroro Korean Grill Restaurant
HwaRoRo is the perfect Korean restaurant to go to if you’re more of a night person since their Kalayaan branch is open until late hours. If the other restaurants played it simple in terms of decorations and motif, HwaRoRo is quite extravagant with their design even having a photo area which features the picture of Gyeongbokgung Palace as a backdrop.
They also have different photo displays of celebrities who have visited the place. You can either dine ala carte or feast on their buffet.
How Much: Around Php800.00 for two persons
Location: Kalayaan Plaza, 89 Kalayaan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
Telephone number.: (02) 435 7447 Ext 5007004
Operating hours: Daily from 11:00am-12:00am
If you love Samgyeopsal, you must head to Soga Miga because they serve one of the tastiest versions of the dish. The quality of their food is superb and the only downside is the limited serving. It’s a family-owned restaurant hence the way they designed the place with tables attached to each other much how family would gather together.
How Much: Around Php1,200.00 for 2 persons
Location: Molito Complex, Madrigal Ave. cor. Alabang-Zapote Rd.
Contact no.: 807-3008
Operating hours: Daily from 11:00am-11:00pm
Yoree is owned by Amado Group Corporation. This restaurant shows their love for their loyal customers by using smokeless grill which makes sure that the overall dining experience is unforgettable. They have set meals and ala carte meals.
How Much: Around Php1,500.00 for 2 persons
Location: The Forum, 7th Avenue Corner Federacion Drive, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
Contact no.: (02)8660432/+63 9294660032
Operating hours: Daily from 11:00am-3:00pm and 5:30pm-10:00pm
*Food Prices may change without prior notice.
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