With Pinoys going ga-ga over everything K – K-dramas, K-Pop, K-fashion and especially food, Korean restaurants are sprouting all over the metro and they are certainly here to stay.
Ready your chopsticks as this list will surely make you K-rave kimchi, bibimbap, bulgogi, samgyupsal and other favourite fares from this East Asian country.
Leann’s Tea House
A popular Korean restaurant in the neighborhood of Mother Ignacia Street in Quezon City, Leann’s Tea House has got quite a good number of loyal patrons who swear by their authentic Korean offerings. From their banchan to the appetizing seafood pancake, to kimchi fried rice and their bbq, Leann’s should absolutely be on your Korean resto go-to list.
Address: 105 R Mother Ignacia St., South Triangle, QC
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Premier The Samgyupsal
Best known for their aged meats, Premier The Samgyupsal equates to a filling Korean dining experience. Offering 9 meat variants, more than 10 side dishes and 3 kinds of soup, this Korean restaurant will surely spoil the K-fan in you. Don’t forget to order some bottles of soju or soju-beer for a complete pairing!
Several branches in Metro Manila
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Serving the “modern flavors of Seoul”, Sibyullee has an extensive menu of Korean fare that will make your tummy happy. They have different cuts of meat that come in plain, mild or spicy flavors. One of their best sellers will make any cheese fan happy – the galbi cheese barbecue tastes as good as it looks.
3 branches in the metro
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Launched last 2006 in the Philippines, Namoo House is from the Maple Tree House franchise of South Korea and is famous for their premium Korean barbecue. This upscale restaurant is committed to give you a quality dining experience with their various premium meats that will elevate your Korean BBQ appreciation.
Address: G/F Uptown Parade 9th Ave., cr 38th St., Taguig City
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Seoul Train Korean BBQ
A combination of K-pop and train-themed restaurant, Seoul Train is one of the most visited Korean restaurants in Tomas Morato. Imagine feasting on delicious grilled meat inside a “train”, with dozens of creative images in it, that’s a welcome dining event for any food lover out there.
Address: 28 Sgt. Esguerra Ave., South Triangle, Diliman, QC.
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Mak Chang Korean BBQ Restaurant
Always included in Malate’s where-to-eat itineraries, Makchang is a good-value-for-price Korean restaurant in Manila. Their meats have a smoky flavor because they use charcoal for grilling. Operating for 16 years now, Mak Chang has already gained loyal patrons who frequent this 24/7 Korean restaurant.
Address: 1547 M. Adriatico St., cr. Pedro Gil St., Ermita, Manila
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Consistently packing diners from all walks of life, Sodam is one of the popular Eat-All-You-Can Korean restaurants in San Juan that offers a taste of all authentic Korean food – samgyupsal, hotpot and buffet for affordable prices. The perfect place for a family eat out, Sodam is also praised for their attentive and friendly staff.
Address: 17 Jose Abad Santos, Little Baguio, San Juan
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Korean food lovers from the Pasig area vouch for this Korean restaurant as one of the best in the area. Masil has premium sets good for 4 people that consist of various kinds of quality meats, japchae, rice and unlimited side dishes. If you like Korean pancakes and stews, you can order these goodies as a-la-carte.
3 branches in the metro
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We hope you’ll have a great time checking out these restaurants all meant to satisfy your Korean food cravings.
Mashittege deuseyo! (Enjoy your meal!)
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