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When your K-barbecue craving starts kicking in, you’re almost always sure that there’s a Samgyupsalamat nearby. The restaurant is perhaps the most ubiquitous Korean-grill joint in the Metro right now, and we can see why it’s a crowd favorite—a wide selection of unlimited grilled meat that won’t burn a hole in your pocket, minimalist interiors, and attentive staff. Their
Samgyupsalamat has branches at Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue, Makati City; and Metropolitan Avenue, Makati City.
Although people mostly come here for the Korean-style fried chicken and
Big Mama is at 29 Polaris Street, Poblacion, Makati City.
Donu Pork & Beef Grill
Keep your eyes peeled for this easy-to-miss Korean-barbecue spot in Makati. Located at the mouth of Polaris Street in Poblacion, Donu flaunts a big wooden door just below a popular gaming café on the second floor. Step inside and you’ll be greeted with the smell of freshly grilled barbecue. Meanwhile, to your left is the buffet area, but if getting unlimited K-barbecue isn’t up your alley, you can always order à la carte! While you’re here, don’t miss the Chadolbaki (P350), or grilled beef brisket, and Samgyupsal (P300), which comes in thicker-than-usual slices.
Donu Pork & Beef Grill is at Polaris, Poblacion, Makati City.
Korea Garden is one of those restaurants you’d want to bring your mom or
Korea Garden is at 128 Jupiter Street, Bel-Air, Makati City.
Joe Snack Grill
This no-frills Korean diner in Poblacion does not only have the shortest one-page menu on the list, it’s also one of the smallest in terms of space and size. Still, eating here will give you one of your most authentic K-grill experiences in the Metro—and you know they serve good Korean food when
Joe Snack Grill is at Don Pedro Street corner Cayco Street, Poblacion, Makati City.
Dong Won Garden
Sitting right smack in the middle of Jupiter Street, Dong Won Garden is a classic choice when it comes to straightforward Korean meals. And even though they’re on the more expensive side of the spectrum, the restaurant remains a unanimous go-to of K-barbecue fanatics because of their high-quality, fresh meat. Don’t leave without trying the Dweji-Kalbi (P400) or spareribs pork barbecue, marinated in an addictively sweet-spicy sauce. For beef lovers, the Chadol Gui (P550) is made of thinly sliced, barbecued beef brisket that goes perfectly with a glass of ice-cold beer or soju.
Dong Won Garden is at 53 Jupiter Street, Bel-Air, Makati City.
All4u Unlimited Grill & Shabu-Shabu
If you have a soft spot for Korean cuisine and buffets like most of us, this unlimited K-barbecue joint inside a mall (hint: lots of parking spaces!) will not disappoint. At only P599, you get unlimited refills of shabu-shabu, grilled pork, beef, and seafood, as well as iced tea.
Matgalne has been a household name since the K-barbecue fad erupted in the Metro a few years ago. They’re also a good introduction to Korean food if you or your friend is a newbie. Like many Korean grilling joints in Manila, the restaurant is known for their affordable eat-all-you-can grilled meats, which you can cook at your own table. And while their Samgyupsal (P399/head) and Unlimited Pork and Beef (P499/head) come with a lot of tasty and bottomless banchan like kimchi and a hearty Korean-style squash soup, we also suggest you grab a bottle of soju to go with your feast.
Matgalne is at Kalayaan Avenue corner Mariano Street, Poblacion, Makati City.
Here’s a secret: Bornga is a hole-in-the-wall eatery hidden in one of the high-rise buildings along Ayala Avenue. This underrated barbecue spot boasts an extensive menu mainly composed of Korean grilled meats and thick and spicy stews, so you won’t have to look for them elsewhere after work or when you’re in the area. Their specialty is the Woo Samgyup (P450), or thinly sliced beef brisket that’s coated in Bornga’s signature umami dressing.
Bornga is at 2/F Alphaland Makati Place, Ayala Avenue Extension corner Malugay Street, Bel-Air, Makati City.
It’s easy to find Korean-style grilled pork belly in the Metro, but looking for fresh, high-quality meat might be a challenge. At Seoul Galbi, you’re sure you’re getting some of the best
Seoul Galbi has branches at Sampaloc Street corner Estrella Street, San Antonio Village, Makati City; and General Luna Street, Poblacion, Makati City.
This story originally appeared on Spot.ph.
* Minor edits have been made by the Femalenetwork.com editors.