4. Don Day
Sunshine Blvd. Plaza, Quezon Ave. cor. Scout Santiago St., South Triangle, Quezon City
75 Kalayaan Avenue, Diliman, Quezon City
(02) 709 7500 | Facebook
Open daily from 11am to 2pm, 5pm to 10pm
P299 to P499 – lunch, P399 to P499 – dinner
Don Day is usually packed with ravenous customers, so best to make a reservation. You wouldn’t want to miss their impressive spread of Korean dishes and endless plates of samgyeopsal (pork belly) or cholbeagi (beef brisket).
1547 M. Adriatico St., cor. Pedro Gil St., Ermita, Manila
(02) 405 0100 | Website
Open daily from 11am to 3pm, 5pm to 10pm
P399 – lunch, P499 – dinner
Hwangso-Ga is another brainchild of the owners of Mak Chang, a well-loved Korean joint in the same area. Here, you’ll be treated to a generous buffet selection of meat, vegetables, banchan, cooked viands and soup. They also have a make-your-own bibimbap station you can’t miss.
Matgalne’s bright, pristine and homey interiors will assure you that what you’re about to pig out on isn’t only clean, but also of top quality. Unlike most Korean restaurants, you’ll be grilling your meat on a portable stove griller. This is a welcome change as you can take full advantage of the table—fill it with as many dishes you desire—as soon as you finish cooking your barbecue.
Another great distinction of Matgalne is their DIY Janchigusku station or “feast noodles.”
17J Abad Santos Drive, Little Baguio, San Juan City
0905 393 4190 | Facebook
Open daily from 11:30am to 2:30pm, 6:30pm to 10pm
P319 – lunch weekdays, P349 – dinner and weekends
Tucked inside a narrow street in Little Baguio is a culinary gem every Korean-cuisine-lover must experience. Sodam’s spread of hot and cold dishes are regularly refilled and even changed with new delicious eats. Attentive servers also bring various kinds of meat to your table, orderly-stacked in wooden trays, for your grilling pleasure.
You’ll leave the place smelling like Korean barbecue, wondering how the hell that kind of Korean buffet could be just under 500 bucks.
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