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7 Korean Restaurants In Metro Manila That Won't Disappoint

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PHOTO: (left) instagram/soban.ktown, (right) instagram/sariwonph

It’s no secret that Filipinos have developed a love for all-things Korean. And this isn’t just limited to K-pop and K-dramas. We’re also head over heels for Korean food. Thankfully, several Korean restaurants have opened in the country over the past few years. Because of this, it’s been hard to distinguish which restaurants are worth the try. 

Well, if you’re looking for Korean restaurants, here are seven that won’t disappoint and will *surely* satisfy your cravings:

  1. Oori

Location: Sheraton Manila Hotel, 80 Andrews Ave, Pasay City

When translated to Korean, the name of Sheraton Manila’s newly-opened upscale Korean restaurant literally translates to “ours,” which is in line with the hotel’s brand of being a gathering place. To guarantee the ~authenticity~ of their Korean food, they have brought in Executive Korean Chef Kibum Park, who is the the genius behind Oori's well-crafted menu, which includes the *best* Mandu Jeongol and premium grilled meat selections, such as the Australian Mulwarra wagyu beef and Spanish-branded duroc pork that comes with 16 (!!!) side dishes. 

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  1. Sariwon

Location: C2, Bonifacio High Street Central, 7th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

If you’re craving something other than K-BBQ, make sure to try Sariwon’s Dolsot Bibimbap (P405)—filled with meat, fresh gulay, rice, egg, and chili paste. Take note: This has less gochujang than most offers in the market, so even people who don't really like spicy food can appreciate it.

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  1. Soban

Locations: Here’s a list of Soban’s branches

Want to go on a K-BBQ date with your S.O.? Planning to catch up with your bestie over some grilled meat? Order Soban’s Favorite Feast BBQ Set which costs P1,378. Iincludes a hefty serving of 360g meat plus unlimited white rice, soup, side dishes, two single-serve Iced Tea and two Malcha Mountain desserts. Complete na from appetizer to dessert!

  1. Jin Joo

Locations: For a full list of their branches, check their Instagram account.

Imagine this: delicious, juicy ribs, falling off the bone, all while wrapped in gooey cheese. Just thinking about it makes your mouth water, right? Sorry, but you’ll be thinking about this until you get a taste of Jin Joo’s Cheese Dung Galbi (P950). Until you actually go to the restaurant, enjoy this mouthwatering video:

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  1. Sibyullee

Locations: For a list of their branches, check their Instagram account.

No matter what time of day, a meal at Sibyullee is always a good idea. On weekdays, lunch with your officemates would cost P529/person, but if you head there for dinner with your best friend, it's P585/personYou can enjoy not one, not two, but 12 (!!!) different kinds of meat, along with food like beef bulgogi gimbap, haemul pajeon, cheese dip, and other side dishes. Yum!

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  1. Masil 

Locations: Tiendesitas, SM Megamall, and Ugong, Pasig City

Meeting up with your barkada for your monthly kwentuhan seshVisit Masil and try any of their premium sets so you can share the latest over some quality meat, like their juicy USDA rib-eye steak called Deung Shim—one look at the steak's marbling will convince you ask for two orders right away. 

  1. Kaya

Location: Click here for a full list of branches.

This restaurant has been around since 1993. Evidently, it has made its mark as one of the metro’s tried-and-tested spots for Korean food. When you go here, make sure to try the Dolsot Bibimbap (P350) and Yook Hoe (Php 450)seasoned korean steak sashimi that will give you an unreal food experience you won't soon forget.

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