With copious Korean restaurants popping in and out of Manila, it’s hard to find which ones serve the best Korean dishes. So we round up 10 best Korean restaurants in Manila where you can feed your grumbling tummy and picky taste buds with samgyeopsal, bibimbap, japchae and bingsu.
Makchang Korean Restaurant uses a charcoal grill to cook its meat, just like any other Korean houses. But their Beef Galbi, marinated short ribs, and Samgyeopsal, thin cuts of pork belly are certainly delicious, like no other!
Location: Adriatico St. cor. Pedro Gil St., Malate / Hobbies of Asia, Diosdado Macapagal Blvd., Pasay
Korea Garden Restaurant has been capturing the Filipino palate with delicious and authentic Korean cuisine. Many foodies, even those who aren’t a fan of Korean food, keep visiting the place to taste their bibimbap, Korean beef stew and gujeolpan. There’s really no need for us to fly to Korea to try their succulent dishes. We can have it here!
Location: 128 Jupiter St, Bel Air, Makati.
Sariwon, South Korea’s most famous bulgogi place can be found in Bonifacio High Street Central and Greenhills Promenade. We can now savor its scrumptious and authentic Bulgogi and Galbi!
Location: Bonifacio High Street Central / Greenhills Promenade
4. Jang Ga Nae
Jang Ga Nae serves a wide range of house specialties like Mul Neng Myun (cold noodles in beef soup), Jap Che, Sun Du Bu Jjige (soft tofu spicy stew), Cha Dol Bagi (thin slices of beef) and Wu Sam Kyup or beef belly. It’s one of the Korean houses that makes diners come back for more.
Location: 8137 Plaza, Escriva Drive, Ortigas Center, Pasig / Aguirre Ave., BF Homes, Parañaque
A cozy and comfy place that where you and your friends can hang out and indulge in savory modern Korean food like Yang Neum Chicken Nugget, Spicy Cheese Ramen, and Gimbab. There are also beef, spam, bulgogi and tuna. SHP Bibimbab put huggable teddy bears around the place that you can pick up and cuddle. How cute!
Location: 2nd floor mervin terraces bldg, 980 P. Ocampo Street, Malate, manila Manila, Philippines
We are super lucky Bulgogi Brothers chose to open its first international branch in Manila last September 2011. They have over 41 branches in South Korea. Bulgogi Brothers offers authentic Korean cuisine and (our favorite!) Korean BBQ!
Locations: Greenbelt 5 3rd Level / Alabang Town Center Lower G/L, The Garden / SM Mall of Asia 2nd Level, South Veranda, Entertainment Mall / Harbor Point Mall 1st Level, Riverwalk Subic, Zambales / SM LANANG PREMIER 2nd Floor, The Fountain Court Davao City
This restaurant is usually packed with Koreans, proof that this truly serves delicious and authentic Korean dishes. Some of the must-try meals here are Japchae or stir-fried starch noodles with veggies and beef and the Tteokbokki or rice cakes in sweet red chili sauce.
Location: #88 Meralco Ave. Ortigas Center, Pasig City Pasig, Philippines