Top Samgyupsal In Metro Manila For Budgets Of ₱500 And Below

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Looking for cheap samgyupsal in Manila to sate your gigantic pork and beef craving? Here’s a go-to list for you and your samgyup-loving fam.

Thanks to both the Korean wave and our undying love for all things unli, you can find a Korean barbeque restaurant in almost every neighborhood in the metro. While all KBBQ restaurants serve a variety of delights, some can get a little pricey. We’ve got you covered, though.

Here’s a list of affordable eat-all-you-can samgyupsal restaurants where you’ll spend no more than ₱500 per head.

Korean Buffet Manila

1. UKB 199

Unlimited Korean BBQ for P200 only! It is the most affordable resto for your cravings, and best shared with a friend (minimum of two persons per table). It’s also samgyupsal with shrimps – a seafood treat you should take advantage of.

They have 17 side dishes that include kimchi, gimbap, cucumber, fish cake, soup, and many more. They also have four flavors of ice cream to cap off the meal.

Rates:

  • Pork: ₱199 per person
  • Pork and beef: ₱299 per person
UKB Branches
Makati/Manila Pedro Gil Street (Cassa Foodpark, beside Sta. Ana fire station)
Marikina‎ Marikina Gil Fernando Avenue corner Aquilina Street, Sto. Niño (Formerly, Crave Park)
Quezon City
  • Congressional Avenue Extension (beside Shell and Unioil; formerly, Pitstop Foodpark)
  • Fairview – Commonwealth Avenue (in front of Kowloon House in Casa Milan)
  • Maginhawa Street (On top of Chinabank – UP Village)
  • Regalado Avenue corner Coronet Street (near FEU Fairview hospital; formerly, Funland Foodpark)

Operating Hours:

Varies per branch

For inquiries:

0926-678-1215

2. Koreyan Unlimited BBQ

If you are in the North, this place is ideal for you. The Koreyan Unlimited BBQ menu includes your beloved pork and beef and lettuce plus six side dishes, and soon with unlimited cheese!

There’s a ₱50 discount during the weekends, and you get one free slot if it’s your birthday month.

Koreyan Unlimited BBQ Price:

₱249 per person

Koreyan Unlimited BBQ Branches
Caloocan Eleve Town Center Camarin Road, Hillcrest Subdivision (temporarily closed)
Quezon City‎
  • Aguila Glass Building, Jordan Plaines 4, Brgy. Sta. Monica
  • Quirino Highway, Brgy. San Bartolome

Operating Hours:

4:00 PM – 12:00 MN

For inquiries:

0998-389-2986

3. Hwaroro Korean Gril

Hwaroro unli samgyupsal can be dry, so it’s best paired with a soup to wet your throat. The Hwaroro Espana and QC branches also give spicy ramyun per table for free.

You can also avail the Hwaroro birthday promo: a free buffet for you (as long it is either three days before or after the birth date and you are accompanied by two paying adults). Don’t forget your ID!

Rates:

  • Pork: ₱299 per person
  • Pork and beef: ₱399 per person

Hwaroro Branches:

  • 1F St. Thomas Square Blvd. España, Manila
  • 6 Sct Tobias South Triangle, QC

Operating Hours:

11:00 AM – 1:00 AM

For inquiries:

0977-165-1762

4. Sing Sing Restaurant

This is your go-to samgyeopsal place in the South. Since it’s a meat shop, the Sing Sing restaurant menu guarantees you the freshest cuts.

Although it’s always packed with people, waiting for a table is worth it because not only do you enjoy authentic Korean tastes in the meal but also with the ambiance which features traditional dining where you sit on the floor.

Sing Sing Price:

₱300 per person

Sing Sing BF Homes Branch:

268-A Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque City

Operating Hours:

11:00 AM – 10:00 PM

5. Wang Pau Samgyupsal

An honest-to-goodness restaurant for your grilled meat cravings. This unlimited samgyupsal place is the ideal spot for you and your family if you want to stay away from the crowd and queues.

Wang Pau Price:

Wang Pau menu set Inclusion Price
Four Kinds of Pork
  • Plain Pork Belly
  • Signature Marinated Pork
  • Flaming Hot samgyeop
  • Pork belly with different herbs
₱299 per person
Eight Kinds of Pork and Beef
  • Plain Pork Belly
  • Signature Marinated Pork
  • Spicy samgyeop
  • Pork belly with different herbs
  • Plain Beef
  • Signature Marinated Beef
  • Spicy Beef Short Plate
  • Beef in Special Curry Marination
₱399 per person

Wang Pau Branches:

  • Wang Pau Legarda – Near San Sebastian Church
  • Wang Pau UST – Bambang Station LRT1
  • Wang Pau Intramuros – Central Station LRT1
  • Wang Pau Dapitan – 1224 Santander Street Sampaloc

Operating Hours:

11:00 AM – 12:00 AM

For reservation:

Location Contact Number
Padre Campa Street 0906-4060173
712-3832
Legarda 0927-9920523
Dapitan 0905-9731978
711-9035
Intramuros 0936-1943197

6. Uncle Hwangso Jip

The same beloved samgyup comes with a spicy flavor and is probably the most affordable samgyupsal in Malate, Manila.

Uncle Hwangso Jip provides a separate room for group dinners, so you can eat with privacy. There’s also a TV and playing K-Pop playlist for more Korean vibe.

Rates:

₱340 per person

Uncle Hwangso Branch:

610 Julio Nakpil Street Malate, Manila

Operating Hours:

12:00 PM – 5:00 AM

For inquiries:

356-3393

7. Mokja!

Mokja means “let’s eat.” That’s what you have to do with the great servings offered by this Korean restaurant.

The variety of flavors presents an exciting array of experiences to your tongue. Aside from unlimited sides, rice, soup, and iced tea, a bowl of endless cheese dips just come at ₱50. This is one of the Maginhawa restaurants you need to visit!

Type Inclusion Mokja Price List
4-Meat
  • Original pork belly
  • Sweet pork belly
  • Spicy pork belly
  • Kalsamgyupsal (thick-cut pork belly
₱349
5-Meat
  • Original pork belly
  • Sweet pork belly
  • Spicy pork belly
  • Kalsamgyupsal (thick-cut pork belly)
  • Bolgogi (Korean grilled beef)
₱449
6-Meat
  • Original pork belly
  • Sweet pork belly
  • Spicy pork belly
  • Kalsamgyupsal (thick-cut pork belly)
  • Bolgogi (Korean grilled beef)
  • Original beef belly
₱549
8-Meat
  • Original pork belly
  • Sweet pork belly
  • Spicy pork belly
  • Kalsamgyupsal (thick-cut pork belly)
  • Bolgogi (Korean grilled beef)
  • Original beef belly
  • Spicy beef belly
  • Galbisal beef ribs
  • Unli-cheese
₱599

Mokja Branches:

  • Mokja Maginhawa – Unit 3A, 3/F #80 Maginhawa St., Quezon City
  • Mokja Banawe – 3/F One Banawe Complex, Banawe corner Calamba Street, Quezon City

Operating Hours:

12:00 NN – 9:00 PM

For inquiries:

(02) 798-0065

8. Lee Hak Unlimited BBQ

Your unlimited refill of K-barbeque comes with a delicious juice, brewed coffee, or traditional tea (aside from the side dishes). Kids who stand below 3 feet get the buffet for free while those four feet below only pay half the pates. If you are a group of ten, and an additional one can get a Lee Hak birthday promo. Plus, the parking area can hold 300 cars!

Lee Hak Price:

Buffet Type Days Applicable Rates Time Applicable
Weekdays Lunch Monday – Thursday ₱359 (without beef)
₱399 (with beef)
11:30 AM – 3:00 PM
Weekdays Dinner Monday – Thursday ₱399 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Weekends & Holidays Friday – Sunday ₱499 11:30 AM – 10:00 PM

Lee Hak Branches:

  • Lee Hak Pasig – 8006 Pioneer Center Corner United Street, Kapitolyo, Pasig City (PC Market Compound, beside Jollibee)
  • Lee Hak Greenfield – Unit No. L2-211, Level Two, Greenfield District Pavilion, Mandaluyong City
  • Lee Hak Quezon Ave – NBS Commercial Complex #432 Cor. Scout Borromeo Quezon Ave., Quezon City

Operating Hours:

  • 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM
  • 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM

For inquiries:

  • (02) 508-7808
  • (02) 584-3279
  • 0917-857-9896
  • 0921-463-0075

9. Sodam

Unlimited BBQs also comes with 15 side dishes and free soup of your choice: soybean paste stew, kimchi stew, or Korean ramen.

At Sodam, you always get slices of high-quality meat to grill with your family or friends. With Metrodeal promos, you can get the buffet at a lower price.

Sodam Menu Price:

Sets Weekday Rates Weekend & Holiday Rates
Set A: Unlimited Pork Only ₱349 ₱359
Set B: Unlimited Pork and Beef ₱399 ₱499
Set C: Unlimited Beef Only ₱399 ₱549

Sodam Branches:

  • 85 Sct. Fuentebella St. Tomas Morato corner Diliman, Quezon City,
  • 17 Jose Abad Santos Street Little Baguio, San Juan City
  • 70 Marcius Arcadia Bldg C. Raymundo Ave. corner Pag-asa St., Pasig City

10. Mashitta Resto

Whether unlimited or a la carte, Mashitta gives you high-quality servings of samgyeopsal with flowing side dishes that include eggroll, glass noodle, roasted marble potatoes, kimchi, green onion pancakes, and miso soup.

The resto also has a Japanese menu if you crave some variety. Plus, a la carte orders can be bought through Grab delivery. It’s a whole new level of the word mashita meaning ‘eat.’

Mashitta Mendiola Price:

  • Pork – ₱399 per person
  • Pork and Beef – ₱499 per person

Mashitta Branch:

Mendiola San Miguel, Manila

Operating Hours:

10:00 AM – 11:00 PM

For inquiries:

(02) 254 8064

11. Dweji Out Samgyupsal Korean Buffet

If you want to enjoy samgyupsal near Star City and with a lesser crowd, travel to this restaurant in the south of Metro Manila.

This Korean Barbeque Restaurant was awarded by Philippine Social Media Awards 2018 as the “Star Brand Korean Buffet.” Each set includes unlimited refills of side dishes, rice, and lemonade.

Rates:

  • Pork – ₱350 per person
  • Pork and Beef – ₱450 per person

Dwejiout Branch:

2656 Leveriza Street, Vito Cruz, Pasay City

(Near Cityland Vito Cruz Tower One, corner of Balagtas Mansion, and 2-minute walk from Rizal Stadium; Nearest Landmark is Harrison Plaza)

Operating Hours:

12:00 PM – 5:00 AM

For inquiries:

0917 426 1823

12. O Ga Ne

At the heart of South Triangle is hidden gem offering delicious dishes from an authentic list of Korean food. Ogane is one of the many well-loved Tomas Morato restaurants you can go if you want to have a good meal and chill.

Aside from the unli-samgyup, people also love their bibimbap, dumplings, ice cream, noodles, tea. They also offer beer.

Ogane Price List:

  • Pork – ₱385 per person
  • Pork and Beef – ₱499 per person

Ogane Branch:

303 Tomas Morato Avenue, Barangay South Triangle, Quezon City

Operating Hours:

11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

For inquiries:

(02) 890 2949

13. Matgalne

Visit the authentic Korean restaurant in the lively corner of Poblacion. Unlike some of the other expensive samgyeop places you find in Makati, Matgalne gives you an unlimited Korean BBQ buffet that is worth your money. Bring some friends and enjoy the beloved Korean grill. After finishing the buffet, you’d say, “This is the best samgyupsal near me.”

Matgalne Price:

  • Pork belly – ₱399 per person (Lunch only)
  • Beef brisket – ₱499 per person

Matgalne Branch:

  • 4768 Kalayaan Ave corner Mariano Street Poblacion, Makati City
  • Unit 104-105 SM Hypermarket Sucat, Lopez St., San Isidro Parañaque City

Operating Hours:

11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

For inquiries:

Matgalne Makati – (02) 890 2949

14. Samgyupsalamat

Here, you’d be grateful to see a table filled with free-flowing meats and side dishes. This is your ultimate samgyup experience in the Metro. Bring along some friends so that eating out becomes merrier.

Samgyupsalamat Price:

Set 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM 3:00 PM – 2:00 AM Duration
Five Kinds of Pork ₱399 ₱499 Happy Hour
Ten Kinds of Pork and Beef ₱499 ₱499 No Time Limit
Samgyupsalamat Branches
Makati
  • 2589 Metropolitan Ave. Makati, Behind Kingwood Condominium
  • 3F Century City Mall, Kalayaan Ave. Cor. Salamanca St., Barangay Poblacion
Manila
  • 911 Kapitan Tikong St. Malate
  • Leon Guinto St. Cor. Estrada St. Malate
  • 814 Earnshaw St. Sampaloc
  • Mabini St. Cor. Padre Faura St. Malate
  • P. Ocampo St. 2nd Floor, UPAD
  • Unit 2G and 2H Fusebox Building 1254-1258, Asturias St. Zone 046, Barangay 47, District 46, Sampaloc
Muntinlupa Ayala South Park Mall National Road., Brgy. Alabang, Cinema Building, Alabang Town Center, Alabang-Zapote Road
Navotas
Parañaque
  • 235 Aguirre Ave., C&C Building BF Homes
  • ASEANA Building 3, Macapagal Ave corner ASEANA Ave
  • Ground Floor, Metrostar Mall, Aguirre Ave, BF Homes
Pasay Unit 12 Building, Salem Complex, Domestic Road, BRGY 191
Pasig 3001 Roxas Blvd, Pasay City, Manila (Beside Hotel Jen)
San Juan Metro Pointe Center, P. Guevarra St., corner N. Averilla St.
Quezon City
  • 299 Katipunan Ave. Qc., Army Navy Building
  • 578 Banawe St.
  • 99 Maginhawa St.
  • Regis Center 327 Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights
  • 2F, Cocoon Hotel, Scout Rallos St., cor Scout Tobias., Brgy. Laging Handa, Diliman
  • 54 Don Antonio Heights, Holy Spirit Drive
  • Lots 13 & 14, Blk 6, Congressional Ave, Brgy. Bahay-Toro, Project 8, Tandang Sora
  • Level 3, Upper Veranda, Robinsons Galleria, EDSA corner Ortigas Ave, Ortigas Center
Taguig Unit 2-2, The Forum Building, 7th Ave, BGC

Operating Hours:

11:00 AM – 2:00 AM (may vary per branch)

15. Romantic Baboy

A high price doesn’t always mean ‘overrated.’ This Korean BBQ restaurant will satisfy you with the freshest cuts of meats and delicious bowls of side dishes that you and your company will enjoy. Credit cards are also accepted.

Romantic Baboy Price:

₱499 per person for unlimited all flavors of pork and beef, but you can order one flavor at a cheaper rates

Flavor of Meat Separate Rates
Herb-flavored pork belly ₱280
Thin slice of beef brisket ₱330
Seasoned pork neck ₱280
Thin slice of Pork Belly ₱280
Marinated Pork Ribs ₱350
Sweet Marinated Korean Style Beef ₱340
Thin sliced beef dipped in spicy sauce ₱340
Thin sliced beef dipped in curry sauce ₱340
List of Romantic Baboy Branches
Mandaluyong 2/F SM Light Mall, Madison St cor EDSA
Manila Taft Ave Malate
Muntinlupa River Park, Festival Supermall, Corporate Ave, Filinvest City Alabang
Pasay G/F Double Dragon Plaza, 24 Diosdado Macapagal Blvd
Pasig L & Y Plaza, Ortigas Ave Ugong
San Juan 2/F G Square Bldg, Wilson St Little Baguio
Quezon City‎ G/F Trinoma Mall, EDSA cor North Ave Bagong Pag-Asa
97 Maginhawa St., Teacher’s Village Diliman
18 Mayon St, The Hub Mayon Sta. Teresita
2/F Ayala Malls Marikina, Liwasang Kalayaan Marikina Heights
The Rock Lifestyle Hub, Holy Spirit Dr, Don Antonio Heights Batasan Hills
Eton Centris Walk, Quezon Ave Diliman
2/F Al Fresco, Robinsons Magnolia, Aurora Blvd cor Doña Hemady St Kaunlaran
2/F Phase 1, UP Town Center, Katipunan Ave Diliman
Intrepid Plaza, E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave Libis
Brittany Square, 975 Mindanao Ave Novaliches
610 Tandang Sora Ave Project 8
UG/F Caswynn Bldg., Timog Ave South Triangle
Ali Mall, Gen Romulo Ave Cubao
Ayala Fairview Terraces, Maligaya Rd cor Quirino Highway Novaliches
CKB Centre, Tomas Morato Ave cor Scout Rallos St., Laging Handa Diliman

Operating Hours:

11:00 AM – 11:00 PM

Pro Tips On How to Maximize Samgyupsal Buffets

Here are some of the proven ways on how to eat Samgyupsal at maximum enjoyment:

  1. Typically, the pork and beef served are plain. If there are other flavored meats available, don’t be afraid to try them.
  2. If you have differently flavored meats, cook first those plain and followed by those marinated. This helps you to compare what to order again, without wasting the other meats.
  3. If the buffet includes shrimps, it’s better to de-shell the shrimp first before grilling to cook it faster and maximize the bowls available.
  4. Just in case you didn’t know it, you can also grill kimchi for a surprising treat.
  5. Remember to request garlic for added taste while grilling or chili for those who want it spicy.
  6. The grilling pan would be thick with charred bits of meat. Ask for another one, if it’s not offered.
  7. The cheese can be wiped out faster with few dips, which can be unfair for the others. Better top a well-proportioned amount on the meat while grilling, so it directly melts for richer taste.
  8. Different sauces give a variety of taste, so give each one a go.
  9. Don’t get too attached with side dishes like potatoes and other carbs.
  10. Get a drink to pair with the meal, and Soju is perfect!

It sounds more tedious than just cooking some pork belly and shoving those little wraps down your throat before they even get the chance to cool down. However, everything about unli-samgyupsal is worth it. Daebak!

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