Looking for the best samgyupsal in Manila but also want a more favorable price? We made a go-to list for you when you’re high in the mood for eating out.
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 P500 per head.
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.
- Pork: P199 per person
- Pork and beef: P299 per person
|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)|
Varies per branch
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 P50 discount during the weekends, and you get one free slot if it’s your birthday month.
Koreyan Unlimited BBQ Price:
P249 per person
|Koreyan Unlimited BBQ Branches|
|Caloocan||Eleve Town Center Camarin Road, Hillcrest Subdivision (temporarily closed)|
4:00 PM – 12:00 MN
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!
- Pork: P299 per person
- Pork and beef: P399 per person
- 1F St. Thomas Square Blvd. España, Manila
- 6 Sct Tobias South Triangle, QC
11:00 AM – 1:00 AM
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:
P300 per person
Sing Sing BF Homes Branch:
268-A Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque City
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||Rates|
|Four Kinds of Pork||P299 per person|
|Eight Kinds of Pork and Beef||P399 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
11:00 AM – 12:00 AM
|Padre Campa Street||0906-4060173|
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.
P340 per person
Uncle Hwangso Branch:
610 Julio Nakpil Street Malate, Manila
12:00 PM – 5:00 AM
The meaning of Mokja is, ‘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 P50. This is one of the Maginhawa restaurants you need to visit!
|Type||Inclusion||Mokja Price List|
- Mokja Maginhawa – Unit 3A, 3/F #80 Maginhawa St., Quezon City
- Mokja Banawe – 3/F One Banawe Complex, Banawe corner Calamba Street, Quezon City
12:00 NN – 9:00 PM
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||P359 (without beef)|
P399 (with beef)
|11:30 AM – 3:00 PM|
|Weekdays Dinner||Monday – Thursday||P399||5:00 PM – 10:00 PM|
|Weekends & Holidays||Friday – Sunday||P499||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
- 11:30 AM – 3:00 PM
- 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
- (02) 508-7808
- (02) 584-3279
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||P349||P359|
|Set B: Unlimited Pork and Beef||P399||P499|
|Set C: Unlimited Beef Only||P399||P549|
- 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 – P399 per person
- Pork and Beef – P499 per person
Mendiola San Miguel, Manila
10:00 AM – 11:00 PM
(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.
- Pork – P350 per person
- Pork and Beef – P450 per person
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)
12:00 PM – 5:00 AM
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 – P385 per person
- Pork and Beef – P499 per person
303 Tomas Morato Avenue, Barangay South Triangle, Quezon City
11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
(02) 890 2949
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.”
- Pork belly – P399 per person (Lunch only)
- Beef brisket – P499 per person
- 4768 Kalayaan Ave corner Mariano Street Poblacion, Makati City
- Unit 104-105 SM Hypermarket Sucat, Lopez St., San Isidro Parañaque City
11:00 AM – 11:00 PM
Matgalne Makati – (02) 890 2949
You will really say, ‘Thank You,’ after sitting by the 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.
|Set||11:00 AM – 3:00 PM||3:00 PM – 2:00 AM||Duration|
|Five Kinds of Pork||P399||P499||Happy Hour|
|Ten Kinds of Pork and Beef||P499||P499||No Time Limit|
|Muntinlupa||Ayala South Park Mall National Road., Brgy. Alabang, Cinema Building, Alabang Town Center, Alabang-Zapote Road|
|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.|
|Taguig||Unit 2-2, The Forum Building, 7th Ave, BGC|
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:
P499 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||P280|
|Thin slice of beef brisket||P330|
|Seasoned pork neck||P280|
|Thin slice of Pork Belly||P280|
|Marinated Pork Ribs||P350|
|Sweet Marinated Korean Style Beef||P340|
|Thin sliced beef dipped in spicy sauce||P340|
|Thin sliced beef dipped in curry sauce||P340|
|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
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:
- Typically, the pork and beef served are plain. If there are other flavored meats available, don’t be afraid to try them.
- 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.
- 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.
- Just in case you didn’t know it, you can also grill kimchi for a surprising treat.
- Remember to request garlic for added taste while grilling or chili for those who want it spicy.
- The grilling pan would be thick with charred bits of meat. Ask for another one, if it’s not offered.
- 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.
- Different sauces give a variety of taste, so give each one a go.
- Don’t get too attached with side dishes like potatoes and other carbs.
- 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!