We all know that Korean BBQ restaurants can be found everywhere. But as time goes by, our cravings for samgyupsal don’t just satisfy us anymore. We want more.
Luckily, we found a new restaurant offers NOT ONLY unlimited samgyupsal but there’s HOTPOT…plus BUFFET! WOW!!!
ABOUT SODAM RESTAURANT
Sodam Restaurant is the number 1 buffet restaurant in San Juan and also one of the popular Korean BBQ restaurant in the Metro. They leveled up their game by adding more dishes that will make their customers more happy.
I liked the ambiance inside the restaurant. You can move freely plus there’s a second floor so they can accommodate more people. They can accommodate up to 120 people inside the restaurant.
Aside from the unlimited samgyupsal, they add hotpot plus…BUFFET! Yay.
For the buffet, you can have unlimited Japchae, Maki, Korean fried chicken, salad, and more. My personal favorite were the California Maki and Korean fried chicken.
Maki and riceJapchae, Korean fried chicken, etcSide dishesSalad and sauce
For the samgyupsal, the meat they used are from US. The owner told us that the meat in the States are the best among the rest and she was right. The thin cuts of meats made our cooking easier!
And the highlight of our dining experience, the HOTPOT! The first thing that caught my attention was there’s a stall with lots of Jin Ramen packs. In case you didn’t know, me and my boyfriend are a big fan of ramen. We’re so happy when we saw these inside! We tried the spicy and we really loved it!
It comes with egg and sliced fish cakes. There’s also seasonings inside the ramen pack. The spicy flavor was really not that spicy. I suggest you guys to try it!
Also, I found a new combination food that the owner told us to try. Samgyupsal and ramen is really a good combination! Put some cooked meat in your ramen and viola! Thank me later, guys! You really have to explore sometimes.
Worry about the price? Don’t be because they offer affordable promos especially on weekdays!
From Monday to Friday, you can avail the unli samgyupsal (pork) with hotpot and buffet for only 349 PHP. If you want to add beef in the promo, the price will be 399 PHP. SULIT DIBA?!
The weekend price of this promo is: 399 PHP (pork only), 499 PHP (pork and beef), and 549 PHP (all beef).
Aside from this, they also offer desserts and drinks inside. Note that these are not included in the promo. For the desserts, you can buy 3 ice cream and you’ll get 1 Melona for free.
This promo of Sodam is really a deal! Go visit Sodam and you’ll surely enjoy dining here. I really enjoyed cooking ramen and meats. Plus, it’s the first time I dined in a restaurant like this. You can have unlimited samgyupsal, hotpot, and buffet in one! The owner and staff were very accommodating. I noticed the owner helping the customers inside cooking their ramen or samgyupsal. So kudos to them!
11:30 AM-10:00 PM, daily
17 J. Abad Santos St., Little Baguio, San Juan City
I know there’s a lot of Korean BBQ restaurant here in QC but I finally found my favorite KBBQ near in my place, and it’s no other than FANTASTIC BAKA.
ABOUT FANTASTIC BAKA
This Korean BBQ restaurant opened last June 2018. It’s located along Tomas Morato area. What I noticed in their place was it has a big space to accommodate more people. Each table has its enough space so it doesn’t look like crowded. It also has second floor which they have their VIP rooms.
The VIP rooms can accommodate up to 12 people. You can celebrate any occasions here in private.
The VIP rooms
Because of the spacious area, it means no need to wait longer! YAY. They can accommodate up to 100 people, actually.
Now, let’s go over to their food. By the way, here is their updated menu. You can choose between their 499 PHP & 799 PHP promo. Take note that there’s NO TIME LIMIT HERE!
Both promo comes also with unli side dishes, rice, cheese, and drinks… but wait, there’s more! Because you can also have unlimited milk tea as they offer it here too!
Note that the drinks is self-service. Grab your unlimited milk tea here!!! They also have red iced tea and blue lemonade.
Want to see some glimpse how their meats are? Come and take a look at these…
You can also order some desserts or soju after eating a lot of meats. Note that this is not included in the promo.
By the way, they also opened their new branch at SM North EDSA. Take a visit there!
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I can really say that the meats are premium and super good. We actually enjoyed the beef meats! The staff were very attentive and accommodating to our needs. Me and my friends really had a good time dining here. And we can say that the price is really reasonable because it’s worth it. It’s a must visit!!!
11:00 AM-12:00 MN, Monday to Thursday
11:00 AM-1:00 AM, Friday to Sunday
Grandia Place, 143 Mother Ignacia Ave., Quezon City
It’s now obvious that numerous Korean BBQ restaurants are still booming and even hyper than before. In each places, you can spot a Korean BBQ restaurant that will caught your attention.
Last weekend, we went to a newly-opened Korean BBQ restaurant in Malate. Last year, we had a staycation at Hop Inn Malate and we had our dinner in Uncle Hwangsojip Restaurant. That time, Fantastic Chef isn’t around yet. What I noticed in Malate was there’s a lot of Korean restos around the area! So if ever you’re looking for a Korean BBQ resto food crawl, Malate is the place to be.
ABOUT FANTASTIC CHEF
Last August 2017, the restaurant named Galmegi which means seagull then it was changed to Fantastic Chef on January 16, 2019. By the way, all the food is prepared by a Michelin awardee and one of the Korea’s A-list chefs. Her name is Chef Jang Jungyun. So you are secured that all the dishes here are authentic and have good quality.
Here are the following rates and packages:
Unli Pork and Chicken: 499 PHP
Unli Pork, Chicken, and Beef: 549 PHP
Package includes the ff:
Seasoned Pork Neck
Spicy Pork Bulgogi
Seasoned Chicken BBQ
Spicy Chicken BBQ
Seasoned Beef Plate
9 Side Dishes
Aside from the numerous number of meats, I commend their thick cuts of meat and grilling pan. This made me justify that they really serve an authentic dishes.
Here are some sample shots of their cooked meats. So good!!!
They also have dessert bar inside the restaurant. Take note that it isn’t included in the package.
I had there sundae that costs 100 PHP. Like how they formed the ice cream. It looks like an isaw, a small intestine of chicken. LOL. But it’s good tho.
Take note also that there’s no time limit here in Fantastic Chef, meaning you can eat all you want! YAY. Just a reminder also that at least a minimum of two persons can avail their unlimited samgyupsal.
Obligatory shot before grilling!
One thing I noticed there was they have a small space inside the restaurant. When we got there, we had to wait for a few minutes before we can start grilling.
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I must say, this one is in my top three best Korean BBQ restaurant today! I really love their food presentation. Very classy and looks neat. Not only the food presentation was good. The food itself tasted really good. So flavorful and you can really taste its spices used. I just hope they improve their space to accommodate more people. It is worth the penny guys, you should try it. Look, my friend Jen enjoyed eating here too.