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K for Kravings!

It’s no secret that we Pinoys are big fans of Korean culture and food! Apart from our growing love for K-Pop and K-drama, we’re also big fans of their cuisine!

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So if you can’t stop thinking about Korean barbecue, Korean fried chicken, and other Korean dishes, we suggest you visit these spots that we’ve rounded up for you. Follow your K-cravings to these top 10 Korean restaurants in Metro Manila for the month!

10. Gochugang

If you ever find yourself at The Grid and in the mood for some seriously good Korean food, Gochugang is your spot. Their menu offers soups, noodles, rice bowls, and grilled meats, but the best dishes you have to try are their Korean Fried Chicken, Sundubu Jjigae Soup, and U.S Beef Bulgogi!

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2/F The Grid Food Market, Stall 6, Rockwell Dr, Power Plant Mall, Poblacion

9. Jjang Kkae Restaurant

A hole-in-the-wall Korean restaurant found along Kalayaan avenue of Quezon City, Jjang Kkae is one of the best spots to get authentic Korean cuisine. A must try on their menu is their Jjajang-Myeon–packed with flavor and generous in serving–best enjoyed with an order of Tangsuyuk (deep fried pork in sweet and sour sauce) and Kkanpungki (spicy fried chicken).

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103 Vargas Bldg. Central Diliman Kalayaan Ave. Quezon City

8. Masil Charcoal Grill Restaurant

Though there may be an abundance of K-BBQ spots around the city, some restaurants are just simply better than the rest. Take Masil for example–this casual dining restaurant specializes in Charcoal Grill Meat. You’ll love the wide array of high-quality meats which comes with servings of Banchan, Veggie Wrap, Doenjang Jjigae (soybean stew), & Gyeran Jjim (steamed egg).

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7. Zhu Ba Jie

Picture this: you’re out an night and you’re craving a hearty savory soup that feels just like a hug. Where do you go? Zhu Ba Jie of course! They specialize in Gamjatang which is a thick, spicy soup enriched with flavors from vegetables and pork neck bones. Add some kimchi, noodles, and dimsum of choice and you’re set!

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6. Tang Korean Restaurant

Another must-visit spot for those who love Korean soups and stews is Tang Korean Restaurant. In their menu, you’ll find a specialties like Kimchijjigae Kimchi Stew, Dwenjangjjigae Soybean Paste Stew, and Wanggalbitang Premium Short Rib Soup–all of which are best paired with soju!

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5. Soban K-Town Grill

If you’re out with your friends and family to celebrate over some Korean food, Soban K-Town Grill is your best bet. Here you can enjoy samgyupsal–they have K-BBQ sets for two and for four– along with other a la carte dishes such as Dolsot Bibimbap, Kimchi Fried Rice, Beef Ramyeon, and more!

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4. Buk Gyeong

You know a place is authentic when it’s also the go-to for Koreans and Chinese customers. Buk Gyeong, a Korean-Chinese restaurant tucked in Malate, is undoubtedly one of the best spots to get the real deal when it comes to Korean and Chinese dishes. We recommend trying their Tangsuyuk (sweet and sour pork), Jeyukbokeum (stir-fry samgyeopsal), and Jajang Myun (black bean sauce noodles).

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555 M Adriatico St, Malate, Manila, Metro Manila

3. Paldo

Paldo is a Korean fine dining restaurant owned by Ryan Bang and located in QC. For the best experience, try their Chef’s Meal which is a full course set featuring meat dishes, soups, side dishes! If you’re going for lunch, consider having the Cold Noodles with Beef Ssam, Pork Cutlet, or Sweet and Sour Chicken With Rice!

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33 Sct Santiago, Diliman, Quezon City

2. Minsok

Found in Poblacion, Minsok is one of the top spots for delicious, no-fail K-BBQ. Choose from their wide variety of premium meats then order Kimchi jjigae (Kimchi stew) and Seafood jeon (seafood pancake) to make your meal complete!

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5655 Don Pedro Street, Poblacion

1. Korea Garden

Korea Garden, a famous Korean restaurant found in Makati, now has a second branch in San Juan. On their menu, you’ll find cold and hot noodles, set menu that’s good for two, and other Korean favorites like K.G. Fried Chicken, So Bulgogi (Beef), Kalbi Chim (Beef stew), among many others. Guaranteed authentic, Korea Garden will surely hit those K-cravings!

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