Hidden Gems: Authentic Korean Resto's in Metro Manila


Korean culture has been embraced and loved by many Filipinos may it be through their music, dramas, movies and especially, food. In fact, it...
Korean culture has been embraced and loved by many Filipinos may it be through their music, dramas, movies and especially, food. In fact, it is evident how many Korean-inspired restaurants are taking the country by storm to serve a variety of Korean food like Samgyupsal, jjajangmyeon, kimchi, Ramyeon and so much more. While there are some famous (if not too mainstream) K-restos you might know because of social media, how about we go over some of Metro Manila’s hidden gems of authentic Korean restaurants? If you’re curious to explore more of them, then keep on reading.

1. Sa Chun Sung Korean-Chinese Restaurant

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Sa Chun Sung Korean-Chinese Restaurant is located at 8101 Pearl Dr, Ortigas Center, Pasig, serving their customers authentic Korean dishes loved by locals and foreigners alike. The restaurant was actually featured in one of Erwan Heussaf’s Youtube videos ft. Anne Curtis and Ryan Bang where they enjoyed servings of jjajangmyeon, tangsuyuk and jjampong. In fact, many Korean artists who visit the Philippines go here to try out their dishes like Sandara Park, Seungri’s BIGBANG and many others. What made the restaurant more authentic is that the owners are also Korean.
Courtesy: Sa Chun Sung Official Facebook

You can visit their official Facebook page for more information and orders, Sachunsung or you can also contact them at 09178224796. The restaurant is open for customers every 11:00 AM to 10:00 PM with last order at 9:20 PM. Customers are also welcome for take-out and delivery via Grab and Gcash payment.

2. Sittixian Restaurant

Courtesy: Sittixian Korean Restaurant Official Facebook

Located in 5378 General Luna, Makati, Sittixian Korean Restaurant has been standing for more than 20 years and is home to authentic Korean dishes that are perfect to satisfy your cravings. The restaurant is a great place to eat out with friends and family after a few drinks. They even recommend customers who are seeking to sober-up to try their Haejang-guk, known to be the best hangover cure in Korea. They serve classic Korean food like Samgyupsal, Sundeguk, Gimbap, Kimchi Fried Rice, Ramyun and so much more. Sittixian Korean Restaurant is open for deliveries to any point in Metro Manila specially Makati, BGC, Malate, Pasig, Madaluyong, Pasay, QC. For more inquiries, you can visit Sittixian’s official Facebook page or you may contact them as well at 09777854121. The restaurant is open every 8:30 AM to 10:00 PM.

3. Bada Seafood Restaurant

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The Bada Seafood Restaurant is located in 4799 General Luna St. Poblacion Makati City, is hailed for its authentic servings of Korean Sashimi. The name ‘Bada’ directly translates to ‘Sea’. The outside appearance of the restaurant is distinctive for its vibrant colors and creative illustrations.
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The restaurant has also been existing for more than 20 years. That's why a lot of locals and Koreans look forward to the eating experience in Bada Seafood. Here, you can order beer and order other dishes aside from sashimi as well. If you’re interested, you may contact them at 09178994389.

4. 678 Kang Ho Dong

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Located in Bldg F SM by the Bay, MOA Complex, Seaside Blvd, Pasay, 678 Kang Ho Dong restaurant is known by none other than Kang Ho Dong himself, the famous comedian and host in South Korea and who first became known to Koreans as one of the top Korean traditional wrestlers. Now, he owns this authentic resto that serves delicious Samgyupsal and other Korean dishes. Popular Korean stars drop by to have a taste in this restaurant like Park Sang-Myung of Miracle Number 7.
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While the restaurant is fairly hidden and not so popular in the Metro, it is actually a famous global franchise. 678 Kang Ho Dong has franchises in New York, Los Angeles, Hawaii, Sydney, China and Tokyo where renowned foodies and chefs such as Anthony Bourdain, Rich Torrisi and David Chang have dined at. The quality of the food is superb since you expect the restaurant to deliver high quality cooking and service as well. Since it’s located in Pasay, foodies from the South area can easily try out what this restaurant has to offer. If you’re looking for an authentic Samgyupsal experience, then this restaurant is for you. They are open daily from 12:00 PM to 11:30 PM. You may visit their official Facebook page at 678 Korean BBQ Restaurant or you may contact 09177113135.

Have you tried any of these restaurants yet? Share your eating experience with us in the comments and your recommendations too! If you haven’t tried these resto’s yet, then maybe it’s time for you to check them out too.

This article is written by Cathrine Grace S. Alcachupas, a Digital Marketing Department Intern of PS Media Enterprise and an AB Communication student in De La Salle University-Dasmarinas.



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