Samgyupsalamat: Unlimited Korean Barbecue Feast

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

Samgyupsalamat brings the taste of Korea to the local food scene in an attention-grabbing fashion – that is to offer unlimited Korean barbecue at an affordable price.

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Samgyupsalamat brings the taste of Korea to the local food scene in an attention-grabbing fashion – that is to offer unlimited Korean barbecue at an affordable price.

A plate of raw samgyupsal at Samgyupsalamat Unlimited Korean Barbecue

Samgyupsalamat: Unlimited Korean Barbecue Feast

    There is something about Koreans that Pinoys definitely love. In fact, a visit to Korea is aspirational and in most Filipino travelers’ bucket list. Maybe it’s their amusing TV series or their good-looking stars but whatever it is, Filipinos would patronize almost anything that has to do with Korea, including their food.

    When it comes to the aspect of food, Samgyupsalamat definitely does a good job in satisfying the Pinoy palate with Korean flavors. Samgyupsalamat’s name is a fusion of the words “Samgyupsal” which is Korean for Pork Belly and “Salamat” which is “Thank you” in Filipino.

    Different kinds of Korean barbecue on the grill at Samgyupsalamat Unlimited Korean Barbecue
    Various meats on the grill

    Our experience at Samgyupsalamat

    We tried their outlet in Metropolitan Avenue. Set in a quiet and unassuming corner, you would not readily notice this restaurant unless you are really looking for it. The place is small so expect long lines if you go here beyond 7:00 PM. By the way, they do not accept reservations so it’s best to come here early. Samgyupsalamat serves unlimited lunch from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM and unlimited dinner from 3:00 PM to 2:00 AM.

    The tables are fitted with a grill and exhaust. It’s not an air-conditioned restaurant so that smoke, which is actually minimal, would not linger inside.

    A plate of Korean beef barbecue at Samgyupsalamat Unlimited Korean Barbecue
    Beef barbecue strips

    We ordered the Unlimited 2 menu (Php499 per head). This is composed of nine kinds of pork and beef. You may try everything and as much as you can, just don’t leave any unconsumed food on your plate.

    Unlimited miso soup at Samgyupsalamat Unlimited Korean Barbecue
    Unlimited miso soup

    On our table were lettuce leaves for wrapping the grilled meats, various vegetable side dishes like kimchi, pickled white onions, and baby potatoes. You may also ask for soup, rice, and steamed eggs, which are all unlimited. Drinks are ordered separately.

    A bowl of steamed eggs at Samgyupsalamat Unlimited Korean Barbecue
    Unlimited steamed eggs

    We tried all expect for the Yangnyum Moksal because the slices are thicker, so cooking time would be much longer. Our favorites are the Beef Samgyupsal, Daepae Samgyupsal, and Beef Bulgogi. The thin slices of meat absorbed the marinades really well and cooked evenly.

    We liked our barbecued meats a little toasted. The slight crunch and the deep flavors went well with the freshly-crisp lettuce leaves that provided a refreshing break from the rich meats in between bites.

    A bowl of Kimchi at Samgyupsalamat Unlimited Korean Barbecue
    Unlimited kimchi

    What is commendable about Samsgyupsalamt is their service. The waiters were all very attentive. When they see plates that are already empty, they would readily approach us and ask us what we wanted to try next. There was no need to call them twice or even shout just for them to take our orders.

    Even though there was already a long queue of diners outside, we did not feel that we were being rushed to finish our meal throughout our stay. That, I think, elevated our dining experience at Samgyupsalamat to beyond pleasant.

    In terms of price, the Php499 per head is definitely worth it.

    Samgyupsalamat Branches

    You may also enjoy unlimited Korean barbecue and side dishes at the following Samgyupsalamat Branches: 

    911 Kapitan Tikong Corner Leon Guinto Street, Malate, Manila
    Telephone number: +63 9778423427

    Second Floor, BLC Building, Banawe Corner Don Manuel Agregado Street, Santo Domingo, Banawe, Quezon City
    Telephone number: 02 34107144

    Bonifacio Global City
    Second Floor, The Forum, 7th Avenue Corner Federacion Drive, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City
    Telephone number: +63 9666996941

    BF Homes
    Ground Floor, C&C Business Center, 235 Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque City
    Telephone number: 02 6213591

    San Juan
    Second Floor, Metro Pointe Center, P. Guevarra Corner N. Averilla Street, Greater San Juan, San Juan City
    Telephone number: +63 9560374513

    Century City Mall
    UnliCity, Third Floor, Century City Mall, Kalayaan Avenue, Poblacion, Makati City
    Telephone number: +63 9996506344

    Alabang Town Center
    Lower Ground Floor, Cinema & Entertainment Complex, Alabang Town Center, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
    Telephone number: +63 9474420235

    Metropolitan Avenue
    Unit 2-3 2589 Metropolitan Avenue, La Paz, Makati City
    Telephone number: +63 9157096010

    299 Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
    Telephone number: +63 9159229292

    Robinsons Galleria
    Upper Veranda, Level 3, Robinsons Galleria, Ortigas, Quezon City
    Telephone number: +63 9338178816

    Roxas Boulevard
    3001 Roxas Boulevard, Beside Hotel Jen Manila, Buendia, Pasay City
    Telephone number: +63 9162641425

    Cocoon Hotel
    Second Floor, Cocoon Hotel, 61 Sct. Rallos Corner Sct. Tobias Street, Laging Handa, Quezon City
    Telephone number: +63 9666845529

    Second Floor, Fusebox Food Park, 1414 Asturias Corner Laon Laan Street, Sampaloc, Manila
    Telephone number: +63 9069700557

    Padre Faura Corner Mabini Street, Ermita, Manila
    Telephone number: 02 84630628

    Paranaque City
    Second Floor, PTC Building, Doña Soledad Avenue Corner Argentina Street, Don Bosco, Parañaque City
    Telephone number: +63 9162851898

    Earnshaw, Sampaloc
    814 Earnshaw Street, Sampaloc, Manila
    Telephone numbers: 02 79450354 and +63 9275884100

    Araneta Center
    Ground Floor, Manhattan Parkview, Araneta Center, Cubao, Quezon City
    Telephone number: +63 9672071308

    Metro Starmall
    Ground Floor, Metro Starmall, Aguirre Avenue, BF Homes, Parañaque City
    Telephone number: +63 9666845529

    Project 8
    Second Floor, One Raffles Place, Congressional Avenue, Project 8, Quezon City
    Telephone number: +63 9173430510

    TV5 Media Center
    TV 5 Media Center, Sheridan Corner Reliance Street, Highway Hills, Mandaluyong City
    Telephone number: +63 9173182026

    Zoori Residence Inn, Barangay Neogan, Tagaytay City
    Telephone number: +63 9258918466

    Holy Spirit
    54 Holy Spirit Drive, Holy Spirit, Quezon City
    Telephone number: +63 9459834047

    Regis Center
    Second Floor, Regis Center, Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights, Quezon City
    Telephone numbers: +63 9455165353 and 02 89390359

    Ayala Malls South Park
    Upper Ground Floor, Ayala Malls South Park, Alabang, Muntinlupa City
    Telephone number: 02 79405893

    Makati Central Square
    Ground Floor, Makati Central Square, Chino Roces Avenue, Legaspi Village, Makati City
    Telephone number: 02 83311260

    Entertainment City
    Aseana 3, Disodado Macapagal Corner Aseana Avenue, Entertainment City, Parañaque City
    Telephone numbers: +63 9154240024 and +63 9453970024

    The Grandz Commercial Center
    Second Floor, The Grandz Commercial Center, MacArthur Highway, South Caloocan, Caloocan City
    Telephone number: +63 9167128711

    P. Ocampo
    University Pad, P. Ocampo Street, Malate, Manila
    Telephone number: +63 9272565246

    One Park Drive - BGC
    One Park Drive, 9th Avenue, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig City

    Salem Complex (NAIA)
    Salem Complex, Domestic Road, Ninoy Aquino Airport Area, Pasay City
    Telephone numbers: +63 9176821213 and +63 9053449063

    Shopking by Xentromall, Doña Carmen, Fairview, Quezon City
    Telephone number: +63 9369329267

    Ayala Fairview Terraces
    Third Floor, Ayala Fairview Terraces, Maligaya Road Corner Quirino Highway, Novaliches, Quezon City
    Telephone number: +63 9150611297

    Ground Floor, Torre Sur, Alabang-Zapote Road, Pamplona, Las Piñas City
    Telephone number: 02 87163614

    Trinoma Mall
    Fourth Floor, Trinoma Mall, Bagong Pag-Asa, Quezon City

    Marikina Heights
    General Ordonez Street, Marikina Heights, Marikina City
    Telephone number: 02 77575090

    Savoy Hotel - Newport City
    Savoy Hotel Manila, 101 Andrews Avenue, Newport City, Pasay City
    Telephone number: +63 9669652570

    Ground Floor, Industria at Circulo Verde, Calle Industria, Libis, Quezon City
    Telephone number: +63 9957457122

    One Victoria Plaza, A. Mabini Street, Kapasigan, Pasig City

    Fisher Mall Malabon
    Fourth Floor, Fisher Mall, Dagat Dagatan Avenue, Longos, Malabon City

    Second Floor, City Place Square Mall, Binondo, Manila
    Telephone number: +63 9178336880

    Maginoo Street, Diliman, Quezon City

    Arcovia City
    Arcovia City, 9 Eulogio Rodriguez Jr. Avenue, Ugong, Pasig City
    Telephone number: +63 9230880732

    Third Floor, Feliza Building, MacArthur Highway Corner Gov. Santiago Road, Malinta, Valenzuela City

    Sacred Heart
    110 Scout Dr. Lazcano Street, Sacred Heart, Quezon City

    You may want to regularly check here for the updated list of Samgyupsalamat branches.

    Samgyupsalamat Menu

    Samgyupsalamat offers unlimited Korean barbecue and side dishes to diners. The details of which are as follows:

    Pork Menu

    • Daepae Samgyupsal (sliced fresh pork belly)
    • Buljib Samgyupsal (tenderized fresh pork belly and herb pepper)
    • Yangnyum Daepae (sliced fresh pork belly with seasoning sauce)
    • Gochujang Samgyupsal (sliced fresh pork belly with sweet and spicy sauce)
    • Yangmyum Moksal (poek neck bone steak with sweet seasoning sauce)

    Beef Menu

    • Beef Boolgogi (Korean pork barbecue with sweet soy sauce)
    • Beef Samgyupsal (sliced American beef short plate)
    • Yangnyum Beef Samgyup (sliced beef short plate with seasoning sauce)
    • Gochoojang Beef Samgyup (sliced beef short plate with sweet and spicy sauce)

    Noodle Menu

    • Gyeran Ramyun (Korean noodle with egg)
    • O-deng Ramyun (Korean noodle with Korean fish cake)
    • Kimchi Ramyun (Korean noodle with kimchi and egg)
    • Dduk Ramyun (Korean noodle with Korean rice cake and egg)
    • Beef Ramyun (Korean noodle with imported US beef)

    Side dishes include kimchi, steamed egg, baby potatoes, pickled radish, fish cakes, rice, and lettuce. Dipping sauce and soup are also unlimited.


    Here is a copy of Samgyupsalamat’s menu for your reference:

    A copy of the pork menu of Samgyupsalamat Unlimited Korean Barbecue
    Pork menu

    Beef menu at Samgyupsalamat Unlimited Korean Barbecue
    Beef menu

    Noodle menu at Samgyupsalamat Unlimited Korean Barbecue
    Noodle menu

    Additional menu at Samgyupsalamat Unlimited Korean Barbecue
    Additional menu

    Drink menu at Samgyupsalamat Unlimited Korean Barbecue
    Drink menu

    Credit cards as well as senior citizens’ discount cards are accepted at Samgyupsalamat. They also operate on a first come, first served basis at Samgyupsalamat but we do advise you to call before going to have an idea on the volume of people who are eating in the branch of your choice.

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