May 3, 2020

Seoul Train Korean BBQ - Tomas Morato

Barbecue is practiced in many areas of the world and there are numerous regional variations. It encompasses multiple types of cooking techniques. The original technique is cooking using smoke at low temperatures. While grilling is done over direct, dry heat, Grilling may be done over wood, charcoal, gas, or electricity. It can refer to the dish itself or the way of cooking meat. In the Philippines we are so accustomed to our usual inihaw na liempo or the chicken inasal. But one type of barbecue that has been capturing the hearts of Filipinos, Korean BBQ!

Not only that the K-Pops and K-Dramas are occupying the heart of Pinoys but also Korean BBQ! You can find all sorts of types of this food fad in almost any dining destination in and around the Philippines. Well, who can say no this mouthwatering food? From the meats to side dishes, everything is so palatable and very appealing to the Filipino palate.

I believe there are two kinds of people who eat KBBQ; there those who enjoys unlimited servings even though the meat quality is just ordinary, it’s all about the quantity. And there are those who value the quality of premium meats rather than the quantity. Which one are you? As for me, I veer towards the latter. But I don’t say no to unlimited KBBQ, it’s just that sometimes I want to enjoy a fine samgyup experience.

Although the amount of unlimited KBBQ places exceeds more than the number of those that are not, there are a couple that offer set premium meats. But one of them stands out because of the theme of its restaurant: Seoul Train Korean BBQ at Sgt. Esguerra St., Tomas Morato in Quezon City.

A few months ago, Seoul Train Korean BBQ reopened after a renovation of their second floor. What separates them from other Korean BBQ places is their KPOP and travel-inspired store. If you’re driving along Sgt Esguerra, you wouldn’t miss it as the façade of the resto is a front part of a train with entrances resembling sliding train doors.

Inside you will find a waiting area making you feel like you’re in one of the train stations in Seoul, with white tiled walls, train station signs and arcade toy claw and mini toy insert-coin machines. It looks very entertaining while you wait for your turn to be seated in train cabin type dining area.

Seoul Train serves premium cuts of meat and prides itself for having the best yangnyeom galbi, sundubu chigae and tteokbokki with Cheese in town. They offer ala carte menu with their premium meats and good selection of wines. Even though they serve premium meats and ala carte items on their menu, Seoul Train they require a minimum of 2 grill meats per table. By the way they also have vegetarian and vegan options – something that you don’t get to see in most KBBQ restaurants. If you’re going with a large group of friends or family, Seoul Train has a VIP Tatami Room, with a minimum consumable Php 5,000 fee.

During their re-opening back in February,  Seoul Train launched new dishes: Jajamyeong, Tteokbokki, Dakbal, Tangerine Chicken, Naejantang and Kimchi Godeungo-Tongjorim Jigae. They also introduced the Korean’s version of a bento box called Dosirak which you can avail for takeout and fill it with their available food items. 

Since the lockdown hasn’t been lifted, no dine in options at Seoul Train as of the moment. But they are now offering take out KBBQ options as you can see in the photo menu below. Orders will be accepted from April 12 onwards and pick up time is from 1pm to 5pm with a minimum of P1,500 worth of purchase required. 

I’ll definitely pay them a visit when this crisis is over. But before I end this post, I just wanna give a huge shout out to my foodie friend Glenn Herrera for covering this event for me and for the wonderful photos; you can follow him on his food adventures and mouth-watering food photos via his social media accounts: and

28 Sergeant Esguerra Avenue,
South Triangle, Quezon City
Contact Nos: 282872446 / 09177722203

For more information, complete menu and restaurant reviews, check out their Zomato profile:  
Seoul Train Korean Barbecue Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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  1. Kristel Yamzon OlivaMay 08, 2020

    The place is perfect for the food! ����

  2. Tala MartinezMay 08, 2020

    The place is cute, and I'm enticed by those premium meat. I wanna taste that!


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