Hwaroro Korean Grill Buffet for P399!

One weekday earlier this month, hubby and I drove over to Hwaroro Korean Grill Restaurant for lunch. We had heard about their super affordable eat-all-you-can buffet and well, we’re still not over our Korean BBQ addiction, lol. Since we don’t have an unlimited budget, we are forced to be resourceful (in fact we have another similarly priced Korean eat-all-you-can in our sights already, hahaha!).

Hwaroro Korean Grill RestaurantHwaroro Korean Grill Restaurant is sort of hole-in-the-wall-ish in that it’s not really located in a thickly populated commercial area. It’s in one of the Scout streets in Quezon City.

Hwaroro Korean Grill RestaurantIt’s a small place that looks like a house that was turned into a restaurant. I think there are less than ten tables.

Hwaroro Korean Grill RestaurantAnyway, Hwaroro Korean Grill’s eat-all-you-can buffet rate is P399. You get unlimited everything — how about some hot tea and steamed rice (there’s also fried rice if that’s what you prefer) for starters?

Hwaroro Korean Grill RestaurantThen there was soup that was still simmering!

Hwaroro Korean Grill RestaurantThere are over a dozen banchan (Korean side dishes) and short order dishes — from bulgogi to japchae to sweet and sour pork to fried chicken…

Hwaroro Korean Grill RestaurantI really liked the beansprouts. They were very crisp without being undercooked.

Hwaroro Korean Grill RestaurantKimbap! My hubby loved that it had no mayo. He claims mayo makes him break out, lol.

Hwaroro Korean Grill RestaurantOf course no Korean resto is complete without kimchi, and I had a lot. They sell it too — P120 for 500g and P200 for 1kg. I just might go back and get myself some because I super love kimchi.

Hwaroro Korean Grill RestaurantThere’s the japchae. I used to love japchae but nowadays I’d rather have veggies. Don’t get me wrong, it’s good but I’m just not into sweet noodles anymore.

Hwaroro Korean Grill RestaurantI was surprised to find Sweet and Sour Pork. There was even Adobo. Talk about variety. There was even an ampalaya dish that looked very Filipino to me.

Hwaroro Korean Grill RestaurantThe meats are stored in chillers. You just have to go and get yourself some to grill on your tabletop.

Hwaroro Korean Grill RestaurantThere are five kinds of meat.

Hwaroro Korean Grill RestaurantThey looked good! But who am I to judge I can’t cook and neither do I know how to buy stuff in the market. I would just have to taste to find out…

Hwaroro Korean Grill RestaurantWe grilled the meats on our tabletop. The downside to this type of grill is some of the oil can jump at you because there are no borders on the sides to block the flying droplets. I couldn’t believe how tender ALL the meats they offer are… as in ALL. We tasted every single kind and even the thickly cut ones which we expected to be tough were tender and easy to eat. What great value for money!!!

Hwaroro Korean Grill RestaurantThere’s an array of dipping sauces to choose from too.

Hwaroro Korean Grill RestaurantFor dessert, they had cookies which looked tough but were actually quite chewy.

Hwaroro Korean Grill RestaurantThere were also some fresh fruit wedges in the chiller.

My hubby and I couldn’t believe how great everything in this place was! For P399, we felt that we had gotten way more than our money’s worth. So many dishes to choose from plus all the meats were tender and of good quality. There’s no shortage of side dishes and viands too! I highly recommend this place if you want to pig out. Hubby and I were so full from lunch we could no longer have dinner when evening came. So far this is easily the most worth it Korean grill-all-you-can place we’ve tried.

UPDATE as of April 12, 2016: We had lunch at Hwaroro Korean Grill Restaurant 5 days ago and wow, the place has deteriorated so much. Air-conditioning is almost non-existent. It’s so hot it becomes hard to breathe when you’re grilling. The food is still similar to what we had before but the place is so rundown, hot, and stuffy we just wanted to leave. Not recommended. I know I’m not going back. What a waste.

Hwaroro Korean Grill Restaurant
76 Sct. Tobias St., South Triangle, Quezon City

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