Kogi Bulgogi (G/F Greenhills Promenade, Greenhills, San Juan)

PhotoGrid_1399651154538Date visited: November 2013

What we ate:

Bulgogi (Grilled marinated beef) (~PhP340), Bulgogi Ssambap (Grilled marinated beef rice wrap) (~PhP290) and Fried Rice (~PhP90)

 

Taste = 4/5

–          We were looking for a new restaurant to try in the Greenhills Promenade area and we happened to see this Korean restaurant. They served six complimentary appetizers that included kimchi, bean sprouts, sweet anchovies, fried meat balls, sweet potatoes and stir-fried veggies. They were all good and really helped diners who were very hungry. Their Bulgogi was good, the beef was tender and the sweetness was just right. However, there was nothing really distinct about this dish to make it stand out from the other restaurants. Even though we were really in the mood for beef that day, we couldn’t really finish the beef dishes because of taste fatigue which we haven’t really experienced in a long while. The Ssambap had three sauces that you could mix with the lettuce rice beef wrap which were: a sesame-based sauce, sweet bean paste and a chilli sauce. It created different taste combinations that made the meal more interesting but again, we experienced taste fatigue. The Fried rice had a good blending of flavors but the serving size was a little smaller than what we expected. It was also on the soggy side, which we didn’t particularly like. The serving sizes were also smaller than what we expected for the beef dishes.

 

Service = 2.5/5

–          The servers were not very attentive and there was an atmosphere of chaos and confusion among the servers. It also didn’t help that the cooking time was longer than average.

 

Ambience = 3.5/5

–          The dining area was tidy but the spacing between the tables were narrow and it was a bit difficult to move around. Even though only a few people were talking, it got too noisy for comfort.

 

Value for money = 3/5

–          While the dishes tasted fine and the quality was ok, the prices they charged were too much considering what other restaurants of the same cuisine and class were charging. It also didn’t help that the service we received was below average.

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7 thoughts on “Kogi Bulgogi (G/F Greenhills Promenade, Greenhills, San Juan)

  1. Driving Spider-Man says:

    Sounds good! Sad about the service and ambiance sometimes those things make or break a restaurant for me. Thanks for sharing! We are planning a trip back home soon and your blog will surely come in handy!!! All the best!!

    • rey & lyn says:

      Thanks! 🙂 We believe that poor service leaves a bad taste in the mouth no matter how yummy a restaurant’s dishes are. Hope you enjoy your trip to the Philippines and happy food tripping! 🙂

  2. Liz says:

    Grilled marinated beef sounds delightful but the rest of the parameters like service, ambience and value for money makes this sound like a restaurant that I would not be very eager to eat in. Thanks for sharing!

    • rey & lyn says:

      It was such a shame actually since the taste of their Bulgogi was good and we thought they had a great ambience while looking from the outside. But we wrong about the ambience. 😦

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