I think we can all agree that the main challenge nowadays in eating at an unlimited Korean BBQ restaurant is getting seats. In some popular restaurants, you have to wait in line for 1-3 hours to get seated. Hali recommended All4U Unlimited Grill and Shabu-Shabu to me since it usually hosts a small crowd, and we went here on a Friday afternoon with his mom.
All4U Unlimited Grill and Shabu-Shabu
We went to All4U’s branch in Festival Mall, Alabang. As expected, there weren’t any lines even when arrived and we were immediately shown our table. The place is huge, and the tables are in long rows, making it perfect for groups.
As of our visit (November 2018), their rate is P599 per person. The menu includes: shrimp, chicken breast, pork belly and beef brisket. The meats come with a cup of rice and fresh lettuce. There’s the usual accompanying sauces and side dishes.
Aside from the meat, the restaurant also offers 1 choice of soup for each table: organic shabu-shabu, kimchi, bulgogi, pork galbi and fish cake soup. There’s a packet ramen that you can put into the soup later on.
For the drink, we were given a pitcher of iced tea. There’s an optional ice cream for dessert.
We ordered all the meat for grilling at once. I’ve read that the organic shabu-shabu is rather bland and our server recommended the bulgogi flavor, so we ordered the latter.
The meats were fresh. We ordered servings of shrimps because that’s my favorite, although admittedly grilled shrimp isn’t the tastiest unless you dipped in sauce. The chicken breast and beef brisket are okay — it’s the normal ones you get in any other restaurants. The pork belly has little meat and lots of fat, which Hali didn’t like but which tita and I favored — I love the salty slices wrapped in lettuce leaves and dipped in sesame oil. Yum.
For the side dishes, we liked the sweetened dilis and Hali particularly liked the fish cakes. He wiped it all out.
The soup is cooked bulgogi style. If you want, you can also add the meats here. The bulgogi soup that we ordered is sweet, savory and delicious, and I’m surprised that it contains actual beef and veggies since some restaurants only provide the broth. The soup is a nice addition to the table because it breaks the sameness of the grilled meats. We didn’t add in the ramen because Hali says it’s extra spicy and we didn’t think we could finish it anyway.
When we’re done with the food, we asked for the ice cream. We were given ice cream bars, the ones you can buy in Asian restaurants.
Overall, we liked our dining experience at All4U Unlimited Grill and Shabu-Shabu. It’s a bit more expensive than most, but the food is good and there are more options rather than just pork and beef. Also, we can order all plates in one go and return those we haven’t finished. The staff is attentive and it’s easy to ask for refill, even with the soup.
I also like that their space in Festival Mall is huge and guests don’t have to wait to get inside. Hali said that the last time he visited All4U with friends, they sat and ate for 3 hours.
That saying, All4U’s branch in Festival Mall also needs improvements in some areas. In particular, the place needs better ventilation and the toilet tends to flood. That’s something that you don’t want in a restaurant since hygiene is of utmost important.
If you want an unlimited Korean BBQ experience with lots of food options, then head to All4U Unlimited Grill and Shabu-Shabu. On the other hand, if you’re the type who wants different-flavored pork and beef cuts, there might be other restaurants that fits that bill better.
About All4U Unlimited Grill and Shabu-Shabu
All4U Unlimited Grill and Shabu-Shabu has several branches in Metro Manila.
We went to the branch in Festival Mall. Their Facebook page says that reservation is needed on weekdays, but we just walked in on Friday lunch time, so I guess it depends on the number of guests.
Rate: P599 per head (total price, no VAT/service charge) / 1-7 year olds are free
- Weekdays: 11AM – 5:30PM (reservation) / 5:30 – 10PM (walk in)
- Weekends: 11AM – 10PM (walk in only)
Have you been to All4U Unlimited Grill and Shabu-Shabu? What’s your review of the restaurant?
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Katherine Cortes is a 30-something freelance writer/editor. She likes beaches and staycations.