We’ve got another samgyupsal feature for you! Sibyullee is the latest unlimited Korean BBQ restaurant in the south. It’s located in ATC Corporate Center (across Molito), under the same company as Soban.
Location and ambiance
Sibyullee is easily accessible as it’s located in ATC Corporate Center. It replaced Soban Korean restaurant. Actually, Sibyullee and Soban are under the same company but Sibyullee offers unli options whereas Soban offers ala carte only.
The space inside is small compared to most samgyupsal restaurants. The decoration has a nice, laid-back and rustic feel although the table arrangement is a bit cramped. There’s a long table in the middle with dividers so different groups can seat together, but when it’s time to order there’s almost no space for new plates.
First off, one of the good things I like about Sibyullee is that they have good side dishes. In some samgyupsal restaurants, the side dishes are there for pantanggal-umay but in Sibyullee they seemed to give the same attention to the side dishes.
I particularly like the soy garlic Korean fried chicken (sweet and crunchy), beef bulgogi gimbap (good mix of fillings), pajeon or pancake (slightly crunchy outside, soft inside) and sweet potato. Other side dishes include salad, pickled radish, kimchi and steamed egg. There’s clear broth soup instead of the usual spicy tofu soup — I like this one, for a change.
For the meat, you can choose from 10 different flavors of premium USDA-choice beef, pork and chicken.
- Samgyupsal (fresh pork belly)
- Soy garlic samgyupsal
- Spicy pork bulgogi
- Sweet and spicy pork bulgogi
- Chili bean samgyupsal
- Woo samgyup (fresh beef belly)
- Yangnyeom woo samgyup
- Marinated bulgogi
- Salt and pepper chicken
- Spicy chicken
You can have the meat with lettuce or rice.
If you like it classic, order samgyupsal and woo samgyup. I like the samgyupsal the best as it’s tasty and cut the right thickness. For the flavored ones, the yangnyeom woo samgyup and marinated bulgogi are great choices as well. I also tried the chili bean samgyupsal but I don’t find it spicy at all.
The meat is served with cheese dip, which is also unlimited. The cheese dip is runny. We had to wait for the dip to be heated for a while for it to thicken. I suggest that you take out the excess water in the bowl before you heat it in the grill — this is what we did on our refill and it turned out fine.
We ordered several plates of various meat flavors and got filled up easily!
For the drinks, water is provided. You can also order ala carte juices and shakes. I recommend getting lychee shake (P120) because it’s refreshing and seems to clean the palate.
After the meal, there’s a one-time dessert of coffee jelly ice cream. I love it! The coffee jelly is flavorful (as opposed to most coffee jelly that’s dark but tasteless) and it goes well with the ice cream with syrup. It’s not too sweet, it’s just right. One of our companions didn’t eat hers so I get to double on the dessert.
Aside from the food, here are other things I’d like to note:
- Service is good. The staff is welcoming and easy to call. Refills are provided fast.
- They use grills that heat evenly and exhaust is working well that there’s minimal smoke in our table. For me that’s something new. I actually had hopes of going out without smelling like samgyupsal, but even if you have the same worry, Sibyullee also offers a linen spritz to remove the smell.
Overall, I love Sibyullee and for me it’s better than most cheap-priced samgyupsal restaurants out there. I love the atmosphere even though the space is admittedly small, guests are welcomed and assisted warmly and the food is of great quality. I will undoubtedly go back again here in the future.
We dined in at Sibyullee in G/F ATC Corporate Center, Alabang.
Other branches are:
- G/F Ayala Malls the 30th, Meralco Avenue, Pasig
- G/F Promenade Mall, Greenhills
(Updated as of 2022) The current rate is P549 per person.
For inquiries, you may contact Sibyullee: Facebook
Disclaimer: Thanks Zomato for inviting me! As always, thoughts and opinions are my own.
Have you been to Sibyullee unlimited Korean BBQ? What was your experience? Let us know in the comments below!
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Katherine Cortes is a 30-something freelance writer/editor. She likes beaches, snorkeling trips, and relaxing staycations (preferably with bath tubs!).