Matgalne Restaurant – Unlimited Samgyupsal and Korean Buffet

Matgalne Restaurant – Unlimited Samgyupsal and Korean Buffet

Matgalne Restaurant – Unlimited Samgyupsal and Korean Buffet

Whenever you mention Korean food to me, two dishes come into mind: Korean Beef Stew and Samgyupsal. However, these two dishes tend to be pricey especially the Samgyupsal where usually one order or one strip isn’t enough when you are already enjoying it. So imagine my excitement to hear that a Korean Restaurant offers a buffet that includes UNLIMITED Samgyupsal! To add, the price is as low as one order of Samgyupsal in other restaurants!

The name of the restaurant is Matgalne and it’s located along Kalayaan (road leading to Rockwell). It might be a challenge to find it as it doesn’t have English sign but take note of the red/orange façade (or see the picture above).

Matgalne is owned by Windy Park and they have been operating since 2003 as an a la carte restaurant. It was only recently that they started offering a buffet and I believe it was a really good move especially when you love Samgyupsal!

A good buffet usually costs around PHP 450 and up right? Well, you’ll be surprised on the cost of Matgalne’s buffet.

Item Price
Lunch Buffet
(Promo – Until June 30, 2013)
PHP 299
Dinner Buffet PHP 399


These would apply to both lunch (1130am to 430pm) and dinner (530pm to 11pm).

Were you surprised? If yes, good. Shut down your computer, get a taxi and proceed to Matgalne! If not, continue reading to see what you can get for that price.

Let us start with the buffet spread. Their buffet spread consists of authentic Korean dishes (sadly no beef stew) being cooked nonstop by Ms. Park and her companions. It’s amazing to note that they keep on refilling and replacing the dishes that have gone out so you’ll never run out of food.

Matgalne Korean Restaurant - Matang

Matang – Sweet Potato glazed with caramelized sauce

Matgalne Korean Restaurant - Potato Roll

Potato Roll

Matgalne Korean Restaurant - Beosot Jeon

Beosot (Mushroom) Jeon

When you say jeon; it refers any Korean dish battered with flour then pan fried (Wikipedia). Here are the different jeon dishes that they offer.

Matgalne Korean Restaurant - Zucchini Jeon (2)

Zucchini Jeon

Matgalne Korean Restaurant - Ham Jeon

Ham Jeon

personal favorite to add in Samgyupsal

Matgalne Korean Restaurant - Jap Chae

Jap Chae – Korean Glass Noodles

Their Jap Chae can be eaten as is or you can try the wrapped version (Kimmari).

Matgalne Korean Restaurant - Kimmari

Kimmari – Korean Deep Fried Seaweed Rolls stuffed with Jap Chae Noodle

Matgalne Korean Restaurant - Ojingeo Bokkeum

Ojingeo Bokkeum (Korean Spicy Stir-fried Squid)

Matgalne Korean Restaurant - Dak Kang Jung

Dak Kang Jung (Sweet and Spicy Chicken)

Matgalne Korean Restaurant - Jumeok Bap

Jumeok Bap – Rice Balls Wrapped in Seaweed

Speaking of rice, you can have a rice ball or try out their Kimbap

Matgalne Korean Restaurant - Kimbap

Kimbap – Korean Sushi Rolls

And the last one needs no introduction…

Matgalne Korean Restaurant - Kimchi


But of course, it doesn’t stop there as they have over 20 dishes available. I wasn’t able to capture turon and their different vegetables dishes.

They also have a bibimbap station where you can create your own bibimbap. For those who have watched Full House (kdrama), you would remember this scene where Song Hye Kyo was eating Bibimbap and Rain was curious on what it was. (Pic Source)

Now let’s move over to the main event of the buffet… the Unlimited Pork and Beef strips.

Matgalne Korean Restaurant - Pork Samgyupsal

Samgyupsal – Grilled Pork Belly

Matgalne Korean Restaurant - Beef Samgyupsal

Chadolbegi – Beef Brisket

The great thing about these ready to be grilled meat is that they don’t have any marinate or added flavor/seasoning. So it will be up to you to discover what flavor you want them to be. The only thing that they will have in common is the pan where you grill them. What happens after grilling is up to you.

For example,

Matgalne Korean Restaurant - Samgyupsal 1 Collage

A basic combination would be cabbage or lettuce, pork, garlic and pepper paste. You can try to experiment on more combinations by adding the dishes that you can find in their buffet spread like adding kimchi or any of the different jeons (pancake like dishes). The possibilities are endless but sadly, our stomach capacity isn’t.

So there you have it. All you can eat for a low low price of PHP 399 (currently PHP 299 for lunch until end of June 30, 2013). Delicious, healthy and unlimited; what more can you ask for a buffet?

Disclosure: Matgalne paid for our meal

Till next time,



Matgalne Restaurant, Main Branch
4768 Kalayaan Avenue Corner Mariano Street, Poblacion
Makati City, Metro Manila
Tel #: (02) 890 – 2949
Operating Hours: 11:00 am to 12:00 midnight, Monday to Saturday

Matgalne Restaurant
2F Millenium Place Building., Meralco Avenue
Ortigas Center, San Antonio
Pasig City, Metro Manila
Tel #: (02) 632 – 9714
Operating Hours: 11:00 am to 12:00 midnight, Monday to Saturday


3 thoughts on “Matgalne Restaurant – Unlimited Samgyupsal and Korean Buffet

  1. yummy! I really want Korean food and I love Kimchi and Samgyupasal a lot. Thanks for this post dear. Just drop by and visiting! Please visit back

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    Tnx :)

  2. oohhh I want to try this. let’s with bob and gi! i’ve been craving to korean meals for so long

So what can you say? :)