Kaya Korean Restaurant

LG/F Power Plant Mall, Amorsolo Drive, Rockwell Center, Makati, Metro Manila

Kaya Korean Restaurant
3.6
3.5 Stars

46 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 3
  • 4 stars 26
  • 3 stars 13
  • 2 stars 3
  • 1 star 1
  • 55 Reviews
  • 113 Recommend
  • 46 Reviewers
Category:
Korean
Business Hours
Open: 11:00a - 9:00p
Phone
+6328980934

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:00a - 9:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:00a - 9:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:00a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:00a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash

Price Range

₱165 - ₱240

Most Recent Reviews

Chili G.
3.0 Stars
3

It was my first time at Kaya ever ever, would you believe? Had some errands in Rockwell and we decided to eat at a place we didn't have in the south. Btw closed Na pala cucina Victoria? Sadness! So we ended up here in Kaya.
Place needs an upgrade IMO, looks very 1998 128516 service was good too. We got the dolsot bibimbap, kimchi soup and bulgogi. It was just ok for me, nothing special really 128529 for the price too, we could've eaten at an eat all you can place Na. Total price was around php800.

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Reich T.
4.0 Stars

I am a Korean Cuisine neophyte.   My knowledge begins and end with kimchi.  I've been meaning to dine at a Korean joint for quite sometime.  Kaya is a stone throw's away from where i am standing.  While i was munching on my dulce de leche xuxos,  i walked a couple of steps and voila! 

Bibimbap sounds familiar.  A lil history lesson is in order.

Bibimbap is a signature Korean dish. The word literally means "mixed rice". Bibimbap is served as a bowl of warm white rice topped with namul (sautéed and seasoned vegetables) and gochujang (chili pepper paste), soy sauce, or doenjang, a fermented soybean paste. A raw or fried egg and sliced meat (usually beef) are common additions. The hot dish is stirred together thoroughly just before eating.

Source: Wikipedia

First,  the dish looks healthy,  we have go,  grow and glow foods - meat,  veggies and carbs.  Kaya's version is served on a iron bowl thingy (long lost cousin of a hot plate).  I added spoonfuls of soy sauce and chili paste,  mixed them all together.  Had to wait for a couple of minutes for it to cool down. 

The veggies are fresh and crispy,  the beef is flavourful and tender.  The egg adds a creamy element to the dish.  Chili paste - where have you been all my life?  This is the catalyst of the dish.  Biased opinion,  i like anything associated with chili. 

Overall,  i enjoyed my first bowl of bibimbap.  No one can resist a healthy bowl of savoury Korean goodness.

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Maureen L.
4.0 Stars

Tried this place for my Korean fix and I liked it! Good bulgogi bibimbap at a very affordable price... Just less than P300 and I was full 128076🏼

Will definitely go back next time!

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Flo A.
3.0 Stars

This was one of the first Korean restaurants I tried in the Philippines, and while I've definitely had better I do remember enjoying their spicy Kimchi and other typical dishes.

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Patty D.
5.0 Stars

My family and I have been eating our dinner for 2 consecutive Sundays in this korean resto.Because of their super tasty grilled (or smoked?) mackerel fish. It tastes like gindara or cod fish which is similar to the taste of milk 128046. I think its better to order one whole mackerel fish for 380 instead of ordering half then ordering another half after you decided that its bitin.Another must try is their bassak bulgogi. Its yummy because its marbled korean beef barbecue lol 128061 128514.

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Bianx M.
3.0 Stars

I thought it was OK.

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Joyce Ann M.
4.0 Stars

A bowl of steaming rice along with their crazy good beef stew that has just the right amount of sweetness and flavor? Yes please! Oh, and one order of chapchae too please.

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Mark C.
4.0 Stars

Korean feast at an affordable price! Had all these dishes for a fraction of what it would cost at Bulgogi Brothers. Kaya literally means "I can" (afford)

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Yshkael C.
4.0 Stars

Spent xmas eve here!

They had good service! Super fast as well.

I loved their garlic shrimps! Super flavorful! Bimbimbap is a thumbs up as well.

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Neil R.
2.0 Stars

✅ Yukgejang (P270)
Spicy beef & vegetable soup with sweet potato noodles

Welcome to another installment of our ongoing series, #foodpresentationfail.

For starters, the soup was placed in a metal bowl which a companion compared to that used by the canine variety. But I didn't mind, I like metal kitchenware -- they remind me of prison.

What really got my goat was the manner in which it was sloppily put together.

The quantity of the shredded beef, noodles and vegetables I found wanting as well.

Honestly, the instant Korean ramen that I prepare at home looks so much better than this eyesore.

The only saving grace? At least it was a little spicy.

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Mark C.
3.0 Stars

I'm starting to suspect that "Kaya" means "I can afford it." They provide good food without service charge. I guess the only thing they could work on is the presentation of their dishes. Part of me believes that I could buy the same meal for 70 pesos at a cafeteria instead of for 270 except that the cafeteria doesn't have free Korean Side Dishes.

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Karen G.
4.0 Stars

What we had:
Kalbi gui - beef stew
Bulgogi - beef bulgogi
Shrimps (mild)

This is where we go when we want meat. Its hard not to eat double rice with korean beef stew. The shrimps were good - a bit salty.

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Mica G.
3.0 Stars

To sum it all up, they offer yummy and good for sharing food! 9786

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Aj A.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Alex O.
4.0 Stars

When I crave for Korean food, Kaya is my convenient choice for lunch.

My usual lunch set is:

- Bibimbap (rice topping with vegetables and kojuchang or red fermented chilli paste in hot stone pot). Never fails. Add the paste depending on your level of spiciness.

- Goon mandoo (fried vegetable/meat dumplings dipped in light sweet soy sauce). Better than gyoza!

Plus they serve you free 'banchan' or side dishes, except kimchi. :(

I wish they also start serving stainless long spoon, together with stainless chopsticks like in Korea. Somehow with regular spoon and wooden chopsticks, it loses its authenticity. Food in Kaya, though, is 'generally' authentic, but I have to say not all.

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Alex O.
4.0 Stars

My go to place for quick Korean lunch!

This time I had my usual dolsot (hot stone) bibimbap, rice topped with vegetables and ground pork. I prefer it served in hot stone vs. the regular cold stainless bowl, as the former gives the rice a burnt texture at the bottom, and it comes piping hot.

The secret to the dish though is the kojujang (fermented chilli paste), which provides a unique spicy and umami flavor to the dish. Gradually add a few tablespoons (normally 2 heaping) until you get the taste you want.

I also like that they give you 3 free side vegetable dishes ('banchan'), and a free soup.

A simple but perfect lunch. One thing good about Kaya is the consistency of the dishes over the years.

You can also try the Goon mandu (fried dumpling or the Korean version of gyoza) as side dish. Dip it with their soy sauce; winner! Bit oily, but so good!

For more elaborate group dining, I would also recommend kalbijim (beef stew), panjeon (pancake), dweaji bulgogi (spicy pork strips), and kimchi bokumbap (kimchi fried rice).

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Min E.
4.0 Stars

Been korean food hopping these past weeks. Bulgogi jeung-something is delicious :)

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Karen G.
4.0 Stars

All that food for 2 people! I was in food coma! This is one of our go-to restos whenever we feel like eating meat.
What we had: kalbi jim, bulgogi, spicy dak bulgogi, tempura(we usually don't order this but we did this time to satisfy my shrimp cravings).
Sarap. :)

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John B.
4.0 Stars

I liked it.

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Sheyz U.
4.0 Stars

Food was good although I was quite bitter about there having no unli side dishes. Hehe

Serving was also quite small compared to other Kaya branches.

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