Kko Kko

G/F The Sapphire Bloc Bldg., Garnet Rd., Ortigas Center, Pasig, Metro Manila

Kko Kko
3.7
3.5 Stars

14 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 1
  • 4 stars 9
  • 3 stars 3
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
  • 16 Reviews
  • 40 Recommend
  • 14 Reviewers
Category:
Korean
Business Hours
Open: 11:00a - 11:00p
Phone
+6325357689

Hours

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

Payment Options

Cash

More Business Info

Parking:
Parking Lot
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner

Most Recent Reviews

Ellaine D.
4.0 Stars
6

Expectation vs reality. It was very different from the menu than it was served to us. We went there maybe a few hours before their closing that is why some are not available anymore. Anyway, it's ok because we get to taste the cheese fondue and the snowy chicken which is good. Will definitely go back.

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Unisse C.
4.0 Stars
5

I finally got to try the chicken and cheese fondue of Kko Kko!

The cheese fondue half platter is enough to share between 5 people if you're looking to simply try it. It had soy glazed chicken, onion rings and fries (with chili powder flavoring). The soy glazed chicken was a winner for me - even on its own. The glaze was delicious and the chicken was crunchy and flavorful. The cheese, however, was a bit disappointing. I'm not sure what kind of cheese they used but it was more creamy than cheesy.

My friends recommended that we get the Snow Chicken which had a coating of cheese powder (that's why it's named as such). However, there was a choice - either the original cheese powder or the fire chili powder. We opted for the fire chili powder since we already had cheese in the fondue. It was still good. The chicken was big and the breading was crunchy. However, going with the fire chili powder might have been a bad idea for a group with low tolerance for spiciness. It was good, but it was crazy spicy! I was perspiring from the spice!

My craving for kimchi jjiae showed up so I ended up ordering one. It was pretty good! Packed with tons of kimchi and big chunks of pork. Good thing it wasn't very spicy so it helped with toning down the spiciness of the fire chili chicken. It saddened me that their jjigae didn't come with rice.

Since we're on the topic of rice, the rice served to us at the time was super wet. Someone might have messed up the ratio of water to the grain.

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Inna A.
3.0 Stars
3

Food was okay. Service was excellent! 128077🏼

And that oddly shaped appetizer tray. LOL

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Chek A.
3.0 Stars
2

Food is okay, the snow chicken had a similar taste with MCDO Cheesy Cheddar powder and for the boneless cheese melt chicken it had a familiar taste of ginger/garlic soy sauce. I'm not quite sure where I tasted it before, maybe Bonchon?

Concept of the place is pretty chill and home-y. Quite small. I figured it's somewhat an "inuman" chill place.

We didn't try their chicken fondue which clearly states on their menu that it's their best seller. It seems too much for us to order, since we're just two. But the other tables beside us ordered it. It's pretty packed with different kinds of appetizer sides and lots and lots of cheese.

Moreover, the staff is .5 less than ok. Our experience had a little hiccup because of our server, she repeated our order thrice but at the end she only ordered one of what we ordered. Hence, the melted cheese chicken being in a take out bag in the photo. (We had to wait for another 15 minutes just because our server didn't punched in our order)

For the waiting time, 2/5. Felt like we waited for 25mins to 30 mins for our order to arrive (cheese melt chicken not included)

All in all experience: was not disappointed with KKO KKO's food. Price is okay.

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Rodney O.
4.0 Stars

Enjoyed my visit. Food was good aside from the cheese. Kimbap for 98 is great. The chiggae was also good for 198. Fairly priced. Friendly staff.

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Denise R.
4.0 Stars
3

Loved my first ever Kko Kko experience, when my officemates and I had lunch here. At first, I was hesitant to order their chicken cheese fondue as I had the impression we'd have "suya" factor, that it won't be enough for the three of us, and that it's not worth it, given the price. But boy was I wrong. In the end, I was persuaded to order this (along with one other appetizer and a rice meal), and it was worth it!

It was like eating cheesy pizza, only this instance, we got to dip pieces of Korean chicken, fries, and onion rings in a bread bowl full of creamy, melted cheese. Heaven.

We also ordered Dakdori Tang (chicken stew with rice, egg and dilis) and Seaweed Roll which were also quite good and savory. Every meal we ordered complemented each other, so quite understandable that we were crazy full, after our meal #whatdiet?

Customer service was quick and no frills. Everything we needed came at the right time; no extra effort of asking how our food was, which was what we needed at that time, as we were to busy chatting and eating our dreams of summer bods away.

Price standpoint, we ended up ordering (and paying) a tad too much, but it was all good. All in all, a worthwhile experience worthy of future visits!128522

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EJ B.
4.0 Stars
8

Kko Kko is a modern restaurant which specializes Korean chicken. The Korean Chicken House was brought to you by Ms. Grace Lee the woman behind the success of Buta Wagyu and Nikuya Charcoal Grill.

One afternoon, Midz and I dropped by to try the intriguing Chicken Cheese Fondue. The place looks nice and Earth-friendly even though that it can be fully loaded during peak hours because it can only accommodate certain capacity.

We order half of it for Php588.00, it comes with Melted Cheese in Bread Bowl, onion Rings, Flavored Fries, and Boneless Chicken Chunks with the 2 Flavors (we choose Chili and Garlic).

Chicken Cheese Fondue - 11088110881108811088 4/5
"I am looking for more cheesier taste, I think the melted cheese lacks of flavor. It taste bland, although the chili chicken and garlic chicken were so flavorful (I like the garlic chicken much better. Five star for me). The fries coated in a cheesy powder was quite okay it's better than the melted cheese. The onion rings was crispy outside and has a sweet taste inside."

Overall, it would be better if the melted cheese will me more cheesier. And for the service, the staff assisted and accommodated us well.

#ilovetoeatph 12851510084

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Camille S.
4.0 Stars
3

I have super no idea what Kko Kko offers. I only heard it from my Ortigas friends and they kept blabbering about Kko Kko's Kimchi Jigae and Cheese Fondue.

Because of this, I asked my friends to do the ordering. They got one Whole Chicken Cheese Fondue and Half Padak. One of my friends ordered Chapchae. The chicken cheese fondue was composed of a bread bowl where the melted cheese was, spicy French fries, onion rings and chicken chunks. The cheese was a bit overwhelming given its amount and the consistency was like a more flowy Cheez Whiz. I think it lacks a bit of flavor but it was a good partner for the chicken, fries and onion rings because it didn't overpower the taste of each. It still added texture and mouthfeel. The onion rings and fries were typical. The chicken chunks were really good! The inside was soft and the outside had the right crunch. I remembered that they ordered Classic Soy and Oh-My-Garlic for the flavors of the chicken but it was hard to distinguish which is which. As for the chapchae, nothing special also.

I think they highly encourage you to use chopsticks because when we asked for spoon and fork, they gave us plastic ones.
If you'll be dining also on a weekday lunch (just like us), go here early because the place gets really crowded.

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Mark L.
2.0 Stars
7

my niece invited us for dinner yesterday and since we haven't eaten at this place yet, we agreed to go.

my nieces arrived there around 6. they were seated at the outside as the table for 8 inside was reserved for 630pm. the waiter said they only give a 15 minute allowance for reservations. come 645 we asked if we can sit inside but the waiter said they can't give the table for 8 inside because the owner's family was the one who reserved it. why say they have a 15 minute allowance if you can't give it?

the first food that came was the chicken cheese fondue 128077128077128077. this was a combination of very spicy (SALTY, and definitely not spicy) french fries 128078, marinated chicken 128077128077, onion rings 128077128077128077, and chicken popcorn (wasn't able to try). at the center of it all was a bread bowl full of melted cheese.

we have to ask for plates before they thought of giving us plates, this is also true with spoon and forks. my mom ask for napkins and they only gave us 4 pieces. so for each napkin two people have to share. talk about cost cutting 128514128514128514.

the second food that arrived was the original regular 2-piece fried chicken 128077128077128077 with rice. this was really only regular no frills fried chicken.

the third food that arrived was the snow chicken 128077128077128077 these powdered chicken are drenched in flavor powder. we had a combination of fire chili powder and cheese powder. the fire chili wasn't really spicy, and the cheese was salty.

in the middle of our meal, their service became better. maybe because they saw me reading looloo reviews 128514

beef bulgogi dosirak 128077128077128077128077 i asked the waiter to mix it for me and he happily obliged. when i was eating this, i remembered my bibimbap on my way to the us riding korean air. btw, didn't taste the sweet dilis nor the beef. i recommend this food for those who are sick. it's like hospital food, no taste. but i still like it.

cheese fries 128077128077128077 fries covered with cheese powder. at first they were serving spicy fries and we said we didn't order any. the waitress was insisting we did until she asked the waiter who took our order. the waiter said we ordered cheese fries. wtf, how can they get it wrong if it's written (or supposed to be written)?

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Midz S.
4.0 Stars
9

Last Saturday, I just proved that nothing can stop me and EJ B from crossing off restaurants from our list, especially once we set foot on the area.

After getting invited to an event at Sapphire Bloc, we immediately went to Kko Kko just to try their chicken cheese fondue, which has been circulating around social media, even if we were stuffed.

We arrived the Korean restaurant and were a bit surprised of its design. There's nothing in it that will give you a hint that this is a Korean restaurant! The place is instagram-worthy, and comes across as a cafe with plant-filled shelves on the wall, and round, orange lightings.

|Chicken Cheese Fondue
P588 (Half) Good for 2-3 people
P988 (Whole) good for 5-6 people

This set is composed of cheese fondue in a bread bowl, with homemade onion rings, fries, and two flavors of their boneless chicken (Yang Nyum).

▪️Yang Nyum flavors: Sweet Chili, Oh-My-Garlic, Classic Soy, Chilli Sili

▫️Cheese Fondue (available in original, mustard garlic, or chili cheese) - This was a bit of a let down. It wasn't the creamy, sharp cheese that I was expecting. It seemed like it has more cream than cheese.

▪️Cheese Fries - I liked this one. It's not the usual, salty, cheese flavored fries we're used to. It tasted as if it also has some sour cream in the cheese mix. It's good. It's not just cheese.

▫️Onion rings - I found this one typical, although I liked it because the onions weren't cut too thick or too thin.

▪️Sweet Chili Yang Nyum - The taste of their sweet chili was okay. Well, I actually didn't taste the chili. It's nothing too special, to be honest.

▫️Oh-My-Garlic - Oh My! I liked this one a lot. The even blend of salty and sweet, plus garlic in the chicken was delicious.

Service was great. The server was able to provide more than the assistance we needed. He was very helpful in making us understand what we are about to order.

Overall, it's safe to say that everything in this fondue set tasted well. It's just sad that the fondue, which is supposed to be the highlight of all of this, was the one that didn't meet my expectations.

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YVette C.
4.0 Stars
3

3.5 stars! 110881108811088
I came back for the cheese fondue because it's really cool and delightful!
This time, at 6pm on a weekday, the service was great, a lot of staff are available, attentive, and waiting for requests, the cheese fondue was served within the time frame, and the fondue was great! 128045128077🏼

Additional orders such as Chicken with Rice Snow upgraded to Kimchi Rice was way too overpriced. ☹️As well as their drinks, Raspberry Iced Tea and Green Tea Lychee Iced Tea. These are just plain food and drinks, nothing special and not worth the penny. The chicken was so hard, seems like this was already cooked a lot of times; the kimchi rice was nothing, better to eat with plain rice. Their drinks tasted like powdered drinks only. 128078🏼

When we got the bill, only then that I realized that their food are OVERPRICED; mainly because most of the food are unsatisfactory. Even if I enjoyed the fondue, I still think that it is overpriced.

Cheese Fondue half P588 (for me, it's good for 3pax since you will eat other food too)
Chicken with Rice Snow P128; upgrade to Kimchi Rice is P58 128576
Iced Tea P138

Thanks to Booky for the P300 discount!

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Tei A.
3.0 Stars

Glad there are more restaurants opening up at Sapphire Bloc.

Tried their Samgyupsal and their Original Fried Chicken. Both were tasty and can be added to our office lunch options.

Limited tables inside and service is quite slow. Hope they improve.

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Wiljohn M.
4.0 Stars
2

I haven't eaten Korean food since my trip to Seoul two years ago. After that trip I felt that I already had enough of it so I was not eager trying Kko Kko.

After lunching there today, I can say that I am happy that I decided to try Korean again. We had an overload of Kimchi, the Bibimbop was excellent especially with the tutong rice and the spicy sauce. i also love the yang nyum chicken. It reminded me of Bonchon but much better. The servings are big, the skin crunchy and the sauce so yummy.

The staff were also helpful and prices reasonable.

I will be back soon.

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Abe C.
5.0 Stars
3

I went back to Kko Kko to have lunch with the wife earlier today since she knows that it's always a good thing to eat fried chicken. Hehe. So off we went to Kko Kko. It's more crowded today which is good, coz I'm happy for my friends who lead the operations of this place.

So for today, I ordered the 2 piece fried chicken, using original and spicy combination. They really just use thigh and leg parts, which I didn't know from my last trip in Sept. So now you guys know.

The original is the cheapest flavor 2 piece at P178, while the Yang Nyum and Snow are at P208. They now have a full menu, vs their soft launch menu back then. And I like that they explain dishes that aren't self explanatory by their names alone, since we aren't Korean.

The original, though cheapest priced, is by no means the least tasting. For the fried chicken, it's seasoned with salt and pepper & Korean spices, and isn't mixed with sauce so if you want plain crispy fried chicken, this one is very good. I forgot to ask for sauce or gravy but it's pretty good as is. I chose to make the leg part the original fried chicken so I didn't really need gravy. The spicy version is a sauced up version of the crispy fried chicken, it's a bit sweeter than spicy, but it was quite good, too. 4.5/5

Things are better now in terms of operation, so kudos to the team. I'm raring to try their bibimbap and cheese fondue next time.

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Abe C.
4.0 Stars
8

Kko Kko is a newly opened Korean restaurant in Ortigas. It's hero protein? CHICKEN! Chicken is a very big thing in Korea, and, according to its owner, TV host and budding restauranteur Grace Lee, fried chicken is enjoyed anytime, anywhere, and in many variations.

Grace has re-branded and tweaked her and her mom Mama Lee's baby, Hoolala, to Kko Kko! And Kko Kko's first branch is well located at The Sapphire Bloc's Garnett Road side, a few steps away from Emerald Ave, Ortigas, and 5 minute brisk walk away from either Metrowalk or Robinsons Galleria. (the original Hoolala is not too far away, at Escriva Drive near UA&P).

I'm really digging the interiors. It has modern take, beautiful lighting fixtures, great high ceiling accent wall adorned with plant boxes, and a nice blackboard filled with customers' compliments and well-wishes. I like the coziness of the place.

In Kko Kko, different kinds of fried chicken are featured:
1. Original - crispy fried chicken marinated in Korean spices with a choice of regular or spicy
2. Yang Nyum - crispy fried chicken tossed in a sauce of your choice
> sweet chili
> classic soy (probably closest to Bon Chon)
> oh-my-garlic (which is the same sweet taste as classic soy but with garlic taste)
3. Snow - crispy fried chicken tossed in a special powder, either cheese or fire chili

They also have a boneless chicken chunks version of the Yang Nyum.

Our orders:
2 piece Yang Nyum chicken with rice (at P208, added P58 to upgrade the rice to kimchi fried rice. I picked Sweet Chili and Oh My Garlic. The sweet chili is as it should be. For those who love sweet chili sauce. And their skin is still very crunchy so the sauce enhances the experience. But the winner is the Oh My Garlic. The kimchi rice was good though could have been made spicier. I liked the flavor.
Sweet Chili 3/5
Oh My Garlic 4.5/5
Kimchi Rice 3.5/5

Snow Chicken, half order at P238. Cheese is our flavor. And this one is also a winner.
Snow Chicken 5/5 especially if you like stuff like cheese popcorn or powdered and flavored chips. Their cheese profile is a bit on the sweet side, which works well with the crispy chicken.

I went here Sept 1st, about 2 weeks into Kko Kko's soft opening. Understandably, they've got to iron out some kinks in the dine in staff, as our bill was wrongly computed. They changed it naman easily so no harm no foul. I mentioned it to the owner as possible improvement point and she received it very well.

I'm gonna try it again for sure, especially the cheese fondue appetizer (with onion rings, spicy fries and boneless chicken). This was too much for me and the wife at the time for the full size at P988 but they've since launched a half order at P588 which is good for other customers to try.

Kkokko also has other Korean dishes like noodles, rice toppings (even a Japanese katsu), spicy Korean soup, other bar chow and bibimbap. I also loved their Green Tea and Lychee iced tea drink. P138 but worth it, served in a tall hour shape glass.

So for fried chicken and Korean cuisine junkies looking for something different, Kko Kko's your place; it's got a modern take on the Korean fried chicken, plus an affordability and quickness to it that's perfect for the fast paced Ortigas Center.

They'll be opening a few more branches soon in Manila, UP Town, etc. For now, enjoy this in Sapphire Residences.

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YVette C.
2.0 Stars

I already feel bad that this will be their first review.. Ohwell.. I will give a second review on my next visit.

We came here for lunch. We ordered Chicken Cheese Fondue P588 half, Kimbap beef P158, and Japchae P128.

By the time we placed our order, Kimbap was served after 5+ mins, Japchae was served after 12+ mins, then Chicken Cheese Fondue was served after 30+ mins (reference point is when the order was placed). That was so BAD and unacceptable for the main/highlight dish that we were all looking forward to. There were a few customers but still 30+ mins is unacceptable. ❌

So I nicely asked the waiter why it took that long, he said sorry and that serving time is 15-20mins.. OK interesting info. 128563. Then I asked for a complimentary because I believe we deserve it.. The waiter returned with One glass of raspberry(?) drink. OK again 128563 we were 8 pax on the table. This is embarassing.. So I said if he can give a pitcher instead of a one glass, he just said sorry. I then looked for the Manager, turns out that the Manager is the Chef, he explained to me how they work in the kitchen, first come first served/cook basis on the order slips. (Of course). Still, it does not justify the 30min waiting time and the one glass complimentary. Facepalm.🤐 I ended it by saying OK (quite stressful to argue) then continued eating my meal.

The food.. There was no trace of korean cuisine/spices on any of the food. Ohmy. The cheese chicken fondue was a great idea, but we were expecting more of its flavors especially the cheese which was not that satisfying cheeseloving feeling, yet we enjoyed it (I like the taste of the chicken tenders on it). Kimbap and japchae, hmm yeah just plain food, it could be better.

I commend the tall waiter because I think he was challenged by my questions and the situation, yet he handled it well and was pleasant all through out. The Chef was unpleasant to talk to, he wasn't even apologetic9996🏼️

Next time, I will order the Chicken Combo meal and wouldn't ask for a complimentary Haha will just tell them that they need improvement.

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