Minsok Restaurant

5655 Don Pedro St., Poblacion, Makati, Metro Manila

Minsok Restaurant
4.3
4.5 Stars

26 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 12
  • 4 stars 12
  • 3 stars 1
  • 2 stars 1
  • 1 star 0
  • 29 Reviews
  • 49 Recommend
  • 26 Reviewers
Category:
Korean
Business Hours
Open: 10:30a - 10:00p
Phone
+6328959586

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 10:30a - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 10:30a - 10:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 10:30a - 10:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 10:30a - 10:00p
  • Thursday
    • 10:30a - 10:00p
  • Friday
    • 10:30a - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 10:30a - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Reann G.
5.0 Stars

MY FAVORITE FOREVER AND EVER!!!! It never failed to put a big smile on my face!!! 🙃🙃🙃

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Isabella R.
5.0 Stars

thanks to a friend for introducing this gem to us! it's not your typical eat-all-you can samgyupsal place but it was worth it!
we had two orders of samgyupsal and being a fan of Korean food, it's one of the best in quality. it was juicy and succulent, cooked just right by one of the staff. it's not too thick and not too thin. they also did not scrimp on the garlic, onions, lettuce, cabbage, and leeks. i think the samjang (sauce) was homemade cause it does not taste like the ones we buy and the texture was different. it matches well with the meat! we also had this soybean stew... i forgot the name. it was my first time trying it and it was also yummy! we capped our dinner with bowls of makgeoli (rice wine). konbei to that. the staff were attentive and the owners were friendly. the lady owner takes her time to greet the guests and ask how our dining was. even if it's in the Makati, it's definitely worth going back to!

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Reann G.
5.0 Stars

AHHHHHHHHH 128525 Minsok never fails to put a smile on my face!!! 9786

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Reann G.
5.0 Stars

I super love this Korean Restaurant 128151 it's my go-to place when I'm sad because their food changes my mood instantly!

I usually get the Samgyupsal (P300), Bibimbap (P280), and Seafood Jeon (P280). The food there is really cheap, if you get 2 orders of Samgyupsal, you get a free soup that's worth P250 and up. What's more exciting is you get to choose whatever soup you like!!! 128521128521 they also have a good variety of (unlimited) side dish. I super love the fish cake and seaweed!!! 128069

The owners and staffs are also friendly - BIG PLUS POINTS! 10024

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Ian P.
4.0 Stars

Nice little discovery! Thanks looloo!
Place is simple, clean and no nonsense. Straight up authentic Korean food which is very affordable.
The portion sizes are a little smaller than most Korean restaurants but it doesn't matter. They give you a bunch of free appetizers so it's still great value. Will be back!

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Marclene M.
4.0 Stars

Order 2 samgyupsal and you'll get a free deunjang jjigae

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Catherine M.
5.0 Stars

If you're craving for the authentic Korean experience without having to shell out too much, this is the place! I think this place is VERY underrated and deserves much more attention because IT'S SO GOOD.

Samgyupsal and Chadolbaki with unlimited side dishes and it's complementary sesame and peanut sauce over a hot steaming cup of rice.... Perfect!

Price range is at 300-400 per head.

It's the kind of place you'd go to just for the food. I live in the south and we would go to Makati just to eat here 128077🏼

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Alex O.
4.0 Stars

Whenever I crave for simple Korean food on a lazy Sunday, when I just want to be in my shorts, Min Sok is my go to Korean restaurant. It is a 'hole in the wall' restaurant in Burgos/Kalayaan area or 'Backwell' (the simple neighborhood at the back of Rockwell). It is run by a Korean couple. The husband cooks, and the wife mans the cashier.

What I like about this place is that it serves unlimited ban chan (those small plates of side dishes) for free, in the tradition of true Korean restaurants. I was served kimchi, pan jeon (fried pancake), rolled egg omelette, fish cakes in spicy sauce, bean sprouts, tofu and seaweeds. And the servers are quick to refill them!

Normally, I just order the simple bibimbap (rice dish in a sizzling claypot mixed with vegetables and kochujang/fermented bean and chilli paste). Min Sok serves a different twist though from the traditional ingredients by using salad greens, and a fried egg. It is certainly the 'greenest' bibimbap I have tasted. The price of P280 is a bit pricey though for a bibimbap, but the unlimited ban chan makes it worth it.

Place is also great for grilled meat and the soybean soup that comes with it is delicious. Great place as well for simple comfort Korean food like kimchi jigae (kimchi stew) and dwenjang jigae (soybean stew). Unless you have lived in Korea, these two dishes though are hard core stuff, but are addicting once you are hooked to it!

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Myzyl C.
5.0 Stars

Still my favorite Korean restaurant!

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Patrick G.
4.0 Stars

Minsok is our favorite Korean place. We like the food and the staff. The staff and owners are really accommodating. They already know our order since we eat there regularly.

We usually have samgyupsal (pork belly) for P300 per order and a bowl of rice for P50. Sometimes, we have chadolbaki (beef brisket) for P350. The meat is served raw and will be grilled on your table. We always ask to grill the onion and garlic when they are already preparing the meat. An order of any meat comes with lettuce and a lot of unlimited/refillable side dishes. :) For every order of two meats, they give a complimentary soup. We get something like a kimchi soup which is not too spicy most of the time.

Eating korean food will not be complete without their dips which are the ssamjang and the sesame oil with salt and pepper. Ssamjang is soybean paste that tastes salty and spicy. :) It really complements the samgyupsal.

If you are looking for the best Korean resto, Minsok is the right place to eat!

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Yvette E.
3.0 Stars

Their Samgyupsal was okay. It came with free soup and was enough to feed 6 people. They didn't have my favorite appetizer though which was sweet and spicy dried anchovies. It's nice to finally be able to try it but will not be going back anytime soon.

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Maan B.
5.0 Stars

Korean food here was good! 128077128522 Staffs are nice and will help you if you're not that familiar on how to cook Korean food. Best to eat here with your pals coz it's cheaper and happier of course! 128518128540

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Lawrence V.
4.0 Stars

Their appetizers and beef BBQ are so much better than Yedang and Seoul BBQ. But I prefer Seoul's Japchae. Will definitely go back.

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Gerald E.
5.0 Stars

Authetic healthy korean bbq!!!

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Aldwin D.
4.0 Stars

Another must try korean resto in the area. Average price.

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Kuya J.
4.0 Stars

The food is great, truly a nice korean cuisine experience but dont expect much about the ambience but generally its ok :)

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Belle D.
2.0 Stars

hindi talaga kaya ng powers ko ang korean food.

somehow, despite the vibrant colors and the unique tastes and textures and the proclaimed health benefits, i have a mental barrier -

maybe it is the plating, the metal bowls and chopsticks, i don't know.

i just find the food unpretty. (sorry po.)

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Clarissa P.
4.0 Stars

It was a lazy weekend and dinner time was fast approaching. Hubby and I thought of just dining outside. I was craving for some Balut so we decided to drive around until we reached the Makati Area. We were meaning to go to a Chinese Restaurant because I wasn't able to join the mini eat up but as we cruised by Makati Ave., I remembered that we haven't been to our favorite Korean Resto in a while - Minsok!

Minsok was the very first Korean resto I tried c/o the hubby who was still the bf then. The place itself was not as easy to find and was not at all impressive. No decorations, no interiors - just your plain carinderia but it's air conditioned. The owner was as usual present, always hands on with her business. We always get two orders of Samgyupsal which comes with a free soup. When we're with Cherienne, we ask them for a non-spicy soup version. Then we got 3 orders of rice and that's it.

The good thing here is that they serve unlimited veggies for wrapping your meat (two kinds of lettuces), unlimited side dish and kimchi. We've tried a couple of Korean restos before and they charge extra for everything else. They also have a good variety of side dish - around 8 excluding the sesame oil with salt and the shrimp paste.

Total damage : 750php! 300php for each order of Samgyupsal with free soup and 50php each for the rice.

Only downside here was that they allow people to smoke inside the resto. I've never seen this before. It's just a little scary since it's a Korean barbecue place so you've got this barbecue plate in the center of the table and a gas tank right below! 128561128562128552 I wish the owner would impose no smoking inside the resto. It's also sad to notice that only Filipinos smoke while eating or right after eating. I did not see a single Korean doing the act while we were there 128542128531128527

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Trish Q.
5.0 Stars

This was the place I first tasted korean cuisine. And since this was close to my school and office before, we always go here whenever we crave korean. (Too bad I dont work in Makati anymore)

Samguypsal and Yukgaejang are always my boryfriend and I's favorite.

They also have alot of side dishes.

Waitresses are very accommodating and the owners them selves always greet us with a smile.

One of my favorite korean restos. :)

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Sonny T.
4.0 Stars

Jiggae. It's what I look for while everyone else is instagramming photos of their bowls of ramen. I stop to think and wonder if people really do crave noodles and soup during the monsoon season, or all the attention that seems to come along with every post.

It seems that team jiggae and gogi are well represented even in this little mom n pop Korean restaurant tucked away inside the back streets of Makati, fondly called "Backwell", or Back of Rockwell.

I don't ask for much. All I need is a piping hot bowl of jiggae, whichever kind, and some good unseasoned steak which I eat with grilled garlic, fermented bean paste, and some greens. Simple, easy, and most of all, satisfying. You can have your ramen, I am proud to be part of team Jiggae, Minsok chapter.

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