Soban K-Town Grill

G/F Alabang Town Center, Alabang-Zapote Rd. cor. Madrigal Ave., Alabang, Muntinlupa, Metro Manila

Soban K-Town Grill
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  • 2 stars 0
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Category:
Korean
Business Hours
Open: 11:00a - 10:00p

Hours

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

Payment Options

Cash

Most Recent Reviews

Adnad S.
3.0 Stars
4

Bibimbap is love! 128522

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SouthKid o.
5.0 Stars
3

Originally planned to have unlimited samgyup kaso haba ng pila! Haha so we went to Soban!

We ordered their set meal for 4 (MEGA MEAT BBQ SET)! 1,200g of meat that includes Fresh Beef Belly, Marinated Beef Belly, Fresh Pork Belly, Soy Garlic Pork Belly, Chili Bean Pork Belly and Fried Chicken.

Sulit! 128076

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Charlzz C.
5.0 Stars
5

Had a weekend lunch here,around 11:45 it was packed and a que outside.Fourth on the line just went to some shops to buy some time,just under 30 minutes we're already had a table inside.I like the quickness and smooth customer transitions,clean and organized.

Ordered two solo BBQ grill sets the :
The Woo Samgyup set -USDA Choice Beef Belly 180g

The Samgyupsal set - pork belly 180g soy garlic flavor

I preferred the two cuts of meat because I love the fat in the belly,love the red and white marbling on the beef very good for grilling.The flavor of the soy garlic pork belly was on the mark,very good marinade.These two sets were accompanied by unlimited rice or you can upgrade it with kimchi rice for additional Php20 ,bone marrow soup and variety of banchan ( Korean small side dishes).Another item item that I like in Soban is their kimchi rice nice blend and over saturated with the spicy and pungent qualities of the kimchi.

My dining experience here in this Alabang branch is one of the best,overflowing banchan,staff are always there to assist,very quick,friendly and very knowledgeable with the cuisine,the provision of lettuce wraps was generous in other restaurants we've been charged extra for the lettuce wrap.

The service and food are of the same quality with the Greenbelt 3 branch that means Soban is very consistent in serving good Korean food and exceptional service.

Applause to Sariwon Group and Soban,thanks and more success.

Undoubtedly, Soban Ktown Alabang a HAPPY PLACE128158🇰🇷🇰🇷🇰🇷

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SouthKid o.
4.0 Stars
2

Went for lunch with a friend for the second time here in Soban! I was craving for kimchi rice and beef so their Beef Korilog is perfect for me! I opt for their a la carte lunch menu for solo (available only from Monday to Friday from 11:00am to 4:00pm only). We ordered 2 bowls of their Beef Korilog - it’s a snack-size beef bulgogi with kimchi fried rice and fried egg or what they called Korean tapsilog (one bowl is for ~P135 only!). Then we ordered their best seller Coffee Prince - it’s a coffee-flavored ice cream on top of graham with red beans inside. Super yummy! One thing for improvement though is their serving time. We waited for almost 20-25mins for a bowl of rice (which is not actually that hot anymore when served).

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Ruth S.
4.0 Stars
5

My family loves celebrating all possible occasions, be it too small like my work-sary or big like birthdays, anniversaries, and other special milestones.

For this particular day, it is my dad's birthday. Right after visiting him in the cemetery, we had dinner here to celebrate. 🤗 It's not my first time eating at Soban but I was only able to try the tacos before so I think this is my first legit Soban experience.

We ordered the following for sharing --

| 6-FLAVOR SAMGYUPSAL SET (1420php).
A group set for 3-4 people. 540g grilled pork belly set with 6 flavors (original, fruity, chili bean, soy garlic, doenjang, and wine). Served w a maximum of 4 unli rice, soup, and side dishes.

This was good. Though I was not able to really taste and distinguish the different flavors, they all tasted the same. Hahahaha. 128517 The pork was a but thick but still tender. Also, the set may look kulang at first but it was actually able to feed all 4 of us. Not bad na! 128077🏼

| ULTIMATE CRISPY FISH BAP (260php). Crispy white Fish fillet on top of white rice with cucumber, carrots, beansprout, and other veggies + fried egg in a sizzling bowl.

- This was just okay. Too ordinary. Or maybe fish is just not made for BAPS. 128517

The sides are unlimited and I enjoyed the EGG ROLL, Kimchi, Salad, and the PEANUTS w ANCHOVIES the most. All caps yung egg and peanuts kasi ang sarap nila!!!!!! 128541 And oh, I also loved the unlimited fresh lettuce. I loved it so much that even without any meat or anything, I was able to enjoy the lettuce as is! 128154

SERVICE was good and most importantly, it was fast. Servers were attentive and helpful.

VALUE FOR MONEY. Though good, I don't think it's worth it. Maybe because I am biased? I think the Korean buffet/unli samgyupsal restaurants in BF are more worth it and enjoyable. The only thing making Soban and other "high end" Korean restaurants better is the ambiance and the overall cleanliness of the place. And well, the yummy and generous side dishes! 128523

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AlwaysHungryPh P.
4.0 Stars
9

It was a Foodie Meet Up once again and it was all the way to Alabang. Yep that meant an almost out of town escapade with matching tollways. Never mind any of those though since a feast here at Soban was so worth it. This restaurant primarily offers premium Korean meats, grilled in front of you in a much better ambiance.

A line up of delectable complimentary side dishes of Kimchi, Gyeran Mari (rolled omelette), Pamuchim (scallion salad), Gamja Sarada (mashed potato, Sangchoo Bokkeum (lettuce salad), Meolchi Bokkeum (dried anchovies), Sangchoo (lettuce for wrapping meats) and Kimchi Fried Rice greeted us first. These long list of varied flavored appetizers paves way for the palate to indulge more.

Our group got to try the Premium Barbecue Combo Set (Php 2200). This prized set is good for 3-4 but it was more than enough for the five of us sharing it. It’s three meats with different marination, Yangnyeom Tohsisal (premium beef), Pork Belly (fruity and soy garlic) and Dak Ganjeong (caramelized boneless fried chicken) all impressed. My favorite was their best selling fruity Pork Belly, it had a natural sweet vibe to eat and was really juicy as well. The chicken which was already served fried is another one I really enjoyed despite its thick breading.

Part of the same set also includes other Korean main stays or usuals- Pajeon (seafood pancake), Japchae (stir fried vermicelli noodles), Gimbap (seaweed rice sushi roll) and Gyeranjim (boiled egg casserole). Watch out for their version of traditional Korean pancakes! They were really good, in fact highly addictive.

If those weren’t enough, the set also comes unlimited Kimchi fried rice, soup, and side dishes.

More meats came to our table and they call it Woo Samgyup. It’s Fresh USDA Choice Beef Belly. No marination on this one becuase its natural flavor was more than enough. One however can add Gireumjang, it’s salt and black pepper in sesame oil for added seasoning.

We also got a serving of a unique product, crispy Kimchi Fries. It was a welcome variation of your usual fast food kind. This fries had a nice mixture of kimchi, really integrated to the potatoes. It could be something to munch on while waiting for the meats to cook.

If you watch K Drama, you might be familiar with some scenes were they drink a certain alcohol. Some of us got to have a shot of Jinro Chamisul Fresh Soju. It retails here for only Php 200 per bottle. Since I don’t drink and would be driving a long way back, I skipped it and instead, just did the cheers.

Cheers Soban K-Town Grill, thank you for the memorable feast.

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Mae A.
5.0 Stars
10

I have been watching a couple of Kdrama shows the past few weeks. Yeah, that bug bit me HARD! Good thing for that because it led me to explore good Korean restos out here. I do think most are good. Soban K-Town Grill does offer a different take on it with infusing some Western aspects to their dishes. They have some tacos and even Pinoy dishes that have been Koreanized. For that afternoon, we tried their Premium BBQ Combo Set which is priced at PhP 2,200. It’s a winner set that’s good for three to four people. In that set, you get to have 180g USDA Choice Premium Marinated Beef, 180g pork belly (choice of 2 flavors), boneless fried chicken, japchae, pajeon, egg casserole, half gimbap, 4 kimchi fried rice or plain rice, soup and side dishes.

Both meats were okay though I preferred the beef dish more. Both were tender but I find the flavor of the beef better than the pork one. It had this right sweet taste that’s not cloying. As for the other dishes in the set, all are really good but the standouts for me are their boneless fried chicken and japchae. I liked the slight sweet flavor of the fried chicken. Its skin was crispy too. As for their japchae, they did it just right. Very tasty with that slight sweet flavor too 🙂

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Ivy J.
4.0 Stars
3

I ordered solo samgyupsal meal and the meat, side dishes and soup are tasty and delicious except for the small hair that I saw in my soup. 🤔

The server immediately replaced the soup and its fine with me.

Overall, I was satisfied with my order. 128077

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Ian P.
4.0 Stars
3

Had Mother's Day dinner with the wife and we decided to try this place!
First of the place was packed! We waited more than 30 minutes for a seat. 2nd, prices were very reasonable lastly food was delicious! The food is catered to Pinoy taste although nothing was very sweet but it didn't have that authentic Korean taste to it.
We ordered grilled beef: very good
Grilled pork belly: very good
Korean fried chicken: excellent
Panjeon: good but no way this is a Korean pancake
Kimchi fried rice: good
Kimchi fries: waste of money!
When you order the set meals, it comes with unli plain rice, appetizers and soup which were all good!
Great place indeed

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Marti M.
5.0 Stars
2

This is NOT what I had expected!

Choosing from the foodie shops around the ATC Corporate Center, we would usually set a budget of around P250 per person for a decent filling meal.

My meal today was different. My chicken teriyaki bibimbap from the newly-opened Soban K-Town Grill was only P155, and i even had a hard time finishing it up! (Btw, Espie had her snack size beef bap for the same price... sayang since was not able to taste and take a photo of it so next time nalang siguro).

Aside from the usual bibimbap ingredients (they were really really fresh!), my bowl had huge chunks of chicken teriyaki - i even had to leave some on my plate since I was really full. We even had the notion that the crew has mistaken our order for the large bowl but when we got the bill, it was indeed what we ordered - a snack size bowl of bibimbap!!!

The chicken teriyaki bibimbap was supposed to have two side dishes but since Espie also got another bibimbap and a beef ramyeon, they combined the side dishes such that we had almost ten side dishes!) The egg and salad sides were really good! The sides of the bibimbap are refillable!

Expect 10% service charge, though, but its really so worth it. We had to request that our bibimbap be prepared without spice so Kandyce can eat and they just followed our request without hesitation. Food is served in less than 15 minutes! Super sulit! Im pretty sure we'll be back here very soon!

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Clarissa P.
5.0 Stars
10

Soban K-Town Grill recently opened in ATC Corporate Center - the same building that houses La Maripili and Senor Pollo. The place can get cramped during peak hours and I really wish they had a bigger space. Offering Korean BBQ sets, Korean pancakes, Gimbap, noodles, Bibimbap, Korean soups and stews, rice bowls, Korean snacks as well as cocktails and Soju - you'll find a lot in the menu whether you're dining alone or with a big group!

We tried their Premium BBQ Combo Set (2200Php), which is a group set that's good for 3-4 people, that has the following: 180g USDA Choice Premium Marinated Beef, 180g Pork Belly, 180g Boneless Fried Chicken, 1 Japchae, 1 Pajeon, 1 Egg Casserole, Half Gimbap and 4 servings of unlimited Kimchi Fried Rice, soup and side dishes.

Just like in any other Korean BBQ restaurants, their tables are equipped with grills and over head vents to take out the smoke right away.

I love Samgyupsal and the manner of eating it so I wasn't surprised that I loved this set! Though I wasn't able to try the chicken, I enjoyed the tender and well seasoned beef and pork. Pair the meat with the Kimchi Rice or wrap it up with as mush sides as you like into the fresh and crisp lettuce - either way is delicious!

They have the usual Samgyupsal side dishes - Kimchi, simple salad, an assortment of thinly sliced veggies in a spicy sauce, fried egg with veggies, red salty paste and the sesame oil with black pepper.

The Korean Pancake, Pajeon, was good too! Scrambled egg mixed with an assortment of veggies, squid, mussels and shrimps - dunk each piece into the sauce and enjoy!

I love Japchae and my favorite is that from Bulgogi Brothers. This Japchae from Soban is simple but delicious! It has the hint of sweetness that I like.

Didn't get to try the Gimbap and the Egg Casserole though but it looked like the others liked them since they were instantly wiped out!

We also tried their Kimchi Fries. It was like the Korean version of Poutine, substituting gravy with Kimchi. With roasted pork bits and lots of cheese, this was surprisingly good!

For dessert, we tried Coffee Prince. Beautifully plated, a hefty scoop of homemade ice cream sat on top of soft graham sandwiching Korean red beans. It was then finished off with chocolate on top. This was just okay for me. The ice cream was good - coffee flavor was well balanced by the cream - but aside from the plating, nothing special here.

| Soban Ice Tea for 65Php (solo) | 110Php (bottomless)

For drinks, I tried their Soban Iced tea that can be availed solo or bottomless. It was one refreshing drink!

| Galaxy Slushie for 120Php (glass) | 400Php (carafe)

I also tried a slushie - Galaxy. You can get this by the glass or in a carafe. It was one pretty cocktail. Loved the glittery layers of dark and light blue colors and the burst of bubble gum flavor! There was a hint of lemon too that made it all the more refreshing!

Overall, it was a pleasant dining experience. Love their food! Plus I love the fact that they provide unlimited side dishes - as well as lettuce coz my family can eat a ton of this veggie! Most Korean restaurants will charge you for extra lettuce!

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Eboy D.
5.0 Stars
3

Soban K-Town Alabang opened late last year to much excitement of the South's K Pop loving community. There is no dearth of knowledge when it comes to Korean food since BF Homes' famed Aguirre Avenue is home to a handful of small, independent authentic Korean restaurants. Soban K-Town is a welcome addition to that list. Owned by three lovely sisters hailing from Davao City, they have widen their menu offerings from the typical Korean BBQ to include fushion snack dishes with Mexican, American and Filipino flair. I was able to try one of these dishes - the Kimchi Fries. For 199pesos, this plateau of fries is filled with roasted pork bits, cheese and kimchi. The fries has a unique crunch unlike your ordinary fried tots. It is as if the fries was dehydrated first which gives it its guilt free charm. As suggested, best if you mix everything thoroughly to evenly distribute the flavor.

For the highlight of our dining, we had a serving of their Premium BBQ Combo Set (good for 4) meat for grilling included 180g of USDA choice premium marinated beef and 180g of pork belly (2 flavors). There is a technique to properly cook the meat so let the gracious staff to take over so as not to overdo it. The meat was tender and the marinated beef paired well with the lettuce wrap that came with it. I enjoyed the pork when dipped with the red sauce paste.

Included in the set are 180g of Boneless Fried Chicken, 1 Japchae, 1 Pajeon, 1 egg casserole, half order of Gimbap. Served with a maximum of 4 kimchi fried rice, soup and sides. Although sides are served unlimited, meat could have been more on this premium set, in my opinion. But i was still filled up since there was so much choices on the table.

Another meat that was served was the Woo Samgyup, 180g of Choice cut beef belly. Another winning cut of meat. It was soft and very flavorful. For dessert, their best selling Coffee Prince was served, a soft graham like crust with red beans topped with coffee ice cream.

This branch is rather small, with spaces between the chairs close to each other. Expect to be rubbing elbows with your seatmate. Service was cordial and quick. Will visit again for the good food. With most grills, you may end up smelling like your food after but Soban K-Town has good ventilation. There was a faint smell but not as strong as other restaurants. Kudos to that.

Disclaimer: Sponsored by Soban K-Town Grill ATC.

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Paolo S.
3.0 Stars
10

2nd trip to Soban with the fam. This time we tried the other menu items that we didnt have last time.

The beef was really good! Highly recommended! Go for either the beef belly or the premium marinated beef, you won't lose with any of them. The samgyeopsal and the fried chicken were just as good as the last time we had them.

Though sadly a lot of the other items we ordered i'd say you're better off skipping or getting more authentic elsewhere, such as the pajeon which was weirdly tough and crunchy all throughout like a pizza crust more than a "jeon" or pancake. The kimchi fries are just another pakulo and nothing that special. Japchae and kimbap was so-so. The yukgaejang lacked beef compared to elsewhere, and the egg wasn't even broken and mixed in. It was cooked almost whole in the stew (huh???). Their kimchi fried rice today was cold, and i realized wasnt as delicious as the kimchi dopbap from the mom-n-pops in Alabang and BF.

That being said, they still passed. It wasn't terrible. I just love and appreciate Korean food A LOT since waaayyyy before, so my standards are pretty much up there. You can really tell the difference from an actual Korean owned, managed, and operated restaurant to one that's managed and operated locally with only Korean consultants. I never thought i'd say this when eating Korean food, but today we ordered so damn much i had to tap out. Ayoko na, umay na. Haha!

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Mico C.
4.0 Stars

My girlfriend and I were in town. Craving for some korean food, we decided to walk to molito to eat at so** mi**. Luckily, on our way there, we passed by this place which we haven't noticed before. After a five second pause, just enough to hear my tummy rumbling and my feet complaining (it was a long day), i suggested we eat here. Since we haven't heard about this place before, it was a bit of a risk, but we later found out that the payback was great.

Meat was nice. The servings are generous (at least for the meat). I really love that they have guides for people on how to cook the types of meat they serve. This is a great guide especially for beginners.

During our visit, it was a bit crowded. On these occasions, be ready to be seated beside other customers. This can lead to awkward/ uncomfortable situations if you want a private conversations. You can opt to have your own table but might need to wait a bit. Also, refilling if the side dishes took time because of the number of people the servers need to take care of.

That's it for now. Will definitely be back to try the bigger sets such as the ... i forgot it's name, but something like a 6 flavor set for sam gyup. Take care everyone!

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Paolo S.
4.0 Stars
10

Truly digging this southern pivot where more and more established restaurants are opening branches down south. I guess people are realizing the south is where its at!

Went to this particular Eastwood staple now in ATC mainly to try their 6 Flavor Samgyupsal: Original, Fruity, Chili bean, Soy Garlic, Doenjang, and Wine. Our only mistake was to cook and eat them relatively too close to each other, instead of cooking then eating one flavor at a time as clearly instructed. There's a specific recommended order to it but i forgot. 128517
This resulted in the flavors sort of mixing on the grill and in our mouths. Couldn't tell which flavor was which anymore haha. But i can say that each of the 6 did have a distinct taste and characteristic. And yes, they were all delicious, especially the chili bean. This one stood out for me because 1.) I live and breathe Korean spice, and 2.) It went really well with how i like my samgyupsal cooked: small, thinly cut, and crispy.

The chicken was good too, as was the green tea iced tea and this dessert they amusingly named Coffee Prince after the k-drama.

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Dana A.
5.0 Stars

soban has friendly staff & the food is so good! their side dishes are refillable just like those other korean restos around the metro. generous servings & everything is worth the money! 128152128069

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Dennis O.
5.0 Stars
5

Finally Soban K-Town have open in the south. They have open their 2nd branch in Alabang Town Center Corporate Center area. This area of ATC is becoming a food haven for the south peeps. With Silantro and Senior Pollo headlining the area. I've tried Soban once when I was invited for a sponsored eat-up in their Eastwood branch. Since then I've been a fan of their fun bold take on Korean BBQ.

Soban ATC branch have a more serious dark urban kind of style compared to their Eastwood branch. I love rustic steel interior of the place. I felt also this branch to be more spacious which was very nice. We also got a table where there's a power outlet on the side. That's another plus point for me!!!

For this visit we got to order of two their samgyupsal set.The 6 Flavor Set and the Premium BBQ set. This two order come with lots of banchan (Korean side dish), unli rice and unli soup. We attack first on the 6 flavor set. This set is good starter since you get to taste different flavor of their grilled pork belly. My fave was the fruity which has nice sweet flavor. I also love the soy garlic a simple yet bring out the richness flavor of the meat. Wine flavor is my 3rd fave got the after kind of taste that you get from a wine. The other 3 flavor (Original, Doenjang and Chili Bean) were also good. Some of my friends fave was the chili bean because of the spiciness of it.

For the premium set. I love the premium marinated beef. The tender bbq beef was so good. The juicy flavor of marinated beef was just perfect. The set also includes boneless fried chicken, Japchae, Gimbap, Pajean and egg casserole . I love this juicy chicken tasted like bonchon/kyochon. The Japchae was the typical japchae that I've tasted on other korean resto, For the gimbap I'm not much a fan of this korean version of maki. I feel that gimbap is just so in comparison with japanese maki. The pajeon is a korean pancake. Soban version was like a seafood pizza with a very thin lumpia wrapper kind of crust. This one was also great! Another fave of mine was the Egg Caserole. A signature korean banchan. This steam scrambled egg is just simply delicious and love soft tofu like texture. For their banchan you'll surely love their bone marrow soup. The sweet peanuts are also good. The spicy kimchi were top notch.

Overall I'm so happy that they've open their door in the south and soon in Greenbelt. This is a great option for your next korean foodtrip. A new take on our fave korean samgyupsal. Must try also are the Kimchi Fries and K-Taco. They have also added some delicious korean soup like Kinchi Chigae that I will surely try on my next visit.

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