Sodam Restaurant

17 J. Abad Santos St., Little Baguio, San Juan, Metro Manila

Sodam Restaurant
4.1
4.0 Stars

26 Reviewers

  • 5 stars 8
  • 4 stars 13
  • 3 stars 5
  • 2 stars 0
  • 1 star 0
  • 30 Reviews
  • 82 Recommend
  • 26 Reviewers
Category:
Buffet
Business Hours
Reopens: 6:00p - 10:00p
Phone
+639053934190

Hours

  • Sunday
    • 11:30a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Monday
    • 11:30a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Tuesday
    • 11:30a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Wednesday
    • 11:30a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Thursday
    • 11:30a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Friday
    • 11:30a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p
  • Saturday
    • 11:30a - 2:30p
    • 6:00p - 10:00p

Payment Options

Cash

More Business Info

Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Attire:
Casual
Good for Groups:
Yes

Most Recent Reviews

Unisse C.
5.0 Stars
7

Holidays mean pig out sessions! 128514128055128584 This *might* be my last pig out session... Because I'm supposed to go on a diet, but that is rarely followed. 128532128549

ANYWAY! I've mentioned before we're huge fans of Korean BBQ (and buffets). 128514 Since my sisters haven't tried Sodam yet, I thought it would be a nice sister bonding dinner to let them eat here. It was either Sodam or ShabuYaki in Remedios Circle. But since we needed to be in San Juan, Sodam won. 128513

PARKING IS A CHALLENGE! 128663
Sodam is found in J. Abad Santos in Little Baguio, San Juan. The place is pretty small but compared to their old location, the space is now bigger. However, parking can still be a problem! I think their space can only park 4-6 cars, double parked! So it's a bit of a hassle if you're the one double parked. They'll be calling out your plate number while you're in the middle of eating! 128547

So my suggestion is park at the Rustans Supermarket along P. Guevarra. That's what we did. They have side parking and also a basement parking. It's a short walk to Sodam from there.

THE FOOD! 128055
The buffet is Php 329 per person on weekends and holidays (lunch and dinner)! REAL CHEAP RIGHT? 127881 You get unlimited orders of thinly sliced beef and pork plus some Korean side dishes, soup, and a bibimbap station! Eat all you can and you'll surely be stuffed!!

The meat slices come in a set, 2 plates of beef and 2 plates of pork. Sadly you can't break that up and ask for just beef. Of just pork. 128532 They also advised against putting anything other than the meat on the griller. 128533 I got a little bit disappointed by this because I like grilling the kimchi too. But I guess that's their way of ensuring the lifespan of their grills. Hahaha!

The bibimbap station has very straightforward instructions for newbies to Korean food which is a good thing. 128077🏼 They also have my favorite kimchi jjigae (stew) though it's more soup like rather than stew like. And the meat they used is quite fatty. I still loved it nonetheless.

ADD ONS ➕
As most Korean buffets, the drinks and ice cream come with extra charge but they give you unlimited water which is good enough to keep you going.

PAYMENT 128176
CASH ONLY.

So they used to be located along P. Guevarra but I'm not sure when they moved to J. Abad Santos. At their old location, they accepted credit cards because their rates used to be a bit higher. But after moving and lowering their rates, they now only accept cash as a mode of payment. So keep that in mind when dining here.

We left with full and happy tummies!! If only San Juan wasn't so far from home, I'd be here a lot. 128514128055

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Jo C.
5.0 Stars

The best korean buffe pork in town!!

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Aldwin D.
4.0 Stars

Reserve early.

Better than the previous location.

So far one of the best korean buffet.

What i like here is a better selection of korean dish. Minsan pag nag palit sila may bago na naman ma dish.

Better service na din sila. Very attentive waiters. Ikaw susuko sa grilled meat nila na they would serve you.

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Telle B.
5.0 Stars

I love meat! So when my friend Vanna J brought us here for good cheap unlimited Korean beef and pork bbq, I was soooo excited! For Php 329 per person this is not bad at all! For other Korean restos this price only comes with pork meat! However, in Sodam this price includes both unlimited pork and beef! Not only that, it comes with cooked dishes too and their cooked food is equally as good!

The food is amazing, the service is ok but the place needs improvement.. it's so hot inside! I kept sweating so it was a bit more difficult for me to enjoy the food 128517

All in all, the price is very reasonable for the food quality! Will definitely go back to this place!

By the way, make sure to have reservations! This place gets packed quick!

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Dhang C.
4.0 Stars
3

It was my sister's advance birthday lunch treat and we're really craving for yakiniku. After mass last Sunday, we went to Sodam. We used waze going there (from UST church), and we were directed to Sodam's old location. I just added this detail. So wazers, be mindful of the street when choosing Sodam on waze. 128522

P329 per pax during weekend lunch. And it's freaking worth it, I must say! There are just limited number of choices but almost all are korean dishes. Their meats are tasty and staffs are attentive.

By the way, drinks and cold products (korean popsicles etc.) are not included on the price.

Enjoy!

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Abe C.
4.0 Stars

A cheap Korean Eat all you can in Greenhills? Wow. Unusually cheap for the area. Sodam's price is already competitive in the likes of Quezon City (think Kalayaan Ave. which is one of my regular areas before when I lived in QC) or other places where, shall we say, the economy is more suited to a broader base. For lunch at P329 on weekends and Monday to Sunday dinners, and P299 on weekday lunches, the price is pretty good (these prices are ALL IN)! Tried it earlier today. They give you wooden trays of beef and pork in thin strips ready to cook. Plus they have decent choices of cooked meals and even make your own bibimbap.

Included in their already voted meals are Korean pancakes, chap Chae, fried rice, squid rings, fish fillet in light sauce, seafood in sweet chili sauce, Korean beef strips, pork in sweet Savory sauce, lettuce and the fillings that come with it, veggies and more. All decent. Pick your preference. The cooked meals are a solid 3.5/5 Shout outs are deserved for their chap chae, Korean beef, and fish fillet breaded with mayonnaise dishes. If you're avoiding carbs (and do avoid their fried rice due to its blandness), use their lettuce to fill in the proteins and veggies and dip in the sesame oil and salt sauce. Awesome without the guilt. 128522

Beef and pork strips. Very thinly sliced. You cook it yourself, optional to make the pork stay longer to make it bacon-like.128523 They just place and place on your table. Decent, quite soft, but not that flavorful. 3.5/5

Service is fast. They replace the raw meat quickly and are helpful. 4.5/5 The owners seem hands on and are present it seems. Which is cool.

They're moving by May to about a block behind their present location on P. Guevarra, across Piandre, which is the former Eataly resto. A bigger space than this place, I've read, plus better parking. Overall, I'd give it a solid 3.5 rounded up to 4.

Burp. 128549 dang, I ate too much.

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Vic M.
4.0 Stars

This time around the place was not as full as the last time.

We were shown our table and started getting food without delay. 128515 as we sat meat started coming...almost non-stop!

I enjoyed this visit.

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Christymae O.
5.0 Stars

This place is actually one of the best & very affordble eat-all-you-can in the Metro.. And what's another thing about the food they served are actually not the usual or regualar korean food they would serve.. They would really change their menu so that you would come back and you'll say "this wasn't served before" and yet its really good food with good price...

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Roselle S.
5.0 Stars

Since i love korean buffets so much, aside from kpub this is my to-go place. Cheap but superb. Their servers are very attentive in replenishing the buffet table and we never ran out of meat. Unlike other buffet you have limited food choices but for 299 ill definitely go back.

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Sandy P.
4.0 Stars

Looking for an affordable Korean buffet? SODAM is the place to be! For a lunch rate of P299, and dinner P399, you get to enjoy unlimited beef, Korean dishes and shabu-shabu to your heart's content.

When we went there, the resto was full so we waited for a while for an available table. But definitely worth the wait! 128525

They only have korean ice creams for dessert. Of course, Melona is my fave!

#SODAMgood

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Marnee D.
5.0 Stars

One of my fondest Korean food experience was here at Sodam. I am not familiar with the names of most dishes but they were all good. The Pork strips were heavenly. Ugh! I was too satisfied especially with all the fresh veggies. I swear to come back.

#loolooexplorerpackgiveaway

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Aldwin D.
4.0 Stars

Open na ba sila uli?

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Alexander D.
4.0 Stars

It's a nice experience! Not really familiar with Korean food so I can't say kung masarap ba or hindi. But judging from the taste, its quite well naman. Sayang nga lang at wala ng refill ng siomai. Haha.

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Pamela M.
5.0 Stars

Visited Sodam once again for the nth time with my aunt, friends and sister. 128077

I just loved everything about their food coz you get to cook your own meat such as the pork and beef cutlets. 128513 Sometimes I used the grill to reheat my foods and grill my veggies as well hahahaha!! 128077

The owner is always very attentive and helpful towards the guests which is great!! Value for money is super worth it as well. Btw, if you want to dine here better yet have a reservation coz this place gets cramped up especially during the weekends. 128513

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Zagrk A.
4.0 Stars

Fast service of raw meats.
A nice place to go to if you want to go to a buffet and cook your own meats.
The soup was good though it was too oily. They also have rice, greens, vegetables and other cooked meats to choose from.
Overall this is a good place but they could have put more variety and side dishes.

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Crichelle F.
3.0 Stars

for 299 ok na! 128521 place is crowded and smoky 128517 parking is super hard

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Pamela M.
5.0 Stars

This review was long overdue so here's what I have to say about Sodam. 128522

So my auntie bought vouchers for her birthday celebration and this is the second time that we are about to dine at Sodam in P. Guevarra.

The dining experience was still good like before. The place was not that big and spacious but the ambiance was good like you are already dining in Seoul, Korea.

I think the dishes does not change that much. They have this Sweet & Sour Fish as well as Spicy Rice Cakes, Kimchi the usual korean side dish Chicken dishes, create your own bibimbap, soup and many more.

The meat which you can cook on your own is what I loved the most. I have them partnered with their steamed rice which is a great combination and I believe that you should try it too when you happen to visit the store.

When we first dine at Sodam I thought that something is lacking and that is the dessert area and guess what when we came back they already have this ice cream bars on freezer which you can choose from in such a cheap price ranging from 40php to 60php per bar. What a great deal right?! I probably recommend Sodam as one of your lists for sumptuous Korean dishes.

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Vic M.
3.0 Stars

Place was crowded. Had to park across the street.

Took a while before we could get a table...and get that table cleared. Yes, service was kinda lost.

For a Php 299 buffet, food was good.

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Alyanna M.
4.0 Stars

Sodam is currently featured as the number to go resto in Little Baguio according to Juice.ph. So, last night, me and my friends decided to give this unlimited Korean BBQ restaurant a try and probably just max out our stomach's capacity.

When we arrived at the place, one of the servers seemed quite lost and we had to approach them first and ask for a table. Maybe we appear to be just looking around that time.

Then comes the food. They have a mini buffet of appetisers ranging from kimchi, peanuts, fish fillet, calamari crunch, fried chicken, chapchae, squid, baked mussels and soup. On the other side is a make-your-own bibimbap station. We had a bit of the appetisers but we were there mainly for samgeopsal. They served us with unlimited thin sliced beef and pork. In fairness, they were quite fast in serving the meat. We loved their Korean BBQ and had them fried to crispiness. Yum! 128069 But, the bibimbap was not quite good according to my friend.

Why should you guys try out this unlimited Korean BBQ? It is because they have an ongoing promo for only P299. 128586

Seems wallet-friendly , eh?

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Jayson J.
5.0 Stars

An authentic korean buffet. Well, it's a first for me (exclude the sambokojin)

I just wanna mention their squid. It was super fresh and soft. As in soft. I dunno how they cook it

Their bibimbap' spicy sauce wasnt all spicy. It's kinda sweet. Liked it too
We got it for 299. There's not much food selection but they were all good

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