June 06, 2011

Sambokojin: Birthday Celebration

Sambokojin was named after Japanese God of the Kitchen and is one of the new restaurants here in metro, it is a grill all you can, eat all you can and yakinuku restaurant. Yakinuku is a Japanese term which means grilled meat or a style of cooking meat, seafood, vegetables over flamed charcoals, gas grill or electric grill. So whenever you see yakinuku, expect that you will cook or grill your own food and dip it in your preferred sauces.

Sambokojin is a combination of Japanese and Korean specialties. They offer wide array of food choices from meat, vegetables, seafood, fruits, desserts and many more. There are raw ingredients and cooked foods that you can choose from depending on your preference.

I’ve been reading a lot of good reviews about Sambokojin but they only have two branches so it took me a long time before I was able to try this restaurant. It was my hubby’s birthday so we have reason to go to Sambokojin; distance is no longer an issue. Fortunately, there was no traffic so we arrived 15 minutes before 11am, less than an hour of travel from Cavite to EDSA.

Since this was our first time, the service rep gave us brief introduction regarding the price, food, soup, sauces etc. etc. The service reps were very approachable, friendly and they never fail to smile. They were really attentive and happy to serve customers. They never failed to refill our glasses or replenish the plates on buffet table.

On your table, you have the grilling pan, fat to grease the pan, a plate of Korean appetizers such as kimchi, bean sprouts, spinach, sweet spicy dilis and others. There are six sauces that you can choose from, Sambokojin sauce, Takuni sauce, Teriyaki sauce, Sesame oil with salt and pepper, Spicy Sauce and Bulgogi Sauce. There is also salt and pepper.

Here are the foods that we have tried.

kamameshi rice

my favorite

i enjoyed their ice cream (vanilla, mocca, chocolate and strawberry)

We were very satisfied with the service, price and food so for sure this will not be the last time. At first, they want to charge P295 for my son but I told them that my son is only 2 yrs old. But the service rep said, Ma’am, we charged P295 for 4 feet and below. Then before I could haggle, he already changed his mind, no more P295. (my son only ate 1 bite of beef, shrimp and ice cream so P295 is not really worth it).

P595 – lunch and dinner during Sunday
P81 – bottomless soda
P92 – bottomless ice tea

1.       You can ask for thongs, spoon and fork if you are not used in using chopsticks.
2.       To save money, do not order drinks.
3.       Be sure you are hungry before going there.
4.       It is a nice place for meeting, reunions and get together.
5.       Credit card payments are accepted.
Eastwood Citywalk, Bagumbayan, Quezon City
(632) 421-0145 to 46
207 EDSA, Greenhills, Mandaluyong City
(632) 726-4466 or 726-4520

Lunch (Mon-Sun) : 11 am – 2 pm
Dinner (Mon-Thur) : 6 pm – 10 pm
Dinner (Fri-Sun) : 5:30 pm – 10 pm

LUNCH (Mon to Fri) No Left Over Price is P 495 (with left over add P100 only)*Except for Holidays
LUNCH (Sat & Sun) No Left Over Price is P 595 (with left over add P100 only)
DINNER (Mon to Sun) No Left Over Price is P 595 (with left over add P100 only)
For children- No Left Over Price is P 295 (with left over add P100 only)


  1. the salmon and sukiyaki are my faves! =)

  2. Hubby will surely love this :) I just listed it down as one of the things we must try this coming December! Thanks for sharing :)

    Spanish Pinay

  3. so, you're going home this december. =) you should try this one, sulit talaga!

  4. Ooh I love that it combines both Japanese and Korean dishes in one buffet! That makes decision-making certainly easier. Yum!