January 22, 2020

Goryeo Korean Dining at Okada Manila

Goryeo Korean Dining at Okada Manila

Goryeo Korean Dining is the premier Korean restaurant of Okada Manila specializing in Korean barbecue. The restaurant has an elegant and spacious dining area that features tables individually equipped with a smokeless barbecue grill. The restaurant is named after Goryeo (pronounced Koryo) which is the ancient name of Korea.

Goryeo Korean Dining at Okada Manila
Main Dining Area | Goryeo Korean Dining

Goryeo's menu features an assortment of premium imported meats for grilling as well as classic Korean noodle dishes, pancakes, stews, and soups. During our visit, we tried their promotional Family Holiday Barbecue set which includes a selection of seafood, pork, and beef cuts for grilling.


Banchan Goryeo Korean Dining
Banchan | Goryeo Korean Dining

The set includes six kinds of Banchan (side dishes), steamed rice, a salad, a soup, a steamed egg dish, and vegetable wraps. We also ordered some items from the a la carte menu. First to be served were the banchan of five types of Kimchi and a portion of Gyeran Mari (egg roll).

Geotjeori at Goryeo Korean Dining
Geotjeori | Goryeo Korean Dining

The Banchan can serve both as an appetizer and as a side dish to complement the main dishes. It was my first time to try Goetjeori (fresh kimchi salad) and I liked it. The lettuce was very crunchy and the dressing was lightly sour and sweet which made the salad very refreshing.

Grilled Seafood Platter | Goryeo Korean Dining

The first dish to be served was the Grilled Seafood Platter. The grilled squids were very tender and tasted very fresh. The tiger prawns were huge, plump and very juicy. My favorite was the baked scallops topped with creamy cheese.

Grilled Beef Platter | Goryeo Korean Dining

The platter of beef and pork meat cuts was then presented on our table. We were asked if we want to cook the meats on our tabletop barbecue grill or have them grilled for us in the kitchen. As much as we want to have the full Korean barbecue experience, we opted to have the chef grill the meats in the kitchen for us so that we can enjoy eating the other dishes served earlier.

Grilled Pork Platter | Goryeo Korean Platter

The first batch to arrive was the Grilled Beef Platter consisting of Galbisal (boneless beef short rib) and Woo Samgyeop (sliced beef short plate). The next batch was the Grilled Pork Platter which included Samgyeopsal (pork belly), Yangnyeom Dwaeji Moksal (marinated pork neck), and Hangeongsal (pork jowl). You can enjoy the grilled beef and pork cuts either with rice or you can wrap them with Ssam Yachae (assorted lettuce).

Haemul Doenjang Jjigae | Goryeo Korean Dining

As mentioned, our set meal includes a soup dish. Here is the Haemul Doenjang Jjigae which is a spicy soybean paste stew with soft tofu and assorted seafood. The spiciness was just very subtle and with a hint of sourness. The broth was very flavorful and comforting.

Gaeran Jjim | Goryeo Korean Dining

Also included in the set meal is this very classic Korean egg dish called Gaeran Jjim. It is a very simple yet very delicious steamed egg dish seasoned with fish sauce and spring onions. It is served in a clay pot that effectively keeps the dish hot.


Japchae | Goryeo Korean Dining

From the a la carte menu, we also ordered the classic Japchae which is a Korean noodle dish made with potato noodles sauteed with beef, mushrooms, and vegetables. I like it that it was not dry nor too oily. The noodles remained moist and chewy even after minutes of being served on our table.

Haemul Pajeon | Goryeo Korean Dining 

Another dish we ordered from the a la carte menu was the Haemul Pajeon which is basically a seafood pancake cooked with squid and chives. The texture is very close to the Chinese oyster omelet, this one is just firmer and does not have a gelatinous, slimy core. In terms of taste, this one has a less intense seafood taste. The squid used was very tender and tasted very fresh.

Goryeo Korean Dining at Okada Manila
Private Dining Room | Goryeo Korean Dining

Overall, we enjoyed our experience here at Goryeo Korean Dining. I seldom eat in Korean restaurants but my experience here made me want to explore more of Korean cuisine. The restaurant has a Korean chef, so guests are guaranteed that only authentic Korean dishes are served here. During our visit, most of the diners were Koreans which is a good sign. I will definitely be back.

Goryeo Korean Dining
Okada Manila
New Seaside Drive, Entertainment City Complex
Parañaque City, Metro Manila, Philippines
Contact: +632 8555 5799
Email: RestaurantReservation@okadamanila.com

Opening Hours
Lunch: from 11:00am to 3:30pm
Dinner: from 6:00pm to 11:00pm