In our regular search for cool and interesting places in the metro, my friend Mariane and I chanced upon Seoul Train Korean BBQ restaurant, a place that literally looks and feels like a train and a train station in Korea which serves delicious Korean barbeque and many other dishes. It’s found in the Tomas Morato area along Sgt. Esguerra Avenue and you can actually easily spot it because of its eye-catching train bumper exterior.
To add up the train feels, you will hear train noises upon entering. Because we visited amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we needed to fill up a health declaration form first and our temperature was checked. Sanitizer was also available outside for the customers’ use.
I felt giddy when I saw the train-like interiors. It’s so cool! It’s a plus that the place is clean and neat. You can also see various KPOP groups decals left and right. There are even signs of the stations in Korea, fake ads/posters on the walls, and arcade crane/claw machines to play with while waiting. I guess people used to really line up here in pre-pandemic. During our visit, there were no other customers. So again, like what I always advise you, visit during the weekdays if you have the opportunity so you can make the most of picture-taking. This is also to avoid a lot of people you can get in contact with.
The menu has a wide array of Korean food choices. Primarily, they serve platters and sets of Korean barbeque which starts at P2,880. (Nope, sorry not unlimited but I heard it’s definitely of great quality). Mariane and I decided to get the ala carte dishes because we’ve only got less than an hour to eat. Maybe, we’ll try grilling next visit. I ordered Dolsot Bibimbap (P350) which has assorted toppings on top of rice while Mariane got the Yakiniku Jyu (P300), sauteed thin beef slices in their signature Yakiniku sauce. I also tried their Gangmaneul Chicken (Soy Garlic Chicken) (P380) and Iced Citron Tea (P120).
All of them were really tasty and filling! On top of that, if you’re a KPop fan like me, you’ll enjoy and feel the K-vibes even more because they play many Kpop hits.
If you’re planning to visit, you will need to reserve a table. I am impressed with their customer service on Facebook because they quickly responded to my queries and I was able to book my reservation without a fuss. I would honestly eat here again if I come nearby!
Seoul Train Korean BBQ
28 Sgt. Esguerra Ave, Diliman, Quezon City,
Open from 11:00AM – 8:00PM