We Fell in Love with the Cheesy Samgyeopsal in Romantic Baboy

We Fell in Love with the Cheesy Samgyeopsal in Romantic Baboy

Check out what’s in store for you when you visit any Romantic Baboy branch!

The Rundown

  • Enjoy Romantic Baboy's unlimited pork and beef set for only ₱499 per head!

  • Other menu options include spicy rice cakes (tteokbokki) and noodles (ramyeun)!

  • A list of Romantic Baboy branches is provided below.

  • If you’re going to Korea soon, make sure to visit this Korean BBQ restaurant in Gangnam!

  • You may also consider buying your own Korean BBQ grills and plates. Check out our list here.

  • This is a review of our Romantic Baboy visit in May 2018. While we strive to update this feature regularly, prices and information may change without notice.

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Romantic Baboy Review

Pass by the corner of Sct. Rallos and Tomas Morato, and you'll most likely spot a crowd at the bold facade of Romantic Baboy. This is almost guaranteed any time of day. If you're a foodie, two things would easily come to mind: either the place is all hype or it really must be that good. Whatever the case may be, we were down to find out what the ruckus was all about, so we decided to visit the Korean grill one Sunday afternoon in May 2018. As expected, we waited in line for long hours — about two and a quarter — but as soon as we were seated, we were treated to something we did not expect.

We're talking about the cheese.

We've tried a couple of Korean grills in Metro Manila before, and not a lot of them had something as exciting and delightful to offer. I think this is precisely why you should pay Romantic Baboy in Tomas Morato a visit.

Of course, the cheese wouldn't do without the meat, so let's talk about them now:

Romantic Baboy Menu

We got the Unlimited Pork + Beef set that only costs ₱499 per head. It comes with the following:


You can order any two of the following at a time:

  • R or Herb Samgyeopsal - herbed pork belly

  • O or Woo Samgyeop - thin slices of beef brisket

  • M or Moksal - seasoned pork neck

  • A or Daepae Samgyeopsal - thin slices of pork belly

  • N or Yangyum Galbi - marinated pork ribs

  • T or Romantic Bulgogi - sweet marinated Korean-style beef

  • I or Spicy Beef - thinly sliced beef dipped in spicy sauce

  • C or Curry Beef - thinly sliced beef dipped in curry sauce

You can follow the standard R-O-M-A-N-T-I-C sequence, i.e. getting R & O first, followed by M & A, and so on. However, if you'd like to skip this pattern and just go for the Spicy Beef or Moksal right away, you're very welcome to do so.


Side dishes they may be, but the Korean grill experience would not be complete without them. So go ahead, and try out all banchan and veggies!

Oh wait, there's also the egg to try!


Rice, people. Rice! 



We just had to point this out.

Prefer a la carte?

If you're not in the mood to get the unlimited meat, you can also order a la carte. Here's their menu.

Overall, a great experience

Despite the wait, we really loved the entire experience! If you haven't yet, we wish you happy grilling on your visit!


  • Want to grill samgyeopsal at home? You can get the Korean grill above here.

  • There's a sign inside Romantic Baboy Tomas Morato branch that says "You don't think about diet once you step in here." YAAAS.

  • If you're a K-pop fan, Romantic Baboy's video playlist will get you on the groove while you eat.

  • If you're not sure what meat you're going to get next, look up. There will be menu boards on the wall.

  • Don't forget to order a bottle of soju (No, make that two.)

  • Ladies, expect to get something from the Romantic Baboy when you check out! He wouldn't be called romantic for nothing.

  • No leftover and no takeouts!

  • When a Romantic Baboy branch is on soft-opening, these guidelines generally apply:

    • A la carte menu is not available

    • Regular price (non-promo) applicable to 101st customer

    • Listing starts at 4pm

    • Maximum reservation is 10 pax

    • Once called in, everyone in the group must be present

Romantic Baboy Tomas Morato Address

Sct. Rallos Street, cor Tomas Morato Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila

Sct. Rallos Street, cor Tomas Morato Ave, Diliman, Quezon City, Metro Manila

This hit Korean grill is open from 11am-2am. You can reach them via this number (02) 374 7948. 

Romantic Baboy Branches

Here are other Romantic Baboy branches where you can get your unlimited Korean BBQ fill! To verify if the site near you is open, check out Romantic Baboy’s Facebook page here.

  • Romantic Baboy Crossroad Tandang Sora (now open!)

  • Romantic Baboy Ali Mall Cubao (now open!)

  • Romantic Baboy Eastwood at Libis Entripid Plaza (now open!)

  • Romantic Baboy Caswynn at Tomas Morato (now open!)

  • Romantic Baboy Ortigas Home Depot (now open!)

  • Romantic Baboy Antipolo at Xentromall (now open!)

  • Romantic Baboy Nuvali at Solenad 1, Sta.Rosa, Laguna (now open!)

  • Romantic Baboy Maginhawa at Teachers' Village (now open!)

  • Romantic Baboy Greenhills at G Square Wilson (now open!)

  • Romantic Baboy BF Homes Parañaque (now open!)

  • Romantic Baboy SMDC Light Mall (now open!)

  • Romantic Baboy Fairview Terraces (now open!)

  • Romantic Baboy SM North (now open!)

  • Romantic Baboy Congressional Town Center (now open!)

  • Romantic Baboy Eton Centris (now open!)

  • Romantic Baboy Bacoor, Cavite (now open!)

  • Romantic Baboy Subic Bay at D’Block (now open!)

  • Romantic Baboy Don Antonio Holy Spirit (now open!)

  • Romantic Baboy Banawe at NS Amoranto (now open!)

  • Romantic Baboy UST

  • Romantic Baboy Clark, Pampanga

  • Romantic Baboy Taft

  • Romantic Baboy Robinsons Magnolia

  • Romantic Baboy Tandang Sora Mall

  • Romantic Baboy Fairview at Brittany Square

  • Romantic Baboy Marikina Heights Ayala Mall

  • Romantic Baboy Ali Mall Cubao

  • Romantic Baboy UP Town Center Ayala Mall

  • Romantic Baboy Sta. Mesa

  • Romantic Baboy Valenzuela

  • Romantic Baboy BGC

  • Romantic Baboy Alabang

  • Romantic Baboy Macapagal Ave.

  • Romantic Baboy San Fernando, Pampanga

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