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Sunday, February 14, 2016

Eat-All-You-Can Restaurant in Cebu: Enjoy Korean Barbecue with K-Pop Stars at KPub BBQ Cebu

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In the past couple of years, Korean Popular Music or K-Pop has conquered the world. K-Pop has just invaded the world of eating with the opening of KPub BBQ Cebu. KPub BBQ Cebu is a meat-all-you-can restaurant where diners enjoy a fantastic Korean barbecue at a place that is more of a K-Pop Superclub than a restaurant.  If you love K-Pop Music, you will miss half of your life if you do not eat here.

What Makes KPub BBQ Cebu Different?

3 Super-Sized Music Video Screens


You cannot find any place in the Philippines, perhaps, that has three large L.E.D. screens playing simultaneously  your favorite KPop Music videos while having lunch or dinner. If you are one big fan of 2Ne1, Psy, Super Junior, Red Velvet, EXO, or Ga In, KPub BBQ Cebu will probably become your favorite restaurant in Cebu. Even if you are not a fan of Korean music, you will likely still get mesmerized by those skinny and skillful artists from Korea. It is just a totally different experience. Can you imagine having an eat-all-you-can restaurant in a middle of a concert? That is the experience that KPub BBQ Cebu will give its diners.

Meat-All-You-Can served from the Kitchen

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This Korean barbecue restaurant is not a buffet. Yes, it is an all-you-can-eat place but you do not get food on a buffet table. The food is served from the kitchen.  Why is it better? This method of serving is more hygienic.  It avoids contamination because the raw meat is not exposed to the elements, flies, or clumsy diners. The meat and all the appetizers are served by your friendly KPub Cebu staff. 

The most affordable package includes seven signature meat dishes: beef sukiyaki, pork belly, Korean-style bacon or Samgyeopsal, sweet and spicy pork belly, sweet soy chicken, sweet and spicy chicken, and pork chop. It also includes several side dishes.  

When you enter KPub BBQ, you will then be seated at a table with a smokeless grill. Once you decide what meat to get, the waiters or waitresses will then serve you a full complement of side dishes. Once they start serving the meat, the staff will assist you in grilling the yummy cuts of chicken, pork, or beef.  They also serve seafood in the more expensive packages.

4 Different Meat-All-You-Can Packages to Choose From

KPub BBQ Cebu offers 4 different eat-all-you-can packages for customers: Eat and Run, Level Up, No Limits, and To the Max.

Eat and Run 

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Price: 499 + 
Meat Inclusions:  beef sukiyaki, pork belly, Korean-style bacon or Samgyeopsal, sweet and spicy pork belly, sweet soy chicken, sweet and spicy chicken, and pork chop.
Side Dishes: cabbage kimchi, mashed potato with egg, onions with chili, cucumber kimchi, tofu, kimchi, anchovies, kimchi fried rice or steamed rice, Korean Kimchi pancake, house salad, lettuce, and soup of the day.
Time Limit: 1-hour


Level Up

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Price: 699+ 
Inclusions: Same as Eat and Run plus garlic butter shrimp, marinated fish fillet, japchae, fish tofu, calamari, lamb chorizo, and Korean-inspired pizzas.
Time Limit: 1 hour


No Limits


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Price: 899+
Inclusions: Same as Level up with the addition of KPub So Galbi (marinated beef short rib), L-A Galbi (marinated cross-cut beef short rib), So Bulgogi (sweet soy beef), Dwaeji Bulgogi (sweet soy pork), dried seaweed roll with kimchi or bulgogi, bibimbap, and Korean ice cream.
Time Limit: None


To the Max

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Price: 999+

Inclusions: Everything on No Limits package plus salmon belly, salmon steak, fresh prawns, crab sticks, tempura platter, seafood pizza, seafood kimbab, seafood japchae, fried dumplings, assorted vegetables, and fried spring rolls.

Kalami Cebu's Experience at KPub BBQ Cebu

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I have eaten at KPub BBQ twice already.  The first one was way back in December when the place was still on its soft opening. I ate with Kalaminion Angela Madura.  We just both got the Eat and Run package. At first, I thought that the time limit would not be enough for me to be satisfied. I was wrong. The timer only starts when the meat is being served. The waiters will first serve the delicious appetizers before they will serve the meat. The package price does not include drinks. You can have bottomless iced tea at 50 pesos.

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Among the appetizers, my favorites are the anchovies, kimchi, and Korean pancakes.  I usually use the lettuce as a wrap for the grilled meat.  The food servers were awesome.  They were so attentive to our needs and they even grilled the food right in front of us. It was fun.  I also liked the way they set-up their table.  It looked Instagram-worthy. For the meat, we tried all 7 available. My top choices would  be the beef, the bacon, and the sweet spicy chicken.  

One hour was really enough to get stuffed with the delicious protein offerings and the nutritious side dishes. The music videos were great. The atmosphere was really festive. I would surely want to come back here some other time with my family.
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My second visit in this new eat-all-you-can restaurant in Cebu was during its press launch just a few days ago that was organized by Bigseed PR & Events. On the launch, I was able to talk to the KPub management led by their president George N. Pua. I was able to ask them about their restaurant concept and future plans. I also got to try the other the dishes in the other packages and the Oppa Chicken offerings. I really had a grand time.  I loved the seafood offerings and the premium beef selections like the KPub So Galbi. 
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I recommend this place to all K-Pop fanatics. The screens are really large and their sound system  is excellent. It is like you are right in front of the stage on a Super Junior concert. If you are also into Yakiniku or Korean barbecue, this is a good place to try. This is similar to places like Pearl Meat Shop but with a Korean Dance Club vibe.  Among the packages, I still think that on your first visit you just try the Eat and Run then move on to the more expensive packages if you think you can handle more.

KPub BBQ Cebu Meat-All-You-Can is located at Ayala Terraces, just beside Fully-Booked.  The newest Korean Barbecue Eat-All-You-Can restaurant is just a few meters away from Starbuck's Ayala Terraces.  To get updates on their latest promos and events, you can follow KPub BBQ Cebu in Facebook.   For more inquiries and reservations you may reach them at (032)410-7590 or (032)410-3592.

P.S.: If you are celebrating your birthday, you should let the KPub BBQ Cebu staff do a K-Pop birthday song number for you.

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