Seoulgyupsal Unlimited Korean Beef + Tempura in Marilao, Bulacan

Seoulgyupsal Unlimited Beef + Tempura in Marilao, Bulacan
Prior to the pandemic, Bulacan's food scene started showing rapid development evidenced by rise of food parks and restaurants corner to corner. However, like most cities around the country, this growth was stunted down by COVID-19 causing the progress to even take a back seat. Towards the end of 2021, it has been slowly rising back again at a more healthy pace, and just recently (or at the time that I dined there), a new samgyupsal place just opened up about 5 minutes away from our place in Bulacan. 

Seoulgyupsal opened up its provincial branch here in Bulacan last Q3 of 2021, and it is located along MacArthur highway (landmarks are Anytime Fitness and Deca Homes). In this blog post, we'll just quickly look into the offering of the restaurant, and see if it is all worth the hype and price.

Seoulgyupsal Restaurant in Marilao, Bulacan
We came to the place around 7:00 PM, and even then we needed to be queued up. Thankfully, during that time we were second in the list, and we didn't wait too long to be seated. Upon observation, I am guessing that the place can sit roughly about 50-60 guests at a time. Another thing to note about this particular branch of Seoulgyupsal is that they have a section for a more private dining. However, you will need to have an early reservation to secure this. There is also a minimum number of diners needed to avail this (as far as I know, six). 

I'd be sharing here the menu board just so you will have a better idea of what you can order here in Seolgyupsal. The rate is also P549 if you will be availing the unlimited dining + the Japanese side dishes. 
Menu of Seoulgyupsal, Unlimited Korean Meat and Japanese Side Dishes
Based on the selection, there are about 15 types of meat to choose from: samgyupsal, spicy samgyupsal, yangnum samgyupsal, herbed samgyupsal, spicy dak galbi, yangun dak galbi, chicken buttoms, dae pae, herbed dae pae, spicy beef, yangnum beef, woo samgyup beef, herbed woo samgyup beef, beef bulgogi and buttered sirloin steak

All of the meat selection seemed very traditional, and may not be distinguishable with other samgyup places. However, what kind of sets them apart is the availability of Japanese side dishes. This is actually what got me excited to try dining here in Seoulgyupsal. 
Spicy Tuna Roll and California Maki of Seoulgyupsal
Although both the california maki (left side of the photo above) and the spicy tuna roll (right side of the photo) are not visually stunning, they taste pretty decent and are satisfying enough. It made me happy that at least I get my fix of spicy tuna roll. 
Tuna Sashimi in Seoulgyupsal - part of the unlimited choices
Since I am very much a fan of sashimi, it made me happy finding some tuna sashimi in here. Similar with the rolls, the quality is not over the top, but it is decent enough to quench the craving. I actually had 3 servings of these. At that point, quantity was enough to compensate it. 
Regular Tempura and Fire Tempura of Seoulgyupsal, Marilao, Bulacan
The star of the night for me were the tempura (both the regular and the spicy one). I just loved the crunchiness of the batter, and the freshness of the shrimp used. More than the meat, I actually ate more of these.

The fire tempura was a winner for me because it had this sriracha Japanese mayo that gave the tempura even more character and playful taste. Order these in advance because they are the true best-sellers in here. 
Steamed Egg in Unlimited Samgyupsal of Seoulgyupsal Restaurant, Marilao, Bulacan
Aside from the Japanese side dishes, common Korean banchan are available as well which includes the kimchi (of course, this is a must) and the steamed egg which was of great quality and taste. 
Unlimited Samgyupsal in Seoulgyupsal Restaurant, Bulacan
For the meat, quantity and serving time are within reasonable timeframe, so I can say that the rate you are paying for is worth it here in Seoulgyupsal. Although I was not able to take photos of the different meat, I'd say that the selection is generally good-tasting, enough to really make you chomp all the way.
Seoulgyupsal Korean Buffet in Marilao, Bulacan

Seoulgyupsal - Overall Ratings and Summary

Note: The ratings reflect my collective personal experiences on the times I dine here.
Ambiance: ★★★
Taste: ★★★★
Service: ★★★★
Price/Value: ★★★★
Budget: P549 each for unlimited Korean samgyupsal, beef, etc. including Japanese side dishes
No. of visits for this particular restaurant/branch - 1 || Date of latest visit - December 29, 2021

Seoulgyupsal easily became classic gold in Marilao, Bulacan given that this is one of the major brands that came into the city. The meat are of satisfactory quality, and the distinguishing feature of this Koream samgyup place among others is the availability of Japanese side dishes (tempura, tuna sashimi and rolls). I particularly loved the tempura because the shrimp used were of great quality and the Fire Tempura was pure love with it being playfully spicy. We might actually go back here when we go back for some vacation here in Bulacan.

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Location: 3019 MacArthur Hwy, Marilao, Bulacan (near Deca Homes)
Service Charge: NONE

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