With areas across the Metro slowly relaxing their community quarantine policies, more and more establishments have begun to re-open. We have been stuck inside our homes for the past three months that we’ve bottled up all sorts of food cravings, the most demanding one being cravings for the famous Korean samgyupsal. But fret not, these places are finally back in operation and are accepting a limited number of people.
Samgyupsalamat, multiple branches
Samgyupsalamat select branches re-opened for dine-in customers on June 19. There are a few health protocols customers need to follow before they get their fill of pork belly. Wearing masks is a must, guests must subject themselves to temperature checks, go through a sanitation station, and fill out a Health Declaration Form. Only a maximum of two (2) persons are allowed with a time limit of two (2) hours per table.
All Samgyupsalamat open branches assure their customers that all common areas will be disinfected every two hours and that all employees will be wearing proper personal protective gear at all times.
You can check the Facebook pages of branches near you for updates.
Romantic Baboy, multiple branches
Select Romantic Baboy branches have started to re-open since June 15 from 11 AM to 7 PM or 8 PM daily. Their new policies include “no mask, no entry,” alternate seating arrangement, temperature checks, and sanitation zones. Those 20 years old and below and 60 years old and above are not permitted inside. Diners are also required to fill out a Customer Health Declaration form. Despite opening their doors, Romantic Baboy still accepts online orders.
Visit the respective Facebook pages of branches near you for updates.
Seoul Train Korean BBQ, Quezon City
The restaurant re-opened on June 20 with strict operational guidelines. Only a maximum of 25 guests is allowed inside the restaurant and only four (4) persons per table. They will be implementing a strict “no face mask, no entry” rule and every diner is subject to sanitization. Health Declaration Forms must be signed and temperatures will be checked before entry
Seoul Train’s operation hours are from 11 AM to 9 PM and the cut-off for dine-in is at 7:30 PM. For reservations, you can contact 0917 772 2203. Visit their Facebook page for more details.
Leann’s Tea House, Quezon City
Like the other restaurants, Leann’s Tea House follows a set of protocols from the government: each table can only seat two (2) persons with a maximum of two (2) hours of dine-in. There will be temperature checks and mandatory proper sanitation once inside the establishment. Guest names will be declared to ensure proper contact tracing. The staff at Leann’s Tea House will likewise follow their own health protocols.
Follow them on Facebook for reservation links and more updates.
Golden Baboy, BF Homes
Visit them on Facebook for more information on when their other branches will re-open.
Skygarden By the Bay, CCP Complex
Follow them on Facebook for more updates.
Yoshimeatsu, multiple branches
Those who swear by Yoshimeatsu’s mouthwatering meats and delightful meals will be glad to know that select branches have re-opened. Most branches are open from 11 AM to 7 PM. The same health protocols apply: no mask, no entry, temperature checks, stepping on foot mats and handwashing are required, and social distancing during eating must be practiced.
Yoshimeatsu still accepts orders for deliveries. Follow them on Facebook for more updates.
Premier The Samgyupsal
Premier the Samgyupsal’s Mabini branch has a strict cap on three (3) persons per reservation. If your group is more than three, you can simply call them up for orders and have the food delivered to your home. You must know the drill by now: wear your face mask at all times, maintain social distancing, and comply with the sanitation regulations. The branches also equipped with floor markers for easy distancing.
Follow them on Facebook for updates and send them a message on Messenger or SMS via 0977 279 4820 (Mabini branch) for reservations.
Which restaurant re-opening are you most excited for?