Samgyeopsal or Korean BBQ can be found in restaurants in almost every street in Korea. The meal lies at the very heart of Korean culture and embodies most of its most prized aspects from eating and cooking communally to being enjoyed with lavish amounts of alcohol. It's true Samgyeopsal is a special dish, so the idea of an all you can eat Samgyeopsal restaurant will surely have many mouths watering. Now its true that all you can eat Samgyeopsal is not a new idea, however, finding one that serves good quality meat for a reasonably price can be hard to come by.
I must admit in my time I have been to plenty of Samgyeopsal restaurants, I have found the quality and price of the meat can vary wildly, however, for this restaurant I can confirm the meat is of a high standard with quite tender and good cuts of meat. The meat did come from Germany and there are some Samgyeopsal purists who insist only Korean meat is of a high enough quality to be used, but I will leave that to the readers discretion.
For those who haven't been to an all you can eat Samgyeopsal restaurant I will explain the process. When you enter tell the staff how many people will be eating and they will seat you at a table. The staff will then proceed to set up the cooker at the table and bring the meat. The first strips of meat will be brought to you but any additional meat will be self service. The sides dishes are entirely self service, you are expected to cut your meat and grill it yourself but this is all part of the experience. Side dishes are free the 3,000 won sign just says that if you leave excessive amounts uneaten you will be charged.
Overall this is a great place to eat, especially for someone who loves Samgyeopsal. The price of 11,000 won is really quite cheap considering the quality of the meat and the fact that you can eat an unlimited amount. After you leave this place you might need to put up your belt up a few notches, but its definitely worth it.
How to get there?
The all you can eat Samgyeopsal restaurant is located in Sungnamdong or old downtown quite near the night market. If you walk down the main roofed street when you get to the new core outlet department store turn right towards the river and go straight for about one minute. The sign is in Korean but you will see a restaurant called Mr. Sushi which is directly opposite it.