We've been wanting to give Sambokojin a try but every time we go there to make a reservation, the place is always full of customers waiting.
One Saturday night, we arrived at 7:30pm and the receptionist told us that we're number 42. Estimated time for us to get a seat is at 9:30pm!
Seriously?! I never thought that customers would really wait for 2 hrs. just to eat there. Now, it really made me more curious and meaning to try Sambokojin out.
We decided to eat a different restaurant since we were hungry already. There is always a next time for us.
Fast forward to that "next time"..
My father's birthday.
We reserved via phone call as early as 3:00pm but was told that they only accept phone reservations til 5:30pm. We have to be there to make our reservation after that time.
So, we went to Eastwood around 6pm and reserved for an 8:00pm slot.
Finally, we got ourselves a seat after waiting for another 15 mins.
They have various sauces to choose from and the waiters were kind enough to explain which sauces are great for meat and which sauces are for seafood.
Service wise, it's absolutely great! Waiters are everywhere. They really assist to your needs and recommend dishes for you.
The Sushi Bar
Sambokojin's sushi bar has the wider selection of sushi compared to Yakimix.
If you love sushi, then this is the place for you. I think Sambokojin's specialty is their sushi. The selections are refilled impressively fast. You could hear the waiters shout the names of the maki plates which are about to be empty.
|The Sushi Board|
|Wasabi Lovers-This will blow you away!|
|My Personal Favorite!|
|Japanese Rice wrapped in crepe batter (thought it was tamago)|
They also serve ready to eat dishes like Chapchae, Katsudon, Soba Noodles, Beef Stew, Tofu, Gyoza and many more.
And of course, they also have the Tempura section which is always the fast-moving dish. Once the waiter puts out a new batch, give it 10 mins. and it disappears right before your eyes.
|Korean Appetizers Section|
The Grilling Selections
As you notice, their rolls are basically the same. It's just a matter of the ingredient inside the rolls.
|Beef with Kani Bacon with Mushroom|
|Pork or Beef?|
|Seafood selections and quail eggs on stick|
|and more Shrimps|
I love that their shrimps were fresh and big. If you can't find some on the counters, you may ask the waiters since I think they limit the amount of shrimps they serve.
They also have recommendations of which sauce is best matched for the meat selections.
Our dinner plates:
Our grill selections:
For desserts, a thumbs down for me. Their pastries were not good at all.
Fruit selections were limited too.
The fondue was not bad either.
You could request the staff to render a birthday song since we noticed that they would sing birthday songs once in a while. I guess many customers prefer to celebrate birthdays here.
And so we joined the bandwagon :)
They gave 3 slices of brownies with whipping cream and candle for my father to blow.
|Happy Birthday To The Greatest Dad in the |
Buffet Rates in Sambokojin:
P495- Monday to Friday Lunch
P595- Saturday and Sunday Dinner
P595- Monday to Sunday Dinner
P295- Children's Rate
Operating Hours: 11:00am-2:00pm; 6:00pm-10:00pm
Sambokojin Yakiniku Smokeless Grill
Eastwood City Walk
E. Rodriguez Jr. Ave (C5),
Bagumbayan, Libis, Qc
207 EDSA Greenhills,