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1608 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5404
+1 215-557-9830
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good52%
  • Average4%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible0%
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“bibimbap” (8 reviews)
“tacos” (3 reviews)
“korean food” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 20:00All hours
Asian, Korean
1608 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5404
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Reviewed 26 March 2017

Stopped in to enjoy authentic Korean fare today. It was great food and fairly piriced. My husband chose the tacos, I went for beef bulgogi and my daughter went for the classic Bimimbop. All entrees were very good.

Thank jmonson
Reviewed 25 March 2017 via mobile

I try to go to giwa atleast once everytime i am in Philly and the place never disappoints me. Take anything from the menu and it will be excellent, my personal favourite is Yook Gar Jang(spicy beef stew)

Thank rajatjmail
Reviewed 25 December 2016

The Korean food is very good. I would highly recommend getting the hot stone bibimbap. It is quite dark in the restaurant but it is civilized. You order at the counter and then pick your food up when it's ready, then sit down.

Thank irisadk
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

Quick and easy way to get my Korean food fix in Philly. The staff is very friendly and fast and the piping hot bibimbap or soups are very fresh and yummy. Love the fresh bean sprouts in the bibimbap which is uncommon!

Thank MadeinNewY0rk
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Great lunch options. Had the dol sot bibimbop. First time there and will definitely go back. Limited seating but if you time it right you will get one.

Thank Raffe
Reviewed 2 February 2016

I hadn't had Korean food for awhile and was craving it badly. My husband had the dol sot bi bim bap, and I had the soon dubu. I'm half Korean and can vouche that the stew was legit. Delicious! I'd also recommend the dol sot....More

Thank wanderlust2806
Reviewed 4 September 2015

Wow, I wasn't sure what to order, so I am glad that the wait staff recommended I order their signature bibimop with crunchy rice that is served hot pot style, with rice, veggies and your choice of meat and 2 sides all for 11.95. This...More

Thank dpeacht
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Hot lunch bowl (bibimbop) and bulgogi lunch platter are great. Have been here a few times and have always had good meals. Service is always quick and friendly. Prices are a little higher but the quality is good so it's worth it. For lunch, be...More

Thank jeffe82
Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

Buy the sauce. The best part of this place was the hot iron bowls full of cabbage and rice and meaty happiness and topped with their own hot sauce. Its flavorful and spicy but my anti-spice girlfriend still loved it. We go every time we're...More

Thank Brendan W
Reviewed 13 February 2014 via mobile

Always a great sign as I walked to find the place as the queues of people outside! Special sizzling rice bowl was nicely presented in a thick cast iron type bowl surrounded in aged wood. I elected for then brown rice and the spicy pork....More

Thank EKB-7
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
11:00 - 20:00
12:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1608 Sansom St, Philadelphia, PA 19103-5404
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center West
  • Neighbourhood: City Center West
  • Phone Number: +1 215-557-9830
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