Bam Bam Kitchen

4.5
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$30 and under
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Korean
Bam Bam Kitchen is an authentic Korean Restaurant located in the heart of Ardmore, Pennsylvania serving traditional Stone Bowl Bibimbop, Japchae, Korean Fried Chicken Wings, Soft Tofu Soup, and many more eclectic and exquisite Korean dishes. Bam Bam Kitchen has recently added sushi, sashimi, and rolls along with other Japanese dishes as well.
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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4.0
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Mags
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

We waited a long time for initial service & had to get up and get glasses for our byob wine ourselves. Once a waiter came (it took >30 min) things progressed in a timely fashion. Food was excellent.

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Mags
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Delicious! Best Korean food I’ve had outside South Korea

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vipRachelS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Awesome food at reasonable price. Fresh and interesting.

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vipChuckS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, extremely efficient staff. Great experience. Definitely a "do again".

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vipAviddiner
Philadelphia
104 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Very friendly and efficient servers, delicious, inexpensive variety of Korean food. The ambiance can be improved to make it a more pleasant dining experience that I, for one, would be willing to pay a bit more for.

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vipChar
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to BamBam for their customer appreciation buffet, and I’m so thankful because it gave me the opportunity to try other delicious foods from their menu that I wouldn’t have. And, because it’s BamBam, EVERYTHING was delicious! Especially the spicy tuna roll. I love that there’s now sushi on the menu!

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vipMikeC
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious! Highly recommend the spicy wings!!

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RKat
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Korean restaurant in Ardmore. They now have sushi, which was good. We've been several times and have never been disappointed. It's a favorite spot in the city.

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vipfamilygirl5
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great meal, quick service, really nice and helpful waitstaff. Very low key dining room, no decorations.

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vipjoank
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bam Bam added sushi to the menu!!!! Their sushi, sashimi, and rolls are extremely high quality. We’ve eaten at fancy sushi restaurants around the country and Bam Bam’s sushi rivals the best of them. Go! Meanwhile their Korean fare remains authentic, tasty, and nourishing. Quality all around.

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CordulaG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Pre-Christmas

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Fantastic BiBimBap. The soft tofu soup was also great. The kimchi was excellent and the perfect spice level.

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vipFruitFul
Philadelphia
73 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Great stir fry, Korean pancake and wings. Super delicious and very reasonably priced.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My whole family loves Bam Bam! The food is delicious (try the bibimbop, sweet & spicy stir fry and soups!) and the service is great. Lunchtime is a great deal and takeout is really well packaged to go. One of the best casual options in Ardmore and the Main Line in general.

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vipMagentagirl
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We truly enjoyed our experience at BamBam. The menu is vast and the food is truly delicious. Each of us enjoyed different entree and we loved our shared appetizers. Service was quick and we felt well cared for throughout the meal. The ambience is perfect for the meal. Going back ASAP!

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ElleK
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We’ve been to Bam Bam a few times on the weekend. The food and service are always great. The Korean pancakes are consistently good, as are the fried mandoo. One thing that surprised me this visit was the very small amount of rice in the bibimbop. Normally there is plenty, this time almost none. I’m sure they would have corrected that if I had asked. Other than that, we all thought the lighting was too bright and would have been much nicer dimmed a bit. Minor complaint. Overall a great experience.

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vipDawnS
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Excellent food! Great options for vegetarians and meat eaters alike!1 can’t wait to go back!

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vipGeoffB
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot, very efficiently run but the servers still make sure you feel welcome and comfortable. Everyone is pleasant and cheerful. Food is quite good, a great addition to the Ardmore food scene!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love Bam Bam so much! Delicious Korean food, great service, so many yummy options. Try it for lunch or BYOB for dinner. Yum!

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TheSaltyKorean
Fayetteville
3 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best Korean restaurants with a modern flair.

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vipChar
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My whole family went here for the first time this weekend and at one point, each person just sat there amazed, LoL. The food here is soooo good!

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Elsey
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Absolutely delicious bibimbop and kimchi fried rice. We'll be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here. Been to AMH many times and been hearing great things about this place and wanted to try Korean cuisine... well I'll be back for sure. Great food, great peeps and simply awesome.

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sunil
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food , the variety was a lot and everything tasted good . Need a reservation as it seems to be very busy .

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SlimPickens
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and attentive service!

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philo
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the food was great. The new stir fry menu is fantastic. All kinds of options to choose!

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ChristopherW
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Always enjoy a good meal each visit. The stir menu sweet and spicy chicken and shrimp was very good.

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TonyS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome experience all around. Excellent service, food, and atmosphere!

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vipRAGMAN
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

We went during Ardmore's Restaurant Week and maybe that colored our experience? We thought the food just OK, the service was very good and accomodating, and the price during Restaurant Week was fair. We don't think we'll be back.

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dry2
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was delicious and the service attentive. However, it was very overpriced for the meager portions.

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CheyT
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had wonderful experience! The service was outstanding and the food was amazing!

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vipChar
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I simply love coming to eat here. The food is INCREDIBLE, the servings are generous, the side dishes are always fresh, and the service makes you feel highly regarded. Julia has a knack for remembering faces and always greets us warmly. Take someone special when you go; they’re bound to love it!

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JimmieR
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Service staff was good, menu items where interesting but nothing over the top, table spacing was kind of tight but ok, I would try it again.

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DaveE
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Unfortunately, we had a mixed experience at Bam Bam Kitchen. Our service was very good, and the servers were attentive. The primary disappointments were the food and the cost. My wife ordered a tofu/kimchi dish that was underwhelming. Her biggest frustration was that the tofu appeared to be served straight out of the package. My food, while very good, seemed a bit overpriced. Unfortunately, I don't think we'll be returning for a while.

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vipphillybrowngirl
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Almost hate to write this review because then I'll have to share this gem with the world. But I want this place to stay around for a LONG time. From the door, we were met with stellar service. And the buzzers at the table for your server, water, questions, check? Brilliant fun feature (just keep the kids away). With a bit of K-pop in the background, my palate earned a treat of delectable, pleasing flavors. Having a punky tummy, I opted for nothing above a one chili rating, and it was perfect. Asked for low sodium foods ahead of time and they made such a provision. Nothing was greasy. Piping hot plates every time -- unless it was a cold dish, and then it came at the perfect chill temperature. Great portions for the price and with the freshness you want -- all served with smiles, recommendations and care. A new fave has been discovered in Ardmore!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very clean and organized service! And perfect execution of every single order! Just go and try.

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RachaelP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Service was excellent. We live in Delaware. It was definitely worth the drive

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

I kept the reservation

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vipPromoman
Philadelphia
87 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Bam Bam is very consistent, they serve good food at reasonable prices and also give you quite a few free things to snack on while you await your order. Julia is a superb waitress, very sweet and attentive.

FAQs

Bam Bam Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Bam Bam Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (484) 844-7827.

Bam Bam Kitchen is rated 4.5 stars by 139 OpenTable diners.

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