Buk Chon Korean Cuisine

4.7
31 reviews
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Korean
Located in Old City Philadelphia. Buk Chon Korean Cuisine presents a modern approach to traditional korean cuisine fare featuring a contemporary chef driven menu.
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s
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Very good Korean food. The pork buns were great. Bimimbap and spicy pork very good. People are very nice and accommodating.

d
Philadelphia
63 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They made me a special vegan bimbimbop bowl that was delicious. Very kind and accommodating wait staff. I would definitely return.

OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fantastic. Service was quick. Would go back. They have a really good lunch special- under $10 for a entree and a side.

FM
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Went to Buk Chon to celebrate birthday with our sons and dates . We had a variety of menu choices and the consensus was that all choices were excellent. We will be going back again in the future.

s
Philadelphia
93 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and it’s a BYO which makes it reasonable for a night out. Love the fried chicken!

T
Philadelphia
156 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and the service was very attentive to us.

PF
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Father’s Day lunch! Excellent Korean fried chicken for appetizer! The entrees were equally as good- Ramyun, kimchi and chorizo fries rice, spicy chili chicken and banchan platter!

Food was tasty, visually appealing and good quality.

Will return!

JC
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great birthday dinner for my girlfriend. I really like the fire chicken skillet and the ambience as well as great service.

OT
Mexico City
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

120% recommended! This place does not get nearly the credit it deserves. The staff were kind, helpful, and full of life. The food came out quickly, yet it was fairly obvious the intricacies that went into making it. The bibimbap was absolutely delicious, and so was the fried chicken. This place is definitely detour-worthy!

LJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We just went for dinner in our neighborhood and really enjoyed it.

BR
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Small but packs a punch. Well cooked Korean specialties Loved the fried chicken app and the Kim chee with tofu. Great and helpful servers. Good value and a BYOB

TS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant, never disappoints. The bibimbap stone bowls are easily one of my favorite dishes anywhere. Staff is always friendly and keep you coming back.

s
Philadelphia
93 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there as a suggestion from our daughter. The food was fabulous! There were 4 of us and we shared everything. Fried chicken with chili sauce, green onion pancake with seafood, short rib bibimbapp and a salad. All were tasty and spiced just right. We were sitting next to a Korean gentleman who said the food was not true Korean (like his mother made) but had the same overtones and he really liked it all. He said the fried chicken was better than what you get in Seoul!
It’s also a BYO, which always appeals to us.
We will definitely be back.

K
Philadelphia
56 reviews
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

My husband and I enjoy Buk Chon for the tasty food and hipster ambiance. I won’t attempt to spell the entrees but I will say they are well prepared and tasty. My only complaint is the waitstaff didn’t clear away dishes at all.

R
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Good food. Byob. Can be loud. Needs better AC. Service could be better, it wasn't bad, just standard.

HH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Very good food and ambiance. Food was very good and had high-quality ingredients. However, the food wasn't necessarily authentically Korean, so it was confusing at times to have a dish like the jun or "pancake" because it didn't taste like a typical Korean pancake (해물파전). However, it may be because the style of the restaurant is meant to be more modern and fusion-y.

SB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and nice atmosphere at a reasonable price.

OT
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good small quaint place for Korean food. The food was fresh and tasty. I would definitely come back. FYI this is a BYOB

CH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent - FIVE STAR ! I can not say It's a traditional Korean food , Americanized but ingredients were fresh and really tasty. Don't go for traditional Korean but for a very tasty meal it's a great option. Good for date night or late lunch for sunday.

m
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to meet up for a quiet Sunday lunch with friends. Typical Korean dishes with a bit of fusion twist.

TW
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great friendly, attentive service, awesome food, great setting and value with BYOB! We will be back.

L
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Really enjoy the whole experience in this small neighborhood restaurant. Food is healthy and unique!
Very friendly staff!

M
Philadelphia
33 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A great new BYOB addition to the Old City dining scene, with tasty Korean food, nice setting, good prices and friendly, efficient service. We enjoyed the mixed appetizers and I had the Tofu Bi Bim Bop, which was delicious. Comfortable, relaxed and warm atmosphere.

R
Philadelphia
97 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

The food is SO GOOD and inexpensive, especially the double fried chicken!

ES
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Second visit. Delicious food, attentive service, can’t wait to come back to try everything on the menu.

RS
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal - have recommended to 10 people already!

AU
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

First visit and I’ll definitely be back! The food was delicious and the overall ambience was awesome down to every little detail like the coat hooks installed next to our table. Don’t forget to BYO

N
New Orleans
55 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We'vd enjoyed Buk Chon since our first visit and have returned several times, taking friends. Excellent food (especially the ribeye skillet (marinated in house-made soy sauce). Also, very reasonable prices, BYO with no corkage fee, and quiet enough to enjoy conversation. We wish Buk Chon all the success it deserves and hope it will be around for a long while!!!

R
Philadelphia
97 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great new, small Korean restaurant in Old City. We shared only appetizers and only the "pancakes" disappointed. You need to try this byob. We will be back to venture into main courses.

MH
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great BYOB in Old City, Philadelphia. The food was all delicious, excellent flavors, and came out quickly. The servers were attentive but also did not rush us through our meal and finishing our bottle of wine. Great prices for the quality of food. The atmosphere was cozy and we enjoyed our date night here. We would recommend this restaurant highly.

m
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ordered a few appetizers to share, and everything was delicious. Portions were generous and the prices even better. Amazing value for the quality & service. Definitely returning.

Buk Chon Korean Cuisine
Responded on January 26, 2019

Thanks for the First Review. Really appreciate your review and glad you enjoyed it. Have good weekends !

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