Buk Chon Korean Cuisine

4.8
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$30 and under
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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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vipNadrad314
Chicago
50 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great, friendly service! Very tasty food! The iced green tea was quite good.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been for both lunch and dinner, this was for a birthday, such great value for such exquisite food. Up there with Buddakan in my opinion, just a more casual atmosphere.

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redwinetodine
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2nd time here but won't be our last. We try something new each time and always clean our plates.

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MeganS
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, my husband and I are still talking about it we'll after the weekend dinner. It is BYOB and there is a nearby spirit store if you need it. Don't drink? Get the pear punch! So refreshing I had two. Great food, friendly and warm atmosphere, we were served quickly.

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OpenTableDiner
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service1ambience3

I had great experience here before but it changed. The owner asked us to leave after an hour and a half, saying that there were people waiting outside. We were about to leave anyway since we finished all our dishes, but I was very disappoint at the service.

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vipDocRambis
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience2

While service was very nice and attentive, the food was quite weak. Kimchi pancake had essentially no kimchi, though a nice crust. My bibimbop was really underpar: Cold (like, fridge cold) veggies, watered-down rice, and an egg that had been cook back in the 1960s. My wife tofu stew wasn't much better---this time, though, the egg was raw...

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AnnaD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed everything we tried. The fried chicken with the chili sauce was particularly good. I had the spicy pork skillet which was yummy. Tons of leftovers too! Will be back.

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vipLisa
Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Such great and interesting food!

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Abby
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great!!! Both main dishes and side dishes were very authentic Korean style. Reasonable price!!!

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vipSaki
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Three people with different tastes; all agreed the food was delicious!

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vipmors
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great ambiance thoughtful and personal service excellent experience

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JoyF
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very delicious meal. My husband and I enjoyed our meal thoroughly.

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BrookeH
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

First time eating Korean food and loved it. Lots of flavor

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MeganL
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and great experience! Definitely going back

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SusanO
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food and service. The seafood scallion pancake was delicious! Jap Chae and kimchi paella we’re amazing. Five stars!!!!

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vipDPhilly
Philadelphia
143 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hands down a gem in the Old City area of Philadelphia. Every single thing we had was amazing from the spicy pork bowl to the galbi bouruignon was great. Service was top notch and prices extremely reasonable

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OpenTable Diner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Solid as always! Fairly long delay in food coming out but it’s all good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Place lives up to all the hype and days later my girlfriend is still reminicing about their Japchae!

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vipTaraM
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent!!

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vipPrivate
London
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great find! BYOB, everything about it was very good but make a reservation as it fills up quickly.

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Bluebell1234
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! Our server was so nice and helpful with our food selections. Great relaxed atmosphere. Definitely coming back.

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PHLFoodie
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic Korean food with a casual vibe. Also is BYO! Service is quick and friendly and the food is surprisingly affordable!

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vipTeddyz
Philadelphia
133 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Second time around was much better. Greeted warmly and seated just on time. Environment was pleasant and very clean.

Appetizer of green onion pancake was awesome and very filling and more than enough for two+ people.
Bimbimbop bowl with rib eye was also more than adequate size wise and very filling. Good flavor and choice of sauce on side was great option. The accompanying pickled vegetables were awesome and tasty.

Being a BYOB is another plus and will definitely be back. Great for before or after a movie. Korean food is becoming popular in center city and this place is added to one of our favorite Korean spots.

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redwinetodine
Philadelphia
51 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time here and loved it. Definitely on list of places to go to before Arden Theater. Staff was great. Food was outstanding. We even reordered the Korean Fried Chicken because we liked it so much. I was looking at the dishes at the other tables and want to come back to try the more.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch special was delicious and fairly large portions. Service was wonderful. Great value, as well! Definitely a spot we will return to for dinner.

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BABBAB
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was fast and friendly. Food was delicious and fairly priced. I will definitely recommend this place to friends looking for a good spot for Asian/Korean cuisine.

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JonScranton
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Buk Chon has a relaxing atmosphere to enjoy Korean favorites with friends. The traditional Korean dishes were wonderful, from balanced kimchi to crispy green onion pancake, toothsome japchae noodles, and savory ribeye bulgogi. Staff were attentive and knowledgeable, and the menu clarified spice levels.

Stick with the traditional Korean dishes rather than fusion menu items like kimchi paella. While I enjoyed Buk Chon’s purple rice and kimchi separately, the chef mixed them together for me before the paella came out, as opposed to a Bibimbap approach where I would have been able to appreciate each ingredient. Also, the small shrimp made me wish I had ordered a different protein.

In sum, if you order traditional Korean food and don’t expect big shrimp, you’ll have a great experience at Buk Chon.

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TiffanyK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved how it was on the smaller side- quaint and intimate. Food was extremely good and everything was reasonably priced. Also loved that it was BYOB. Great place to go with friends, family, and a significant other in a cute neighborhood!

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vipPatriciaL
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Excellent fresh food. Delicious subtle seasoning. Relaxed vibe.

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vipprefernotto
Philadelphia
34 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and attentive service. Well able to accommodate gluten free diner.

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vipM119
Philadelphia
38 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great restaurant choice in Old City. We've been here a few times with various friends and family and everyone's always noted it's delicious food and good value at the prices + BYOB. The tofu bi bim bap is a personal favorite. Very friendly staff, good service and a charming, fun ambiance.

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Roth
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Definitely recommend, quiet place not really crowded and the servers were so nice. Waiter name Justin served us that day. He made us a really great drink as we we requested.All foods are great. Love it.

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KellyG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Service could use some polish. Brought 3 of our 4 entrees out 5 mins before the 4th was ready. Waiter forgot the beverages we ordered. Food was beautifully presented but very heavy on sauces and salt. Nice ambiance. Casual and a good value. Nice neighborhood option.

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vipAlexQ
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is so good and so affordable. And it's a byob!! It must be a secret little gem because it is never crowded so I can always get a table. Definitely recommend!

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suzanner
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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vipdlov
Philadelphia
67 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipFredM
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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.

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vipsupru
Philadelphia
110 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

FAQs

Buk Chon Korean Cuisine does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar, Postmates and Uber Eats. Buk Chon Korean Cuisine also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 925-9998.

Buk Chon Korean Cuisine is rated 4.8 stars by 66 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.