Buk Chon Korean Cuisine
Great, friendly service! Very tasty food! The iced green tea was quite good.
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.
2nd time here but won't be our last. We try something new each time and always clean our plates.
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.
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.
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...
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.
Such great and interesting food!
Food was great!!! Both main dishes and side dishes were very authentic Korean style. Reasonable price!!!
Three people with different tastes; all agreed the food was delicious!
Delicious food, great ambiance thoughtful and personal service excellent experience
Very delicious meal. My husband and I enjoyed our meal thoroughly.
First time eating Korean food and loved it. Lots of flavor
Great food and great experience! Definitely going back
Outstanding food and service. The seafood scallion pancake was delicious! Jap Chae and kimchi paella we’re amazing. Five stars!!!!
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
Solid as always! Fairly long delay in food coming out but it’s all good.
Place lives up to all the hype and days later my girlfriend is still reminicing about their Japchae!
Food was excellent!
Great find! BYOB, everything about it was very good but make a reservation as it fills up quickly.
Delicious food! Our server was so nice and helpful with our food selections. Great relaxed atmosphere. Definitely coming back.
Fantastic Korean food with a casual vibe. Also is BYO! Service is quick and friendly and the food is surprisingly affordable!
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.
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.
Lunch special was delicious and fairly large portions. Service was wonderful. Great value, as well! Definitely a spot we will return to for dinner.
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.
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.
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!
Excellent fresh food. Delicious subtle seasoning. Relaxed vibe.
Excellent food and attentive service. Well able to accommodate gluten free diner.
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.
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.
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.
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!
Very good Korean food. The pork buns were great. Bimimbap and spicy pork very good. People are very nice and accommodating.
They made me a special vegan bimbimbop bowl that was delicious. Very kind and accommodating wait staff. I would definitely return.
Food was fantastic. Service was quick. Would go back. They have a really good lunch special- under $10 for a entree and a side.
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.
Great food and it’s a BYO which makes it reasonable for a night out. Love the fried chicken!
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.