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3801 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3170
+1 215-222-2240
17:30 - 21:30
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016

Hole-in-the-wall BYO korean lunch/dinner place which has really great, budget food. I found this place through a friend and we go there almost every time we get together for lunch. The service is meh. They're friendly but you order at the desk and they bring the food to you. The place also looks like a cheap cafeteria. However the food... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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99 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

I would definitely recommend this place if you are looking for good quality Asian food and are of the easy-going type. The place is tidy and clean and friendly, but very basic. Food is good and prices too. They also do takeaway. I would definitely go again!

Thank Zelda_Verona
Allentown, Pennsylvania
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391 reviews
239 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016 via mobile

Best Korean food we have had in the USA! And better than some we had in Seoul! The soups were incredible! So I don't spell the dishes wrong, I'll recommend by the menu number: # 3 soup--mild, tofu and vegetables abound! Smooth, soothing broth. Huge bowl! Served with noodles - and a small pickled radish side. #21. Incredibly flavorful soup!... More 

Thank creativecrew
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 May 2016

I come here for lunch from work because it is close and pretty reasonably priced food. Nothing to complain about and their bubble tea is good.

Thank scap3goat
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101 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015

Small place near upenn. Great food and frequented by students, try the bubble drink with hot steaming food. Quick service and reasonable price. More like a cafe than a restaurant

Thank Menenz
Baltimore, MD
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333 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 2013

Went here on a whim, based upon a quick skim of TA and Yelp reviews. It's a small hole-in-the-wall that looks like it could have once been the office for a tiny used car dealership set off of a busy, downtown street. I arrived at about 6:30 on a Wednesday, and it was packed with mostly Asian youngsters, who I... More 

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Santiago, Chile
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2011

Uncomplicated, you are always greeted in a very friendly, welcome manner by the owner. Vegetarians and vegans are catered to very nicely according to my friends. The Dolsot Bibimpap hits the spot. I once had the Kimchi Jigae and remember it wasn't the best I'd ever had. Not cheap but hits the spot for your Korean food fix.

Thank TuriBap
Philadelphia, PA
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2009

This restaurant has a huge selection -- around 30 dishes or so -- and nearly all of them are priced under $9 for a huge helping. The servings are really overwhelming in size but so delicious that you still manage to eat them all. The owner is very helpful and will recommend food if you're not sure what you want.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2008

Incredibly delicious and inexpensive food served at lightning speed.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 5 - US$ 10
Asian, Korean
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
17:30 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3801 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104-3170
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > University City
  • Neighbourhood: University City
  • Phone Number: +1 215-222-2240

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?