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Try These Five Korean Restaurants to Celebrate the Winter Olympics

Antonia DePace | February 6, 2018 | Food & Drink

While you're watching some of our favorite athletes compete in Pyeonchang, South Korea, make sure to have the right cuisine for watching and visit one (or all) of these five restaurants serving up some of the best Korean food in town.



Korean barbecue and authentic food is this restaurants main star. Considered one of the best Korean restaurants in the city, owner and chef Chris Cho wants to inspire others through his cooking. Be sure to look out for a second location coming soon. 5734 Old 2nd St., 215.924.6865



Since opening in 2015, SouthGate has been bringing both traditional Korean dishes and Korean-American food to the Rittenhouse and Graduate Hospital neighborhoods. Their goal is to provide modern Korean food with amazing ingredients and traditional flavors. 1801 Lombard St., 215.560.8443



Stop by this South Philly hot spot for some of the best bibimbap in the city. The dish is filled with sauteed and seasoned vegetables, barbecued beef, chicken, or tofu accompanied by a fried egg over a bed of steamed rice. 1224 South St., 215.753.0553



Founded by Yong Chi in 2006, Giwa aspires to popularize Korean food in a fresh and innovative way with modern approaches. Be sure to try a Korean taco made steak, spicy pork, spicy grilled chicken or sweet ginger grilled chicken for a modern twist on a classic. 1722 Sansom St., 267.758.2112


Bam Bam Seoul Kitchen

If you don’t have time to venture into the city, stop by Downtown Ardmore’s Bam Bam Seoul Kitchen for authentic Korean food. Known for dishes like stonebowl bibimbop, korean fried chicken and traditional stir fry plates, you’ll find yourself coming back for more. 31 E Lancaster Ave., Ardmore, 484.844.7827

Photography by: Neal Santos (SouthGate), Bam Bam