Giwa

Korean Restaurant
1608 Sansom St, Center City West, Philadelphia, PA 19103, United States
Hours:
Closed until Noon (Show more)
  • Mon–Fri
    • 11:00 AM–8:00 PM
  • Sat
    • Noon–8:00 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
Yes
Menus:
Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
8.6/10

Based on 66 votes

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    Andrew T.
    "Dol sot with pork is the way to go."(3 Tips)
    Beshou
    "Really great dol sot bibim bop!!"(3 Tips)
    Ryan A.
    "Korean tacos are amazing"(3 Tips)
    Kristin F.
    "Best pork tacos in town, hands down."(3 Tips)
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  • tacos
  • dol sot
  • bibim bop
  • Korean food
  • spicy food
  • kimchi
  • pork
  • spicy beef soup
  • great value
  • lively
  • fish cakes
  • good for a quick meal
  • family-friendly
  • bibimbap
  • chicken
  • lunch
  • multigrain bread
  • hot sauce
  • bean sprouts
  • marinated meats
  • WillMcD

    Spiced Pork tacos!

    WillMcD · January 17
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  • Chefs Feed

    Jonathan Adams, chef of Rival Bros. Coffee, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Dol sot bimimbop. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
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  • Brad S.

    Tacos are pretty tasty, but you definitely need three or more for a meal. Place gets busy, but they move people through quickly.

    Brad Sukala · August 15, 2014
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  • Kristin F.

    Best pork tacos in town, hands down.

    Kristin Filipovits · May 29, 2014
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  • Caitlin V.

    Absurd $15 card minimum they refuse to budge on.

    Caitlin Vivian · May 22, 2014
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  • Walt W.

    Sizzling bibimbop w/ chicken & multi grain rice is my favorite...especially at the bottom of the bowl where the rice is crispy

    Walt Walker · May 16, 2014
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  • Michele O.

    One of favorite lunch spots in the city. Get the express lunch specials.

    Michele Ozer · April 28, 2014
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  • Andrea P.

    Korean food for white people. Who puts alfalfa sprouts in dolsot bi bim bap? And no raw egg? Cheap veggies, not great.

    Andrea P · April 26, 2014
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  • Ryan A.

    Korean tacos are amazing

    Ryan Alexander · February 23, 2014
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  • Gabriel P.

    Eat all the things. It's all delicious.

    Gabriel Preston · October 14, 2013
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  • Vikram D.

    Lunch # 3:Spicy

    Vikram Desai · September 20, 2013
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  • Vikram D.

    The Lunch # 3 , is awesome. Ask for Spicy

    Vikram Desai · September 18, 2013
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  • Damahn H.

    The spicy pork was really good!

    Damahn Hardy · September 17, 2013
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  • Andrew T.

    Dol sot with pork is the way to go. Tacos are hit or miss. The hot sauce isn't that strong but great flavor. $15 minimum on cards!!!

    Andrew Tauro · August 20, 2013
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  • Ryan H.

    Love the pork giwa tacos

    Ryan Hill · May 15, 2013
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  • Neel P.

    Tacos were phenomenal! Hit stone bowl is really good too! Perfectly marinated meats! Delicious!

    Neel P. · May 14, 2013
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  • Amy Faith

    Always get the pork tacos!

    Amy Faith · October 9, 2012
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  • YouJung

    Delicious Korean Restaurant.

    YouJung · September 17, 2012
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  • Ashley S.

    Try the spicy beef soup!!

    Ashley Simmons · May 7, 2012
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  • Aaron B.

    Hot sauce is amazing!

    Aaron Byles · January 26, 2012
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  • Grace S.

    Avoid the beef soondubu (soft tofu soup)! The broth was bland, the tofu was not soft and the beef tastes like they washed the marinade off some pieces of bulgogi.

    Grace S. · January 18, 2012
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  • Bill S.

    Tacos are a must try.

    Bill Saylor · August 5, 2011
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  • Olivia

    BIBIMBOP so good.

    Olivia · July 11, 2011
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  • @LaurenceTom

    They just added Korean tacos! Must try!

    @LaurenceTom · March 16, 2011
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  • Philadelphia Magazine

    Look for the best and most filling bibimbop bowl in town (packed with bean sprouts, multigrain rice and your choice of protein, plus a side of kimchi) and loads of other vegetable-dense dishes. Read more

    Philadelphia Magazine · January 31, 2011
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  • Christian G.

    Bibim bop with Beouf = awesome

    Christian Garces · January 20, 2011
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  • Spencer L.

    Call and order ahead for takeout. Everything is made to order

    Spencer Lewis · November 18, 2010
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  • Beshou

    Fresh ingredients. Really great dol sot bibim bop!! And they recently added Korean tacos to their lunch menu.

    Beshou · November 15, 2010
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  • Philadelphia Magazine

    Grab a hearty seafood pancake ($8.50) and a bottle of homemade hot sauce ($4.95) to take back to the office. Read more

    Philadelphia Magazine · October 25, 2010
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  • Frank H.

    Good, authentic Korean food. The Bulgoge is great!

    Frank Harris · August 4, 2010
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  • @soyrev

    So good.

    @soyrev · August 3, 2010
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  • Metromix

    Fresh and refreshing Korean food. A tiny dining room makes it not a great spot for groups, but it's perfect for parties of two.

    Metromix · May 25, 2010
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