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Authentic Korean?

eweave_93 Feb 10, 2014 06:21 PM

About two years ago a Korean restaurant opened up in my hometown, located in the suburbs outside of Philly. But my mom went and was very disappointing in the food. I'm hoping to take her to somewhere else.

Anyone know where there is authentic Korean food in Philly?

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  1. Chemicalkinetics RE: eweave_93 Feb 10, 2014 07:11 PM

    I am not familiar with Korean food scenery inside Philly, but I like Mirim located in Langhorne.


    The owners are Koreans. While the Korean menu section is small (compared to the Japanese section), the Korean food is where it really shines. I tried a couple of other Korean restaurants, but this is the best I have had in the NJ/PA area.

    This is not to say that there aren't better ones.

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      GM330 RE: eweave_93 Feb 10, 2014 07:21 PM

      Jong ka jib in olney is fantastic. The soon du bu is incredible especially in this kind of weather.

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        travelmad478 RE: eweave_93 Feb 10, 2014 07:53 PM

        There's a great Korean place in Wilmington (well, Elsmere) and another one in Newark, DE. Come on down...

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          cwdonald RE: travelmad478 Feb 10, 2014 08:22 PM

          Kim's in Olney is great bbq. They use wood which gives a little different taste to the meat, as well as makes your clothes smell like you have been camping.

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            Buckethead RE: travelmad478 Feb 11, 2014 05:55 AM

            It might help if you told us their names..

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              travelmad478 RE: Buckethead Feb 11, 2014 10:14 AM

              In Elsmere, it's Kahl-Bee Korean, and in Newark it's Korean Barbecue & Sushi Bar (not a super creative name but it does the job, I guess!). Both are on Rte. 2/Kirkwood Highway.

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                Buckethead RE: travelmad478 Feb 11, 2014 10:17 AM


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            cwdonald RE: eweave_93 Feb 11, 2014 07:26 AM

            For reference here is a slightly old discussion of Korean food some in Philadelphia, some in the suburbs.

            http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/6316... Since this thread, Cafe Soho 2 opened in Blue Bell.

            I really don't think we have a full view of all of the Korean restaurants in the Cheltenham area, There are several on Broad that I drive by on my way to East Oak Lane,

            1. PhillyBestBYOB RE: eweave_93 Feb 11, 2014 07:35 AM

              I've enjoyed all my Korean BBQ meals at Koko in North Wales, although the Yelp reviews are all over the place. Conveniently, it is located right next to Assi plaza, the best Asian grocery store in the area (I get all my fish there).

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                dndicicco RE: eweave_93 Feb 12, 2014 09:55 AM

                Oishii in Newtown (18940 Bucks County) is good. The chefs are Korean but cater to the sushi crowd, too. The food is good quality especially if you call ahead and ask for the owner/wife can do something more authentic.

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