Giwa, Philadelphia PA | Merchant Profile

Giwa are the tiles used to create traditional Korean style roofs. Giwa is also a Korean restaurant located in Center City, Philadelphia. Koreans are proud of their varied and very nutritious diet, generally composed of grains and vegetables. Since opening in 2006, owner Yong Chi uses only the highest quality ingredients in a quest to make healthy, fresh, and delicious Korean cuisine enjoyed in a unique and comfortable setting. Yong Chi always wanted to break the mold of the traditional Korean restaurant, passionately sharing his love of the dynamic and vibrant flavors of his native Korea.Appetizer options, large enough to share include; Haemul Pa Jun a tasty Korean-style pancake with shrimp, crab meat, other seafood and scallions. Also, Kimchi Jun a Korean-style pancake with kimchi. One of the most popular dishes at Giwa are the Tacos. A Korean style taco in a tortilla with spicy pork or spicy chicken, cheddar cheese, sour cream, onion, cilantro, lime juice, rice and fresh lettuce. Another popular option is a signature dish, The Dol Sot Bibimbap presented in a special sizzling stone bowl, featuring a choice of beef, chicken, pork, tofu, vegetarian or shrimp presented over rice. The sizzling stone bowl give the rice a fantastic crunchy texture. Giwa also serves soups and stews such as; Yook Gae Jang a spicy beef soup with shredded flank beef, vermicelli noodles, egg and vegetables in a spicy beef broth and Kimchi Jigae a spicy kimchi stew with tender pork, tofu and onion. Amongst Menuís Special Dishes Section which are served with rice, vegetables and two side dishes are, Bulgogi a marinated thin sliced rib eye of beef with mushrooms, carrots and onion and Dak Bulgogi a spicy marinated chicken.Chef Yong and his staff work hard to make sure you feel welcome at this warm and inviting family, quick service restaurant. Be sure to stop in and pick up Yong’s Go Chu Jang his Famous Korean Hot Sauce is finally available. The signature sauce that diners have been raving about is packaged  in a 12 ounce glass bottle. The sauce is also available at select Whole Foods Stores too! Business hours are Monday to Friday: 11am – 8pm and Sat: 12pm – 8pm and closed Sunday. Delivery and carryout are available. Find them on the web at for more information.   

1608 Sansom St
Philadelphia, PA 19103