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SouthGate, Philadelphia, PA

SouthGate

4.8
4.8
403 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary Korean
  • Neighborhood gem
  • Great for happy hour
  • Great for outdoor dining
Located on the edge of Rittenhouse Square and Graduate Hospital neighborhoods of Philadelphia, SouthGate is a twist on the traditional gastropub. Elevating food and drink in a modern but approachable way, the menu and the décor of Southgate are heavily influenced by both our Korean roots as well as modern American culture, preferring to be interesting and friendly rather than trendy.

The menu consists of a wide range of options, including several vegetarian meals. Popular dishes include Korean fried chicken, bulgogi burger, dumplings and buns, kimchi, and beef tartar. In addition to the delectable cuisine, Southgate offers an extensive drink menu that includes cocktails, wine, spirits and an extensive craft beer list.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Korean, Korean, Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 2:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (215) 560-8443
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Private party facilities
    We can host groups of up to 10 at our chef's table.
  • Neighborhood
    Rittenhouse Square
  • Cross street
    18th street
  • Parking details
    Metered and 2 hour parking in the surrounding blocks. Parking garage located at 1800 South Street.
  • Public transit
    18th and South Streets
  • Entertainment
    Television at the bar featuring sports events, kung fu flicks, or Korean classics.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

What 403 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia County

    Neighborhood gem

  • Philadelphia County

    Lively

  • Philadelphia

    Neighborhood gem

  • Philadelphia

    Lively

403 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, great people. We always enjoy our time there.

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  2. LiamL

    Minneapolis

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, service, and cocktails. Always a winner

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite places to go right now in Philly - great food (and portion size!), great prices, and great service.

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  4. AriC

    Philadelphia

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Sitting at the bar last night - service and food are both outstanding

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The wings are amazing! Crispy and delicious. The bibimbop is a great value and well done. It could use a little more meat, but it’s great. The Dolsot stays hot for a long time. So it continues to cook which makes for a crunchy rice that’s good but you’re blowing on your food until the last bite. Which isn’t my thing. Great drinks too

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Not only were the food and ambiance great, but the service and value were amazing. The staff was very nice and attentive.

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  7. EvanF

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this place. It’s a lively neighborhood bar with delicious Korean food and Korean-inspired pub standards. Great (and very popular!) happy hour specials. Everyone working was really friendly, helpful, and relaxed despite how busy it was.

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  8. Tragic

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing and the servers were extremely knowledgeable about the menu and local areas. 11/10

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service and the food were excellent! We def will be back!

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  10. Mitra

    Philadelphia

    62 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent evening spent at SouthGate. The service was excellent, the servers are very friendly and personable. The food was good, our only gripe was that the food came out too quickly. We barely started on our appetizer before the entree came out. Other than that, it was a really great experience.

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FAQs

SouthGate does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.

SouthGate is rated 4.8 stars by 403 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 16 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for SouthGate

1801 Lombard St, Philadelphia, PA 19146

Additional information

  • Cross street
    18th street
  • Neighborhood
    Rittenhouse Square
  • Hours of operation
    Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri 4:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat 2:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 2:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Korean, Korean, Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Metered and 2 hour parking in the surrounding blocks. Parking garage located at 1800 South Street.
  • Public transit
    18th and South Streets
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Entertainment
    Television at the bar featuring sports events, kung fu flicks, or Korean classics.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine
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