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Brother's Korean Restaurant

4128 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118-3102 (The Richmond)
(415) 387-7991
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Ranked #1,550 of 4,947 Restaurants in San Francisco
Price range: $15 - $15
Cuisines: Barbecue, Korean, Kosher
Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: The Richmond
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: The Richmond
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  • English first
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  • Korean first
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English first
London, United Kingdom
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145 reviews 145 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

It was my first time having Korean BBQ and I really enjoyed it. The pork and beef were really flavorful and tangy. We didn't have the ribs so I can't comment on them. The seafood pancake was delicous and the other side dishes were really tasty. We couldn't finish all the food and the prices were reasonable. The atmosphere is... More

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Bethesda, Maryland
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79 reviews 79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The food here is definitely on the sweet side, and not all that refined. Nonetheless, it's authentic Korean barbecue, done on real charcoal on your table, and the service has always been enthusiastic, if a bit matronly. The price-performance is hard to beat. Strongly recommended. It can get crowded at peak times, but we've been there on weekdays after 8... More

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Atlanta, GA
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49 reviews 49 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

The last couple of reviews are spot on so I won't repeat everything they said. I have been coming to Brother's for at least the last 20 years. It is a family owned place and they can have an attitude if they think you have one, but we ate there tonight with our two children and they could not have... More

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San Francisco, California
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125 reviews 125 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

I don't think there are great authentic Korean restaurants in San Francisco. Brother's BBQ is one of the few Korean restaurants that I go when I crave for Korean food here. The main reason is because they grill the meat on coal gas, which most of other restaurants do. This gives the meat a nice smoky flavor that I can't... More

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Paris, France
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66 reviews 66 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2012

We have a Korean friend that recommended that we go to this restaurant. He warned us that there'd be a wait because it's extremely popular, but I didn't mind. The restaurant is nothing fancy to look at, we waited in all about 1/2 an hour, not bad. Since I am not as familiar with Korean food as our Korean host,... More

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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Family of 4 spent over $115. Portions were small, the kalbi ribs had large bones (not like the much smaller bones in Korea) and very little meat which was a rip-off. The meat was also hard & chewy after cooking (low quality meat). The side dishes were decent. They gave us one spicy tofu soup on the house. Each kalbi... More

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Seoul, South Korea
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012 via mobile

It is a popular Korean restaurant in SF, but a bit disappointing. Service is not good, average taste, and overpriced.

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Alameda, California
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59 reviews 59 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

This place uses real charcoal a big plus over gas grills. It is grill your own so be sure to wear clothes that you do not mind smelling of smoke. Since you will smell of smoke be careful where you go and with who after your meal. Okay so it is pricey for the casual atmosphere but still the food... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2009

A friend who lives in SFO suggested Brothers. We got there and the place was packed. Location - Sunset neighborhood Decor - minimal, small, only 1 unisex restroom so the line gets long so if you're in a hurry, you need to wait in line, don't go back and sit down and wait til it gets shorter. Food - great,... More

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223 reviews 223 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2009

We had BBQ there with 4 persons. Because some people did not appear we got their reservation and did not have to wait at all to be seated. (Though later coming people had to wait...) The waitress was really nice and motherly. She cut the meat for us and took it off the roast when it was ready to eat... More

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