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Brother's Korean Restaurant

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The Richmond
Barbecue, Asian, Korean, Kosher
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4128 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118-3102
(415) 387-7991
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night

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  • 13
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  • 6
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Home style Korean

The interior leaves a little to be desired--rug! No decor! Exposed ventilation! But you'll be paying so much attention to the food it won't matter. My boyfriend is Korean and used to frequent Brothers when he lived in San Fran many years ago. It's just as delicious as he describes. The kalbi was... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Stephanie P
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English first
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

The interior leaves a little to be desired--rug! No decor! Exposed ventilation! But you'll be paying so much attention to the food it won't matter. My boyfriend is Korean and used to frequent Brothers when he lived in San Fran many years ago. It's just as delicious as he describes. The kalbi was perrrrrfectly marinated and juicy after grilling. We... More 

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Peyton, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Needed to get a late dinner and was looking for something with a little kick. Here it was three blocks away. A huge amount of food for 19.95 -- I got the pork. With the fire grills and the food, this will surely be a spot a take a small gathering to next time.

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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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13 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2012

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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4128 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118-3102
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Richmond
  • Neighborhood: The Richmond
  • Phone Number: (415) 387-7991

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 15
  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Asian, Korean, Kosher
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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