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Brother's Korean Restaurant

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The Richmond
Barbecue, 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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Hours:
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
A great meal

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 27, 2014
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Peyton, Colorado
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37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Peyton, Colorado
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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182 reviews 182 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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102 reviews 102 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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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56 reviews 56 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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128 reviews 128 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 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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75 reviews 75 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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SFO
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 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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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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74 reviews 74 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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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toledo,oh
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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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, 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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