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Wooden Charcoal Barbecue House

The Richmond
Barbecue, Korean
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4611 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118-2906
(415) 751-6336
Today
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
First Korean BBQ - Loved it!

We had never tried Korean BBQ before and this location was suggested by a friend who used to live in Korea. The waitress was very patient and attentive. We got the table top charcoal pork belly and short ribs. The amount of meat we received was amazing! All of the sides were very plentiful and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 9, 2015
HoosierDaddy46131
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Seymour, Indiana
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Seymour, Indiana
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We had never tried Korean BBQ before and this location was suggested by a friend who used to live in Korea. The waitress was very patient and attentive. We got the table top charcoal pork belly and short ribs. The amount of meat we received was amazing! All of the sides were very plentiful and quite tasty. This was a... More 

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Ann Arbor, Michigan
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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015

I had been traveling all day, fr DTW to DFW to LAX to SFO. Airport food, not cheap in one city after another. Finally I picked up rental car and drove to Parkway Geary Motel. Across the street was this place which seemed interesting. I don't eat pork or shellfish, so pan fried fish seemed the logical bet. My first... More 

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Jacksonville, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

Definitely a great place. That's right, wooden charcoal grill at table side a plethora of condiments, including my favorite "Kim Chi". Great tofu soup as a side. Everything was fresh and delicious and great flavors and plenty to eat. Service was very excellent

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San Rafael, California
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210 reviews 210 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

I have Korean friends and I know what Korean food is supposed to taste like. A lot of people go in Korean restaurants not knowing this and think that's what it's supposed to taste like and it's not always good stuff. This restaurant makes really good food I love this stuff I've been coming here for over 30 years. One... More 

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San Jose, California
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72 reviews 72 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We were coming back from the Georgia O'Keefe exhibit and decided to catch some lunch. I eat a lot of Korean food in San Jose so was looking forward to our lunch experience. When we arrived we had to wait some time just have a wait staff member seat us and then even longer for them to take our order.... More 

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Tehachapi, California
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230 reviews 230 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
38,160 helpful votes 38,160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Very good BBQ. The Korean beef is excellent. The chicken was a little dry but not bad. It's hard to keep chicken breast from drying out. The pork has a great flavor. The service was friendly and the prices are on point.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2013 via mobile

Sunday lunchtime and the menu says lunch portions served M-F, but just ask! Loved the bbq pork and chicken and the accompanying sides.

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Whitefish, Montana
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108 reviews 108 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
154 helpful votes 154 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2013

Great for first timers who have never had this kind of food before. The menu is easy to read with pictures and english. Our server also spoke English and was extremely helpful. The grill comes right to the table with the server cooking everything right in front of you. You can opt for the cookin got be done in the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2011

I've been to Wooden Charcoal Bbq house about countless times and this review reflects their dinner experiences. Since living in San Francisco for over 30 years, I've been to almost every Korean restaurants in San Francisco. Although there are many good Korean restaurants in SF, Wooden Charcoal bbq is the only place that I can confidently recommend to others, especially... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2011

We spent a few days in San Francisco and actually had dinner here twice. They bring out the charcoal grill to your table with about a dozen little side dishes, plus noodles, soup, and salad. The meal for four was more than enough and in the end made my friends and I fall in love with Korean Barbecue. At that... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4611 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118-2906
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Richmond
  • Neighborhood: The Richmond
  • Phone Number: (415) 751-6336

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Korean
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:00 pm

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