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Wooden Charcoal Barbecue House

The Richmond
Barbecue, Asian, Korean
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4611 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118
+1 415-751-6336
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11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

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  • 4
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  • 1
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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
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 8, 2015
HoosierDaddy46131
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Seymour, Indiana
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Centennial, Colorado
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

The meat was great... cooked on the grill in front of you . . .no ambience and very basic with not much going for it on Geary. Wasn't worth returning for considering all the amazing restaurants in SF.

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Seymour, Indiana
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24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank HoosierDaddy46131
Ann Arbor, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Elliot E
Jacksonville, Florida
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Thank John M
San Rafael, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 via mobile

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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Thank Thomas B
San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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3 Thank vnoz
Tehachapi, California
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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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13 Thank melsdad2002
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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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7 Thank Jencolenm
Whitefish, Montana
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145 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 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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5 Thank TravelGuyMontana
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4611 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Richmond
  • Neighborhood: The Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 415-751-6336

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Barbecue, Asian, Korean
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 am

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