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Brother's Korean Restaurant


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$15 - $15
Barbecue, Asian, Korean
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night

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Reviewed June 2, 2019 via mobile

I was recommended that the Richmond area had much better Asian food than the downtown area of SF, so I ended up on Geary street to take a walk about because I was craving some good Korean BBQ. This was my pick. I’m happy about...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank ryozsun
Reviewed January 14, 2019 via mobile

I have been eating here since the early 1980s. The food and the experience is as good as ever. If you want the best kalbe make the trip. One of the only places you will cook on wood coals - makes all the difference.

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank Wandere1963
Reviewed January 1, 2019 via mobile

Not too bad. The kalbi was good but Ive had better. My favorite was the kalbi jim which had just the right amount of sweetness and the meat was very tender. The serving size was good for 3-4 people and it would be a good...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank WnaTrvelMor
Reviewed June 19, 2018

We lucked out without a reservation on weeknight for dinner. I love all the side dishes along with beef and pork BBQ. Real mesquite wood grill. The servers were very good, explained dishes and were spot on picking up dishes as we lingered over drinks,...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Ruth D
Reviewed April 7, 2018 via mobile

We were treated to lovely service at this seemingly-family-run restaurant in SF. The pork is the stand-out protein to order, the chicken is so so however the beef was tasty. Make sure you use the dried hot paste on your lettuce leaf when you make...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Scunder
Reviewed January 3, 2018

My best Korean dinner in a long time! Our server was the grandson of the original owner and we got to meet his grandmother who was there that evening. We had a great selection of traditional Korean dishes and enjoyed all of them! Food, atmosphere,...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank EJC24
Reviewed December 17, 2017

I LOVE this restaurant. I've had the best meals I've had in San Francisco here. The first time I came here, I came with my boyfriend. We're both from Vancouver (although he's originally from Seoul) and we were so in love with the authentic charcoal...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Tessa O
Reviewed November 7, 2017 via mobile

Had lunch. I felt like they were small portions. I had the kalbi. It was good- but lunch portion was small. It was still good. I recommend going for dinner so you can cook your own meat. That was disappointing too:(.

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank Michelle C
Reviewed August 24, 2017 via mobile

This is definitely the best Korean restaurant I've ever been too and one of my very favorite restaurants of any type. Whenever I come to San Francisco I always make a special point to eat here, and I recommend it to everyone living in or...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank SalingerFan
Reviewed April 17, 2017

We visited this place late night on our first stay in SF. Thanks to yelp. Great first time experience on Korean BBQ. The restaurant is basic and simple. Be aware of smoky BBQ. An nice place to be with friends and enjoy grilling indoors. A...More

Date of visit: September 2016
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