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Wooden Charcoal Barbecue House

The Richmond
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4611 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118-2906
+1 415-751-6336
11:00 - 03:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 03:00
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San Francisco, California
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339 reviews
206 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 February 2016 via mobile

Food coma ! This place rocks ! First, all the small appetizer plates filled the table and they just kept refilling to your stomach's content. Then when we ordered the meat -it became a bounty of deliciousness ! Their meat has been marinated to perfection and the cut was just right ! Thinly sliced and when you grill it -... More 

Thank EilliMTW
Centennial, Colorado
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 March 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.

Thank c d
Seymour, Indiana
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 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 

Thank HoosierDaddy46131
Jacksonville, Florida
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26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 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

Thank John M
San Rafael, California
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304 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 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 

Thank Thomas B
San Jose, California
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104 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 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 

3 Thank vnoz
Tehachapi, California
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231 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 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.

13 Thank melsdad2002
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 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.

7 Thank Jencolenm
Whitefish, Montana
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194 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 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 

5 Thank TravelGuyMontana
San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 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 

6 Thank iamonewon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Barbecue, Asian, Korean
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Seating
Open Hours
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
11:00 - 03:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4611 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94118-2906
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Richmond
  • Neighbourhood: The Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 415-751-6336

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