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The 5 Best Korean BBQ Places In San Francisco

Updated: May 2, 2022

These Korean barbeque spots in San Francisco make all of our grilled meat dreams come true! We analyzed awards, leading publications, and top-ranking sites to find the best Korean barbeque on offer. To sample the best banchan, kalbi, and ice-cold rice beer visit any of these fantastic San Francisco restaurants.

Find the perfect Korean bbq spot

Barnzu Korean Pub

Korean, $$, TenderloinKorean, $$San Francisco, Tenderloin
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
  • Eater

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Jang Soo BBQ

Korean, $$, Central RichmondKorean, $$San Francisco, Central Richmond
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
  • Hoodline

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    Hoodline
  • Thrillist

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    Thrillist

Surisan

Korean, $$, North WaterfrontKorean, $$San Francisco, North Waterfront
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.5
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  • Find Me Gluten Free

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Brothers Restaurant

Korean, $$, Inner RichmondKorean, $$San Francisco, Inner Richmond
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 3.5
  • Thrillist

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    Thrillist
  • Zagat

    8 essential spots for Korean BBQ in San Francisco

    Zagat

Um Ma

Korean, $$, Inner SunsetKorean, $$San Francisco, Inner Sunset
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
  • Thrillist

    San Francisco’s Best Restaurants of 2019

    Thrillist
  • Eater

    The 38 Essential San Francisco Restaurants

    Eater

How did these spots get chosen?

Finding the best Korean bbq spots in San Francisco can take way too long. For these results, 3104661 restaurant reviews were analyzed, 26488 restaurants’ Yelp and Google reviews were captured, and exactly 2325 lists and articles from Find Me Gluten Free, Eater and Thrillist and others were carefully reviewed by boam. These top contenders have appeared in Find Me Gluten Free - Gluten Free Breakfast Places in Oakland, Eater - The 38 Essential San Francisco Restaurants and Thrillist - San Francisco’s Best Restaurants of 2019. If it’s on the list, we’ve checked and verified that the restaurant is still open and will showcase any updated hours and services you need to be aware of. Restaurants can’t pay to show up on this list, so you can trust what you see and enjoy the city’s hidden gems. We don’t recommend restaurants lightly, these 10 are really something special.

Drink pairing tips for Korean bbq

  • Pair marinated pork with Soju

    For an elevated experience, pair your marinated pork with Soju. This combination works particularly well because this rice wine cuts through the flavors of the marinade.


  • A next-level match for bulgogi

    Experts recommend pairing a bulgogi with a glass of Chilean Shiraz, a popular red wine.

  • Maesil Ju with your veggie banchan

    Lovers of Maesil Ju should match with veggie banchan if they’re looking for a new, scrumptious experience. The dish is well complemented by the plum wine from Italy.

Fun facts about Korean bbq

  • Celebrating Korean bbq

    Did you know that every year in August foodies in Tulsa, The United States celebrate their passion for Korean bbq? The The United States Steak Cook-Off Festivalis held annually.


  • A long-held tradition

    If you take a trip to bulgogi, then the well-known, tasty bulgogi should be on your radar! It is a local classic.

  • Wallet breaking olive wagu beef

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $300 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, olive wagu beef?

Parking information

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