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The interior with tables and grills at Brothers Restaurant
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Brothers Restaurant

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Korean

Richmond

$$$$Perfect For:Big GroupsBirthdays
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A night at Brothers Restaurant in the Richmond is all about meat. The Korean barbecue spot uses charcoal rather than gas grills, which lends a deep smokiness to the already-flavorful meats. Expect to clear multiple mountains of marinated spicy pork or just-sweet-enough bulgogi (which you can order a la carte or as part of a two-, four-, or six-person set), plus endless banchan and heaps of japchae. Hood fans are firing overhead at all times, and sizzling is a constant backtrack, so don’t be surprised if you have to use your outside voice to be heard from across the table. It’s all part of the experience at this lively group spot, as is clinking frosty glasses of Cass to ring in a birthday or toast to a last night in the city. 

A spread of bulgogi, spicy pork, japchae, and banchan at Brothers Restaurant

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A platter of bulgogi at Brothers Restaurant

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Bulgogi

You’ll easily polish off this mound of beef—the thinly sliced meat stays juicy even after being charred on the grill and leans on the sweeter side.

A platter of spicy pork at Brothers Restaurant

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Spicy Pork

Another hit in the meat department. The house-marinated pork isn’t too spicy but leaves a mild lingering heat.

A plate of japchae at Brothers Restaurant

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Japchae Noodles

Creamy and packed with tender bits of beef, this is a great option if you’re trying to round out the meat-heavy meal.

Seafood Pancake

This shrimp-and-squid-loaded stunner could be an entrée on its own, but you should order one for the table. It’s got the light, crispy edges we look for in a Korean pancake and doesn’t feel heavy.

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