the customer wins on this one.
A lot of times, the wait is waaay shorter for this restaurant, but the food is just as excellent too. Moreover, the service is actually so much better because I suppose they have to kick it up a notch to be the same or better than the orig so they can bring something else to the table. so EXCELANTE, the customer wins on this one, all the way!
BTW, I also wrote a review on Brother's Korean I (or the orig).
If the original Brother's is packed, try this second branch for equally excellent Korean barbecue.. In Short This is your typical no-frills joint with fans overhead (but fewer than the original Brother's at 4128 Geary Blvd.) and wonderfully tacky Korean travel posters. Whether you choose a hearty soup (served in a cast-iron bowl with rice) or barbecue, you get 13 different accompanying mini-dishes of everything from kimchee to pickled diakon to sliced fish cake, each a tasty combination of tastes and textures. If you do go for the barbecue, you can cook food on the grill at your table or have the kitchen prepare it for you. Traditionally, diners place cooked meats into whole butter-lettuce leaves, add the accompaniments of their choice, then roll and enjoy. For those who don't opt for the charred meats, there is also an extensive menu of Korean staples like bi bim bop and a selection of panfried fishes.
Get ready to eat!!!.
There are two Brothers restaurants within three blocks of each other. We have been told that only Brothers 2 has the grills where you can cook it yourself. Order and within 60 seconds you have over a dozen sides in front of you. Hot coals are brought to your grill followed quickly by the meat-- and HAVE AT IT!!! If you go during peak meal periods you have to fight for a table... finally had to pipe up when people started trying to take our table (no one was taking names and the lobby was packed). Go during the afternoon!!! Everytime we've gone we've gotten 1-2 items "on the house." Last time Grandpa came out of the back with sodas for everyone at the table. Can get pricy, just know that if you go at the right time, a lot of freebies may be included!!
Great Korean BBQ.
Lots of food and a great flavor. I think the pork has more flavor than the beef, but both were good. They give tons of sides as soon as you are seated which may take some time, but is worth the wait.
Service was great and friendly, we are not Korean and we were treated nicely by everyone there. Food was great, lots of sides, definitely enough for two people. $41.00 for two entrees, a bunch of sides, soup, and 1 large beer. Would return again