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Han II Kwan Korean Restaurant

$$ - $$$
The Richmond
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1802 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121-3131
+1 415-752-4447
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Tue 11:00 - 22:00
Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:30
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22 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When I mean Korean BBQ, I mean exactly what I got at Han Il Kwan. Tasty fresh meat, spicy and marinated, lots of delicious tasty vegetables to share and lettuce to make rolls with meat and rice. It was just a perfect diner, even if we had to wait a few minutes. Indeed all tables aren't BBQ ready. The have... More 

Thank Fili L
San Francisco, California
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57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This place often reserves many tables for the bus loads of korean tourists. That should tell you plenty. If you don't get it... it means that Koreans from Korean will probably find this place acceptable to what they're accustomed back at home. Also it means that if you're not into it they kinda won't care because they're in cozy with... More 

Thank g l
Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Had to wait over an hour, as you need to put your name down on the list. Worried, that it would not be worth it, but very pleasantly surprised. Would recommend. It's also really busy with the locals, which is a good sign.

Thank Ian W
Seoul, South Korea
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24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Ordered the Braised Oxtail Stew, and did not regret it. The oxtail was tender and meaty, full of the braising liquid flavor. the banchan was plentiful, while delicious and fresh. Moreover, there is also a complementary spicy tofu soup which is flavorful and full of the soft tofu. Walked out of the restaurant with a full stomach and satisfying tongue!

Thank FoodSeekerx
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Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

From the staff to the food everything was amazing . We even watched 2 buses of Korean Tourist eating while we had our Korean BBQ that tells you a lot about how authentic and good the food is.

Thank Kristina S
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 5 November 2016

This restaurant is for real. Being Korean, it's hard for me to say whether non-Koreans would like it. But for those who are into truly authentic Korean food, this place is it. I had the kimchi dolsot bab, and hubby had kalkooksoo. The BEST kalkooksoo - handcut noodles that are better than some I've tried in Korea. And all the... More 

Thank travellingforkicks
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597 reviews
299 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 292 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016

A group of five went and we all agreed that this was the most authentic Korean dining experience we have yet had in the US. The only signs that we were not in Korea was the wooden chopsticks and no buzzer to call the waitstaff. The other patrons were predominately Korean and we heard Korean language being spoken all around... More 

Thank MunichEricJ
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Showed up around 6:30p on a Thursday (FYI they're closed Wed). We watched 3 tour buses of Koreans eating and leaving within our time visiting. I think that says something about the place. We were seated about 20 min later and got a feast. If you're wanting traditional Korean, go here.

Thank gjh911
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

We got 4 meats to grill for 5 and left with extra; that's no small feat for us as we are big eaters. They left us alone for the most part to grill for ourselves and I like that autonomy. I hate it when they bust in and cook for you. Takes away from the fun of it. The ban... More 

Thank Jonah L
Lake Tahoe (California), California
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348 reviews
212 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 138 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 September 2016 via mobile

We came upon the recommendation of local friends - if you want authentic Korean dishes - we highly recommend this place in the Richmond District. A few things for any to know: A. If you're coming in with a big group - call ahead to reserve. They get packed and busy esp over the weekend. Tour buses bring in Korean... More 

Thank MLAbug

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20
Barbecue, Asian, Korean
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1802 Balboa St, San Francisco, CA 94121-3131
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Richmond
  • Neighbourhood: The Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 415-752-4447

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?