After a little chow research, my group decided on Jang Soo after our Conservatory of Flower trip.
Just a short ride from the park, we arrived around 11:30am yesterday.
It was very unfortunate that the whole entire time we were there, the restaurant was empty except our party of three. The food was not bad at all, a little bit more expensive than Brother's, but cleaner and well, no wait.
We opted to have them do the bbq in the back and ordered one order of kal bi one bul bo gi, and #37 which was a seafood scallion pancake of some sorts, and a tofu seafood soup. Everything was very good. The kal bi was not the ususal bone in small rib, but rather a large rib deboned. We liked that, the meat was flavorful because of the bone, but we didn't have to eat around the bone. While both were beef dishes, they tasted different distinctly. My husband loved the pancake, he practically ate the whole thing himself. Lots of scallions, octapus, red peppers and filled the slightly toothty pancake. A dab of hot paste and soy scallion sauce, it was a gopd to go!
For the four items the bill came to $26 a person including tip and tax. It was a lot of food, so four people could have enjoyed the same thing.
After lunch we strolled ten blocks up to Joe's Ice Cream. I found the old fasion counter/parlor combo to be so charming. And at $2.15 for a single scoop the price is really good for SF. I had an ususal Thai ice tea flavor ice cream. The flavor was just like the ice tea, creamy, sweet and that distinct spice and smokey flavor.
Overall Jang Soo is very good, I would go back again. I hope they don't go out of business, Chowhounds give them a try next time you find Brother's full.
Jang Soo Bbq
Address: 6314 Geary Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94121
Phone: (415) 831-8282