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Mingalaba

1213 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 343-3228
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Ranked #4 of 148 restaurants in Burlingame
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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English first
Atherton, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

We arrived just before closing on a weeknight and were so glad we got the last seats in the packed restaurant. Staff were polite and attentive, despite our late arrival. The spicy basil beef was tender and packed with flavor. The saffron rice and chicken curry also were delicious. Affordable pricing. We liked the hustle and bustle of people happily... More

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Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

We went there with my colleagues on Wednesday and the food was delicious. Since it was mid- week, we did not have to wait to be seated. The place get very busy during weekends and at least 30 mi utes waiting time is expected. The interior was basic and the level of noise is quite high so we could barely... More

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Burlingame, California
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127 reviews 127 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

I have always wanted to try this Burmese restaurant since they seemed so popular. I went with 2 other people on a Saturday afternoon. We arrived at the restaurant at 5 pm, put our names down on the wait list and were told the wait time was at least 30 minutes. We were finally seated after several attempts of people... More

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San Francisco
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This little restaurant in Burlingame is always crowded! Expect to wait a bit if you're going at peak meal times. Favorites include Tea Leaf Salad, Green Papaya Salad, Pumpkin Yellow Chicken. But almost everything here is good. You can't go wrong.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Sitting down in an unadorned restaurant on a noveaux mainstreet across from a Banana Republic, you say "did I come all the way out here to pay $12 for some run-of-the-mill food?", but you decide to give it a go, and order the tea leaf salad as part of a lunch combination. The tea leaf salad comes, is mixed at... More

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Burlingame, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Tea Leaf salad is a must. House special noodles, green papaya salad, avocado egg rolls all excellent.

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MA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

Food and service is excellent. I have eaten here many times and loved the meal every visit. They usually have a waiting line of people outside.

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Sebastopol, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

I had never had Burmese food and so this was a little new for me but I enjoyed it. I had the green papaya salad which had a nice crunch to it, and the spicy basil beef which was pretty good. I also tried the saffron rice with raisins and cashews which added some interesting flavor as well. The service... More

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San Mateo
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64 reviews 64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014 via mobile

Sure the food is good but the attitude and service is below par. The owner/manger's attitude is arrogant and rude. But the noise level in this tiny crowded place is unbearable. Been there twice and came away with a headache and could not enjoy the food and could not hold a conversation without shouting. Sorry, won't see me there again,... More

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San Francisco
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63 reviews 63 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

My family and I have been to this restaurant several times and it is very consistent. The food is great and there aren't many Burmese restaurants in the Bay Area. The food is fairly priced and young children seem to have no problems finding something they like. The only downside is that it is generally booked-up for dinner so unless... More

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