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English first
Hong Kong, China
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014 NEW

Fail to see what everyone raves about. The servers were all very pleasant and friendly. However the food is really disappointing. Both Rangoon Ruby in Palo Alto and San Carlos are way better. A simple lunch for the 4 of us plus tea costed us close to $100. I don't think I shall return soon.

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Naperville, Illinois
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

First time for Burmese food and we couldn't be happier. Scrumptious cuisine, delectable presentation and phenomenal service. 10/10

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Los Angeles, California
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346 reviews 346 reviews
213 restaurant reviews
139 helpful votes 139 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

And also a lot of food. Started with the paratha - perfectly cooked and the two sauces - compared to Indian, one like a coconut makhni and the other a channa - just perfectly spiced and tasty. Next had the house special noodle - fresh and unique, not at all heavy, a good amount of chicken (all dark meat). Lastly,... More 

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Benicia, California
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177 reviews 177 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

Four of us stopped in yesterday for a quick meal. We were pleasantly greeted, immediately seated, our order was taken promptly, and our food served quickly. The service was great, the food was tasty, and well presented. My daughter and her boyfriend eat here often as they live nearby, but it was a first for myself and my husband. I... More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

There is a wait often at this restaurant but it's well worth it. They even brought free wine to us while we waited for a table. The food here is excellent. It's as good as food I had in Burma itself.

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Yreka, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

We were on a work trip and I was with a bunch of colleagues. We split up and Id never had Burmese before so thought why not. Well, it was certainly worth the wait. Its a smaller restaurant but the food was quickly brought out and they kept tables moving to seat patrons. It was a pleasant atmosphere and with... More 

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San Francisco, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Very tasty Burmanese food which resembles a mix of South Asian food styles. If you like Asian, you should definitely go here. The place is tiny and yet so popular that you can expect to wait for a while if you go around 7PM for dinner.

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Burlingame, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

The food is unique but have many similarities to Chinese and Thai. The service is fast and the wait staff is pretty attentive. The restaurant is small and is not uncommon to have a long wait during peak hours.

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Burlingame, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Very crowded, had to wait even with a reservation....tables close, other diners closer.. Food very tasty..the Burmese dishes are a bit heavy for my taste. Other are appealingly presented

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CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

A colleague recommended this restaurant and it didn't disappoint. There were four of us and we got a table right away before they got busy. We shared two appetizers and each had an entree. The green papaya salad was excellent. One person in our group does not like spicy food much so be sure to ask when you order. The... More 

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Additional Information about Mingalaba

Address: 1213 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010
Phone Number: (650) 343-3228
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burlingame
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm

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