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1213 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010
(650) 343-3228
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11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
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  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
only if you know where to park and have plenty of time

We were here while waiting overnight for a flight out of SFO - an excellent choice, but difficult to park and a long wait to get in. Even when we left at 8:15, there was still a line trailing out the door. It is easy to see why. Their food is wonderful, although to me the green tea salad... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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153 reviews 153 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We were here while waiting overnight for a flight out of SFO - an excellent choice, but difficult to park and a long wait to get in. Even when we left at 8:15, there was still a line trailing out the door. It is easy to see why. Their food is wonderful, although to me the green tea salad was... More 

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San Jose, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Very authentic, feels like you are in Burna, best yet, food is great and for sure spicy, watch out for all the green chilies!!!

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Burlingame, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Great fresh food that is not greasy and tastes spectacular. Only negatives is that seating is limited and they do not take reservations.

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Godalming, Surrey, UK
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

I was invited by a work colleague to join him and some local friends here for dinner. We sat by the window and had a really enjoyable evening. They knew the staff, but all the same they were really friendly. The food was excellent, fantastic salad, pumkin chicken, beef - wow! By the sounds this place is busy every night,... More 

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Stittsville, Canada
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126 reviews 126 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

Visited as part of a business trip, and was chosen by my boss who is very particular about where he eats. We made a reservation based on reviews, and were given a table by the entrance. It's a smallish restaurant, but fits in with the niche nature. We started off by looking at the menu, but then asked the waitress... More 

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Largo, Florida
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54 reviews 54 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

I do not have experience outside of this restaurant with Burmese food, but I liked everything I’ve tasted on each visit. Both of those times were with business colleagues and we shared family style, so we covered a fair portion of the menu. On both visits we started with the coconut chicken soup, and I expect on my next visit... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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40 reviews 40 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

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
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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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244 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 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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185 reviews 185 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1213 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burlingame
  • Phone Number: (650) 343-3228
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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