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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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Reservations

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Busy, tasty, friendly

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 12, 2015
JesBreslaw
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Godalming, Surrey, UK
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Godalming, Surrey, UK
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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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123 reviews 123 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
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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365 reviews 365 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
153 helpful votes 153 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
57 helpful votes 57 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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Senior Reviewer
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?