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Burmese Kitchen

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Delicatessen, Burmese
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452 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA
(415) 474-5569
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout

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  • 14
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  • 8
    Very good
  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Family restaurant

I've been here many times as this Tenderloin restaurant is convenient to the public transit and hotels/hostels I use. No ambiance (unless bars on the windows counts), no off-street parking, no bright and cheery interior. But what it does have is good, solid Burmese food cooked and served by a very... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2014
wishfrog
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Humboldt County, USA
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San Diego, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

First, this place was hard to find because the building's façade is being refurbished and the restaurant's entrance is obscured by tarps. Even so, it was packed. Very basic (I can't even use the word décor,) not many tables, noisy, and I wish we had had time to come back several more times. The food is unusual, at least to... More 

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Humboldt County, USA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

I've been here many times as this Tenderloin restaurant is convenient to the public transit and hotels/hostels I use. No ambiance (unless bars on the windows counts), no off-street parking, no bright and cheery interior. But what it does have is good, solid Burmese food cooked and served by a very warm family. Their pumpkin stew is a standout, as... More 

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Klamath Falls, Oregon, United States
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Wonderful food. This is our fourth time eating Burmese and we normally start with tea salad. Here that is only serve at lunch, but had a wonderful, crunchy fermented tea salad and other vegetarian dishes. Names are similar to Indian and Persian food, but flavors are somewhat closer to Thai. Local family works hard to make a friendly cosy atmosphere... More 

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New York City, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

It was my first Burmese experience, and I really enjoyed it. A lot of other people did, too…there was a line out the door. The menu was large, with everything categorized Thai-style. We asked for the house signature dishes and got an outstanding appetizer….a "salad" that was tossed table-side with 22 ingredients. It included peanuts, coriander, cilantro, peppers, cold noodles,... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

This is a wonderful, small, cheap ethnic eatery convenient to the Civic Center with its opera house and symphony hall. Burmese cuisine is reminiscent of Indian and Thai cooking, which isn't surprising given that Burma or Myanmar is wedged between India and Thailand. We ordered the tea salad, which was fresh and delicious. It was made of fresh tea leaf... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013 via mobile

How often so you see a Burmese restaurant anywhere part from in Burma? Well, her you got one, and I think it's as authentic as your grandmas underwear! It is proudly highly rewarded (we found out when visiting today) and no wonder! Food here is delicious! I've never known the Burmese kitchen, but now as I do I favorite it... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2013

Nice little family-run restaurant, great for exploring new tastes in the Indian/thai-ish cuisine at an impressing value (most dishes are well under 10 dollars) Greatly recommended! Reaaaly tasty

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Porto Alegre, RS
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2013

The service isn't the best, but the food is soooooo delicious!!! You should try the Tea Leaf Salad and Fish with Tamarind Sauce! It's perfect!

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USA
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39 reviews 39 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

Whenever I go to the Asian Art Museum, Burmese Kitchen is a must for lunch. Everything I've tried is delicious. I especially liked the Pumpkin Stew and the Burmese Falafel--they are quite crunchy, but very good. Give it a try the next time you are in the neighborhood. The lunch combos are a great place to start.

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San Francisco
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

If I were to describe Burmese food to the uninitiated, I would say it's a melding of Indian and Thai food—its cuisine utilizes many of the same ingredients you'd find in Thai cuisine, with the added bonus of masalas and curries. My dining companion and I wanted to try the tea leaf salad to see how it measured up to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 452 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: (415) 474-5569

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: Delicatessen, Burmese
Open Hours
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Friday
6:00 pm - 8:15 pm
Saturday
6:00 pm - 8:15 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?