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1213 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010-4107
(650) 343-3228
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Try the curry!!! This is a great little local place with authentic Burmese fare. It's always busy so don't mind a little wait; it's worh it.

Thank Matt W
Windsor, Maine
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164 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped for lunch after an already long day traveling. We left refreshed and ready for the rest of the day. The food is carefully prepared and very tasty. Since we were a party of four, we ordered several regular size entrees and shared. Every dish was excellent and served graciously.

Thank momoboys_12
San Francisco, California
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The food here is excellent and the prices reasonable. Usually I stick to my favourite dishes when I eat out, but here I will pick anything from the menu at it is delicious. Do not let the line scare you away, it clears up really quickly. The downside is that this is not a place you sit for hours while... More 

Thank MatildaSm
San Mateo, California
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8 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are looking for authentic Burmese cuisine, Mingalaba is the place to go. It has limited seating and fills up quickly, so better be there early during lunch and dinner times.

Thank Cherry R
Napa Valley, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Still the best for Burmese cuisine in Burlingame. Very busy restaurant for lunch but did not disappoint.

Thank LMAPTraveler
San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You have to try this restaurant. The food is fantastic. The place is too small for the business they do. Don't just walk in and think you're gonna eat, make reservations! And it is worth the wait, if you have to. Tea leaf salad, mango salad, mango drink...

Thank vic s
Carbondale, Illinois
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88 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited family in the area, and I wanted to try Burmese food. We ordered a variety of items for takeout, and they were all pretty good. Tea leaf salad was unusual, very crunchy and tasted good. Pumpkin yellow chicken had a lot of flavor, as did the house special noodles. I would get either of them again. For a vegetable,... More 

Thank LHinkle
Bentonville, Arkansas
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241 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Lunch specials are more expensive then Ala Carte menu since they combine entrée with a small salad. Unless you want the salad, I recommend select your entrée from regular menu. Please be aware that rice or other staples are charged separately. This place is very busy for lunch. We asked for chilli sauce at beginning of the meal and reminded... More 

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New Jersey
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Tried their vegetarian fares - Walnut Broccoli with Tofu and Veg. Shan Noodles - both good. Pricey, but good portions! Would recommend for the vegetarians out there!

Thank Desi2007
San Francisco
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Mingalaba is a busy Burmese restaurant on Burlingame Avenue. Their food is very good and not too expensive. Parking is generally available within a block or two. In addition Burlingame Avenue is a great shopping area. The service is prompt and pleasant.

Thank NothingBut

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Asian, Burmese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1213 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010-4107
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burlingame
  • Phone Number: (650) 343-3228

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?