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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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san mateo
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Don't expect a particularly relaxing dining experience, but good food abounds. Get there early or take out, it gets busy!

Thank jammin21
Rockford, Michigan
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice Burmese. Coconut rice and tea leaf salad were the best. Food very good wait staff very confused. Sat outside and they confused our order twice.good cook confused staff.

Thank Gerry B
Burlingame, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

yummy treats and unique variety. delicious. have been here many times, and it's the best! everything we order, we love. it's close to home, so we are regulars......love the chicken, eggplant, salads, tea....

Thank margie u
SF Bay Area
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75 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

I think all you need to know is that Mingalaba has a line of people willing to wait 30-60 min for a table and literally right next store, Rangoon Ruby, the "other" Burmese restaurant, has open tables. Not to take away anything from RR, but clearly there's something special about Mingalaba. We are very boring--for 2 of us we almost... More 

Thank Seamsplitter
Burlingame, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

Mingalaba is local favorite for my husband and I and every meal is a treat. The restaurant is family owned so they take great pride in the quality of the food and service. Try the Tea Salad, Mango Salad, Paratha or dumplings - they are all fantastic. Choosing a man dish can be a challenge as the selection is all... More 

Thank Cathy94010
Burlingame, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

The food is so delicious! The spices were just right, not overpowering like some Indian food I'v had in the past. And all of the family felt the same about their food. The staff - very warm and friendly, and knowledgable about all of the dishes! How refreshing! The one negative i found was that if you don't have a... More 

Thank Robin M
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

This means something since there are actually 2 Burmese restaurants on Burlingame Ave (go figure). This place is great. Go early to avoid lines.

Thank Axionjaxon
Burlingame, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Mingalaba is a special restaurant. It is family owned, and the food is cooked to order. Dishes can be ordered from extra spicy to mild. The House Special noodles are a must.

Thank sssibs2016
Des Moines
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

A Burlingame treat for former city dwellers who had to move for schools, but miss their fix of walking down Clement Street in Inner Richmond or Irving Street in Inner Sunset and having block after block of amazing, fresh, delicious, global and cheap food options. If you are tired of overpriced mediocre Italian on the Avenue, give Mingalaba a try.... More 

Thank Delyn S
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Burmese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, 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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