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“my favorite restaurant”
Review of Mingalaba

Mingalaba
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Ranked #4 of 180 Restaurants in Burlingame
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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....

Date of visit: September 2016
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Thank margieell
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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 always order the same thing: Naratha (the best!)--sort of a Burmese naan with curry dipping sauce, tea leaf salad and the Rangoon beef (tender and very tasty). If we're really hungry, we'll add on one more dish--today was spicy asparagus with chicken (also very good).
Service is always courteous and food comes out surprisingly fast considering how busy they are.
Now, next time you're walking down Burlingame Ave and see the crowd outside, you'll know why--try it for yourself!

Date of visit: September 2016
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Thank seamsplitter
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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 appealing. Often a waiting list but it generally moves quickly. Get there early to avoid the wait!

Date of visit: August 2016
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Thank Cathy94010
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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 reservation, you have to wait a bit by the front door; there's not a real lobby area. But the wait is worth it!

Date of visit: February 2016
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Thank Robin M
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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.

Date of visit: August 2016
Thank Axionjaxon
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