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“Good Eats” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Burma Superstar

Burma Superstar
Ranked #4 of 1,215 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Burmese, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Southern CA
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34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good Eats”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

We ordered for take out and tried five or six different dish and the food was all great. Will definitely go back and eat in.

Visited September 2012
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Fremont, California
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55 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Special food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

There was a brief wait at 6 on a Sunday, but I could see a huge crowd waiting by 7. The food was interesting, and well prepared. The service is a bit slow, but there is always a frantic rush in this restaurant ( and the other locations). MY other Burmese restaurant Nan Yang in rockridge is a bit blander in taste and ambiance.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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Oakland, CA
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49 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
“Everyone I bring her loves this place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

Taste can be so personal. So, when friends come from out of town and I bring them here and am always pleasantly surprised that people rave about it and remember it long afterwards.

I love the vegetable curry and the green tea salad which can be prepared vegan (without the dried shrimp). I never tire of this place.

If you come at the peak dinner hours, be prepared to wait. Also it is extremely crowded and noisy.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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NYC
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94 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“What a great first meal in the Bay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2012

My husband and I and two grown sons ate here last night to find exquisitively constructed dishes with fresh and flavorful ingredients. The tea leaf salad was wonderful, the chili lamb superb, as was the shrimp curry. The cuisine is interesting and the atmosphere wonderful. Our eldest son lives in Oakland and it is his favorite restaurant. Can't go wrong.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank mw180
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Pleasant Hill, California
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248 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
“More flavors than we had time to taste!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

This was our first time here -and our first time at any Burmese restaurant- and it will not be our last. WE LOVED IT!!

The restaurant is in Temescal, an Oakland, CA neighborhood we lived in more than 20 years ago and is now definitely on the way up.

The three of us shared three dishes and it was plenty of food:
1) Mango salad (that -surprise- was delightfully "explained" and mixed at our table)
2) Chicken and shrimp (done clay pot style to perfection)
3) Salmon (so light and tasty it almost floated off the plate)

The wine list is short but excellent.

Wow!

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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