Burma Super Star Restaurant

★★★★★
  • 309 Clement St

    San Francisco, CA 94118

    Cross street: at Fourth Ave.

    Map & Directions
  • 415-387-2147

About Burma Super Star Restaurant

Hours
Sun-Thurs 11:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. & 5:00 p.m.-9:30 p.m. Fri-Sat 11:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. & 55:00 p.m.-10:00 p.m

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the rainbow salad is a must try. there are so many ingredients in it - that it is truly unique. also, dont be frustrated with the long line, walk around clement street - check out park life gallery or grab a drink nearby.

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★★★★★

the rainbow salad is a must try. there are so many ingredients in it - that it is truly unique. also, dont be frustrated with the long line, walk around clement street - check out park life gallery or grab a drink nearby.

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When can we go back & order the superb tea leaf salad, garlic prawns & coconut rice? Plus an order of a whole young coconut milk, please.

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★★★★★

When can we go back & order the superb tea leaf salad, garlic prawns & coconut rice? Plus an order of a whole young coconut milk, please.

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Bottom-line: Tasty!!! Different. Worth going to again - and I will! 3.5 stars.

Burma SuperStar has been on my list for years. I never went 'cause it was "out there" in the avenues, but finally I had a chance. Very happy for it. Still, about 15% PRICER than Chinese/Vietnamese/Indian take-out I might normally do.

SCENARIO: called in for take-out after work. Picked up food at 545PM.

PARKING: A chore! It's on Clement between 4th and 5th. I ended up parking illegally and running in to get my order (no ticket, yay!).

FOOD:
Overall, the food was delicious. I've never had Burmese food, so it was a great break from my typical Vietnamese take-out.

Vegetarian Samosa Soup. 4-stars. Great flavor with the price.

Tea Leaf Salad. 3 stars. Different. Not bad. I was not a fan of the dressing. Will try the Rainbow salad next time.

Bun Kay Kauser. 4 stars. I thought the noodles were too pasta-like. Was wanting the noodles to be more like rice noodles. Also, not that much chicken. But the flavors were good. Like the coconut base.

Spicy chicken with fresh basil. 5 stars. Really good. Nice spice, perfectly cooked, moist. Snow peas were really tender. Good heat.

Btw, at 545PM, the place was already starting to get full (and this was on a MONDAY.).

Not sure if I'd eat there--at the restaurant, but I'm definitely going to do take-out again and again and again.

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★★★☆☆

Bottom-line: Tasty!!! Different. Worth going to again - and I will! 3.5 stars.

Burma SuperStar has been on my list for years. I never went 'cause it was "out there" in the avenues, but finally I had a chance. Very happy for it. Still, about 15% PRICER than Chinese/Vietnamese/Indian take-out I might normally do.

SCENARIO: called in for take-out after work. Picked up food at 545PM.

PARKING: A chore! It's on Clement between 4th and 5th. I ended up parking illegally and running in to get my order (no ticket, yay!).

FOOD:
Overall, the food was delicious. I've never had Burmese food, so it was a great break from my typical Vietnamese take-out.

Vegetarian Samosa Soup. 4-stars. Great flavor with the price.

Tea Leaf Salad. 3 stars. Different. Not bad. I was not a fan of the dressing. Will try the Rainbow salad next time.

Bun Kay Kauser. 4 stars. I thought the noodles were too pasta-like. Was wanting the noodles to be more like rice noodles. Also, not that much chicken. But the flavors were good. Like the coconut base.

Spicy chicken with fresh basil. 5 stars. Really good. Nice spice, perfectly cooked, moist. Snow peas were really tender. Good heat.

Btw, at 545PM, the place was already starting to get full (and this was on a MONDAY.).

Not sure if I'd eat there--at the restaurant, but I'm definitely going to do take-out again and again and again.

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Sucked, this restaurant was recommended by someone on the street and figured I'd try it. Incredible rip-off, surprisingly it was crowded and I can't figure out why. Possibly it is just super-hyped but the waitress was like a used car salesman, agressively recommended anything that was the most expensive and the portion on the rainbow salad was sad. The waiter asks if you've ever had it and then proceeds to explain how there are four kinds of noodles in it for 11.00 dollars. It tasted like a bad Thai salad to me. Also found a little wood stick or needle in the curry. The somosa soup was crumbled cornbread in a soup that tasted similar to the dressing on the salad. I am still trying to figure out why it was crowded. I really disliked this place. Also, the food was served out of order, salad and soup together, then a long wait for the curry. Left hungry. I should have gone to my old standby up the street, King of Thai Noodle House. They've got great noodles. Try their seafood soup.

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★☆☆☆☆

Sucked, this restaurant was recommended by someone on the street and figured I'd try it. Incredible rip-off, surprisingly it was crowded and I can't figure out why. Possibly it is just super-hyped but the waitress was like a used car salesman, agressively recommended anything that was the most expensive and the portion on the rainbow salad was sad. The waiter asks if you've ever had it and then proceeds to explain how there are four kinds of noodles in it for 11.00 dollars. It tasted like a bad Thai salad to me. Also found a little wood stick or needle in the curry. The somosa soup was crumbled cornbread in a soup that tasted similar to the dressing on the salad. I am still trying to figure out why it was crowded. I really disliked this place. Also, the food was served out of order, salad and soup together, then a long wait for the curry. Left hungry. I should have gone to my old standby up the street, King of Thai Noodle House. They've got great noodles. Try their seafood soup.

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The food is really, really good, and they give you nice portions.

The only downfall is the wait on a Thursday night was 45minutes, but the good thing is they let you leave your number and go for a walk, and there is a cute cafe across the

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★★★★★

The food is really, really good, and they give you nice portions.

The only downfall is the wait on a Thursday night was 45minutes, but the good thing is they let you leave your number and go for a walk, and there is a cute cafe across the

Pros: food, atmosphere, crowd

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Even though I am not vegetarian, I just loved loved loved the vegetarian samusa soup here! It was delicious, and the little samusas in it were just the right little surprise in my soup, esp. since they were crispy at one point then soaked

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★★★★★

Even though I am not vegetarian, I just loved loved loved the vegetarian samusa soup here! It was delicious, and the little samusas in it were just the right little surprise in my soup, esp. since they were crispy at one point then soaked

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I love this restaurant. I dont agree with the other reviewers comment that its a "hidden gem" since there is usually an hour wait to get inside, but its well worth the wait anyway! If you're with a groups its a good idea to order family style and share the dishes so you can try lots of the fantastic menu items.

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★★★★★

I love this restaurant. I dont agree with the other reviewers comment that its a "hidden gem" since there is usually an hour wait to get inside, but its well worth the wait anyway! If you're with a groups its a good idea to order family style and share the dishes so you can try lots of the fantastic menu items.

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Sought this place out with my sister, who'd been before and knew about getting there before 5:30. Absolutely true. We got right in, and watched a horde form outside our window table. The food was stupendous. Flavors and combinations unlike

3
★★★★★

Sought this place out with my sister, who'd been before and knew about getting there before 5:30. Absolutely true. We got right in, and watched a horde form outside our window table. The food was stupendous. Flavors and combinations unlike

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This experience was a downright waste of our time. Long wait of over an hour. Small and overly crowded place. Also noticed how close the Bathroom to the Kitchen. Disgusting. In addition to all of the above....they will not allow you to

3
★★★★★

This experience was a downright waste of our time. Long wait of over an hour. Small and overly crowded place. Also noticed how close the Bathroom to the Kitchen. Disgusting. In addition to all of the above....they will not allow you to

Pros: Not sure what is all the Hype about. Not a single good thing

Cons: Long wait, crowded, bad and slow service, bathroom too close to kitchen

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We ordered take out because we had heard that if you don't get there at 5:30, you'll be waiting for at least an hour. We arrived at 8:00 to pick up our food and there was an hour and a half wait. The staff was very friendly. They got our

3
★★★★★

We ordered take out because we had heard that if you don't get there at 5:30, you'll be waiting for at least an hour. We arrived at 8:00 to pick up our food and there was an hour and a half wait. The staff was very friendly. They got our

Pros: good for large parties

Cons: some dishes not that great

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We've been trying to eat at Burma Superstar for months but can never seem to get in. Just the other night we were driving by and decided to try our luck. As luck would have it we were able to get in and I'm happy to say that the food was

3
★★★★★

We've been trying to eat at Burma Superstar for months but can never seem to get in. Just the other night we were driving by and decided to try our luck. As luck would have it we were able to get in and I'm happy to say that the food was

Pros: Staff, Quick Service, Reasonably priced wine list, Food

Cons: parking, cramped tables

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Unless it's a restaurant like French Laundry where you can't get in for months, I'd recommend that you go at lunch time (I've been told it's the same for French Laundry, chances are better on weekdays) to get a table. We arrived at 11:30a

3
★★★★★

Unless it's a restaurant like French Laundry where you can't get in for months, I'd recommend that you go at lunch time (I've been told it's the same for French Laundry, chances are better on weekdays) to get a table. We arrived at 11:30a

Pros: Liked the Tea Leaf Salad, nice ambience

Cons: Pricey, parking, crowds/lines at dinner, no reservations

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I still can't figure out the hype. I'm a huge fan of international cuisines ranging from Russian to Cambodian, but do not enjoy the food here. I don't know if it's Burmese food in general or just the way they prepare it. I won't eat here

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★★★★★

I still can't figure out the hype. I'm a huge fan of international cuisines ranging from Russian to Cambodian, but do not enjoy the food here. I don't know if it's Burmese food in general or just the way they prepare it. I won't eat here

Pros: near great crepe place for dessert

Cons: bad food, crowds

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My wife and I went to this highly recommended supposedly SUPER restaurant and were sadly disappointed. The staff there was really friendly especially the person that I called on the phone to be put on the wait list, which I highly

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★★★★★

My wife and I went to this highly recommended supposedly SUPER restaurant and were sadly disappointed. The staff there was really friendly especially the person that I called on the phone to be put on the wait list, which I highly

Pros: Price

Cons: Everything Else

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I must confess that any of my true sentiment regarding the restaurant and food is clouded by the ridiculous wait time we experienced. Our group of 6 waited 2+ hours on a Saturday evening, and ended up being seated after 9PM. However, I

3
★★★★★

I must confess that any of my true sentiment regarding the restaurant and food is clouded by the ridiculous wait time we experienced. Our group of 6 waited 2+ hours on a Saturday evening, and ended up being seated after 9PM. However, I

Pros: Quick service, Good Food

Cons: Long wait time, Not for groups, Nothing extraordinary

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I went with my friends anticipating a fabulous meal given all the wonderful reviews. We went right at the opening time for dinner to avoid the long wait and about 5 minutes afterwards, there was a wait. We ordered many of the Burmese

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★★★★★

I went with my friends anticipating a fabulous meal given all the wonderful reviews. We went right at the opening time for dinner to avoid the long wait and about 5 minutes afterwards, there was a wait. We ordered many of the Burmese

Pros: Pleasant staff

Cons: Food was underwhelming, area was crowded, price was expensive for what we got

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A 20-minute wait in pouring rain was definitely worth it to eat at this place. The staff was genuinely friendly and kept apologizing for our wait, even though it really wasn't in their control. Once we sat down, we ordered a pitcher of

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★★★★★

A 20-minute wait in pouring rain was definitely worth it to eat at this place. The staff was genuinely friendly and kept apologizing for our wait, even though it really wasn't in their control. Once we sat down, we ordered a pitcher of

Pros: great ethnic food

Cons: the wait to get in

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We always come here with a group and order a bunch of different entrees for family style dining so we can try as much as we can. All of the food we've tried is incredible and has interesting flavors. They also have really unusual tasty

3
★★★★★

We always come here with a group and order a bunch of different entrees for family style dining so we can try as much as we can. All of the food we've tried is incredible and has interesting flavors. They also have really unusual tasty

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My fiance and I got into the habit of walking in the streets of SF and crashing a crowded restaurant with a long waiting line.This way we got to try Burma superstar.It was totally worth the wait of 30 minutes.\r
The food is a mix of

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★★★★★

My fiance and I got into the habit of walking in the streets of SF and crashing a crowded restaurant with a long waiting line.This way we got to try Burma superstar.It was totally worth the wait of 30 minutes.\r
The food is a mix of

Pros: Good food,a great place to introduce ppl to Burmese food

Cons: Long wait,don't take reservation,too tight.

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I read the reviews, I went, I was disappointed. The food and service were fine, but it wasn't TO DIE FOR, as some reviewers stated. I had the tea leaf salad, samusa soup, and lamb curry. Maybe some reviewers have a more sophisticated

3
★★★★★

I read the reviews, I went, I was disappointed. The food and service were fine, but it wasn't TO DIE FOR, as some reviewers stated. I had the tea leaf salad, samusa soup, and lamb curry. Maybe some reviewers have a more sophisticated

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We had a terrible time with service. They made mistakes and then were rude and did not fix. Food is good, but not worth being treated so badly. Other places can good decent food and treat you well.

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★★★★★

We had a terrible time with service. They made mistakes and then were rude and did not fix. Food is good, but not worth being treated so badly. Other places can good decent food and treat you well.

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Is it inappropriate to call this place my crackhouse? After the first time I went I was hooked for life. As a self-professed foodie, Burma Superstar reigns among my top restaurants in the city for its delicious and unique dishes that

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★★★★★

Is it inappropriate to call this place my crackhouse? After the first time I went I was hooked for life. As a self-professed foodie, Burma Superstar reigns among my top restaurants in the city for its delicious and unique dishes that

Pros: FOOD, Knowledgable staff

Cons: No reservations

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Went to this place last night with a friend who is a regular. She told me nothing about it, but just started secretly ordering food of the menu. Every single thing was TO DIE FOR. Tea leaf salad was my fave, but other highlights were the

3
★★★★★

Went to this place last night with a friend who is a regular. She told me nothing about it, but just started secretly ordering food of the menu. Every single thing was TO DIE FOR. Tea leaf salad was my fave, but other highlights were the

Pros: Everything, no seriously, TEA LEAF salad

Cons: No reservations

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So what you have to wait for a table - great things come to those that wait! I love this place and so do all my friends. The flavors are amazing and the menue certianly covers a range of taste - all of it wonderful and fresh fresh fresh

3
★★★★★

So what you have to wait for a table - great things come to those that wait! I love this place and so do all my friends. The flavors are amazing and the menue certianly covers a range of taste - all of it wonderful and fresh fresh fresh

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The best time to go is NOT on a weekend night. That said, the food is excellent. Tea leaf salad, green beans, walnut prawns, poodi - all absolutely great! Our group of friends have been going to this restaurant for many years. We've had

3
★★★★★

The best time to go is NOT on a weekend night. That said, the food is excellent. Tea leaf salad, green beans, walnut prawns, poodi - all absolutely great! Our group of friends have been going to this restaurant for many years. We've had

Pros: flavors, selection, drinks

Cons: wait time, parking

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This is one of my fav places in the city. I love the khow suey. Sure, I usually go there on Fridays (the busy weekend) and there is usually an hour wait, but there is a great cafe across where you can grab some drinks before dinner! And..

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★★★★★

This is one of my fav places in the city. I love the khow suey. Sure, I usually go there on Fridays (the busy weekend) and there is usually an hour wait, but there is a great cafe across where you can grab some drinks before dinner! And..

Pros: Great Authentic Burmese Food!

Cons: None-Its all part of the experience

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Off the beaten path in Richmond, this cozy family run Burmese restaurant has managed to create quite the following. They do not take reservations, so upon arriving at 7:45 we had to write our name on a dangling clipboard with instructions from the waitress to go get a drink and wait for her to call us. An hour later, starving, we were finally seated.

The wait was worth it!! The 20 ingredient salad was the best thing we tried with the fiery Tofu and Chicken in 2nd place. The ambiance is very causal, authentic with no frills, and the price is reflected (entree's around $8-$10). The service was super quick and very pleasant.

I will definitely be recommending this place to friends tired of eating a over-priced pan-Asian restaurants in the marina

PROS: price, food, authenticity
CONS: wait, not good for big groups, small

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★★★★★

Off the beaten path in Richmond, this cozy family run Burmese restaurant has managed to create quite the following. They do not take reservations, so upon arriving at 7:45 we had to write our name on a dangling clipboard with instructions from the waitress to go get a drink and wait for her to call us. An hour later, starving, we were finally seated.

The wait was worth it!! The 20 ingredient salad was the best thing we tried with the fiery Tofu and Chicken in 2nd place. The ambiance is very causal, authentic with no frills, and the price is reflected (entree's around $8-$10). The service was super quick and very pleasant.

I will definitely be recommending this place to friends tired of eating a over-priced pan-Asian restaurants in the marina

PROS: price, food, authenticity
CONS: wait, not good for big groups, small

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I'd been hearing rave reviews from friends, and I finally managed to make it over to Burma Superstar. This was a great introduction to Burmese food. Service was excellent, and the prices were very affordable for lunch.

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I'd been hearing rave reviews from friends, and I finally managed to make it over to Burma Superstar. This was a great introduction to Burmese food. Service was excellent, and the prices were very affordable for lunch.

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This is one of my top ten all-time favorites. The wait can be horrific, but it is well worth your time once you sit down. Servers, although incredibly busy, are warm and wonderful, and they really know their menu. My usual ordering routine

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★★★★★

This is one of my top ten all-time favorites. The wait can be horrific, but it is well worth your time once you sit down. Servers, although incredibly busy, are warm and wonderful, and they really know their menu. My usual ordering routine

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This place is a neighborhood treasure. The food is delicious and the staff is helpful. The only short coming of this restaurant is the ambiance. But seriously, this is some of the best food the city has to offer.

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★★★★★

This place is a neighborhood treasure. The food is delicious and the staff is helpful. The only short coming of this restaurant is the ambiance. But seriously, this is some of the best food the city has to offer.

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There are no words to describe how good this place is. It has by FAR the best food I've ever eaten. Get the tea leaf salad (amazing). Drink a mango smoothy or a ginger lemonade. Have some coconut rice. Get samosas, or even the samosa

3
★★★★★

There are no words to describe how good this place is. It has by FAR the best food I've ever eaten. Get the tea leaf salad (amazing). Drink a mango smoothy or a ginger lemonade. Have some coconut rice. Get samosas, or even the samosa

Pros: Best food ever!, Reasonable prices, Best food EVER!

Cons: LONG wait, Only one location, Very small/cramped

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Everybody knows about the infamous wait. A couple years ago, the wait was worth every second, with interesting and excellent food offerings. Lately, the preparation of the dishes has come across as being only average. The service has

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★★★★★

Everybody knows about the infamous wait. A couple years ago, the wait was worth every second, with interesting and excellent food offerings. Lately, the preparation of the dishes has come across as being only average. The service has

Pros: interesting cuisine, affordable

Cons: crowded, long waits, spotty service

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This place is extremely yuppie and overpriced for the food they serve. We had the Rainbow salad and it had a very strong taste of burnt shallots. The vegetable curry was horrible and bitter. We also ordered coconut rice for our curry

3
★★★★★

This place is extremely yuppie and overpriced for the food they serve. We had the Rainbow salad and it had a very strong taste of burnt shallots. The vegetable curry was horrible and bitter. We also ordered coconut rice for our curry

Pros: beer

Cons: bitter, burnt, bad service

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Whenever I go to the Richmond, I always eat at Burma Superstar. I'm sure there are other good restaurants nearby, but I always end up at Burma because it's the perfect intimate neighborhood restaurant with wonderful dishes that are hard to

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★★★★★

Whenever I go to the Richmond, I always eat at Burma Superstar. I'm sure there are other good restaurants nearby, but I always end up at Burma because it's the perfect intimate neighborhood restaurant with wonderful dishes that are hard to

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I took my sister on a wed night at about 8 and we barely wiated 5 minutes to get a table. The food arrived pretty quickly and was quite good. We ordered a shrimp dish, fiery chicken with tofu and okra and egg curry. The okra and egg

3
★★★★★

I took my sister on a wed night at about 8 and we barely wiated 5 minutes to get a table. The food arrived pretty quickly and was quite good. We ordered a shrimp dish, fiery chicken with tofu and okra and egg curry. The okra and egg

Pros: Good food

Cons: Service

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This restaruant has amazing food, and its always packed which I take as a good sign. They have great dishes ranging from chicken to fish, to noodles and salads. The prices are very reasonable and the staff is friendly.

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★★★★☆

This restaruant has amazing food, and its always packed which I take as a good sign. They have great dishes ranging from chicken to fish, to noodles and salads. The prices are very reasonable and the staff is friendly.

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I can't really make a comparison between this and other Burmese restaurants as this is the only one I've ever eaten in. But comparing it to other restaurants, I will say that the food is delightful though. The only issue is that everyone seems to know that it is a great restaurant and so there is very often a line--at least when you want to eat. I have found that it is easy to get a seat on a Sunday afternoon; but in the evenings assume there will be a 30 minute wait. As a comparison it is similar to Indonesian food, and has some small similiarities with Thai foods; especially their stews. One other thing to note though is that it is a little bit pricier than Chinese or Thai--a couple of buck an entree; but it is well worth trying.

PROS: Fantastic food
CONS: Have to wait and price.

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★★★★★

I can't really make a comparison between this and other Burmese restaurants as this is the only one I've ever eaten in. But comparing it to other restaurants, I will say that the food is delightful though. The only issue is that everyone seems to know that it is a great restaurant and so there is very often a line--at least when you want to eat. I have found that it is easy to get a seat on a Sunday afternoon; but in the evenings assume there will be a 30 minute wait. As a comparison it is similar to Indonesian food, and has some small similiarities with Thai foods; especially their stews. One other thing to note though is that it is a little bit pricier than Chinese or Thai--a couple of buck an entree; but it is well worth trying.

PROS: Fantastic food
CONS: Have to wait and price.

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This place is always very busy, but they have implemented a system that allows you to leave your cell number and go visit one of the local coffee houses/bars while you wait.

Food is delicious, I reccoment the Thai Peanut/Ginger Salad and the Spicy Sesame Chicken.

The coconut rice is very nice.

Service is sometimes slow, and they do not always bring all the meals out together.

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★★★★☆

This place is always very busy, but they have implemented a system that allows you to leave your cell number and go visit one of the local coffee houses/bars while you wait.

Food is delicious, I reccoment the Thai Peanut/Ginger Salad and the Spicy Sesame Chicken.

The coconut rice is very nice.

Service is sometimes slow, and they do not always bring all the meals out together.

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I'm not picky or easily wowed. But this restaurant reverberates in my stomach and my soul. For most people, it's a trek to the Richmond district, but this up and coming section of foggy Clement street is well worth the pilgrimage. Everything on their menu is yummy, and the only thing we wanted when we ate there was more.

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★★★★☆

I'm not picky or easily wowed. But this restaurant reverberates in my stomach and my soul. For most people, it's a trek to the Richmond district, but this up and coming section of foggy Clement street is well worth the pilgrimage. Everything on their menu is yummy, and the only thing we wanted when we ate there was more.

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