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Top Burmese Restos in the Bay Area?

J T Feb 6, 2009 10:08 AM

Solely base it on the authenticity of the dishes. List a couple spots if you'd like. Thanks.

  1. Civil Bear Feb 6, 2009 10:28 AM

    I'm not from Burma so I really can't speak to authenticity, but I really like Innya Lake in San Bruno and Burma Super Star in SF.

    Burma Superstar Restaurant
    309 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118

    Innya Lake
    586 San Mateo Ave, San Bruno, CA 94066

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      vinchar Feb 6, 2009 11:44 AM

      Larkin Express Deli.

      Larkin Express Burmese Kitchen
      452 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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        mikeylikesit Feb 6, 2009 11:47 AM

        I second Inya Lake, the good thing with them is never a wait.
        Super Star is very good but the wait can be quite long.

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        1. re: mikeylikesit
          elainew Feb 6, 2009 11:52 AM

          That's why I love the one in Alameda. Same food, but almost never a wait.

          Burma Superstar
          1345 Park Street, Alameda, CA

          1. re: elainew
            Melanie Wong Feb 11, 2009 08:53 AM

            There are rumors that Burma SuperStar in Alameda will close once the new Oakland location opens. I've emailed the owners but got no response. Is it still open?

          2. re: mikeylikesit
            Scrapironchef Feb 6, 2009 01:48 PM

            I'll third Innya lake, never had to wait and relatively easy parking.

            There's also always a basketball game on the TV in the back.

            I lived in the area for two years and ended up there at least once a week. Good food and good people.

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            Adamsimpson Feb 6, 2009 12:26 PM

            A new place in Burlingame opened called Mingalaba. Its pretty darn good!

            As far as authenticity, hell, I dont know, Ive never been to Burma.

            1. The Librarian Feb 7, 2009 08:45 AM

              I've never been to Burma either but I really liked Mandalay on California in San Francisco. Much more relaxed than Burma SS, prettier surroundings, and I liked the food better.

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              1. re: The Librarian
                ThaDu Feb 7, 2009 09:27 AM

                pagan 32 and clement
                yellow padoug (sp) sf (google for loc)

                1. re: ThaDu
                  wolfe Feb 7, 2009 10:22 AM


                  Pagan Restaurant
                  3199 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121

                  1. re: ThaDu
                    DezzerSF Feb 7, 2009 01:14 PM


                    Yellow Pa Taut
                    15 Boardman Pl, San Francisco, CA 94103

                  2. re: The Librarian
                    grayelf Feb 7, 2009 11:56 AM


                    Mandalay Restaurant
                    4344 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118

                  3. Melanie Wong Feb 11, 2009 08:47 AM

                    'hounds have id'd 22 places so far that have some Burmese dishes, listed here,


                    Was hoping to hear about some new discoveries in this thread, anyone?

                    JT, are you sure you want authenticity only? I can think of a couple places that are quite authentic, but don't execute well or consistently, and the food quality falls down.

                    I've been to all on the list except BSS in Alameda and the places in Milpitas and Fremont, and hope to try them before too long. My top picks for authenticity and taste would be Mingalaba, Pagan, and Larkin Express Deli.

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