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Asian, Burmese
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Reviewed 2 September 2022

We have our favorite dishes here and always order to go. I not that they have a well-established parklette outside and they have created more space inside. People wait for tables and there is a big delivery service. The quality was good, prices are way...up.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 25 August 2022 via mobile

We had been earlier to the Burma Superstar restaurant at San Francisco and enjoyed their cuisine very much.This time we tried out their outlet at Oakland .The place was crowded as usual but we could manage to get seats without prior reservation even during a...long weekend ,for dinner.For appetizers, we ordered Rangoon Mule a good cocktail alongwith Zedi ,Mango Lassi and S&P Chicken plus their special Tea Leaf Salad. For main course, we selected Chicken fresh mint Jasmine Rice with veg curry and Plain garlic noodles.All the items were tasty and service very courteous. Noise level was high as usual with this restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 18 June 2022

Creative dishes, for example the salads have lots of ingredients. Some of the ingredients were new to me. But it's all good.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 15 May 2022

umm next time I'm here, I will grab myanmar Samusa from this restaurant. I like it more than other restaurants.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 27 January 2022

We ordered take out on line, some of our favorite dishes. And they all were good. Everything was ready on time and fairly hot when I got it home. They have a good menu.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 24 December 2021 via mobile

We ordered takeout from the Telegraph Avenue location. It’s a little difficult to find because it is tiny and with an almost invisible sign. BUT the dishes we got once we picked up our order were really great. The samosa salad was unique, any of...the noodle dishes are wonderful, and since we are vegetarians we were delighted with all the great veggie options — including top quality tofu. Tip: Be sure to order some of the coconut rice. It is flavorful and goes well with any of the dishes. Another tip: You can select your spiciest level — and we picked mild and we were not disappointed.More

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 12 September 2021 via mobile

Been here before and there is a reason why we keep coming back, quality food and signature dishes, although, the platha was not available today due to employment shortage…which we understand. Quality food and good service = we’ll be back.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 20 June 2021

It's only been a day or two since the Governor of California lifted many of the COBID restrictions we've lived with for lo these many months. Infection rates are down. Hospitalization rates are down. Many people are vaccinated and we can see the beginning of...the end of this long, long period of isolation and separation from the restaurants we love. But we are not entirely out of the woods yet. Dangerous mutant variants are surging in some parts of the world. Children under 12 are not yet eligible for vaccination and some adults haven't been vaccinated yet. Some of those eligible are being misled by dishonest messaging. In fact, the vaccine is safe, effective, and protective not only of those taking the vaccine but also the people around them, including children and adults who have solid medical reasons for not being vaccinated. This is why I am so appreciative of the efforts Burma Superstar continues to make to keep everyone safe. Staff wear masks, tables are separated, there is both indoor and outdoor dining available. This all means extra work on the part of the staff. They have to trek the full length of the dining room, across the sidewalk and out onto what was once the street to serve those outdoors. They are still managing a large volume of to-go orders and pick-ups. And yet, the food is just as good as I remember it. Flavorful, savory, generous and handsomely plated. And the staff are courteous and friendly. Thank you!More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 23 May 2021

We placed our on-line order at 6:00 and requested that the food be ready for pick-up at 8:00. I received a text at 6:30 stating that the food was being prepared, so I could tell they were way ahead of schedule. They I received a...text at 7:00 that the food was ready for pick-up. They obviously ignored or request and their system for an 8:00 pick-up. When I arrived at the restaurant there were a dozen delivery people waiting for food and one server very slowly handing over bags of food from the dozen or so bags sitting on the bar. Eventually he gave me my food, now very cold. When I asked him why the food was ready so early at 7:00 when I asked for 8:00, he aggressively and rudely said, "I don't know." We won't be back. There are alternative Burmese restaurants nearby.More

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 24 February 2021 via mobile

We ordered 4 entrees and all 4 were delicious! Really nice blends of spices and food combinations. Waitstaff was wonderful and informative. Definitely will dine here again!!

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 11 October 2020

This place is booming in spite of the pandemic. Drivers for delivery services are crowded outside. Me? I ordered on line and come to take out. The dishes were all good, not fabulous, but good. Prices are indeed a bit high but the menu is...unusual. Busy place.More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 12 July 2020 via mobile

This was a shocking disappointment. And expensive! We got three dishes delivered --green pea shoot leaves, 4 small samosas and garlic noodles. $57.85. Tax, service fee and $5 tip included in this. No delivery charge from Doordash. Very, very little chicken in the garlic noodles....Very few garnish-like vegetables. Just a big pile of flat noodles. We threw them out after eating some, searching for chicken. The four samosas and the pea shoots were ok, but as the dishes averaged about 20$ each when you count the extra changes, WOW. Never again. And they are taking advantage of not being face to face with the customer. No one eating this in their restaurant would have thought this was a decent meal for the price.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed 6 March 2020

I keep thinking this place will be great – I've gone both here and the one in Alameda three or four times. The food is good enough, but nothing, as my mother used to say, "to write home about." Some interesting dishes, but prepared hurriedly...for the crowded environs.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed 1 March 2020

Everything about this place is wonderful. The food is amazing, try anything on the menu and you will be served authentic deliciously sweet, sour, spicy and rich Burmese food. The service is incredible. Each server is dedicated to making sure you have an amazing time....I cannot recommend this highly enough.More

Date of visit: March 2020
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Reviewed 23 February 2020

Every year i visit the bay area and like to come to Burma Superstar once or twice during my stay and try different dishes, always a good surprise, also, the drinks are phenomenal.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Street parking only. Challenging during peak times, especially weekends. Best to give yourself extra time to find parking in neighborhood
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Burma Superstar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4