Burma Superstar

309 Clement St, San Francisco
(415) 387-2147

Recent Reviews

Rob Ollander-Krane

Just the best Burmese food in SF. Makes me want to move back to SF!

hwangho

We stayed in an Airbnb nearby and the aroma took us there cause it fills the neighborhood. The place was packed and still managed to sit us in 5 minutes. The hostess was so kind to guide us through our first Burmese meal she even suggested the best IPA to go with our food . Absolutely everything we ordered was perfect and on time as we were starving . On my top list ; will come every time I visit my daughter.

CHRISTIAN MALDONADO

Omg try the coconut rice with some walnut shrimp and ginger lemonade!!

Iris F.

The wait is always super long but it's 100% worth it! (Warning: ignore the Yelp waitlist and get on the paper waitlist in-person bc it often says 0 min on Yelp which is NOT accurate). If I were to pick one restaurant in SF to bring my friends who are visiting, it would be here. My group and I got the chili lamb, tea leaf salad, nan gyi dok, burmese beef style curry, pumpkin pork stew, and walnut shrimp. I thought the tea leaf salad, nan gyi dok, and pumpkin pork stew were super delicious and had amazing flavors. Chili lamb and walnut shrimp were good too but chili lamb was a little too salty IMO and walnut shrimp is generic. Would not recommend the burmese beef style curry though - it wasn't bad but I just think other items on the menu are much better and more worth bc the texture of the beef was a kinda stringy/dry. They also gave us a complimentary dessert since they asked if we could switch tables a few min after we got seated, and it was some black sesame thing topped with fruit. It was AMAZING and I wanted more. It was not too sweet and had a kind of rice pudding ish texture.

Scott Olson

Went there tonight and was really disappointed. First time ever in a Burmese restaurant where we ordered tea salad and it came ready made. Wilted actually and as though it had been sitting around for a while. And lacking any distinctive flavors normal to a good tea salad.Also disappointing was the eggplant and tofu curry—drowned in an unsound tomato sauce. The eggplant was not well cooked and the tofu tasted like rubber.The garlic shrimp lacked much flavor except for hot oil.We had a chicken noodle dish that was very satisfactory. The samosas came hot—always welcome—and had a nice potato texture that lacked spark. The hot sauce was passable but not memorable.The place was packed. We waited about 40 minutes for a table—it was inside, not 6 feet from the neighboring table and the service was spotty.It had been years since my last visit to Burma Superstar and I don’t think I will be going again for a while. Success has gone to its head and now mediocrity is coming out of the kitchen.

Sameet Syed

Ok so the service here is phenomenal given how short staffed they are. The girl up front was playing hostess, bus boy, server ...and everything else. All staff wore masks and encouraged sanitizing before dining. We ate outside with the heaters and it was just fine. On a Wednesday night at 6pm there was about an hour wait from putting our name on the list to getting seated. However, around 730-745 the line thinned out and most people were getting seated within minutes. Comparing their awesome samusa soup to Mandalay or b star...they dominate. The samusa is crispy and chunky in the soup and it's loaded with falafel and black chickpeas. The soup Mandalay is just a soggy sorry mess. The tea leaf salad and samusa soup came out quickly once we were seated. The samusa soup comes in this huge bowl ...easily shareable. The Burmese spicy shrimp curry and shrimp superstar (dry curry) were both flavorful and had lots of huge shrimp. There's definitely a reason why this place has over 6000 reviews.

JK

Try rainbow and tea leaf salads or samusa soup, rice noodles with pickled daikon and tofu in a spicy tomato-garlic sauce & pork and kabocha squash stewed in a gingery broth with coconut sticky rice

Florence G.

burma superstars' taste is exceptional. so delicious and good. this review is for in-person outdoor dining. customer service is good and fast in wait time for the food to come to you. i always tried to come right when they open for dinner so like 5-5:30 and never had to wait because once it hits like 6, wow it's so busy. so i cannot speak for wait time in terms of getting seated and all. my favorite has to be the garlic chili shrimp, so heavy garlic and has that chili oil taste and burn that isn't overwhelming. best served with rice so it can soak up all that sauce boss. what ties for me is the catfish soup and the noodles because they're good but not better than one another. the bottom is the beans and mango mule because they're fine. just fine. nothing special. just needed greens. the mule was too heavy ginger. like it hurt. LOL. but if this place is really good? why four stars? well. it's really, really expensive for just meh portions. i mean they can do that since they're so popular (lowkey mainstream) and there are very few burmese places in sf. but that picture you see with all that? was basically 130$ in total plus tip for two people. a 130$ photo *cries* i did go ham in ordering but let's say if i ordered two things it would almost be 50$. yeah. we live in sf, i get it. again the portions are quite small for its expensive price tag. another crime (well not crime but still) is that rice is real expensive, most asian places includes the rice in the price/comes with the dish but no. 4$ for a real small dish of rice. :') not a place i would frequently visit but if i ever crave them, i would save up (a lot) and come back for sure.

Sameet R.

Ok so the service here is phenomenal given how short staffed they are. The girl up front was playing hostess, bus boy, server ...and everything else. All staff wore masks and encouraged sanitizing before dining. We ate outside with the heaters and it was just fine. On a Wednesday night at 6pm there was about an hour wait from putting our name on the list to getting seated. However, around 730-745 the line thinned out and most people were getting seated within minutes. Comparing their awesome samusa soup to Mandalay or b star...they dominate. The samusa is crispy and chunky in the soup and it's loaded with falafel and black chickpeas. The soup Mandalay is just a soggy sorry mess. The tea leaf salad and samusa soup came out quickly once we were seated. The samusa soup comes in this huge bowl ...easily shareable. The Burmese spicy shrimp curry and shrimp superstar (dry curry) were both flavorful and had lots of huge shrimp. There's definitely a reason why this place has over 6000 reviews.

Desiree R

Fiery chicken and veggies were great! Visited with a teenager who loved the platha and sesame beef. Not much of a long wait on a weeknight.

Dawn A.

Burma Superstar is one of the best restaurants in the city. Went here to dine in on Wednesday and waited for about 35 minutes to be seated which is faster than it was pre-pandemic. We ordered three dishes: Shan noodles, mohinga, and the coconut curry noodle soup. All three were delicious and you can tell how much care they put into putting flavors together. Highly recommend coming here!

Matt G.

I got the tea leaf salad to go. And the portion is incredibly small. This is honestly highway robbery.

Gisy J.

I loved this places food was excellent I'm So looking fww to go back . Food is excellent the service fantastic I loved everything about this place

cescociscomani

Long waits not worthy. Serving all dishes at the same time. Every thing got cold. We’ve been before at this restaurant. But this time they made us wait for 90 minutes in the cold -below 60-, just to tell us that they were closing the kitchen. After we complain, they decided to prepare our dishes and sat us out side with no heater on. They served all dishes -six in total- at the same time and every thing got cold within minutes. We told them to hold on some of the dishes but they insisted that now the kitchen was closed. We ate as fast as posible to prevent eating cold food. In 15 minutes we were done and mad. We recommend not to go if you are going to be treated as we were.

Brinda P.

Burma Superstar does not disappoint. I was visiting from out of town and eating at this restaurant for the second time. I love trying the nan gyi dok and my friend loved her fiery five spice chicken. I also ordered the homemade yellow bean tofu and it was such a treat, crispy on the outside and almost cake like on the inside!

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