B Star Bar

B Star Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bstarbar.com/
  • Phone: (415) 933-9900
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday -Sunday: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 3:30 PM
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00 PM - 9:30 PM, Friday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 AM
  • Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Burmese, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Joycelyn Lee
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We have provided food for parties of 15-100 guests. Please contact Mike at: mikefrombstar@gmail.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 2nd AVenue
  • Public Transit: 38 Geary, 33 Balboa, 2 Clement, 1 California
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Parking during peak hours can get tricky. Come early! Or after 8PM, bus stops on Clement Street available for parking!
A word from B Star Bar
Our Menu was created with the goal of making delicious, healthy, simple, and wholesome Asian-inspired foods. Our dishes are inspired by flavors of Thailand, China, Burma, India, Japan, and of course our home here in California. We hope that you enjoy and thank you for coming.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAsian
B Star Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
49 reviews since August 1, 2014
Overall Rating4.4
  • Food4.5
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelEnergetic
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (34)fit for foodies (27)great for lunch (18)great for brunch (15)hot spot (7)good for groups (7)kid-friendly (7)special occasion (3)great for outdoor dining (2)romantic (1)Show More
  • Great personality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    This place is wonderful. It's well designed and casual but the food is top notch. I got the Nicoise salad as a lunch entre which was so hearty that I was full until dinner. We also shared some appetizers and couldn't resist dessert. The sticky black rice was delicious and not too sweet. We made some dining faux pas like bringing a baby stroller in and the servers handled it with some frustration but were accommodating.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eclectic menu
    kikiVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    We went because the reviews were great, perhaps we did not order the right food. The service was good, friendly staff, popular hip scene. the brunch menu was a bit confusing for us. perhaps we should have stuck with the eggs.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Good for families, friends, dates -it's a favorite
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    We love this place. Get the brussels sprouts, tea leaf salad, and try the jook!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing burmese food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Great tea leaf salad. Outstanding grilled trout with a mango salsa for dinner, it's a must have. do not miss their special desert with condensed milk and coconut ice cream. Yummmm!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • AddieVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    I'm a regular. Love it. Love it, love it, love it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • I love BStar
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    I always leave BStar happy, well fed and satisfied. It is one of my favorite places. Great food, great, friendly service. I have never had a bad meal here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Burmese!
    PlanetRVIP
    Dined on 10/23/2014
    Really enjoyed everything we tried. Love the Brussels sprouts, tea leaf salad and butternut squash soup. The mushroom pot pie was delicious. Small place, crowded tables.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another awesome review
    Hersyummy
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Lot B-star bar. Amazing food, warm staff. Can't get enough of the tea-leaf salad. Dream about it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    Atmosphere was good. Service was great. Expensive for the little amount of food you get.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • still good
    rungirlsf
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    we haven't been back for a while, and it definitely didn't disappoint. The food is very good...great go to place in the "hood". Nice that they update their menu and their spices in the main courses. Will be going back for sure...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 39 ratings-only reviews submitted since August 1, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.6
    • Ambiance4
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 316 reviews are from the B Star Bar reviews archive.
  • Never disappoints
    Shazza
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    Love my neighborhood 'go-to' restaurant. The B-sprouts and Tea Leaf Salad are not to be missed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Happy Hour!
    tonarocksVIP
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    We had an amazing time as we kept ordering additional happy hour appetizers! The Brussels Sprouts were over the top and our table loved the pork tacos. Great neighborhood find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A favorite
    DebK
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Love the food here; such fresh and interesting flavors. Highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    Noelani
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    This is a lovely neighborhood restaurant that has a friendly environment, good service, and the good is the best. B sprouts are out of this world.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique style for breakfast/brunch
    Missieb
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We enjoyed Father's Day brunch at B Star and were very pleased with the unique choices for brunch. Some dishes were Asian inspired and there was a great mix of sausage, egg, dishes. Service was friendly and restaurant was clean and had a fun environment.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Enjoyed our Meal
    TerryVIP
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Maybe a year since last time we ate here. Knowing we were going to spend the day in the city, we booked an early table for my family of 5. Everyone loved the food, lots of great flavors. The service was friendly, and overall we had a very enjoyable time. If we lived closer, we would probably become regulars.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • AddieVIP
    Dined on 5/18/2014
    I'm a regular. What more can I say! Thanks, thanks.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • It was closed!
    Gustabua
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Very surprised to arrive at Resturant (with my date) only to find them closed! Open Table and Bstar need to figure out what the disconnect is.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very upset
    lukochka
    Dined on 5/13/2014
    Made a reservation,received confirmation,met with my friends, who came out of SF, waited for 45 min, went to near by restaurant to find out that B Star closed on Tues. we've planned a B-day party for our friend, very very upset and disappointed. How would you make a reservation on the day place does not even open?
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reservations don't matter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Reservations can still take up to 45 minutes to be honored.
    Special Features:
    hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 5/12/2014
    Went with a group of older Chinese friends and I was a bit concerned about their feedback. They all found the food tasty and the pan-Asian flavors were delicious. We all enjoyed sharing the different dishes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Mother's Day Dinner
    AnneP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    We had a fabulous early dinner here for Mother's Day – the waitress was super nice about our big, bonkers group and the food was delicious, as always!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second time and from Connecticut
    StoshVIP
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    Food is outstanding. The lotus chips are so unusual and my lamb curry and wife's salad were fantastic.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the same...
    BMACVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Love Burma Superstar and love this place usually but most recently the food was much to heavy, oily and carelessly prepared. So much sweet or salty sauce on everything that it wasn't enjoyable. We had a 5:30 reservation so I don't want to believe it was just too slamming for them to be more attentive. Had to wait 15 or 20 minutes for drinks. A bummer.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Saturday brunch
    MissvicVIP
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Consistently good, great food quality, attentive service - I love the combination of flavors - a pleasant surprise for the tongue! And, I could sit and drink coffee after I'm done for some time!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • great burmese food
    mm0817VIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    platha platter, tea leaf salad, tuna ceviche and brussel sprouts are all amazing. service was a little off (dirty dishes on table for a while) this visit but very friendly.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Walking distance from USF
    USFMOM
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Wonderful all the way around, we always try a new place on Clement every time we visit our daughter at USF and B Star is by far our favorite! Fried Brussel Sprouts, Tea Leaf Salad and Butternut Squash Soup were delicious finished it off with the Affogato!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, a bit on the hot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 4/7/2014
    Great food, a bit on the hot side. The much lauded Tea Leaf salad was not very exciting, but the rest of the food was great. The Biryani was outstanding as was the lamb. We spent a great evening there, although noise level was a bit high. Service was very friendly and the waitress was highly knowledgeable about the dishes and provided great recommendations.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistently good and healthy
    SnaveVIP
    Dined on 4/6/2014
    I always get the same thing. T leaf salad, pork Taco and coconut water. So yummy!! Food is interesting, creative and quite healthy.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • the not so typical brunch spot
    estuh
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Its got all the brunch classics such as eggs, pancakes, and waffles. but then you keep reading. then you see the salmon with a green tea broth and pickled ginger, then the filappino breakfast classic. some of the dishes needed a pinch more salt, but thats easily fixable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Came back and reconfirmed I like it
    Fabiola
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Friendly service, fast in taking order and serving, nice exotic menu. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Asian brunch spot
    M808VIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Whenever I'm craving asian-inspired brunch (which is often), I can count on B Star. It's easy to make a reservation, and everything I've tried for brunch has always been good. My go-to dishes are the tuna don (seared ahi with egg, ginger rice and avocado), longsilog (Filipino breakfast of sweet sausage, garlic rice, and egg), and the waffle to share. I always pair my meal with the mango soda. Love that this is in my 'hood!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • usually better
    sfmumVIP
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    Sunday dinner somehow didn't wow. The food was mostly mediocre -- and usually it's fantastic. Maybe it was just an off night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went here before for dinner
    FoodpornlizVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Went here before for dinner and had the jook and was blown away so decided to come on a Sunday for an ethnic brunch. Had their salmon and rice with aged duck egg. Very interesting. Have never had a dish quite like it. Tasty. Of course we also had to order the tea leaf salad (a must when in B star or Burma Superstar). Washed it down with a lemon ginger mimosa. I thought it was a refreshing change of pace from the typical brunch food. They give all of their dishes a nice Asian twist. Would totally recommend to those wanting to steer away from a classic weekend brunch. Service was a little slow though.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service now on par with food
    Satisfied
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    BStar has been a favorite brunch place since the first of many visits. However, until recently, it seemed as if it was staffed by young, friendly but not particularly well trained people. No more. The staff here seem to have come into their own. They were very attentive and accommodating. I'm very happy with BStar!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great casual spot
    yumhoundVIP
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    B Star bar is a great mix of creative, good, pan-Asian cuisine. I've been here both on dates and with small children. They have a lot of variety on their menu. One thing I always get are their crunchy brussels sprouts. with the crispy rice they're divine. other standouts are the platha dipper, miso cod, kai soi (coconut chicken noodles) and lamb curry. and, who can forget the tea leaf salad? divine. all-around great spot.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I always go here
    AddieVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    Well, that says everything. I love everything about this place. Even the noise level (while energetic) is tolerable; esp., considering the great food and wonderful service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it
    JihmbVIP
    Dined on 2/17/2014
    Weve been here twice. If you don't get the Brussels sprouts you should be shot on site
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • yummy food!
    pegss
    Dined on 2/13/2014
    the food is delicious at b-star, however service was a little rushed, several people trying to clear our food away before we finished and there wasn't a line of people waiting to be seated.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Saturday brunch with a friend
    MissvicVIP
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Always consistently good food combinations - fried egg on top of chicken croquette filled with potato, ground chicken and cooked bacon, on a bed of greens - delicious and very satisfying. Wonderfully strong coffee.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate