We love this place
Nothing fancy but we like the cuisine and it no frills style.
9/27/2012 12:00:00 AM
The food was excellent, and
The food was excellent, and our dietary restrictions were completely accomodated. The service was courteous and well-intentioned, if occasionally flakey. We'll definitely go there again.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
It was a very warm day and
It was a very warm day and there is no air conditioning, so it was a bit warm. There are so few tables and the room is so small that you can hear everyone's conversations. The food was very good though.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Delicious Little-known Cuisine
Burma has been consistently delicious. The menu is extensive and contains many unusual and tasty items. It is quiet enough for conversation and inexpensive enough not to be guilt-producing.
5/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Discovered this place by reviewing possible places to eat near Verizon Center before a concert. Thought that it would be a little hole in the wall but the reviews kept coming back calling it outstanding. At first, after walking in, my wife actually wanted to leave. She complained about the décor, the chairs and tables, and that there was a smell. To her credit, she gave it a chance and was blown away. She has had Burmese food before and loved the food served at Burma - especially the green tea leaf salad and the iced Burmese tea. We will definitely be coming back and look forward to dining here the next time we're in DC!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
A good, easy meal at a good value
One of our regular places in Chinatown. Good simple food, good service, never gets loud.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tucked Away in Penn Quarter
Burma is tucked away on Sixth St NW, upstairs and not very visible among the many competing restaurants. But it is worth seeking out, because the food is terrific. There is almost zero atmosphere, save for a few photos of Burma and the Burmese. But don't let that fool you. The food is fresh, very tasty, with very interesting flavors, and is prepared quickly. It is a great place to eat before a theater production, and you can choose from among light options (we love the Green Tealeaf Salad and the Green Papaya Salad) and more substantial ones. And there are lots of vegetarian options. This place is one of our favorites!
6/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
I absolutely love the Burma Restaurant. When I lived in D.C., I would frequent Burma at least a few times a month. In the last five years, it hasn't changed! Every dish is excellent with a great selection of beer and wine.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great option for omnivores to vegan
Very delicious food, reasonably priced. Any dish can be made vegetarian, and is also vegan-friendly. Second floor dining makes it feel removed from the street. Not fancy, but a very pleasant place.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
International scene. Good value. Ask for what is not on the menu: custom-created cosmo by chef.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food and service are always outstanding here. Not quite Mandalay in SF, but it's really good.
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tasty Food, Strange Service
I had never had Burmese food and found the food here to be very tasty and different from other Asian cusines I'm familiar with. There were 5 of us and we ordered family-style so I got to taste a little of everything. The green tea salad, sour mustard chicken, and tofu with tomatoes all had very robust flavors and were delicious. The Kauswe noodles were good but not amazing, and I didn't care for Mohingar soup.
While the food was wonderful, the service was strange. Our waiter seemed visibly bored and impatient with us, even though we weren't being fussy in any way. He also seemed to want to rush us out of there, even though there were empty tables. However, he did get our order right. But he definitely could have been more welcoming.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
diamond in the rough
Burma is a great restaurant with interesting and good food at reasonable prices in a quiet atmosphere. Not yet fancified, the restaurant gives you the real thing from real Burmese.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took a group of 18 College students to Burma on October 24, 2013 while away in DC. I was curious about the food, and wanted to provide my group an interesting experience. Everyone at Burma provided friendly and excellent service. The food was very good, and most everyone enjoyed it very much. I highly recommend the Green Tea Salad! I'd say the only complaint is that they missed one of the people's orders, and as such got the food out much later than the rest, this is however forgivable given the number of people in the group, and the fact that ultimately Burma is a small restaurant.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ask for the Chef"s signature cocktail, custom blended. He will know.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great find near Verizon/Chinatown
If you haven't tried Burma...or Burmese food in general...you have to check out this GREAT restaurant that's right next to Verizon Center and Chinatown.
It can be hard to find as it's on the 2nd floor of a building on 6th (just south of H St)...but if you look up...and climb the stairs...you won't be disappointed.
Burma (and Burmese food) combines the flavors of Chinese, Thai and Indian cuisine.
Our favorite dishes here include Kokang Chicken, Kauswe Thoke, Sauteed Squid. Tamarind Fish and Curry Shrimp. But almost anything you order will be great. And definitely order the Green Tea Leaf Salad as an appetizer (Burmese tea leaves soaked in garlic oil, mixed with sesame seeds, ground shrimp, peanuts and lemon juice). Amazing!
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM