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B Star Bar

4.2
364 reviews
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$30 and under
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Asian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Great for Lunch

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About

B Star takes inspiration from India, Burma, Thailand, China, Japan and California to create a unique menu for brunch, lunch and dinner. Start out your day with a Hijki tofu scramble or chicken croquette hash along with a make-your-own mimosas option. Come in for dinner and enjoy some fried smelt, platha dipper or satay bites before dining on an entrée of spicy duck skin fried rice, pumpkin pork stew or steak tomato kebat. Ask the B Star staff about group seating or special events planning such as a corporate event, wedding or large get-together. B Star requests that you make reservations for parties of seven or more, which can be made online.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Asian, Burmese
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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
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Phone number
(415) 933-9900
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Joycelyn Lee
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Catering
We have provided food for parties of 15-100 guests. Please contact Mike at: mikefrombstar@gmail.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
2nd AVenue
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Parking details
Parking during peak hours can get tricky. Come early! Or after 8PM, bus stops on Clement Street available for parking!
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38 Geary, 33 Balboa, 2 Clement, 1 California
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Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.4
food
4.0
service
3.7
ambience
4.5
value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 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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4.0Dined on April 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.

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3.0Dined on April 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.

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2014

Friendly service, fast in taking order and serving, nice exotic menu. We'll be back!

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5.0Dined on March 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!

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3.0Dined on March 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.

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4.0Dined on March 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.

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4.0Dined on March 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!

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4.0Dined on February 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.

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5.0Dined on February 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.

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2014

Weve been here twice. If you don't get the Brussels sprouts you should be shot on site

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4.0Dined on February 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.

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3.0Dined on February 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.

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5.0Dined on February 3, 2014

A menu for everyone! Lunch can be a wide variety of Asian sandwiches, Jook, curries, salads. Friendly an attentive staff. Finish off with a tasty Vietnamese coffee.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2014

I go here all the time! That in itself says a lot!

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2014

We brought out of town guests and it was the perfect place to show off San Francisco's creative restaurant scene - everything was delicious. It's more fun with a group because you can sample more of the delicious appetizers. The miso cod and sea bass were both excellent - perfectly cooked tender fish!

And when too many restaurants have wine lists starting at $50, the $28 wines are a nice surprise.

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4.0Dined on February 1, 2014

Didn't feel like cooking - so what's new? I love the food at B Star - whether brunch, lunch or dinner.
Enjoyed the chicken potato croquette with a fried egg on top with a spicy sauce in between and all laid out on a bed of greens - added bacon to the croquette this time - a total meal that kept me going for the next 4 hours. Excellent coffee to perk me up and what more can I say - attentive service - not bugging us, just checking in and refilling coffee. Great way to start my day.

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5.0Dined on January 31, 2014

THe best food I have had at a restaurant in 10 years! outstanding!

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2014

I go again and again. Say no more.

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3.0Dined on January 18, 2014

Spur of the moment decision to go to brunch at B Star. Always delicious, with great spices, eggs and chicken croquettes never taste the same anyplace else. Fresh squeezed on, bold coffee, all make for a good start to the day.

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5.0Dined on January 12, 2014

I go all the time! What more can I say!

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2.0Dined on January 12, 2014

Service was very slow, they forgot our Main entrees order and we had to wait a long time after. Very close setup of tables and noisy.

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4.0Dined on January 4, 2014

B Star is a nice alternative to it's big sister, Burma Star. The food is similar with a few additional items on their menu that you won't find on Burma Star, such as the fried brussel sprouts and the flower jasmine tea. The restaruant atmosphere is quite not as nice as Burma Star, especially if you are in the "back room" where the noise level can often get unbearable. Request a set in the main restaurant if you can...especially if you want to have a conversation.

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5.0Dined on January 3, 2014

We returned here after a great experience last time we were in the Bay area. Although the parking is impossible, the food is definitely an experience! We loved the tea salad, duck lettuce cups and brussels sprouts with popped rice. We didn't even get to the entrees after ordering several appetizers. The black rice pudding was perfect for dessert. This restaurant takes reservations, which is different than its more famous cousin down the street.

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2013

My wife found the B Star Bar online and thought it looked and sounded great. I agreed, especially since i love duck. The brunch was fantastic and my Duck Hash Quesadilla was fantastic. My wife had Hajiki Tofu eggs and loved that. We also had the lemon ginger mimosas also delicious. Topped it off with the Ginger Ice Cream over warm chocolate cake. all I can say is MMM MMMM.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2013

We had dinner here without knowing much about it. Everything was fantastic-- food, service... Will go backspin and highly recommend it to anyone who like Burmese/Thai Asian fusion.

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2013

Overall, a really great experience. Food was
excellent and the staff really attentive. I really
enjoyed the relaxing environment. A neighborhood
gem.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2013

Every item both appetizers and entrees were delicious. Service was stellar. Food arrived quickly and was great. Meat eaters and vegetarians left fully satisfied.

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2013

As I say every time, I go here all the time. And it's consistently good, great staff, always accommodating.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2013

One of my favorite spots. I go here all the time, so that should (and does) say something.

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4.0Dined on November 30, 2013

Food was inventive and delicious; wait staff were attentive and friendly. Loved it!

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4.0Dined on November 29, 2013

BStar remains our favorite brunch spot. Nowhere else offers such a selection of Asian, Western, and fusion menu items at affordable prices. Service also seems to have caught up with that of sister restaurant Burma Superstar. Wait staff were prompt, attentive, and accommodating to our table of 6, including one active toddler.

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5.0Dined on November 24, 2013

I'm a regular, so I'm prejudiced. EVERYTHING about B-Star is great. I miss a few of the old faces, but like the new ones.

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3.0Dined on November 24, 2013

Some friends took us on our trip to San Fran. The food was good and service was also good. We went on a Sunday and there was a nice farmers market going on. This will probably make parking difficult.

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2.0Dined on November 2, 2013

I had a 845pm reservation. Was there at 840pm. They told me my reservation is at 715om. They gave my table to other customer!! Made us wait!!
And overall service is not too good! Don't know why maybe because we are Asian, the server was smile to most of the customer but us. Before I left i asked some other ppl who works there, found out the lady served our table was the owner... totally dislike!!

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4.0Dined on November 2, 2013

There are a few restaurants that I go to regularly and BStar is one of them. I never understood why people waited for hours at Burma Star when this sister restaurant takes reservations and is easier to get in to. I brought a friend who had never eaten here before and she loved the roasted butternut squash soup, pumpkin pork stew, pratha, and above all the Brussels sprouts! I really love this restaurant.

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5.0Dined on October 27, 2013

As always (I go here all the time), it's wonderful. What more can I say!

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5.0Dined on October 23, 2013

Get the garlic chicken noodles and Pork and White beans over Jasmine rice. Super good and not over sauced food. Right balance of natural seasoning.

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4.0Dined on October 17, 2013

Good alternative to Burma Super Star. Less wait, accept reservations, a little cozier.

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4.0Dined on October 6, 2013

I went to B Star Bar alone, trying out new restaurants and finding how single diners are treated. When I entered, I had a reservation, yet was asked if I minded sitting at the bar. I responded that it made no difference and it was fine. However, since I made a reservation, i expected to be seated at a table and dine leisurely. It seemed as if being solo, I was kind of rushed into being seated at the bar. The food was very tasty, especially the brussel sprouts. The entree was good, pumpkin pork stew, but not outstanding. Being a Burmese influenced cuisine, I expected a bit more exotic and it was just good comfort food. Overall a good experience, but not outstanding. Will probably return, but not solo.

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