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For 2
Date
Wed, 4/25
Time
7:00 PM

Mivan Mediterranean Cuisine

3.9
95 reviews
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$30 and under
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Greek
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for Groups
Family owned and operated Greek and Mediterranean restaurant. Consisting of home made goods and friendly environment. The ambiance is crisp, clean, comfortable and decidedly upscale but fortunately, the prices are down to earth and down-right attractive. Mivan also offers a great wine and beer menu.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Greek, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00AM - 4:30PM Sunday: 12:00PM - 4:30PM
Dinner: Sunday & Monday: 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Tuesday - Thursday: 5:00PM - 9:30PM
Friday & Saturday: 5:00PM - 10:00PM
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Phone number
(650) 342-9944
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Victor Demirkol
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Paloma Ave
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Parking details
There are two public parking lots located behind the restaurant.
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Public transit
Burlingame trolley stops a block away from the restaurant.
Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 95 People Are Saying
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3.9based on all time ratings
3.9
food
4.0
service
3.2
ambience
4.4
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 16, 2018

Very good family owned restaurant. Warm bread and dipping sauce provided. Most plates include a green salad. Simply good food at a great price

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5.0Dined on April 4, 2018

I've been to Mivan several times and love it each time. It's a comfortable 'joint', which is relaxing, good service and very good food. It's a go-to in Burlingame for an everyday dinner spot.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Nice, quiet atmosphere; excellent food; kind servers. We met an out-of-town cousin for dinner after work and Mivan was the perfect setting.

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2.0Dined on January 13, 2018

I was really looking forward to the meal. I love Mediterranean food. But I was very disappointed. Not a lot of flavor in anything that I had. Won’t be going back.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Mivan is a local treasure, a family-owned Mediterranean eatery with a delicious menu. I highly recommend the Lamb Kavurma, the salmon, and there chicken kebabs.

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4.0Dined on December 10, 2017

always freshly prepared meals. nice family owned business. its our go to place.

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Very good food. The lamb chops were very tender and the kabobs were excellent. Small and cozy place.

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4.0Dined on October 28, 2017

this is our go too restaurant. Food is always fresh, like home cooking except way better I am not doing the work. chicken kebab, kofta, salad, rice, warm bread, so yummy and still so reasonable. we love the family and have been coming here since they opened

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4.0Dined on September 24, 2017

Low key, but quaint ambiance, excellent service, and clean, unmuddied tastes for a very good meal. My husband had the combo meat plate and I had the Lamb Saute. We enjoyed both, but especially the rice, oddly enough. It was very flavorful and went with our dishes very well. We were there early on a Sunday afternoon after an afternoon Symphony matinee and will come back. Broadway Avenue comes through again!

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3.0Dined on September 16, 2017

Food is delicious! Salads would be better with other kinds of lettuce besides iceberg - but all tasted fantastic!!

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2017

wonderful family owned restaurant. all the food is made fresh. hot bread. its our favorite neighborhood restaurant.

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4.0Dined on June 23, 2017

consistently good food. Everything is made fresh when you come in. I love the grilled chicken shish kebab and the tilapia. they both come with rice and salad and freshly baked bread. My husband gets the kofte and has had the shrimp saute, both very good. Very nice family run restaurant. Its definitely our go to place.

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4.0Dined on June 18, 2017

Good & service was great. Simple decor. Clean. Quick. And very fairly priced.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2017

Food quality is great, it easy to find meat for any taste, they have beef, lamb, chicken, fish, shrimps. Very good grilled vegetables, delicious rice. Music is very quiet. The place is small. They have tall chairs for children.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2017

We went to Mivan actually twice in one week with friends and family and it was delicious!
It is more Turkish then Greek which is great since we are Greek and its nice to taste other things. I ordered the Kufte both times and it was really good, comes with rice and a tasty salad. My husband and kids had the Souvlaki and also enjoyed it. We really enjoyed the Hummus with the warm bread that is given to you. I couldn't get my kids to stop eating it!
This is our new place to eat in Burlingame!

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2017

The corkage fee was reasonable. The food was spot on. From what I ordered the chicken was char grilled and juicy, not overcooked. The babaganoush was awesome.

Funny anecdote, someone recommended this place to me but complained about the lousy service. I joked back "well, that's how you know it's the authentic greek experience."

When I went there the service was prompt. They did a great job all around.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2017

We were in Burlingame for a conference. We looked in OT & found this gem. Family owned & operated, friendly service & great food. Thank you!

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4.0Dined on March 23, 2017

A cozy neighborhood gem! The family that owns the place are kind and attentive! The food is fresh & tasty! This is a small place so call ahead if you're bringing a big group. If you're all friends and/or family, I recommend ordering a variety and just sharing. Didn't have sweets because didn't have room!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2017

Great greece food, amazing taste. Cozy place, several tables. Music play not loud and it is a little bit classical, not for dance. Personal is friendly, everything is really fast. Nice place for cold winter's evening.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2017

always fresh delicious meals. nice family owned business

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5.0Dined on November 17, 2016

A great surprise. Our first time at this restaurant and the food was amazing. Can't wait to go back.

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4.0Dined on October 14, 2016

this is our favorite go to restaurant, food is always good!! Warm bread, and a salad with most plates. Family owned, very nice. You will enjoy

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5.0Dined on July 27, 2016

Great food and service in a relaxing atmosphere.

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4.0Dined on May 27, 2016

Family owned business very nice food always prepared fresh!!!

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2.0Dined on May 8, 2016

The slowest service we have ever experienced. There was only one person waiting on 9 tables. We were there over 1/2 hour before we got anything to drink. Food arrived 70 minutes after we sat down to a completely empty table. The kebabs were good but not worth the wait. Would not go back.

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4.0Dined on April 22, 2016

Everyone enjoyed their meal with the exception of my husband. He ordered the beef and meat was tough. Everyone else ordered lamb or chicken and said it was good. Mostly enjoyed their tiramisu. It's the best I have ever tested. Price is good for the portions. It's a very small place so would not recommend a party larger than 6. Would go back but will skip the beef this time around.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2016

Consistently great food and prices. Wonderful family owned business. We like so many of the things on the menu its hard to pick

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4.0Dined on January 29, 2016

We always enjoy this restaurant . We had the tilapia, the lofted, chicken and shrimp all good

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3.0Dined on January 6, 2016

disappointed with spanakopita, filling was great , dough tasted like it was done on a George foreman grill

Although the lamb chops were expensive they were excellent, meaty, lean and cooked perfectly.

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4.0Dined on November 27, 2015

we always enjoy everything here and it is always prepared right then. Warm bread and very nice family owned business

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5.0Dined on October 6, 2015

It's consistently delicious, fresh, friendly! It's a nice spot for discussion; quiet and cozy. The food is flavorful and colorful.

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2015

Restaurant is clearly a family-run operation. Great value.

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2.0Dined on June 10, 2015

Indifferent service, soggy Spanakopita and prices a bit high considering the quality and presentation of the food...

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4.0Dined on June 3, 2015

This was a decent place not too far off the Caltrain route and near SFO. Those are the two main reasons I choose this restaurant. It was nothing special but a good quiet place to go have a meal and glass of wine with a friend before I dropped her off at SFO.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2015

Mivan is one of our go-to places. The eggplant dishes, the chicken kebab, lentil soup, and all the Mediterranean appetizers are some of our favorites. Pleasant service, food arrives promptly, nice presentation, never too hard to get a table. One thing to note: we always have to ask for the check. Don't stew and complain later -- just ask for it!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2015

A clean casual environment where our party of 3 thoroughly enjoyed every plate. Every meal was well prepared and flavorful, swordfish done just perfectly, tender beef kebab and gyro steak and well seasoned fresh ingredients salad, complimented by our very attentive and wine knowledgeable server. We'll definitely visit again.

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4.0Dined on January 7, 2015

One of my favorite places for dinner. Have brought friends and family and I especially like the kunefe for dessert.

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4.0Dined on November 3, 2014

This is good Mediterranean food in a restaurant with a nice atmosphere and friendly prices. Thought it would be good for the restaurant my daughter paid the dinner bill after receiving her first paycheck. It's also a restaurant she can come to on her own and enjoy a nice dinner. She had the Eggplant vegetarian dinner and I had the Eggplant with lamb. Both were very good and we enjoyed our meal, the service, and the ambiance.

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3.0Dined on September 21, 2014

Nothing fancy, good food and portions. Kebab meat was a bit chewy but eggplant and lamb was excellent.

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4.0Dined on August 15, 2014

everything here is prepared fresh. Family owned business. nice people, good food and very reasonable prices. we eat here a few times a month.

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