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Mivan Mediterranean Cuisine

4.1
93 reviews
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$30 and under
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Greek
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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 93 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.4
service
3.7
ambience
4.4
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined 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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vipjungwirth (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 10, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 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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vipjungwirth (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 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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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 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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vipLydiaW (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 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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vipjungwirth (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 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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vipjungwirth (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 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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vipluv2dineout (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on June 18, 2017

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

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StacyS (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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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KathyF (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 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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vipbigkahina2wipedout (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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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DinaQ (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 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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StacyS (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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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vipjungwirth (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 3, 2017

always fresh delicious meals. nice family owned business

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vipEric (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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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vipjungwirth (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 27, 2016

Great food and service in a relaxing atmosphere.

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vipjungwirth (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on May 27, 2016

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

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vipLuka (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined 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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 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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vipjungwirth (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 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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vipjungwirth (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 29, 2016

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

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined 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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vipjungwirth (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 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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vipDineDiva (New England)
5.0  Dined 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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vipCLGCA (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on June 17, 2015

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

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