Burma Bistro

4.2
37 Reviews
$30 and under
Burmese
Burma Bistro brings authentic Burmese cuisine to Silicon Valley. Our specialties include the ever popular Tea Leaf Salad, a variety of noodle soups, Goat Stew, and Chicken & Shrimp Dan Bawk. Join us as we share flavors of our home to you. We look forward to serving you!
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience2

Valentine’s Day, but VERY noisy! Yea Leaf salad was good, but not great. Veggie curry was bland. Disappointed, overall.

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Paralleload
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good goat.. excellent tea leaf salad

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evelynr
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have tried to eat here for months and they are always super busy and full but after eating here I see why, well worth the wait, had an amazing overall experience, small place but great atmosphere, friendly, prompt service, the food was awesome I had the Shrimp Curry and my sister had the Lamb Kebat both dishes were full of flavor made with really fresh ingredients, portions were generous and reasonably priced, we also had the Fried Bananas for desert and we were not disappointed

Burma Bistro now a favorite place to dine in Santa Clara, a must try, can't wait until the next time!!

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Paralleload
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, tea leaf salad is amazing. Friendly service.

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vipMohit
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Their samosa soup is really good. The rest of the items are alright.

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vipMiaSolo
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Food was fine, not exceptional, but for the price it was good.

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vipGabriellaR
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing and the service was amazing. The staff was nice and great to talk to. I will definitely be coming back.

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food
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came here as a group of foodies, and got many compliments for my choice. Thank you, Burma Bistro!

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Elle
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I eat here often! Not fancy, but the food is always great!

JG
vipJamesG
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and fast service with an excellent variety of food.

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lesterb
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Good family gathering. We plan to go back if we are in the area.

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unruhly
San Francisco
45 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Not too many Burmese places in the area, so this one is fine... located in strip mall, seems to be family run. Very friendly and good food, but not outstanding.

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natt
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall2food3service3ambience1

So loud! couldn't enjoy the food, which was OK not exceptional

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vipChefDolly
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Friendly staff, clean and comfortable, very tasty, authentic flavors.

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joeyn
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

service is awesome. food is good everything was great.

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neighbor
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food was amazing. Highly recommend this place

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE! TOOK my mother here with the family for mother's day because I know Burmese is her favorite and most of us are vegetarian apart from my father but he was able to find something delicious as well. We all order different veggie platters and appetizers to share around the table. Hosts/waiters are outstanding working people. It was packed busy but they attended us regularly . Best service I've had in a packed place for sure! Sweet people . Delicious feast and coconut water in a coconut!! We went at 1pm and were nervous because they close at 2pm but once we ordered our food it came out so fast ! Fast hot and ready to eat . Rainbow salad is fantastic I wouldn't say I'm a picky eater but I sure have had some reservations about certain foods and was on edge for this one but turned out to be one of my favorite dishes . They have a range of flavors from not spicy at all to a little spicy like very very mildly spicy (the rainbow salad ) and steps of spicy to chili spicy but still with so much flavor. I've never eaten Burmese before today . I think it's gonna be a tradition to go at least twice a month ! :)))))

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Luv2Eat
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Tea leaf salad was good...but prefer the tea leaf salad at Mandalay in San Francisco. Favorite dish at Burma Bistro was a chicken biryani.

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AnjuliB
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Food was good but not great
Too much bite to the semi cooked onions on our mango chicken
We spent a lot of time shooing fruit flies
Service was kind but slow

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anton7364
San Francisco
72 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Burmese food, all the way thru to dessert.

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Cherries
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall3food2service4ambience3

I feel like the food was okay, the pad Thai was too sweet. I liked the tea leaf salad out of all the dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The service was excellent, food was good.

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JenniferG
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2017
Overall3food2service1ambience1

Me thinks not

The owner doesn’t care one bit about making people happy or serving you it’s all about money and as a side she will tell your table of 3 that if you pay in cash you will get a free mediocre desert :-(

The owner recommended a shrimp dish that smelled like a horse stall and then when we couldn’t eat it didn’t offer to replace it just stood their awkwardly which made us awkward as we had only had ok soup and really just ok eggplant and paid for a full order of coconut rice because you can’t upgrade the white rice to coconut (more spirit of great service )

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vipSophiaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing Burmese food. Best in town. Will visit again soon!

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anonymous
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Service was prompt and friendly with dishes brought out as they were ready. Good vegetarian options for those who need them.

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brianb
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My work team of 10 people went here for a group lunch. I think only one other person had tried Burmese food before but everyone was very pleased with the meal. There is a wide selection ranging from vegetarian to fowl, meat, and seafood: something for everyone. All of the dishes were at least savory and some were spicy but not uncomfortably so.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food and services were both good. I especially liked the Tea Leaf Salad and Fish Cake Salad.

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BobL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience3

My colleagues and I had reservations at 12 noon and was seated promptly. Since Burmese restaurant are rear in the area, we were really looking forward to this experience. While we weren't in a hurry, the restaurant was. Drinks were ordered and they pushed to have a food order at the same time. We choose to wait to order the food until the drinks were brought to us. We ordered the Burmese style beef and goat stew as well as the Moh Hin Ga (Fish Noodle Soup). While the sauces of the meat stews were nice, it wasn't spectacular! The stew meats were definitely not tender. If you enjoy tough meat, then these dishes are for you. Additionally, the Moh Hin Ga was lacking in flavor and in my colleagues words: "would not order it again". Also, soft drinks and iced tea and refilled complimentary. Given the rush and the below average experience, will not be going back. Given there their great Yelp ratings, there seems to be a lot of patrons that like it. Maybe we just attended them on a bad day or the normal Chef was not present that day...

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vipShannahQuilts
San Francisco
78 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed our meal here very much. We had a variety of dishes, and everything was delicious. Even though we all requested different spiciness levels, everything came out exactly as requested. The service was exceptional. We were able to have a conversation without being interrupted, but we never had to wait for service and our water glasses were never empty. We will be going back, and recommending this restaurant to our friends.

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RomanNo5
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burma Bistro's servers are always kind and attentive!

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Anonymous
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2017
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Our table was ready. Food, portions, and service were OK. Price was right.

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vipAntbis
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We really enjoyed the good here! We will definitely be going back!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I went there for a business lunch. I Felt rushed by staff to place food order. I specifically asked for my plate to not be spiced. It was very very spicy. Not ver friendly

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NirK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2017
Overall3food4service4ambience2

good value, bit crowded at lunch time. but service was good. I had spicy tofu with vegetables and it was really good

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vipCraigC
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2017
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I read good reviews about this place but ended up very disappointed. The Tea Salad was very sour and my wife ordered fish sauce to make the taste better. I had the Chicken Dau Bauk and the leg was small and very dry. I felt I ate more rice than the chicken, very over priced. This place does not come close to Burma Superstar in SF.

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vipHotfork
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2016
Overall4food4service3ambience2

Lovely food and fairly fast. Service is adequate but you're there for the food. Tea leaf salad was a hit as were the onion fritters. Fish curry was very light on curry but still worth ordering

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SidH
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food!

FAQs

Burma Bistro does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats.

Burma Bistro is rated 4.2 stars by 37 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.