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Burma Love Downtown, San Francisco, CA

Burma Love Downtown

4.5
4.5
291 Reviews
$31 to $50
Burmese
Established in 2019.

Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, Burma Love (Downtown) is the newest establishment from the Burma Superstar restaurant family serving modern Burmese cuisine in an elegant setting. Named Best Salad of the West by Sunset Magazine, Burma Superstar is home of the iconic fermented tea leaf salad. The bar features old and new world wines, craft cocktails, and artisan beers, including a house-made Burma Ale.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 57 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Burmese, Chinese, Thai

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–6:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 764-4965

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Bring the bold tastes of Burma to your next event! <br />https://www.burmalove.co/catering/

  • Private party facilities

    Burma Love Downtown allures you with a modern cool elegance making events memorable and special. You and your guests can revel in the delightful Outdoor Patio, spacious Main Dining Room, The Club Room with a view, or in the warm glow of The Ruby Room. https://www.burmalove.co/private-events/

  • Neighborhood

    SOMA

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 291 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. k

    kellyl

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall2food1service5ambience3
    This is the second time we've dined here in the past two months and both times the food was cold. 5 minutes after our order and 5 dishes arrived -- all cold. I think they must precook the food. For these prices, the food should be made to order and be delivered hot to the table. The ambience is lovely and our waiter this time was spot on.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 24, 2023

    overall3food4service2ambience1
    Avoid sitting outside- not good ambiance outside in that area of downtown
  3. JJ

    JoJobutternut

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Food was delicious with depth of flavor. The menu had a variety of options and I could have selected almost all of them. Each portion was moderation and the leftovers were even better.
  4. PN

    PearlNecklace

    London

    9 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2023

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    Great attentive service and fast delivery but the food was just bland and tasteless. Good portion sizes but just so ordinary and lacking in any real depth of flavour. Sauce with the Burmese curry was also very watery. The chef should be ashamed. Apart from the food it’s great…..such a shame. My advice - change the chef!
  5. EH

    ElizabethH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 16, 2023

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    I love Burmese food especially the mohinga!! I have traveled to Burma in 2015 and enjoyed every moment of my time there ❤️ especially the food! However at Burma Love which was supposed to be one of the best in SF, I was quite disappointed with the mohinga! The broth was so thick, the noodles have absorbed pretty much the soup. The garnishes which would have been made the dish more flavorful didn’t help at all. No explanation from staff how we should eat the mohinga which is one of Myanmar’s traditional dishes! I thought I would gladly introduce to my friend, her first Burmese food, the mohinga but it just didn’t appeal at all! We also had the chicken with fresh basil recommended by the waitress because to balance the mohinga which was “suppose” to be soup while the chicken with basil was wok-cooked. The chicken didn’t have that ooomph (excitement). And the restaurant had a cold draft that made the food cold. We even had to get the chicken dish reheated 🙁 Sorry Burma Love but you didn’t get to my expectations.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Good experience. Good food. Had fun
  7. AT

    AnckiaT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 15, 2023

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    We felt very rushed. The waiter was at our table every 5 mins to push the next course. We we asked to leave for the next reservation an hour and 45mins in. We were buying appetizers, mains drinks and everything, so I’m not sure why they were so insistent. One person at our table hasn’t finished their drink yet and when he continued to finish it standing at the bar, we were chased away again. The food was lovely, but the rushed feeling made the whole experience unpleasant. Unless you’re planning on a quick dinner and moving along, I wouldn’t recommend this place.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 14, 2023

    overall3food1service4ambience3
    Food was salty in almost dish we ordered, couldn’t finish. Expected more since mission location is popular & good. Seating felt weird too.. too close to other people when you get seated at the couch area. We ordered: Tea leaf salad Garlic noodles Mango chicken Milk tea
  9. DD

    DanD

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food and great ambiance. Decoration was great
  10. TD

    ThomasD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2023

    overall2food2service2ambience1
    Half as good as the original Burmese superstar
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2023

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Food was bland and uninspired apart from its tea leaves salad. Curry, fried noodles were done poorly surprising given that it’s Burma Superstar linked. Drinks took forever to arrive. With that price tag , would be our last visit.
  12. HA

    HARLEY

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 7, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Thanks for making our first visit memorable!! We will return.
  13. RF

    RichardF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 3, 2023

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food. Good options for gluten-free. Nice cocktails
  14. CR

    ChantelR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a reservation and seated immediately. The service was incredibly fast. The food was the best! Will come again.
  15. RM

    RuxM

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2023

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    great choices, we shared different plates between the three of us. Highly recommend the Tea Leaf salad.
  16. JV

    JerridV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was absolutely great! Exceeded expectations! Will definitely go back.
  17. WA

    nWAfoodie

    San Francisco

    41 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Did not like the lettuce in the marinated tea salad and was sad there was no sake on the menu. Other than that it was good food, although pricey for lunch ($55 for 2).
  18. J

    Jules

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Excellent Burmese food in a lovely ambiance with great service. Tea leaf and rainbow salads both first rate, and adjusted for a friend with a shrimp allergy. Loved chicken with mint & dry-fried green beans. Eggplant curry disappointing; the eggplant was undercooked and overwhelmed by a lot of canned tomato. Coconut rice was a little too sweet. But overall a very good meal.
  19. a

    annie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 29, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Overall, this place was okay. The restaurant is well done and the staff are friendly. My main complaint is that we had an 8:45pm reservation and were being rushed out of the restaurant. We had finished three courses within an hour and were asked to leave with our drinks not finished. I understand if the restaurant has to close by a certain time but reservation should not be offered at this time then. The food and drinks were expensive for what it was, which could be because they were rushing to get us out. I would not recommend this place for large parties or a late dinner.
  20. M

    Maria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved the food and our server was knowledgeable and help us pick dishes that we all loved. Will definitely be coming back again.
  21. SS

    SwathiS

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience4
    Food was not as good as the Valencia St location where we dine regularly. Only plus is the ambience.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible! Food was so so good
  23. A

    Anna

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a weekday 6pm reservation for outdoors but luckily got seated inside. Food came out very fast, ~10 min after ordering. Service was very attentive, food was delicious. Good thing I looked up photos of what the place looked like, otherwise it would've been hard to find.
  24. E

    Earl

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 17, 2022

    overall3food5service5ambience5
    Great food but not great enough to get me a third date ooof.
  25. BJ

    BarbaraJ

    San Francisco

    56 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    56 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Variety of menu choices not all of which were spicy, something for everyone. Service was attentive and the food came out almost immediately. We sat outside with heat lamps as did other brave souls. We enjoyed the meal and recommend it for those who want to try something different.
  26. AN

    ANDREWN

    Hawaii

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The flavors in the food were amazing. We had the skillet shrimp starter -- very good, lots of ginger flavor. For mains, we had the Burmese Red Curry with chicken. It was very good but definitely a different style of curry than we were used to. We also had the Minced Checken with Fresh Mint which we loved. The food comes out fast and hot. The service was excellent. The drinks were also very nice and creative. They also have a good wine list. We will definitely be going back.
  27. SB

    SuzanneB

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals ever! Great bar, great wait staff and food is amazing!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A friend recommended Burma Love as a lovely location for dinner after we attended a broadway show at the Golden Gate Theater. The restaurant is a short 5 min walk from the theater. Dinner menu had plenty of variety. Ambience was excellent. We enjoyed veggie samusas, lamb curry, spicy chicken and garlic noodles with shrimp. Delicious! And don’t forget to squeeze the lime in your mango lassi! A wonderful evening. Would definitely recommend it.
  29. H

    Hulagirl

    San Francisco

    205 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    205 reviews

    Dined on November 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I have had the tea leaf salad at Burma Love before but both my guest and I found it a bit salty this time. When I told the waitress, she was very nice about the feedback. We also had the fried catfish pieces which were good if a little overpriced. Coconut rice was very good. Try their specialty adult beverages! I had the Burmarita (a margarita with tamarind syrup - very tart and yummy!).
  30. NP

    NikitaP

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Delicious, I want to come back again and again. We started with the tea leaf salad, samusas, the curry noodles, chicken with mint, and coconut rice. The dessert were lacking and I could’ve skipped, we did the platha with ice cream and it wasn’t worth it to me. Drinks were tasty
  31. SJ

    SJSL

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Perfect Black Friday lunch adjacent to the San Francisco Center!
  32. GB

    GoodBurmeseFood

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice place and great staff but really expensive for Burmese food.
  33. H

    Happy2bme

    Hawaii

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great Food, a great location for the theatre. A gem of a restaurant!
  34. N

    Norman

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful service, great food and ambience. A great place to eat before the Theatre. Service was very prompt.
  35. B

    Benitezzzz

    San Diego

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a terrific find! We tried the tea leaf salad, and it was amazing! All of our food was intensely flavorful and delicious. The staff was friendly and helpful. Great experience.
  36. CP

    CharmiP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    I would highly recommend the Vegetarian Samusa Soup and Tea Leaf Salad. One thing to keep in mind is the portions are very large!
  37. RS

    RonS

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing service and food! Our favorite spot to eat before shows at Golden Gate Theater
  38. S

    Stereo

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Food was ok. I expected more spice, more flavor. It wasn't a bad experience by any means, but just ok. Entrees were pricy for just ok. Server was very nice but kept getting the order wrong. Overall a good place to eat if it's not too cold out.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Delicious food & cocktails! Will definitely be back because the menu is extensive!
  40. SD

    StephenD

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food. Nice ambiance. A bit pricey. But overall excellent.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Burma Love Downtown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 764-4965.

Burma Love Downtown is rated 4.5 stars by 291 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 57 times today
Google Map for Burma Love Downtown

8 Mint Plz, San Francisco, CA 94103

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    SOMA

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–6:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Burmese, Chinese, Thai

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 764-4965

  • Catering

    Bring the bold tastes of Burma to your next event! <br />https://www.burmalove.co/catering/

  • Private party facilities

    Burma Love Downtown allures you with a modern cool elegance making events memorable and special. You and your guests can revel in the delightful Outdoor Patio, spacious Main Dining Room, The Club Room with a view, or in the warm glow of The Ruby Room. https://www.burmalove.co/private-events/

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