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Burma Love Downtown, San Francisco, CA

Burma Love Downtown

4.6
4.6
262 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 69 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 262 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. NP

    NikitaP

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    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
  2. SJ

    SJSL

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

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

    GoodBurmeseFood

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

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

    Happy2bme

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great Food, a great location for the theatre. A gem of a restaurant!
  5. 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.
  6. B

    Benitezzzz

    San Diego

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 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.
  7. 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!
  8. 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
  9. 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.
  10. 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!
  11. 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.
  12. g

    ger3sf

    San Francisco

    66 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    66 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great place for dining with friends, dishes made to share.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Good for a fun and casual work team dinner
  14. BH

    BonnyH

    Jackson Hole

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Interesting and tasty food. I would not say it was mind-blowing, the flavors were a little unexceptional so probably would not go again. The green beans were a standout.
  15. CB

    ChrisB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The tea leaf salad was SOOO yummy. Also really enjoyed the Shan noodles which our server recommended. Mint Plaza is a lovely quiet respite from the main streets and this restaurant is an easy walk to Golden Gate Theatre and the Warfield.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Austin

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall2food5service1ambience5
    The waitress was extremely rude and had an attitude. Rolled her eyes at questions and stormed off when we asked for a receipt at the end of the meal. Food was good, atmosphere was great but the service was terrible.
  17. b

    bohand

    San Francisco

    118 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    118 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and amazing service. Always a wonderful culinary experience.
  18. h

    hayleybly

    Tampa

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were excited to try something new and Burma Love did not disappoint. Everything we ate was incredible - tea leaf salad, garlic noodles, lamb Burma curry, and fried banana dessert.
  19. A

    Ashishgupta

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our first time at this restaurant. The atmosphere, food and service were perfect. Highly recommended
  20. MS

    MichelleS

    San Francisco

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We dined outdoors. Tables are a nice distance apart. Service, ambiance and food were all perfect.
  21. IS

    IreneS

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Fiery Vegetable with Chicken was just that, fiery! Great tasting though.
  22. M

    Marcos

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall3food2service1ambience5
    Service was average borderline bad. Waitress was not accommodating. Food was good. The restaurant decoration was great.
  23. N

    trampnurseNoshes

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We decided to eat at Burma Love since it was so close to the theater. They were very nice, the restaurant was lovely, and the food was fabulous. I’m definitely going there again the next time I’m in town. The only bummer about the evening was that the theater wouldn’t let me in with my sealed container of leftover soup which I had barely touched. I almost cried. I’m still fuming mad over it. There are no Burmese restaurants in Napa, I was really looking forward to my leftovers! Devising ways to carry leftovers under my clothes for next time….
  24. J

    Jerry3

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Took advantage to try the local Burma Love Downtown during restaurant week. Having been to the Mission area location prior to Covid, had a general idea of expectations. It was a great value @$25. and will definitely return.
  25. JC

    JeffC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    The quality of the food was first-rate. Great variety of dishes available. The sampler appetizer platter was huge and perfect for 5 hungry guys to start. Lots of creative cocktails, though the pours seemed a little weak. Overall, a wonderful experience.
  26. N

    Nerak

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food, creative menu, attentive service. Our only complaint is that our food appeared less than 5 mins after ordering, but our drinks lagged by about 10 mins. We would’ve preferred drinks first, and a little time to relax before food showed up.
  27. D

    Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall2food3service2ambience2
    Food was good but service was not great. Wrong food and then our dishes and drinks took forever to get.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Outdoor seating was good, so was the food. Our waitress wasn’t the friendly and the location wasn’t that great. It’s better if you go during the day time .
  29. BL

    BarbaraL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    Once again, the food was outstanding. The Tea Tree Salad is to die for. The other dishes are so flavorful without being spicy hot. Their curries are also flavorful and not over the top. My only complaint was that we felt quite rushed during our meal. It left a bad taste.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall3food5service3ambience3
    Food was great but service was uneven. Had to request to see our waiter after arriving as no one had been to the table for some time. Appetizers and salad were quick to come out then long delay for entrees. In fact, two separate wait staff stopped to ask if we’d gotten everything and we explained to them we were waiting for our entrees. Once done, we asked for the table to be cleared and they brought the bill (without clearing the table).
  31. M

    Marty

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Too expensive for everyday.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    The food was good and the tea leaf salad was superb!
  33. SF

    SFNative

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    - Drinks came out after all 6 of our dishes were served and halfway through the meal - Food was extremely salty. - Felt rushed. Hostess and waiter kept coming by asking if we want the check and boxes while we're clearly still working through the food.
  34. d

    deelee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    It was delicious, fun, and welcoming. I could have eaten the House fermented tea leaf salad by myself - I'll remember the crunch and great balance.
  35. LS

    LovesSF

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The tea salad and appetizer sampler were tasty and I would order them again. We had a lamb dish that was good, not great. The making of the cocktails was inconsistent. Our first burmarita tasted much different than our second. The second ones tasted so medicinal we left them barely touched. The eye of the tiger drink was delicious, reminded me of a pina colada. We will definitely return, but I’ll hesitate when ordering drinks.
  36. S

    Steve

    Salt Lake City

    63 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    63 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, attentive and smart personal
  37. KA

    KathryneA

    Seattle

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband is half Burmese and it’s the first time he was able to eat some real Burmese food in ages! Staff are so friendly and the food is DELICIOUS
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food, love the decor, terrific cocktails (Burmarita is highly recommended). Laid back and casual, but definitely nice enough to make it a special occasion. If the weather permits, the patio is gorgeous.
  39. DY

    DouglasY

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    2.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience2
    Service was a bit chaotic, they were likely understaffed, took a while to take our order but the food came promptly when we told our server we had a show to get to, The biggest disappointment was the food. The mohinga was mainly noodles, barely any soup - which had no flavor what so ever. The Shan noodles with chicken was most reminiscent of chicken cacciatore with a bit of asian fare.
  40. DJ

    DeeJ143

    San Francisco

    51 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had dinner here before the show. Service was excellent and gracious, food so delicious and they actually took the time to explain each ingredient and provide the chance to remove it to accommodate those who thought the garlic would be overwhelming yet ate it as presented anyway without judgment or hesitation Overall a perfect outing

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 4.6 stars by 262 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 69 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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