Burma Love Downtown

4.7
36 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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
  • Diner temperature check required
What 36 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Denver
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall, food was good, service was very good. The samosa soup was outstanding! Everything else was good but not spicy enough.

DJ
vipDJMF
Hawaii
44 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Almost all the dishes were excellent. The only dish we didn’t like was the garlic noodles. The fermented Tea Salad, Palatha, Mohinga chicken noodle soup, lamb curry and shrimp w/ Myanmar Chutney were all excellent. Portions were pretty big too.

NB
vipNancyB
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service with nice décor both inside and outside.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We went with a reservation and they seated us at an outdoor spot just like we asked.
The host and the waitstaff was very warm and service was quite quick.

The tea leaf salad and the Shaan noodles were delicious.

And try their ginger honey tea. It’s excellent.

DN
vipDeannaN
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food and great service and a beautiful patio with good heating lamps. Never disappoints.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our experience at Burma Love, the food was delicious, the ambiance inside beautiful and the service on point, would definitely be back again. Great dinner spot after VanGogh exhibit.

JW
JamesW
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A 5 minute walk from Marriott Marquis. A great meal:sizzling shrimp, pork belly, beef curry. We’ll come back on our next trip to SF.

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Agentamboy
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food2service1ambience4

Waited 30 mins to get served and waited 90 minutes to get our food at. Didn’t seem to busy

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lisaakio
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service. Everyone was super friendly and the food was amazing!

SF
SFeats
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jimmy was great! I’m going to ask for a Jimmy table next time. Food and wine was delicious ;)

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was my birthday celebration. Dinner was fabulous, recommend trying the Burma soup. Drinks was also delicious - eye of the tiger and burmarita.

Our server was jimmy and he went all out with service! Made it a very fun night!

AP
AlexP
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, chic vibe, and wonderful table service

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hash
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic service, drinks, and food. Great date spot!

TN
TanN
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Seems like some of the food wasn’t quite as good. The string beans weren’t cooked the same as in the past. They seemed under cooked. Also pea shoots were very “stalky” almost like tiny branches. Where in the past they were tender. Tea leaf salad was good as usual & shrimp with noodles were also nice.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Despite the LONG wait, excellent food! I will definitely dine here again next time I am in San Francisco

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

We went for a B-Day dinner. Delicious food. Service was a bit slow but the server expressed the staff was short.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food was very good! We ordered the shrimp with chili glaze, ginger pork belly, coconut rice ( I am a HUGE fan of toasted coconut and our bowls weren’t served any after being excited about that, but the rice was DEVINE), platha w dip (tasted like a homemade tortilla that was very expensive ) and the tea leaf rice. The tea leaf rice was one of the most outstanding dishes I have enjoyed from a restaurant ever! The drink Eye of the Tiger was delicious! We had a great evening! We dined outdoor on the patio, which was a little chilly with only one heater on at the time we dined! Definitely going back and gave high recommendations to family and friends! Next dinner is already booked!

BA
BrianA
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Jimmy and Julio were most gracious servers. Food and drinks for Happy Hour were great (Eye of the Tiger cocktail for sure). Celebrating a very special day; glad I picked Burma Love!

JS
JessicaS
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Neo was a fabulous waiter
Food and drink were amazing

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved the food, ambiance, decor , and our waiter Julio was outstanding.

Thanks!

CM
ClaudiaM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and different flavors. Awesome cocktails and friendly service.

TC
TawnyC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best experiences, hands down. Jimmy was an amazing server and their entire team was just so great! Would definitely come back again!

R
Robb
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The tea leaf salad is a must try, such a unique dish with SO much flavor. We also enjoyed the craft cocktails. The menu has a ton of options and everything we had was great!

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vipCisleong
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Service and food was so good. We sat indoors due to lack of outdoor seatings but they had their floor to ceiling doors open so it felt like we were dining outdoors. The staff were very respectful of all COVID regulations and felt really safe dining there. The garlic noodles is a must order.

DJ
vipDeniseJ
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great vibe excellent food. Bar tenders were awesome

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great patio! The heat lamps kept us warm and the planter boxes made it feel secluded. Everything was delicious, especially the dessert! Flatbread with a sweet sauce and macapuno (young coconut ice cream). This is the nicest location of the Burma Superstar family.

DN
vipDeannaN
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and cocktails are always excellent and consistent. Well worth the prices, which are reasonable. Good service.

Deanna

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service & we loved the music that was playing. As always the food is absolutely amazing! We love Burma love & superstar’s locations and Burma Club was just a great experience for out door dining.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Burma club, Burma love and Burma superstar are some of my favorite restaurants in the city, Burma club especially because of the beautiful ambience there.

Svetlana and Jimmy, the wait staff there took really good care of us and felt like they really went out of their way to make sure we were comfortable and enjoying ourselves.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great food and ambiance! There was some confusion with our order and the service - I’m sure a one-off situation that isn’t representative of their norm.

I’ll 100% be going back!

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Yayy
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff are incredible and the food is great! What more can I ask for?

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vipSvee
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

It's the perfect patio to hit up during COVID. The heat lamps made such a difference in our dining experience and it didn't feel like we were sitting out on the road because of the private nature of their patio. The food was alright - I still prefer Burma Love or Burma Superstar for the same items that we ordered. The Mango lassi/whiskey cocktail was on point both in terms of pricing and taste!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Super secret spot beautiful interior and exterior! Nicest people ever and even better food ! Will start coming here more often

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Cuisine so interesting. From fermented tea-leaf salad (not to be missed) to warm out of the oven black rice pudding, food splendid. Waiter routinely asked how we were doing but not in an intrusive fashion. We will come again!

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vipvicray
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Fermented tea salad was great. But the Burmese curry was a bit disappointing, the beef was very chewy and the sauce was salty.
The patio and interior looks great, service was fantastic.

FAQs

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

Burma Love Downtown is rated 4.7 stars by 36 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.