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Top Burmese Burma Joy, Portland, OR

Top Burmese Burma Joy

4.7
4.7
94 Reviews
$31 to $50
Burmese
Burma (modernized name - Myanmar) is a Southeast Asian country about the size of Texas, tucked between India and China, is a home to various ethnic tribes, a melting pot of beautiful cultures. When it comes to taste-buds tingling cuisines, Burma has a lot to offer. It has been a passionate dream for Burma-born owners Kalvin and Poe to open a Burmese restaurant to be able to share their culinary culture. That dream came true in 2019 when Top Burmese opened as a virtual takeout only restaurant from a commissary kitchen in NW Portland. Due to its authenticity, made to order, home-style cooking, and Burmese hospitality, Top Burmese traditional and modern Burmese dishes became so popular effectively evangelizing the masses to become Burmese Food fans. Today Top Burmese serves its amazing dishes via various Burma themed restaurants. *** Top Burmese was named in Oregonian Best New Restaurants, Forbes, Willamette Week Top Eats, and various must eat lists including EATER Portland. ***

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Burmese, Cocktail Bar, Comfort Food
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:30 am–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (503) 206-8560
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women
  • Catering
    We offer catering. Email us at Catering@TopBurmese.com for more info.
  • Private party facilities
    We cater to private events. Please email us at specialevents@topburmese.com for any inquiry. Thank you.
  • Neighborhood
    Northwest Portland
  • Cross street
    NW 23rd & Overton
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Bus 15
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 94 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Portland / Oregon

    Innovative

  • Portland / Oregon

    Healthy

  • Portland

    Best Ambiance

  • Portland

    Innovative

  • Portland

    Healthy

94 Reviews
  1. LayneS

    Portland

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved this place. Service was super. Food tasty. Great cocktails. Ambiance lovely with soft music. Highly recommend.

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  2. TracyW

    Washington DC

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on March 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time here. The food was great and plentiful! Also, the service was fantastic.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and drinks. Great atmosphere. Fun to be served by robots

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  4. KateR

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderfully tasty dishes, fun atmosphere, and friendly staff!

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  5. wwww

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, wonderful ambiance, friendly staff (including the robot)

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  6. JaneE

    Portland

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food! The overall ambiance was fine - music soft enough to talk over, lighting and decor was great. We were a bit offput by the R2D2 -type server. Human waitstaff was OK. Bathroom was sort of iffy.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Parking sucks. Everything else was fine, food was good, love the decor..

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  8. KirstenK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The fermented tea leaf salad is a MUST have. We ordered as a shared appetizer and it was absolutely delightful. A feast for the senses. I felt totally nourished by my dining experience here ❤️ The robots were fun and enhanced the service of our knowledgeable and friendly waiter.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing and looked amazing the the little robot was adorable

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  10. noodlier

    New York City

    18 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    I’m not impressed by top Burmese. It’s way overpriced, it’s all the same food, and they couldn’t accommodate a drink order despite having all the ingredients. They used to have great food, now I never leave without a stomach ache. In my opinion, I’d rather spend half the price for better food, quality and service.

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  11. KatieW

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top Burmese is amazing!! I loved the ambiance and the food was delicious. Service was top notch.

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  12. 2dineout

    Portland

    71 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Tried Burmese Burma Joy for the first time this week. We ordered Samosas to share and I ordered the fish stew. My fish stew had a very good flavor, but was overly salty. We opted to sit outside, instead of inside the very attractive restaurant. Outside consists of covered picnic tables and a couple small metal tables with chairs. Being on NW 23rd, there of was quite a bit of traffic noise. Unfortunately it appeared that there was only one server for the entire restaurant, inside and out. She had my sympathy, but of course was unable to be very attentive. I will probably try this restaurant again when they are better staffed.

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  13. HenryR

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had dinner here for my wedding anniversary, was well worth it.

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  14. John

    Grand Rapids

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful experience at a truly unique restaurant. Highly recommend the tea salad, cocktails, and curries. The robots are also extremely fun.

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  15. PhilH

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a great place. Delicious, unique food. All the Top Burma are worth eating at.

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  16. JudithA

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was our 31st anniversary and I can’t think of a better way to celebrate ! We loved the real waiters and the robot and the food and the mango ice cream. We’ll definitely be back. Have been bragging on it to all our friends.

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  17. MariaS

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is amazing! We ordered the family-style curries and debated on which of the five curries we loved best; all four of us struggled to decide because they were all delicious. The rice and appetizer plate was also delicious. Everything was perfectly cooked and served warm by a robot, but the human servers were also kind and helpful. They have interesting mocktails and delicious cocktails, too. One of our favorites. The plants and interiors were cool after the hot street.

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  18. LeeAnnO

    Vancouver

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    We sat inside. The place is so cute and the robot server is fun. Staff was not that friendly but food was good.

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  19. Katie

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, great location, wonderful staff. Perfect birthday dinner!

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  20. VirginiaP

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was excellent, the staff was super friendly and helpful, the room is well decorated and charming. We will go back. Plus the robot carrying the food out was cool.

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  21. EdgarW

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2023

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The garlic noodles were a bit salty. The tofu curry rice plate was just okay.

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  22. fudi

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent food. Great casual restaurant and a value. Perfect choice for combo family group incl vegans, vegetarians and omnivores.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Lacked vegan dishes and every thing seemed deep fried except salads

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  24. marvinandabby

    Portland

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great curry noodles and Served by robo-waiters. House-made ginger beer Mighty tasty.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve been here twice and it was great both times. We had two kids, they have high chairs available. Food is delicious! Additionally, our friend with celiac was able to find lots of options and same with our friend allergic to coconut and almond(not severe allergies). We’ll definitely be back! We’ve loved the location on 21st but this is better with bigger groups.

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  26. DeHypnotist

    Portland

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had eaten at the Beaverton location. We found this crew more friendly and the food even better.

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  27. RichardG

    Seattle

    102 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    102 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    This was something new for us but the dishes we ordered were way too salty. The tea leaf salad was very good and felt healthy but one order was too much for three people. Samosas were good. Having food delivered by robots was fun except for one very hot dish, but unique. Disappointing and woke up very thirsty.

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  28. AnnieD

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Burma Joy! The food is delicious and is just the right balance of flavor, fat, and healthy ingredients (the green tea salad is a must!). Our youngest is an aspiring vegetarian and Burma Joy has lots of options for everyone. We have to order separate tofu tots for the kids since they eat them all (and now probably the samosas too), and the golden hill noodles is like the mac n' cheese of Burmese cuisine--you can't go wrong with it! The kids also love the robot :) This restaurant is a regular fav for our family.

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  29. PrimaryPalate

    Portland

    26 reviews

    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    always delicious... and different than other asian cuisines

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  30. Jae97239

    Portland

    50 reviews

    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is fresh and food. Ask for spice /hot sauce if you like you food with a kick. The garlic adds some but not a lot of heat, which can be fixed with some chilis. Went with friends. Waiter was great and the robot service was a hoot. Cocktails were good, and fun as many were lit up.

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  31. CandaceJ

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Top Burmese Burma Joy is our new favorite go-to restaurant! We've eaten here numerous times and also had takeout a few times, and the food is always exceptional. This time we brought friends, who were a little skeptical because they'd never tried Burmese food before; they raved about everything and told our waiter that if the owner wants to expand to their city, they'll be there every week. Yes, it's THAT good!

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  32. JCDS

    Portland

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 4, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    The robot seems more like a gimmick than necessary. It’s not that big of a restaurant. Also our waitress was there every time to take the food off the tray and put it on the table so it seemed a little unnecessary, but the food was good. I’ll be back to try one of their salads.

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  33. irenem

    Seattle

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Valentine’s Day Celebration and trying new restaurant

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food!

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  35. ErynR

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is delicious, a robot brings you food, and the drinks are awesome!

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  36. PeteOfTheC

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was great, but the robot service was problematic. The human server backing up the robot was clearly not happy to be there nor to interact with customers. The whole ordering process and interaction with the robots was not explained and not intuitive, so we struggled to get served and spent most of our Valentine’s date looking at our phones (that’s how you order) and trying to figure out how to get basics like plates, silverware, napkins, water refills, and explanations of menu items. I’d order takeout from here, but no way would I deal with their silly robots and disinterested servers again.

    1 person found this helpful

  37. LeslieW

    Wilmington

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food. Beautiful restaurant. Funny robots bring the food.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love this neighborhood spot that serves my favorite salads. The service is great.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wow, Burmese food is now my favorite food! This place was excellent. A mix of flavors from Indian, Thai and Vietnamese but healthy and relatively light while being full of flavor. Loved the ambiance. Will definitely be back.

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  40. Foodiemum

    Anchorage

    21 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 29, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The tea leaf salad is not to be missed (unique and delicious), and next time I go I’ll just get that! We also ordered three different curries and found them a bit bland and quite soft/mushy in texture. Not bad, but not amazing. The robots are fun!

    1 person found this helpful

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Top Burmese Burma Joy using the Order Online button. Top Burmese Burma Joy also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Top Burmese Burma Joy also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (503) 206-8560.

Top Burmese Burma Joy is rated 4.7 stars by 94 OpenTable diners.

Top Burmese Burma Joy does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

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 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Top Burmese Burma Joy

1305 NW 23rd Ave, Portland, OR 97210-2601

Additional information

  • Cross street
    NW 23rd & Overton
  • Neighborhood
    Northwest Portland
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 11:30 am–9:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–5:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Burmese, Cocktail Bar, Comfort Food
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Public transit
    Bus 15
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, JCB, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, Women
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (503) 206-8560
  • Catering
    We offer catering. Email us at Catering@TopBurmese.com for more info.
  • Private party facilities
    We cater to private events. Please email us at specialevents@topburmese.com for any inquiry. Thank you.
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