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1213 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010
+1 650-343-3228
11:00 - 21:30
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
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64 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very good food here with reasonable prices. It is in the heart of Burlingame so parking is a real problem. Often crowded so be prepared to wait.

Thank RedSpyder
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mingalaba in Burlingame was my first introduction to Burmese food. A small restaurant but it was packed throughout the evening. I would advise you to make a reservation if you do not want to wait for a table. Service good and the food was outstanding! We ordered several dishes for the table to share and could taste a variety of... More 

Thank Elmarie F
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49 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Its amazing that the Bay Area has so many burmese restaurants, but I'm not complaining. Its a great place, convenient to meet friends from the city if you're down in the South Bay. Food and service are both good. We got the rainbow salad last time and the paratha with curry sauce Both were very good.

Thank 3nvi
Bellingham, Washington
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325 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A very good choice for dinner within a decent Uber/cab ride from the SFO airport hotels. Quality was excellent, price good, and service nice. The Burmese beef curry was very good - not to hot and with flavorful spices. Highly recommended.

Thank Andrew S
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food at Mingalaba is expertly prepared. I have favored the Burmese dishes (instead of offered Chinese dishes), and have not been disappointed. The Tea Leaf salad is delightful, as well as the soups, curries, noodles and rice dishes. Love the way they lovingly cook vegetables ~ perfect textures. The only down side is it's really popular so sometimes there's... More 

San Diego, California
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25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We ate here 3 times, once for a late lunch and 2 take out meals. Each time the food was delicious, different and beautifully colorful and presented. We enjoyed every dish, especially the coconut rice and all of the shrimp and tofu curry dishes. The mango salad was also particularly delicious.

Thank djsmjem
san mateo
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Don't expect a particularly relaxing dining experience, but good food abounds. Get there early or take out, it gets busy!

Thank jammin21
Rockford, Michigan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016 via mobile

Very nice Burmese. Coconut rice and tea leaf salad were the best. Food very good wait staff very confused. Sat outside and they confused our order twice.good cook confused staff.

Thank Gerry B
Burlingame, California
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

yummy treats and unique variety. delicious. have been here many times, and it's the best! everything we order, we love. it's close to home, so we are regulars......love the chicken, eggplant, salads, tea....

Thank margie u
SF Bay Area
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77 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

I think all you need to know is that Mingalaba has a line of people willing to wait 30-60 min for a table and literally right next store, Rangoon Ruby, the "other" Burmese restaurant, has open tables. Not to take away anything from RR, but clearly there's something special about Mingalaba. We are very boring--for 2 of us we almost... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Burmese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
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Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1213 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Burlingame
  • Phone Number: +1 650-343-3228

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