Burma Superstar Restaurant

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4.5 rating over 9 reviews

415-387-2147

309 Clement St ( )

San Francisco, CA 94118-2315

Neighborhoods: Inner Richmond

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Description: Burma Superstar Restaurant is a Burmese, Indian, and Chinese restaurant where most Menuism users came for fun with friends, paid between $10 and $25, and tipped between 15% to 18%.
Tags: Burmese, Indian, Richmond District, Quick, Chinese, Pacific Rim, Vegetarian, Good For Kids, Vegan, and Gluten Free
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  • 6 users want to eat at Burma Superstar Restaurant
  • 5 users love Burma Superstar Restaurant
Tips:
  • Reservations are not accepted. Arrive before 6pm to avoid lengthiest waits.
  • The restaurant caters private parties. Call for details.
  • For a refreshing thirst-quencher, order the blend of beer, lemonade and ginger (available by the glass or pitcher). There are also Thai iced teas, fruit smoothies and wine.
  • Reservations are not accepted and lines can always be expected, but if you leave your number, you can have a drink nearby and they'll call you when a table is ready.
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Burma Superstar Restaurant

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Why is Burma a Superstar?

Okay… I’ve heard a lot about this restaurant and if you ever drive by Clement, there’s always a line. I think its the nostalgia that this is going to be a one of a kind food find or because the wait is normally about 1-2 hours, but this place is always getting great reviews!

My quick 2 cents and advice… show up put your name down on the waiting list with your cell phone #. Head to Q’s for a glass of wine or walk up to the Bitter End for a pint. They will call you when they are ready. Try it once but not something I would call Super nor a Superstar.

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Rainbow Salad *

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Interesting… a bunch of ingredients thrown together to form one unique experience.

Vegetarian Samusa Soup *

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Not my cup tea…. I

Beef Kebat *

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Great… Must eat with rice…

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Tremendous Burmese is worth the wait

Definitely worth the long waits. This Burmese restaurant excels at every dish it creates and after exploring other Burmese options, I’m even more convinced that SuperStar is the best Burmese around.

The Tea Leaf Salad and Rainbow Salad are as good as everyone says and I’d recommend including them in any meal at Burma SuperStar. Some of the less talked about dishes that blew me away were the pumpkin shrimp, which is in a pumpkin curry with large soft, but meaty, chunks of squash and shrimp. The curry and squash are terrific, while the shrimp is just very good. Their famous Samusa soup is also terrific, particularly because of the way the samusa dough melts into the soup. The ground catfish soup also has a wonderfully unique and hearty taste, while the coconut chicken noodle soup did not live up to the other two. I’m not much of a fan of beef, but I loved the beef kabat.

Live every review says (in more detail) expect a wait, but also expect a terrific meal.

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Tea Leaf Salad *

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I loved this salad the first few times I came, especially the pungent tea leafs. I had tea leaf salad again a few months later at Green Elephant Gourmet and thought it was also great. But when I came back here recently I realized that Burma’s SuperStar’s is better by far. Don’t miss this dish.

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really good. a total firetrap, but it was...

really good. a total firetrap, but it was hopping at 2 pm. the interesting thing about food here is that it leaves you to wonder — is this fusion food? or is this “cuisine of the country stuck in between these two other countries”? some dishes clearly had more thai elements to it, while others had a more indian flavor to it. person favorite: garlic egg noodles. hideyo’s favorite was the coconut chicken noodle soup. go nuts — it was worth it.

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Tasty, but a long wait

I’ve been to Burma Superstar a number of times, and the experience is always consistent – expect a long wait, good service, and tasty food if you know what to order. Definitely try the tea leaf salad.

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Amazing for Three Dishes

I’ve eaten here many times and tried most of the dishes they offer. The more often I went, the more frequently I would only order the Samusa Soup and the Rainbow Salad. Both dishes are amazing. If you crave more variety or more options, the Tea Leaf salad is a solid choice. The Burma Lemonade, or whatever they call the beer and lemonade drink, is a worthwhile companion.

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Vegetarian Samusa Soup *

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This is simply the best soup I’ve had in the city. A completely different flavor than anything I had experienced previously. Order this and the Rainbow Salad for two and enjoy.

Rainbow Salad *

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See above

Tea Leaf Salad *

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Burma Superstar, how I love thee

The food here is fantastic. Everything is always exactly as stated, exactly what I want, and is served hot and promptly.

They offer a ton of vegetarian options and the menu is very robust. They also offer “Americanized” type dishes for those who are less adventurous/don’t necessarily like Burmese food. :)

Minus 1 star for the usually hellishly long wait (if you come for lunch, you may not need to wait) and the average service. Everyone working here is super polite, but occasionally forget things or bump your table every time they walk by, etc.

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Rainbow Salad *

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I adore this dish. There are 22 different ingredients and each one shines in it’s own way. Savory, sweet, hot, cold, and spicy all at once!

Chicken Samusas

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These are really tasty. I could probably eat like 17. They are little pockets full of mashed potatoes, peas, and curry chicken. Super tasty. Also come with a delicious red sauce that is a little spicy and very sweet. Only con is they are deep-fried and can sometimes be a little greasy.

Nan Pia Dok (Coconut Curry Flat Flour Noodles. Available with Chicken or Vegetarian) *

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So. Good. Delicious, chewy noodles tossed with spicy chicken curry, onions, fried noodles, lemon juice, string beans, and a little bit of chili for added kick. You will keep eating this long after your full because it’s so ridiculously good.

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Dishes I tried:

Tea Leaf Salad *

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Classic Burmese Chicken Casserole with Cardamom Cinnamon Rice*

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Mint chicken

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Lamb chilli stir fry

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February 25, 2013

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the rainbow salad is a must try. there are so many ingredients in it - that it is truly unique. also, dont be frustrated with the long line, walk around clement street - check out park life gallery or grab a drink nearby.

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June 25, 2012

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When can we go back & order the superb

When can we go back & order the superb tea leaf salad, garlic prawns & coconut rice? Plus an order of a whole young coconut milk, please.

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My Restaurant Rotation by ironchef16

Note: if you dont know what to order, just order the most unique combination of ingredients you see. they're usually the best dishes. their tea leaf salad with young mango and a mixture of about 20 different veggies is O_O ---> =DDD coconut rice is also highly recommended. ummm.. just try this place for yourself, they have a lot of good dishes. price is fair. serving size is a bit small. LONG LINES, but dont let that discourage you. get there early! this place is 3 blocks away from my house, so parking is impossible, i may lend you my garage for the right price... like an invite to dinner or something =]

Dishes: tea leaf salad

My Restaurant Rotation by CindyM1

Dishes: Rainbow salad, samusa soup

My Restaurant Rotation by marilouf

Dishes: Rainbow Salad

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