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Burma Superstar
Burma Superstar

Burma Superstar

9.316 reviews
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Burmese
Ranked #1 in Alameda restaurants
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1345 Park St, Alameda, CA 94501
(510) 522-6200
https://www.burmasuperstar.com/1345-park-st-alameda
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I don't know who you are But you must be some kind of Burma SuperStar.... One of my co-workers has been Home for several weeks after a shoulder operation. When he left work back ... Read more
then, he told me that he was so over this place. Now that cabin fever has set in, he can't wait to get back. He's a great guy and an excellent professional, and I'm happy that he'll be returning soon. In the meantime, I offered to drive to Alameda to take him to a Lunch place of his choice. He immediately mentioned Burma SuperStar and raved about the good food and crazy Asian flavours. Why not? We arrived at ~12:30 with no line and immediate seating at a table near the front window. My friend wanted me to try a variety of dishes including: Tea Leaf Salad (nicely explained and mixed at the table) Burmese Casserole Mango Chicken Fried String Beans Coconut Rice Black Rice Pudding for Dessert It was all super delicious and involved enough food that I stretched the leftovers into 2 additional meals. The decor was comfortable and well appointed, the service was attentive and friendly, and our conversation was fun and engaging. There was also a neat mix of fellow customers and some excellent people watching opportunities. All this together made for a fantastic outing! I understand that this place gets busier in the evening and I would like to think that customer care and feeding stays at this high level during those peak periods. I'm sure I'll be back regardless of what time of day. I'll be your groupie baby Cuz you are my Burma SuperStar....

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Local from Oakland, California, USA

They are known for their tea leaf salad but I also enjoy their pumpkin pork stew as well as the Burmese chicken & shrimp casserole. (The casserole is like a biryani.)

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Local from Oakland, California, USA

Nom nom nom. The line stretches forever because the food is spicy, sweet, familiar (think Thai, Chinese, Indian) and yet shocking and completely new. If you're in the Bay Area, you must go.

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Local from Oakland, California, USA

Burma Superstar reliably has a line when they open at dinnertime. That's because the restaurant has a great buzzy ambiance and super flavorful burmese food, which is kind like thai and vietnamese, only different. They will recommend their most popular dishes which will simplify your entre to this type of food if it's new to you. Great cocktails too!

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Toronto

First time trying Burmese food and do not regret it! Lamb was tender and flavourful, lemon and mint added a nice touch to chicken! It's a family/sharing type of place. I will definitely be back for green tea salad!

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Local from Fremont, California, USA

Best Burmese restaurant I've ever had. The flavors were just amazing. Beef steak kebat was delicious. Nan Gyi Dok noodles were awesome. Can't wait to go back to try the other dishes.

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Local from Alameda

My first time trying Burmese food, and I love it! They do such a great job with all of their dishes. You can actually taste the details to everything. Their thai chicken soup is great. The spicy chicken, or mint chicken are my favorites. There is almost always a wait, but it moves pretty quickly. And boy is the wait worth it! One of the only places I am ok waiting for food. YUM! I have heard good things about the tea leaf salad, that is next on my to do list!

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Local from Union City, California

A little waiting time but well worth it. You can smell the delicious aroma from the kitchen seaming through many dishes! The waiters are friendly and accommodating. The large selection of fresh menu and deserts. Good time!

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SF Bay Area, Western US

Well this location of the popular Burnese restaurant is nicer than the San Francisco one by far, with a lot less wait.

I never understood why thousands of Yelpers would wait 2 hours in San Francisco's Clement Street, Richmond District to eat at Burma Super Star. It is cramped (almost elbow to elbow cramped), shabby in decor, slow service, and the food is good, not fantastic. So why so many 4 and 5 star reviews?

I figure it was all a bunch of Politcally Correct, Socially Conscious, Bleeding Heart Liberal SF'ers trying to show their trendy support to the Burmese democracy movement by eating here. Suffering like Suu Kyi' and her long stint under house arrest, and supporting her by waiting in line endlessly here.

But this location in Alameda has none of the bad factors of the Clement street location, and all of the good. It is cleaner, newer decor, better service, and you barely have to wait.

We split the popular Rainbow Salad (#12, $9), which is a fresh and tasty salad with 22 ingredients, nicely organized, then promptly mixed for you by your server (after the foodies take their pics, of course!). The menu is not huge with variety, but good enough choices for an occasional visit. For lunch after the salad, my friend had the Lamb Kebat (#73, $10) with Tan Poi rice, which is like a basmati type long grain with spices, like cormoran ($0.50 extra). I had the Fiery Chicken Tofu (#33, $8) with Brown rice. We really liked both of these dishes. The Fiery chicken wasn't too spicy, but you can ask to make it more. The Kebat wasn't spicy either, but tasty.

Sodas are $1.50. So the prices are not too bad at all for lunch, and we were pleasantly stuffed afterwards with a total of about $30 with tax. We did come late for lunch, toward the backend of the rush, and left at 2:45 on a Thursday, and there was no wait.

I would recommend this location over the San Francisco one, if you haven't been yet. I believe they have another location in the Temescal area of Oakland, too. I might have to try that next.

So all that waiting for 2 hours by those 5,000 Yelp reviewers at the Clement Street location worked!, since Suu Kyi is now a member of the Burmese parliament. So don't consider yourself just a foodie, but a volunteer for global democracy!

Your chant and cry for Democracy?

Nom Nom!

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Great Burmese restaurant. No reservations taken, very popular. Well worth the wait. Full bar and good wine list.

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Local from Pleasant Hill, California, USA

I don't know who you are
But you must be some kind of Burma SuperStar....

One of my co-workers has been Home for several weeks after a shoulder operation. When he left work back then, he told me that he was so over this place. Now that cabin fever has set in, he can't wait to get back. He's a great guy and an excellent professional, and I'm happy that he'll be returning soon.

In the meantime, I offered to drive to Alameda to take him to a Lunch place of his choice. He immediately mentioned Burma SuperStar and raved about the good food and crazy Asian flavours. Why not?

We arrived at ~12:30 with no line and immediate seating at a table near the front window. My friend wanted me to try a variety of dishes including:

Tea Leaf Salad (nicely explained and mixed at the table)
Burmese Casserole
Mango Chicken
Fried String Beans
Coconut Rice
Black Rice Pudding for Dessert

It was all super delicious and involved enough food that I stretched the leftovers into 2 additional meals. The decor was comfortable and well appointed, the service was attentive and friendly, and our conversation was fun and engaging. There was also a neat mix of fellow customers and some excellent people watching opportunities. All this together made for a fantastic outing!

I understand that this place gets busier in the evening and I would like to think that customer care and feeding stays at this high level during those peak periods. I'm sure I'll be back regardless of what time of day.

I'll be your groupie baby
Cuz you are my Burma SuperStar....

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San Francisco, California

Local version of a Bay Area legend. Good veggie options include garlic fried noodles and pumpkin tofu. Friendly staff too!

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