We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Mingalaba

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
1213 Burlingame Ave, Burlingame, CA 94010
+1 650-343-3228
Website
Today
11:00 - 21:30
Closed now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:00 - 21:30
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

197 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 190: English reviews
Millbrae, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The food is delicious but because it is relatively small and very popular, it is hard to get in. You might be waiting a while for a table.

Helpful?
Thank BasqueinMillbrae
Burlingame, California
Level Contributor
22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was poor - a very stern person waiting on us, communicating in short monosylabic sounds. She just didn't seem to want to be there. The food was mediocre. This place is popular, but I don't know why ... a couple doors down is another Burmese restaurant that is much better. I returned for a third visit, giving every... More 

Helpful?
Thank Greg S
Foster City, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been Mingalaba often in the last 6 years. The food is always very good. The owner/manager is always attentive if she is around.The service is good most of the time.

Helpful?
Thank alapaul
Maui, Hawaii
Level Contributor
15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went with a group of four friends to Mingalaba Restaurant. Our party of five ordered a Paratha (crispy pancake), two orders of Samusas, two orders of La Pat Dok (Tea Leaf Salad), Garlic Noodles, Burmese Style Vegetable Curry Delux and coconut rice. We also have one glass of sparkling wine each. The entire meal with tax and tip was... More 

Helpful?
Thank bobster4u
Fremont, California
Level Contributor
622 reviews
417 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 277 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is owned by the sister of the owner of San Francisco's Mandalay Restaurant, & offers a similar menu of Burmese food. Very vegetarian & vegan friendly. Our favorites are the samusa soup, roti with dip, tea leaf salad, walnut broccoli tofu, their house specialty noodle & of course, Burmese iced tea. Great service. Parking is paid on the street.... More 

Helpful?
Thank MihirMeghani
San Mateo, California
Level Contributor
10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm not the adventurous type when it comes to food. Mexican is my absolute favorite and I love Japanese, but that's usually about as exotic as I get. So when friends mentioned meeting at Mingalaba for a get-together lunch, I was not not familiar with the name, so I quickly Googled the restaurant. The cuisine was Burma/Chinese? Uhhh. I didn't... More 

Helpful?
Thank Susiee0028
San Mateo, California
Level Contributor
7 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is our go-to Burmese place. We like the low-key, family-friendly atmosphere. Service is attentive and the food is very tasty.

Helpful?
Thank Susan B
Hillsborough, California
Level Contributor
107 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

This is the spot for good Burmese food in Burlingame. Have to try this place for your asian food rotation in the Burlingame area. Long time favorite and in great active downtown location. It is a small place, usually busy or crowded and on tough street to park so plan a bit ahead to either wait or go at good... More 

Helpful?
Thank Christopher D
San Francisco, California
Level Contributor
90 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

We have only had takeouts but well worth it. Very tasty and not greasy. Lots of variety on the menu but no prices so before you know it, the bill is high.

Helpful?
Thank jojo60713
Denmark
Level Contributor
27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

If you have had Burmese food, if you haven't but want to, or if you want to extend your Asian food repertoire, try this place. It is homey and has nice service and some delicious dishes. Suitable for couples, families, or solo diners.

Helpful?
Thank DenMarkster

Travellers who viewed Mingalaba also viewed

 

Been to Mingalaba? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Burmese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
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

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Mingalaba and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Seattle, Washington

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Mingalaba staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?