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“One of my all-time favorite restaurants”
Review of Burma Superstar

Burma Superstar
Ranked #4 of 1,355 Restaurants in Oakland
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Burmese
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Reviewed 1 April 2018 via mobile

This restaurant has the most unique,flavorful and delicious dishes. I have been to all three locations and they're all wonderful. You have to have the Tea Leaf salad and the samusa soup... don't forget the coconut milk rice also.
Don't be afraid to try something new and different. You won't go wrong here.
Whenever I'm in Oakland or San Francisco I tried to take new friends or family members there so they can experience these wonderful new flavors.

Thank June Y
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Reviewed 29 March 2018

Even though there were people waiting outside, we were able to get a seat right away at a large shared table. Menu items highlight very fresh ingredients used and that probably explain the somewhat higher prices. Waiting staff was very friendly and fast. Food started arriving only a few minutes after ordering.

Burma beer that they make is really interesting in that it achieves citrusy flavor without the bitterness of hops. It goes well with their food.

Thank Volvodadfast
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

Great meal and atmosphere, we tried the well known salad which seemingly came immediately after we ordered. Coconut rice and shrimp were so good and the dessert was so copious with coconut ice cream and fried bananas, a personal favorite. Almost forgot the thai iced tea cocktail which was a highlight of my night! Will return asap.

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Thank CaitlinRebecca88
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

If you only have one night in Oakland go to Burma Superstar. Yes, you might have to wait for a table but you will be amply rewarded. It's our daughter's favorite and she took us there while we are out here visiting. Do get the tea leaf salad that is packed with nuts and well flavored. The mango chicken is great, wok prepared with onions and mango juice (and some slices of fresh mango).

We also had the Superstar vegetarian noodles that are served at room temperature and the Burmese style lamb Curry. Rice is an extra order so make sure you get either a bowl of regular or coconut to accompany your entree. Portions are generous and my daughter has a couple of portions on the freezer for a future dinner. Highly recommended!

Thank Alan G
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Reviewed 11 March 2018 via mobile

Sure, you’re gonna be waiting a while to get a table but rest assured that the meal Burma Superstar will serve you (in a jiffy as service is very fast and efficient) it’s gonna be well worth the wait.
You have to start with the tea leaf salad because it is like nothing you’ve ever had before and because it is out of this world.
Get a couple Samusas to go with that. Then follow up with any of their awesome beef/lamb, chicken or pork dishes. We went for the staff’s favorite curry pork with potatoes. The Platha (multi-layered bread) and dip (curry) and the coconut noodle chicken soup are also fabulous.
In a nut shell, you can’t go wrong and if you like heat you can get it but it won’t kill your taste buds.
Burmese food is great, the setting very friendly and the prices are very reasonable, hence the big happy crowds.

Thank Ocalas
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