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Burma Love Downtown, San Francisco, CA

Burma Love Downtown

4.4
4.4
189 Reviews
$31 to $50
Burmese
Established in 2019.

Located in the heart of downtown San Francisco, Burma Love (Downtown) is the newest establishment from the Burma Superstar restaurant family serving modern Burmese cuisine in an elegant setting. Named Best Salad of the West by Sunset Magazine, Burma Superstar is home of the iconic fermented tea leaf salad. The bar features old and new world wines, craft cocktails, and artisan beers, including a house-made Burma Ale.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Burmese, Chinese, Thai

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–6:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (415) 764-4965

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Catering

    Bring the bold tastes of Burma to your next event! <br />https://www.burmalove.co/catering/

  • Private party facilities

    Burma Love Downtown allures you with a modern cool elegance making events memorable and special. You and your guests can revel in the delightful Outdoor Patio, spacious Main Dining Room, The Club Room with a view, or in the warm glow of The Ruby Room. https://www.burmalove.co/private-events/

  • Neighborhood

    SOMA

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 189 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.2Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

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  1. a

    aaaa

    New York Area

    55 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall1food3service1ambience1
    Waitress today was incompetent. She needs to be fired.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time ever trying Burmese Food. I must say the vegetarian options were AMAZING!!! The entire night were a very pleasing experience.
  3. CC

    ChristopherC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service; very helpful for first time guests. Tea Salad is as good as hyped to be.
  4. K

    Kenny

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    New location and the dishes were all delicious! The mango chicken is highly recommended.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, drinks and service always fantastic!
  6. SJ

    SacJazzEats

    Sacramento

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 21, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    A nice mix of authentic Burmese and Burmese-inspired dishes. Nice outdoor patio dining experience. Great happy-hour menu and cocktails as well. It would be nice to see more diary free or vegan items on the dessert menu.
  7. J

    Jjjjjjjjjjjj

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on July 19, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience2
    No seating until all guests arrive is complete BS…… especially when 1/3 of your table were empty. I may not return with such an immature rule.
  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our Service Roger was amazing and the food was delicious!
  9. BT

    BrianT

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 16, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Came for happy hour. It's a nice spot in Fidi, but definitely need to make a reservation in advance (no walk-ins!)
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is great. The food is amazing, drinks are tasty, and they have a great staff. Someone suggested the restaurant, and I was a bit skeptical because I was not familiar with Burmese food. I’m so happy we went. This visit was actually my second visit there during the conference. I highly recommend it.
  11. SV

    SamV

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    8:15 reso. By 9pm mops and brooms all around us and staff feverishly grabbing plates from our table. Great experience until that time.. and then a suggested tip printed on receipt???
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall1food5service5ambience5
    Staff stole my glasses
  13. m

    mainguyen

    Washington DC

    52 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall4food4service2ambience4
    We dined outside so it may be quieter inside the restaurant. I was used to Burma Superstar & B Star in the Richmond neighborhood so I was a little disappointed at the changes to the rainbow salad found at this location. I believe that they were short staffed so our service was likely suboptimal due to this issue. I wanted to like the pea shoots more but the flavor was a little flat. The spicy vegetable with tofu & beef was well enjoyed. The ginger lemonade was on point.
  14. F

    Flight

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered too much...again
  15. DO

    DavidO

    New England

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Stopped in for lunch. Wonderful experience/ food service ambiance thanks!
  16. TD

    ThomasD

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 5, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    Excellent food, subpar service. As always, the food here is 10/10. Service was really disappointing.
  17. JP

    JordanP

    Sacramento

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 28, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience2
    Entrees and cocktails were nice. Sadly, the service was rough and disorganized. Tables arrived and left all around us but we felt invisible. Drinks arrived long after entrees. I had to flag down staff for takeout boxes, and again to request the bill. The process of extricating ourselves from our table took over 40 minutes. I eventually got up to pay at the host stand. The server who kept ignoring us while we were seated rushed to body-check my wife who was trying to find a restroom and took a wrong turn. When we finally were leaving, the host opened the velvet rope to let in an entering party, and promptly closed it in front of us, without even making eye contact. I worked front of house in the city for many younger years, and know how hard the job can be. I hope Burma Love can get their act together and get the support they need.
  18. JB

    JaniceB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Like the mango chicken hot but tolerable. Large portions just order one for two people. Efficient wait staff, highly recommend.
  19. b

    bayareadiner

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very fast service on food once you order. Good food with spiced flavors but not too spicy.
  20. CL

    CatherineL

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good thanks have a fresh tea leaf salad again in such a sunny quiet oasis in the middle of Powell street madness. Great stop if your shopping and want to take a break in the sun!
  21. A

    Arizona

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    I have been going to this place since it was first called Burma Club. Since then, a lot has changed but their food never has! There’s a few revisions but never a full on revision. * Rainbow salad: it used to be 22 ingredients in there and it used to have noodles but now it is 20 ingredients and it is heavy on the tofu. * Shrimp with garlic and chili: it is still the same as ever. * Black rice pudding: the first time we got this, it comes with ice cream. Now, you have to add the ice cream! I always choose coconut but one time I did vanilla and trust me, it’s also good. I do believe that they constantly revise how they add coconut here but either way, it is delicious. As always, the service was superb! This time, we were served by Karla. It was also quite busy for a Thursday dinner at 6:30PM. It was packed which is good for them! Highly recommend!
  22. ED

    ErikaD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food, service, and ambiance. I have come here multiple times and always happy with the experience.
  23. M

    Marty

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Had 5 pm reservation and waited almost 15 minutes before restaurant opened without apologizing. Hot day and no AC. Food was fair and overpriced
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food! The skillet shrimp and garlic noodles were to die for
  25. AK

    AlexK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience2
    Terrible location because people just peeing outside the area. Service was slow. Also many dishes isn’t available or limited to the Valencia location.
  26. BK

    BruceK

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Service was fantastic. We might have ordered the wrong meals but the flavors are complex and when we return we will order differently The tea salad is not worth the hype in my opinion
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I’ve been going to Burma Love since I moved to SF in 2016. The downtown location takes reservations which is ideal for a date night. We were seated promptly and had a table outside. They had heaters and it felt very intimate even though the restaurant was very busy. Drinks, appetizers, and dinner was fantastic. The coconut rice is my favorite, it’s delicious and unique. Burma never disappoints; great atmosphere, service, and food.
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tampa

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time with Burmese food and it was awesome. A little less spicy and a little more sour, generally speaking than Thai food, plus some very unique dishes. We liked it so much we ate here two nights in a row. Nice outside seating area with heaters. Service was excellent and staff gave great recommendations.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious and this new location is very convenient
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Miami

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We were looking for something new to try and we were not wrong by selecting this Restaurant. Great food and nice atmosphere. The service was very efficient while a bit dry.
  31. R

    Ravi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant and service. They were also super supportive when we had to bring our puppy along
  32. FB

    FrancoB

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall1food4service1ambience3
    the service was poor ...they made mistakes in orders and in the notice very poor service...
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Mexico City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was awesome!!
  34. S

    Soko

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a lovely warm evening. I was worried about the homeless situation but the streets were cleaner than I imagined downtown. The place is very close to Westfield Mall and you can park at the Mission St, parking lot across from Bloomingdale's.
  35. BN

    BrianN

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was delicious. The service was good. The location is in a bad neighborhood, but the restaurant is somewhat tucked away from all the chaos on the streets.
  36. GD

    GiulianaD

    Portland

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Food was flavorful and really good spice level. It came out quickly and served nice and hot! The restaurant seemed severely understaffed. We waited about 20 minutes just to be served water and get our order taken.
  37. y

    yycfoodie

    Calgary

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Good food. Average service. Overpriced for size of dishes and value.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great vegan options. I got the tofu and vegetable lunch special while in SF at a conference and it was very tasty, along w the tea leaf salad. Great place. Pricey like all of SF
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Rainbow salad was amazing! It was my first time having rainbow salad. The garlic noodles were just so good. Very interesting cocktail concoctions. Will definitely be back next time I’m in San Francisco.
  40. SJ

    SJMRM

    Orlando

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I could eat Garlic Noodles everyday!

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Burma Love Downtown offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (415) 764-4965.

Burma Love Downtown is rated 4.4 stars by 189 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 35 times today
Google Map for Burma Love Downtown

8 Mint Plz, San Francisco, CA 94103

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    SOMA

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 5:00 pm–6:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    Burmese, Chinese, Thai

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (415) 764-4965

  • Catering

    Bring the bold tastes of Burma to your next event! <br />https://www.burmalove.co/catering/

  • Private party facilities

    Burma Love Downtown allures you with a modern cool elegance making events memorable and special. You and your guests can revel in the delightful Outdoor Patio, spacious Main Dining Room, The Club Room with a view, or in the warm glow of The Ruby Room. https://www.burmalove.co/private-events/

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