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4348 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118-1316
+1 415-386-3896
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:30
Fri 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

While portions are on the small side the food is wonderful. Service is excellent, Tea leaf salad, Mandalay noodles, salt and pepper shrimp and much more. Excellent selection of specialty teas. It is only one block from Clement where other Burma restaurants are but this is the best

Thank Peter S
National Capital Territory of Delhi, India
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294 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

An off-beat restaurant (away from the centre / no-frills), the accent here is squarely on the cuisine and the service. Delectable Burmese food & warm, prompt service.

Thank DipuKV
san francisco
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten here many times over the last several years, the food has consistently been very good to excellent. I especially enjoy the tea leaf salad and their version of Singapore Rice noodles, but everything I've had has been good. The reason for this mediocre review, then, is the VERY annoying service received on our last visit, where 3 different... More 

Thank heatlamp
Santa Barbara, California
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Occasionally in my travels I run into a restaurant that makes me consider if it might actually be worth moving to the city it’s in so I could go there regularly. There are currently 3 restaurants on Mr. Snoots Short List of Restaurants That Might Be Worth Rearranging Your Life For and Mandalay is one of them. I look forward... More 

Thank MrSnoots
Miami, Florida, United States
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were a group of 4 adults and 4 kids. The food we ordered was yummy. The place is very crowded on a Friday evening. We were seated in 10-15 mins, even though we were told the wait was 35 mins. The food was delicious. Our server was quick, nice and we were given special consideration since my kid has... More 

Thank priyanka-grover2010
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197 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We eat here frequently and have for many years. The food is absolutely delicious. The mandalay noodles, the mandalay chicken, the tea salad, the soups, the green beans - I could go on and on. The service is excellent. We have brought family from out of the country here, and they have felt it was the best meal they had... More 

Thank SharonSCalifornia
Mill Valley, California
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351 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

While we are familiar with many Asian cuisines, this was our first Burmese experience. The room has a nice decor and the servers are attentive. However, we just felt that the food was not as tasty we'd hoped. In all fairness, maybe their food is wonderful for Burmese cooking and we just didn't find it exciting. Most dishes seemed bland... More 

Thank 5heartfamily
San Francisco, California
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700 reviews
472 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

Went here with friends who lived in the Richmond for many years. I don't really understand what Burmese cuisine is, but I can tell you that everything we ate - on our initial visit and then a followup - was insanely good. You'll have to slow yourself down so you don't bolt your food! The folks are super friendly and... More 

Thank Yog-Sothoth
San Francisco, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 March 2017

We come here at least once a month. The owners remember what we like ,the tea leaf salad is the best, also the samosas are delicious, crispy chicken, rainbow salad all are flavorful, and pretty. Rarely have we disliked anything.

Thank Elaine R
San Francisco, California
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 14 February 2017

The food is always great and there is a wide variety to choose from. The staff is always pleasant and attentive and the owner even remembers the dishes you enjoy. Try the Jasmine Tea and watch it bloom.

Thank Keo59

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Asian, Burmese, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4348 California St, San Francisco, CA 94118-1316
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: +1 415-386-3896

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?