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Burmese Restaurant$$$$
Mission District, San Francisco
172 Tips and reviews
  • noodles
  • burmese food
  • authentic
  • yamo house
  • salads
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  • Dustin S.
    Dustin SenosFebruary 8
    Small hole-in-the-wall noodle place. Good for a quick lunch.
  • Srikanth R.
    Srikanth RajuJanuary 1
    Been here 5+ times
    Easily one of my favourite places in the city. Cheap and yummy.
  • Bobbie M.
    Bobbie McLellanNovember 19, 2016
    Tea leaf salad was fairly small.
  • Bobbie M.
    Bobbie McLellanNovember 19, 2016
    Beef house noodles were flavorful but light on the beef.
  • Ashley K.
    Ashley KemperOctober 7, 2016
    Noodles as amazingly delicious as the service is surly. Order fast, east faster, leave happy!
  • Scott C.
    Scott CheesemanSeptember 1, 2016
    House noodles with beef
  • Johannes
    JohannesAugust 25, 2016
    Cheap, quick and nice!
  • Mo K.
    Mo KudekiJuly 23, 2016
    hello yamo
  • Andres D.
    Andres DouglasJuly 12, 2016
    Amazing hole in the wall burmese food
  • Matthew H.
    Matthew HuieJune 7, 2016
    Outside of my uncle's kitchen, Yamo has some of the best Burmese food I've ever had! The chicken noodle soup (khao swè) is very tasty! There are only 8 seats but it's worth the wait. Cash only.
  • Jimmy L.
    Jimmy LuApril 30, 2016
    Cheap and good! Mix vegetables with noodles please! We call the ladies here the noodle nazis.
  • Melissa F.
    Melissa FooApril 19, 2016
    Cash only. Great noodle dishes.
  • Andrew C.
    Andrew ChoiApril 10, 2016
    The house noodles are inexpensive and so good! I can do without the spring rolls next time though.
  • Javier M.
    Javier MasedaMarch 27, 2016
    Simple amazing!!!
  • Vadim C.
    Vadim ChepuryaevFebruary 16, 2016
    Hole in the wall place with very cheap food. Tea leaf salad is great.
  • Jennifer Y.
    Jennifer YipFebruary 9, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    Coconut chicken noodle soup is pretty great. Small portions, though. Also don't even think about getting seated without everyone in your party present.
  • Pei 👻 W.
    Pei 👻 WenNovember 22, 2015
    Cheap quick bite before yoga to the people!
  • elisa
    elisaNovember 11, 2015
    Replace the meat with tofu in the house noodles or cold noodles!
  • Zain S.
    Zain ShahNovember 3, 2015
    Chicken noodle soup, tea leaf salad
  • Bill C.
    Bill CouchOctober 23, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Eating at the bar at Yamo gives the satisfaction of feeling like you’re grabbing a quick bite on the way home from work in Blade Runner
  • Jiexi C.
    Jiexi CaoOctober 6, 2015
    Worth the wait :D yummy garlic noodles
  • Joanie
    JoanieSeptember 4, 2015
    House noodles are on point 👌
  • Michelle L.
    Michelle LeeAugust 23, 2015
    Great noodles but prepare for the worst service of your life. Got yelled at for taking a picture.
  • Helen W.
    Helen WengAugust 22, 2015
    there's even a line for people who ordered ahead. can you say POPULAR?
  • Tiffany Z.
    Tiffany ZhongAugust 20, 2015
    Limited seating space. These noodles with beef were amazing & very filling. Mango salad is eh... and it's spicy. They only have / sell bottled water.
  • Jeff K.
    Jeff KAugust 16, 2015
    Line is long, food is greasy but so worth it
  • Jordan K.
    Jordan KongJuly 22, 2015
    Tea leaf salad
  • Erich W.
    Erich WiernaszJuly 16, 2015
    Delicious and super cheap. There is one line for both dine in and take out, so make sure you're in the right place in line. Get the house noodles with beef and a Mexican coke
  • Ben C.
    Ben ChenJuly 10, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Love the house noodles and spicy cold noodles. There's barely any seating in the tiny hot space, so be prepared to find somewhere else to eat. I recommend Dolores Park a few blocks away.
  • Vivian W.
    Vivian WangJuly 5, 2015
    Get a house noodle with beef and a cold noodle to share!
  • Allison M.
    Allison McCartneyJune 26, 2015
    Yamo house noodles are craaaazy good
  • Maya S.
    Maya ShanmugamJune 16, 2015
    The tea leaf salad is a must!
  • ulla
    ullaMay 28, 2015
    beef curry & tea - salad + house noodles & potstickers <3
  • Sarah
    SarahApril 18, 2015
    Comparable to Mission Chinese in greasiness, but less expensive. The cold noodles were great, but more lukewarm than cold.
  • Kim P.
    Kim PhạmApril 1, 2015
    Expect to wait 15-20min for takeaway. House noodles are crazy good.
  • Kelly W.
    Kelly WongApril 1, 2015
    Yamo House Noodles and tea salad! Delicious and cheap. Great quick friendly service!
  • Van N.
    Van NguyenMarch 26, 2015
    Cheap eats that are great
  • Frank D.
    Frank DenbowMarch 25, 2015
    House noodles!
  • Yotam T.
    Yotam TroimMarch 17, 2015
    Tea salad is great (and spicy). The fried rice special is delicious. Well worth the wait and smoke.
  • Shirley L.
    Shirley LiuFebruary 15, 2015
    Get the tea salad and house noodles with beef -- so good and cheap!
  • Starry K.
    Starry KitchenFebruary 9, 2015
    One of the best if not THE best Tea Leaf Salad's I've ever had. Yamo House Special Noodle #protip: mix it WELL, let it sit for a few minutes and THEN enjoy (oh, and NO PICTURES! tee hee hee)
  • Joshua H.
    Joshua HaftelFebruary 7, 2015
    Eating in or taking out, Yamo never fails to satisfy. They've changed their tea salad recently though, making it sweeter. Chicken noodle soup, house noodles, and samusas are all good.
  • Kevin S.
    Kevin SpencerJanuary 19, 2015
    Chicken curry with noodles
  • Charles H.
    Charles HuJanuary 17, 2015
    Don't take the angry asian ladies personally, it's part of the experience
  • Jonathan E.
    Jonathan EatherlyDecember 31, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Tea leaf salad, cold noodles, and the chicken noodle soup are favorites but you can't go wrong with anything here. Splurge and order half the menu; it will only cost $30.
  • Josh I.
    Josh IndigDecember 23, 2014
    Love this place to death.
  • Max B.
    Max Blue 🚴🍔November 20, 2014
    Tea leaf salad and chicken curry. The best. <3
  • Lewis C.
    Lewis ClarkNovember 19, 2014
    House Yano noodles with beef
  • Chad P.
    Chad PughNovember 15, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    I hate having to beg them for water since they aren't the friendliest.
  • Ian S.
    Ian SilberNovember 9, 2014
    Forget $4 toast. If you've only got a few dollars to spend save it for dinner here.
  • Lindsey D.
    Lindsey DuffNovember 6, 2014
    Authentic and delicious. Small place but worth the wait. Tea salad and house noodles with chicken (or beef)... AMAZE. 🙌
  • Henry W.
    Henry WuOctober 11, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Hit or miss at times. You will smell like oil after you leave.
  • Marina M.
    Marina MarescaOctober 7, 2014
    Chicken salad with hot perfectly crisped chicken, crunchy wide noodles, red onion and chili. Known for good, cheap food and no frills service. Always a unique experience. Those ladies are badass OGs
  • Jen Q.
    Jen QSeptember 30, 2014
    Cheap, hearty, and delicious. I've been won over.
  • Richard Yuchia C.
    Richard Yuchia ChangSeptember 27, 2014
    Good value but the portion is small.
  • Łukasz S.
    Łukasz StrzałkowskiSeptember 21, 2014
    House noodles 👍
  • Marco C.
    Marco CaragSeptember 10, 2014
    Don't try to take pictures in here. Just got yelled at trying to do so.
  • Doris C.
    Doris CacoiloSeptember 4, 2014
    I agree about house noodles and tea leaf salad!! Both amazing. Take away or snag one of the few seats at the bar (smoky but totally worth the yums!)
  • Kylie
    KylieAugust 26, 2014
    The ladies are mean, there's generally a line, and everything is $6. Definitely go for the tea leaf salad.
  • AFAR Media
    AFAR MediaAugust 12, 2014
    The tea leaf salad is crunchy, sweet & spicy all at once! The chicken noodle soup is with a splash of coconut. The house noodles are tasty/oily while the chicken noodles aren't. Skip the spring rolls. Read more
  • Joshua N.
    Joshua NguyenAugust 12, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    house beef noodles. fish curry. mango salad.
  • Mark B.
    Mark BrennemanAugust 10, 2014
    House noodles are great. Skip the sriracha and add the chili oil instead.
  • Jeff W.
    Jeff WeinsteinAugust 9, 2014
    Get there early to avoid the line. Maybe go in a pair (or alone) and order noodles with chicken, dumplings, and tea salad. Cash.
  • Jimmy H.
    Jimmy HookerAugust 7, 2014
    The grease soaked crabby old ladies who make the food are amazing, and so is the food. It's also cheap as hell.
  • Noah T.
    Noah TizzleAugust 7, 2014
    Amazing noodle soups!
  • Matt D.
    Matt DeLandAugust 6, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Stay patient. Don't rush anyone. Get some noodles.
  • Mark T.
    Mark TowfiqAugust 3, 2014
    Decide whether you are eating in or taking out, and then don't change it--you'll get a stern talking-to if you try.
  • Holger L.
    Holger LuedorfJuly 22, 2014
    Great hole-in-the-wall with only 8 seats at the bar. Dirt cheap (no dish more than $6). All dishes made fresh before your eyes. Just laugh at the grumpy chefs behind the counter.
  • Lindsay S.
    Lindsay StrouseJuly 18, 2014
    Just..get the tea salad and everything else in your life will be ok.
  • Gentry B.
    Gentry BrownJuly 8, 2014
    Tea leaf salad is slightly life changing. Don't make plans after your meal, you will smell (delicious) like you slaved over the flames that cooked the MSG in all it's glory.
  • Ada B.
    Ada BlitzkriegMay 13, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Grab a banh mi at Duc Loi and a tea leaf salad here and get the hell out of the smoke, hipster!
  • Sean S.
    Sean SalmonMay 1, 2014
    So the ventilation system is suboptimal and it's a little smoky inside but you'll get over it when you're eating the delicious Tea Leaf salad
  • Simon F.
    Simon Favreau-LessardMarch 20, 2014
    Delicious food for really cheap but the service is... dubious at best
  • Lana N.
    Lana NguyenFebruary 8, 2014
    Get the tea leaf salad!
  • Christle A.
    Christle ArriolaFebruary 7, 2014
    fish chowder
  • L L.
    L LJanuary 23, 2014
    Ordered the tea leaf salad for pickup and got something really wilted, bitter and a little stale tasting. I did like the house noodles with beef, and will definitely order it again in the future.
  • Loren M.
    Loren MattiaJanuary 16, 2014
    The ladies who work here will cut you if you take a while to decide what you want. But in an endearing kinda way. The food is legit!
  • Andrew N.
    Andrew NeilsonJanuary 9, 2014
    Call to order take out rather than waiting in line
  • Anjali O.
    Anjali OttingerJanuary 4, 2014
    Greatest little spot, delicious, inexpensive and always good! Worth the wait!
  • Connie Z.
    Connie ZhengNovember 19, 2013
    According to a Burmese cab driver I had, this is the best (and most authentic) Burmese food in SF.
  • Gab M.
    Gab MarkOctober 30, 2013
    The tea salad is the perfect blend of crunchy savory and fresh with just a tad of sweetness.
  • Sheila M.
    Sheila MarikarOctober 19, 2013
    Get the tea salad and then go to Mission Chinese. Entrees here are kind of meh.
  • Billy C.
    Billy ChanOctober 17, 2013
    Walk in get the nod what's up? Then white hair lady yells "to go!?!" I get my coconut chicken noodle soup fix here! She's not mean I always get a real sweet thank you back when I thank her for my food
  • Eboni
    EboniOctober 16, 2013
    Chicken noodle soup with coconut milk?! Enough said..... :)
  • Broidy
    BroidyOctober 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Cold noodles is more delicious than the house noodles and worth every penny.
  • tina c.
    tina cheungSeptember 15, 2013
    This place reminds me of Asian local street food place. Tea salad is great. House noodle looks good too. It's long line, may be better to order a takeout.
  • Cheryl C.
    Cheryl ChangAugust 29, 2013
    Legitimate hole in the wall that serves cheap Burmese food. Don't expect Burma Superstar quality and the portions are small. But the tea leaf salad IS yummy!
  • Doc P.
    Doc PopAugust 15, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    House noodle with beef is extra nice when you eat it here... Perhaps because you are more inclined to utilize the fish sauce and chili oils on the counter.
  • lu L.
    lu LiAugust 7, 2013
    Very bad service and the lady is super rude!
  • Aloka N.
    Aloka NJune 29, 2013
    Tea salad and the Yamo cold noodles. Must haves.
  • U
    UJune 1, 2013
    The restaurant where happiness is. Super delicious food, amazing experience.
  • Luke B.
    Luke BornheimerMay 25, 2013
    Mango salad was a nice balance of sweet and spicy. The chow mien was oily and soggy, albeit tasty. Yamo is a good place for a cheap meal or to soak up drinks after you've had too many. Otherwise, meh.
  • Ros H.
    Ros HodgekissMay 23, 2013
    Homestyle Burmese food - low on glamour and free seating, high on cheap and very good fried noodles!
  • Scott R.
    Scott RuffnerMay 5, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Closed on Sundays
  • Adriaan M.
    Adriaan MoorsApril 14, 2013
    Protip: call in for take out.
  • Dario S.
    Dario SApril 11, 2013
    The spring rolls are great. I come to this place every time I'm in San Francisco
  • Holger L.
    Holger LuedorfApril 4, 2013
    SF Gate write-up Read more
  • Eric A.
    Eric AuldMarch 28, 2013
    Cheap Burmese food
  • Billy B.
    Billy BarrMarch 26, 2013
    Really cute little joint.. don't be intimated by the decor, the smallness of the place...delish food! Truly "hole in the wall" joint!
  • Jacqueline L.
    Jacqueline L.March 11, 2013
    Be ready to wait outside for a while. The place only seats around ten people at a time.
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