Though the restaurant isn't confirming the news just yet, Hoodline catches word that Burma Superstar appears to be expanding once again, this time to a space in SoMa on Mission between Fifth and Sixth just a hop and a skip from the Chronicle building. This news follows on their recent expansion in the Mission with Burma Love (211 Valencia Street), where the team attempted to expand the experience of the cuisine of Myanmar with larger, classic dishes served at family feasts, as well as every favorites like Burma Superstar's famed tea leaf salad (pictured above).
As evidence for what looks to be a smart and obvious move, Hoodline finds that a pop-up gallery in the space, called 5 Months Gallery, posted to Facebook that they'd only been given the space by the Burma Superstar folks until March 31. And there's already a building permit filed for Oakland-based interior design firm Mr. Important Design, who designed the splashy, rock-music-themed interiors for both Chambers Eat + Drink and the Hard Rock Hotel in Palm Springs.
Given usual restaurant construction timelines, we might not be seeing this new Burma Love/Burma Superstar before the end of the year, but stay tuned. (Also, Burma Love was approximately two years delayed after initial word of them snagging the space hit the airwaves.)
Burma Superstar opened in 1992 in the Richmond and has been drawing crowds ever since for their delicious and reasonably priced Burmese menu. They also previously expanded with locations in Oakland and Alameda.
Burma Love/Burma Superstar - Possibly coming to 989 Mission Street by 2017