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Burma Superstar Owner Will Open Next Restaurant in Mid-Market

It’s going into the former Oro

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A co-owner of San Francisco’s popular Burma Superstar restaurants, Desmond Tan, will reportedly open a new Burmese restaurant in the Mint Plaza space that was previously home to Oro. Oro, a restaurant from Commonwealth’s Jason Fox at 8 Mint Plaza, shuttered in 2016 after just nine months in business. That apparently doesn’t deter Tan, whose new restaurant is in its early stages, he says. Eater SF has reached out for further details and comment and will update this post accordingly.

It’s not the first time that members of the Burma Superstar team have approached the Mid-Market area, a section of the city that’s proven a sort of kryptonite for higher end restaurants like Oro. Back in 2016, Burma Superstar representatives said they were working on a restaurant at 989 Mission Street, just blocks from Mint Plaza.

The Burma Superstar team has achieved its stardom with tea leaf salads and more at three Burma Superstar locations (the first was the Richmond District one on Clement). They’ve also got spinoff restaurants B*Star and Burma Love — plus whatever else is on the way.