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413 E. 4th St., Bloomington, IN
(812) 339-7334
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Ranked #178 of 300 Restaurants in Bloomington
Price range: $10 - $15
Hours:
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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English first
Bloomington, Indiana
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68 reviews 68 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I love trying food from different cultures, so I was excited when I was invited to Mandalay. I ordered a typical vegetarian dish of stir fried rice and veggies. It was delicious, but needed more seasoning (maybe some salt?). It reminded me a lot of Thai and Indian food. My favourite part of the lunch was the "Mandalay Fritters" they... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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130 reviews 130 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I have never in all of my years smelled or tasted an entree that was nastier! I ordered the Chicken Curry and thought I might seriously hurl when she put it on the table in front of me. The smell made my stomach lurch. We had guests with us so I was in a very awkward position. I tried to... More 

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United States
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My husband comes to Bloomington every year for work and every time we visit Mandalay. I used to say nothing but great things and considered it one of my favorite places to eat. The food was excellent, service pleasant and quick. The place has a tacky décor but it never bothered me since everything else was so great. We went... More 

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Indiana, United States
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

They never disappoint. Unfortunately Bloomington is lacking in good Chinese food. Although Mandalay is listed as Burmese, it comes closest to decent Chinese, with some dishes that remind me of Singapore and Malaysia (as well as Burma). Try the Mandalay Special Platter (Assorted Appetizers - 4 samosa, 2 fried egg roll, and 2 Mandalay fritter served with chili and sweet... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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128 reviews 128 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

This tiny eatery in Bloomington offers friendly service and delicious Asian food in a casual college setting. The curries we tried were very flavorful and spiced to the degree we had requested. We would gladly eat there again. They might not serve alcohol, so don't go expecting to have a brew with your beef curry. But don't let that keep... More 

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Freedom, IN
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2013

First of all, there were no negatives. Everything was fine and the prices aren't as high as many in that area. It's not a bad value. My only criticism is that in that same area are better places to enjoy a dining experience. The food was good. I give very high marks to their sauces. And maybe we just got... More 

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Pewaukee, Wisconsin
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37 restaurant reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2013

We were looking for an ethnic restaurant while in Bloomington, IN and searched in the 4th Street area. There are several options, all located in converted houses............very charming. The options were very good, as there is a Turkish, Thai, and Mexican establishment right down the street. We chose Mandalay as we were seeking Asian. The springrolls were delicious. They came... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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62 reviews 62 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

We never had any Burmese food at all,a nd tried this. I got a salmon with spicy tamarind sauce; my husband had catfish with gneger garlic sauce. I requested no salt because of my high blood pressure, and they accommodated my request. The serving is sufficient to feel satiety. Very quick service, no long wait at all. We went there... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2012

My husband and I first visited in search of Pho soup. We were delighted to find such lovely Pho and other fresh, delicious dishes. We returned with our daughters (8 & 12) and they loved choosing new foods from the menu. The owner/chef came to meet our family and chatted for a bit. This is a cozy, homey restaurant with... More 

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Fort Collins, Colorado
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

I eat here just about every time I visit Bloomington.... about 4-5 times per year. The food is authentic Burmese. The proprietors are very warm hosts and they always treat us well. The tea leaf salad is something we always order... excellent! The unique mild Burmese curries are wonderful. They do take-out, too.

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Additional Information about Mandalay

Address: 413 E. 4th St., Bloomington, IN
Phone Number: (812) 339-7334
Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Asian

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