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Mandalay Restaurant & Cafe

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Vegetarian, Burmese
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930 Bonifant St, # 932, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4514
301-585-0500
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 73
    Excellent
  • 51
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good food. convivial atmosphere

I also came here with a large group of 16 people for dinner on a Thursday evening. We were treated royally, and we ordered a large assortment of dishes, so we had a good sampling of the food--all delicious. I especially liked the mohigar (soup), ginger salad, and the sweji (dessert). Burmese food... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 11, 2015
pmr2
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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  • Families with children
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I also came here with a large group of 16 people for dinner on a Thursday evening. We were treated royally, and we ordered a large assortment of dishes, so we had a good sampling of the food--all delicious. I especially liked the mohigar (soup), ginger salad, and the sweji (dessert). Burmese food is not like much Asian food as... More 

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Washington, DC
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133 reviews 133 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Extensive menu of fantastic dishes from Burma. The staff is very attentive and helpful with suggestions. Reasonably priced.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The ginger salad is not to be missed. When I want to eat vegetarian, this is a great option (don't worry, they have other options!).

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Columbia, MD
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

We had dinner here a few nights ago.... The food was very good for the price. The owners should increase the lighting and shovel the ice on their parking lot and sidewalk. Joe G

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Silver Spring, MD
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Burmese food is a strange mix of Indian/Thai/Chinese/God knows what else. Certainly the dishes you get in a Burmese restaurant won't be "the same old Asian food" that you've had way too many times. So if you want to really try something new, try Burmese. My partner loves a lot of dishes here. I just like two but I'd kill... More 

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Portsmouth, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Remember back when it was a doughnut shop over in College Park. This place has really grown up and the food is still amazing. If you have never tried Burmese cooking you are in for a treat.

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Oxford, England
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

This was my first experience of Burmese food - and I have to say I was very impressed. The menu is straightforward and the staff are happy to explain the menu items. The food was very tasty (even those with cabbage which surprised me!) - and it was very good value for money. This is an excellent, family-run restaurant -... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is a great restaurant. We love it every time we go. It is family owned, friendly, and the food is delicious. We travel a long way to get there and it's worth it.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Never having tasted Burmese cuisine before, I wasn't sure what to expect. I'd describe it as a cross between Indian & Asian as Myanmar is situated at the crossroads between the two. An understated dining room, friendly service and delectable flavored made this a memorable experience. Big flavors coupled with fresh ingredients!

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Durham, North Carolina
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26 reviews 26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

We began eating at Mandalay when it was a 'hole in the wall' in College Park. We left the area for NC in 2006, but return to the DC area 1-2 times/year to visit. We always make a point of eating at Mandalay. The food is outstanding, and extremely veg friendly. All vegetarian entrees are vegan. The service is fine.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 930 Bonifant St, # 932, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4514
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Silver Spring
  • Phone Number: 301-585-0500

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Burmese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?