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Mandalay Restaurant & Cafe

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Asian, 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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 77
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  • 54
    Very good
  • 9
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  • 4
    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
Comfortable family restaurant

Mandalay is a ice family-run Burmese restaurant right in downtown Silver Spring. For those unfamiliar with the cuisine, the staff is always very helpful. Don't miss the salads and the popular semolina cake dessert, Shwe Kyi.

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 22, 2015
JulyFranklinia
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Silver Spring, Maryland
Good for:
  • Families with children
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new york
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801 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 242 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

The salads are overdressed but that is the only way you can get them. The ginger one is piquant. The tea left one was flat. We also shared three entrees. Chicken number 13 was good. Noodle number one was fine. And eggplant was ok. I would not return as there are other cuisines I refer, even nearby, such as Thai... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

Mandalay is a ice family-run Burmese restaurant right in downtown Silver Spring. For those unfamiliar with the cuisine, the staff is always very helpful. Don't miss the salads and the popular semolina cake dessert, Shwe Kyi.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2015

Mandalay is one of my favorite places to eat in Maryland area. I have visited Maryland about 4 times, and not once have I missed lunch at Mandalay. Our favorite item on the menu is DanPauk and ShweJi. DanPauk is a dish of chicken's dark meat cooked in onion curry and served over saffron flavored rice. It's texture and flavor... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

Had a nice casual business lunch here - high quality Burmanese food. Food is well-spiced, entrees were in the $10-15 range, and the service was friendly. Its clearly a family operation and they deserve the high ranking they get on TA. Its 1 block east of Georgia Ave in downtown Silver Spring.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

This is our go to restaurant for a quick and delicious meal. The salads are tasty and the entrees like home cooked meals. You feel that you are eating with friends. The wait staff are very personable and accommodating.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Mandalay is popular and informal. We were two couples. One of our favorites among the many ethnic restaurants in the Fenton Street x Bonifont Street area, Mandalay fit our needs tonight. We chose it mainly because it was relatively easy to park at 8pm, we could be served relatively quickly, and simply, we like the menu. The menu is widely... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

We have gone to Mandalay restaurant and it has consistently been very good. We like medium spicy and food and Mandalay has always delivered. I especially recommenced the vegetarian "Light fried tofu sliced and served with lemon-soy, crushed peanuts, and sesame seed sauce. (Served Room Temperature)."

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

The food was great, service was excellent however, when we got our check they added 18% gratuity for our party of 5 or more. What if the service was mediocre. The problem, we were not informed of this change and we have been eating here for years. My husband proceeded to talk to the owner who just shrugged, so we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Have you had Burmese food before? Probably not. You have to go to this spectacular restaurant. It's in a semi-sketchy edge of downtown silver spring, but it is he best place to eat in the DC metro area. Great for vegetarians and people of all spicy levels. You really can't go wrong with any item. Service is good. A little... More 

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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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Additional Information about Mandalay Restaurant & Cafe

Address: 930 Bonifant St, # 932, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4514
Phone Number: 301-585-0500
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Silver Spring
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
Average Prices: USD 5 - 10
Cuisine: Asian, Vegetarian, Burmese

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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: Asian, 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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