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Mandalay Restaurant & Cafe

930 Bonifant St, # 932, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4514
301-585-0500
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Ranked #7 of 317 restaurants in Silver Spring
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Burmese, Vegetarian
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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  • English first
  • Italian first
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English first
Rome, Italy
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a non-pretentious casual atmosphere for affordable yet good Asian food -- mostly Burmese (Myanamar / Burma origin) yet a few other dishes, too. I've been here 2-3 times in total, yet not very recently.

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Washington,DC
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

I have come here for many, many years. Recently I was angered to discover that on top of what I paid for a small take out order I had been charged $1 extra for " take out" charge. The owner explained that this is a new charge and that it covers the cost of their cheap container for take out.... More

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Columbus, Ohio
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41 reviews 41 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

Oh, how I miss when I lived in Silver Spring and ate delicious Burmese food every week. Now I have to make do with once or twice yearly visits. I see some reviews saying that the quality has declined. That was not the experience I had last week when I visited twice. If you're new to Burmese food, ask for... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014

Enjoyed the dishes we chose from an interesting menu. It's not fancy, but the food is delicious and convenient street parking.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

So, so...it started very good but has declined over time. When it first opened this place was a fresh name for exotic food; over the years their quality has visibly declined. I will not visit again.

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

This is one of our favorite restaurants. We highly recommend it. As soon as you walk in the door, the smell is divine. It is family-run, delicious food and a wonderful time had by all.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

I would recommend this place for the food, our good-natured waiter, tolerable noise level, and seating (tables not too close together). Someone needs to turn their eye to the decor - that would ramp up the experience. I wouldn't order from the bar. The drinks (I had the cosmopolitan) are definitely lacking.

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Arlington, Virginia
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10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

I lived in Silver Spring for a couple of years and went to Mandalay frequently. I've since moved to Arlington, but Mandalay is one of the first choices for dinner when my fiancee and I head back across the river for an evening out. It's a great alternative if you want Asian food but are looking for an alternative to... More

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central PA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014

My first experience with Burmese food and it was great. We met a native of Burma in the parking lot and he told us we were in for a treat. The food was fresh and delicious with lots of choices; service was quick and pleasant in what seemed to be a family run business. Not a fancy place but not... More

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Silver Spring, Maryland
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Love this little neighborhood gem, tucked away on a side street in downtown Silver Spring. The extensive menu offers lots of choices for both vegetarians and carnivores, including many with a rich blend of flavorful ingredients. The staff is helpful with asking about how spicy you want each dish, so you can be sure the food will have the right... More

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