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Mandalay Restaurant & Cafe

930 Bonifant St, # 932, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4514
301-585-0500
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Ranked #4 of 315 restaurants in Silver Spring
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Burmese, Vegetarian
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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Silver Spring
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21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Burmese food is a blend of Indian, Thai, & Chinese...always tasty. Fresh veggies, noodles, curry or rice dishes...Ask Jo to order for you & tell him what you like & you will never be disappointed. Try the tea leaf salad - it is an amazing blend of favors!

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Silver Spring, MD
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4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

When they were in College Park, my partner and I said that we wished they'd move to Silver Spring. We got our wish and often take out-of-town guests here to rave reviews, even a New Yorker who has written about all the ethnic restaurants in his own city. It's a great place to take vegetarians and non-vegetarians. The Sunday chicken... More

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Beltsville, Maryland, United States
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great food - especially for vegetarians and vegans. Sort of a fusion of Chinese, Thai, and Indian - but unique in a way that distinguishes it from any of the three. Nice selection of draught beers, too!

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

This is one of my favorite restaurants. Burmese food is different from other Asian foods. I only eat vegetarian and the noodle dish here is my favorite. One warning is that unless you ask for mild the food will be pretty spicy.

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