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Reviewed November 23, 2020 via mobile

We finally found this restaurant after walking from the railway station. It was well worth the walk to get there. Such a pity we discovered Ma Ma’s restaurant at the end of our stay in Mandalay. Good food and lots of it plus the variety...is great. When we return to Mandalay we’ll be back.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed March 22, 2020

A non descript place, but the food is awesome. Chinese food as it was meant to be. So get a plastic chair and enjoy some authentic meals that will surprise you.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 18, 2020 via mobile

There’s nothing too special about this place, but the food was good and the staff were attentive. It has good street side seating for watching the world go by as you enjoy your meal.

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 9, 2020

We ate here multiple times during our stay in Mandalay. The food was delicious and authentic. It looks a little iffy from the outside but once you are eating you forget about that. Beer is roughly 50 NZ cents and a meal item is $3NZD...per item. Very cheap very tastyMore

Date of visit: April 2019
Reviewed March 8, 2020

Acceptable good food with traditional Shan style taste, I could say that I like the taste of the meal with some good choices, and it is quite cheap. But the service and attitude is at the maximum level of horribleness; they think and behave like...people have to come eat there no matter what and accept whichever manner they treat or behave like they are doing a favor by you get a chance to eat there like a Michellin Star restaurant minus the service!! The place has an absolute horrible service and attitude for a restaurant listed here, and shouldn't be on TripAdvisor at all. We went there just because of it is on this list, and it was the worst mistake for our late lunch experience. Of course if you don't mind to be treated like you owe them or they are doing a favor for you by moving their hands to put the meals on the plate, then go ahead and eat there !!! The place is a cheap place with around just $1.33 per meal. So, no wonder with the service. You get what you pay for. But if I'd known about it beforehand, I could have avoided this place since the beginning. It shouldn't be on the TripAdvisor at all, it is leading to false information and making the quality of recommendation to be unreliable at all. Never go to that place unless you are happy and accept such horrible service and jerk attitude. I don't know about the others from the shop but my experience was with two young jerks who were serving at that time.More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed March 4, 2020 via mobile

From the outside it looks like an ordinary street eating place no frills .. we were made so welcomed , we ate loads 😋 Lovely noodles and special rice and greens loads of greens .. pumpkin curry was my favourite.. The Mayamar beer was also...good cold ice cold .. Good price good value would recommend..More

Date of visit: March 2020
Reviewed February 5, 2020

The majority of customers is Burmese maybe a quarter Western tourist. The service is very good the food quite ok. You can sit inside or outside on the pavement.

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 17, 2020 via mobile

If this place is #6 on this list then I’d hate to visit the others. It was filthy and the food was cooked fresh but was greasy and salty. Can’t believe this is ranked 6th

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 12, 2020 via mobile

Best food in Myanmar . 3.5 weeks of traveling and eating in all sorts of restaurants . Amazing Shan food . Going back for more !

Date of visit: January 2020
Reviewed January 11, 2020 via mobile

Fantastic service and tasty food! If you want an authentic Burmese meal then you must visit Shan Ma Ma restaurant. The setting is basic but all the restaurants in Mandalay appear to be this way. The owner is extremely helpful in getting you want you...want and the food literally comes out piping hot within minutes! The food is very tasty and the sheer choice on the menu is fantastic. A Must Visit!More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Shan Ma Ma is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4