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413 E 4th St, Bloomington, IN 47408-4002
(812) 339-7334
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Bedford, Indiana
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

They have pretty good Vietnamese Pho, although not really authentic one. I prefer their Burmese dishes like catfish with onion and tamarin sauce. Nice staff and quick service. Thumb up for them!

Thank Phuong N
Indianapolis, Indiana
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant has been in business for nine years, but I had never eaten there until it was next up on our group's circuit of Fourth Street restaurants. It offers an expansive Burmese menu. The food was delicious and there was no skimping on ingredients. I had a coconut curry with tofu, and there was so much tofu I couldn't... More 

Thank screenname152
Irvine, California
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Excellent dishes, particularly the tea salad and the beef. Courteous service. A very good value, should be busier than it is. We will go back.

Thank Mark H
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5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon this restaurant, and what a find! The owner was really friendly and helped us identify the most authentic Burmese dishes on the menu (there are also Chinese and Thai dishes, for those folks who want something more familiar). The tea leaf salad was incredible, and the yellow beans with fried onions was truly amazing. Try this place!

Thank Eden G
Irvine, California
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64 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2016

Well-prepared dishes; different flavors, people like the pho. Excellent tea leaf salad that you will not find elsewhere. A very good value given the quality of food as well as the portion sizes.

Thank Mark H
Bloomington, Indiana
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I usually order the pho here--I would daresay that it is the best in Bloomington. The broth is very savory, just the way I like it. I also like the atmosphere, as the walls are covered with Burmese art. When I went in for pho recently with a friend, there were barely enough bean sprouts for the two of us,... More 

Thank Haley C
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

I certainly don't understand why anyone would want or even choose to close in the middle of the day. I really think that is asinine and don't know how they think they are better by closing and not making money that could be made I thought the idea of having a business was to make money not lose it .... More 

Thank Bigmac3000
Bloomington, Indiana
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173 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I love trying food from different cultures, so I was excited when I was invited to Mandalay. I ordered a typical vegetarian dish of stir fried rice and veggies. It was delicious, but needed more seasoning (maybe some salt?). It reminded me a lot of Thai and Indian food. My favourite part of the lunch was the "Mandalay Fritters" they... More 

Thank Emmchar16
Bloomington, Indiana
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286 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I have never in all of my years smelled or tasted an entree that was nastier! I ordered the Chicken Curry and thought I might seriously hurl when she put it on the table in front of me. The smell made my stomach lurch. We had guests with us so I was in a very awkward position. I tried to... More 

Thank Elisabeth W
United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

My husband comes to Bloomington every year for work and every time we visit Mandalay. I used to say nothing but great things and considered it one of my favorite places to eat. The food was excellent, service pleasant and quick. The place has a tacky décor but it never bothered me since everything else was so great. We went... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $15
Asian, Chinese, Thai, Burmese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 413 E 4th St, Bloomington, IN 47408-4002
  • Location: United States  >  Indiana (IN)  >  Bloomington
  • Phone Number: (812) 339-7334

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?