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Mandalay Restaurant & Cafe

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930 Bonifant St, # 932, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4514
+1 301-585-0500
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 14:30
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't let its simple outside look deter you. This is the my favorite restaurant in all Silver Spring, hands down. Food is consistently great, service is friendly. You will not go wrong with any dish. Go for it, enjoy some delicious food, and learn a bit about Myanmar while you are at it.

Thank JorgitoU
Winter Park, Florida
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The uniqueness of the menu --with the tea leaf salad, mixed rice salads, lentils and curries, plus the coconut (vegan) ice for dessert make this one of my favorite DC stops--just over the DC line in Silver Spring. Family run,

Thank Margie V
Silver Spring, Maryland
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973 reviews
623 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Along Bonifant St., closer to Fenton than to Georgia, Mandalay is by now an established institution among families in/near downtown Silver Spring. The food is always decent without being terrific. Prices are moderate (certainly not cheap: our takeout of two main courses with no tip and no drinks was over $30). We used to favor N1 (first cold noodle dish... More 

Thank jaseaton
Iowa, USA
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52 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016

I visited this restaurant on a not-busy weekday evening, about half an hour before the dinnertime flow of patrons. I enjoyed the Ginger Salad, the KyarZan Hingar (Soup #01), and particularly the ShweJi (cream of wheat) dessert. One person in my group seemed to like the MoHingar soup (Soup #02). I tasted the spicy NanJee Thoke (thick noodles), and they... More 

Thank TA10001
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72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Food was okay, but the quantity was very small. The food was very overpriced. Will not go again. They charge an extra 0.49 cents just for a small container of hot sauce.

new york
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127 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

My party was five people so we got to taste several dishes. My mixed noodle dish was ok but didn't contain many ingredients other than noodles. Two thick noodle dishes were better but not memorable. All were $12.49. My wife's fish soup had noodles but not fish and was nondescript. It was supposed to have lemongrass flavor but it did... More 

Thank wardnick1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

It was my first time to try Burmese food! It was a great experience! We had the Squid with Cabbage and nuts fir appetizer, it was delicious! You wouldn't even notice that it has fish sauce! My entree is the shrimp with sour onions and fresh cilantro, it was good! The serving is not generous though, recommend one order for... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
frederick, maryland
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617 reviews
387 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 537 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2016 via mobile

Our first visit several years ago was our first introduction to Burmese food - it was a big thrill to taste classics with such unique flavors such as fermented tea leaf salad and yellow beans. Since then, I have been spoiled by multiple visits to Burma Superstar in San Francisco but this place was still fun. Service seemed a bit... More 

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We've enjoyed the food at Mandalay since they were located in College Park, MD. And we've visited more regularly since they moved to Silver Spring, MD many years ago. Good food (mild to spicy!), thoughtful owners, attentive staff. Give them a try!

Thank MerriMoo
Silver Spring, Maryland
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

A couple of friends and I had lunch here on a Friday. We tried the chicken lunch specials and a dessert. Try the spicy version with coconut milk - it's not that spicy and tastier than the non spicy one. One friend who knows Burmese food said both chicken and dessert both taste as Authentic Burmese. Place is clean and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Asian, Burmese, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 930 Bonifant St, # 932, Silver Spring, MD 20910-4514
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Silver Spring
  • Phone Number: +1 301-585-0500

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