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Mandalay Restaurant and Cafe

  • Veg-friendly Veg-friendly
    ( 6 reviews )
Contact 301-585-0500
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930 Bonifant St (at Georgia Ave), Silver Spring, Maryland, USA, 20910

Serves meat, vegan options available. Many vegetarian meals and salads, some vegan. Mandalay tofu is a signature dish using peanuts and tofu served cold. Open Mon-Thu 11:30am-9:30pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-10:00pm, Sun 12:00pm-9:30pm. Closed 2:30-5pm daily.

Category: Vegan-friendly, Lacto, Ovo, Burmese Style, Non-veg

Reviews (6)

First Review by khb

Yummy - Edit

Yellow beans and onions - vegan and delicious.
The waiter said that all of the vegetarian dishes are vegan.

Too much machine noise.

Pros: Flavor, Decor, Free Parking

Cons: Prices, Ambient Sound, No Music


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Great authentic Burmese food - Edit

15 vegan entrees! Loads of salads that (with a request to leave out the fish sauce) are vegan and uniquely Burmese! Vegan desserts! A family owned spot with excellent food and service to match. Very authentic, delicious Burmese food. Pay them a visit, for sure!

Pros: So many options!, Great service

Cons: Remember to omit fish sauce!


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A Burmese blessing! - Edit

Never tried Burmese food? It's a delightfully unique cuisine and Mandalay is the best establishment for Burmese food in the area -- by far. Start out with any of the salads (grated ginger, green papaya and black tea are our favorites) and then just pick anything off the vast menu for a tasty treat.

Pros: Consistently yummy food, Unique cuisine, Low-decibel enviroment


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Love this restaurant - Edit

Their menu includes an entire page devoted to vegetarian dishes -- and all of them vegan. Two out of the three desserts are also vegan. It is absolutely a destination spot for us. The service is fast and wonderful. The food is excellent.


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I've never had anything like it - Edit

...and I mean that in a good way. I agree with the reviewer who said that the food is a cross between Thai and Indian: Indian-style onion-based curry sauces with Thai spices, samosas that vaguely resemble spring rolls, etc. I really like the food here (try the tofu with sour mustard), the prices are good, and I've never had any problems with the service like the ones mentioned by the other reviewers.

Pros: good food, good prices, nothing else like it

Cons: closed mid-afternoons, not 100% veg., so I can't give 5 cows


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good food /poor service - Edit

the food is great, but be sure to ask for it without fish sauce. i always feel like when i go here their goal is to get my money then get me out. many time i have been "suggested" new items, and when they show up on the bill, the price was sky high. once i was told to try the vegan ice cream--over $6 or some frozen coconut ice in a coconut shell!

Pros: good food

Cons: becareful of fish sauce, customer service, expensive


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