A Downtown Gem

A La Carte Columns

August 7, 2016

Story By: Yu Shing Ting | Photos by: A. Consillio

Black Pepper Oxtail with Wine Sauce ($18.95)

Black Pepper Oxtail with Wine Sauce ($18.95)

The Mandalay, which celebrated its 10th anniversary this year, serves authentic Cantonese-style cuisine and Hong Kong-style dim sum in an elegant, comfortable setting. Located in the heart of Downtown Honolulu, the spacious two-level restaurant often draws a varied lunch crowd.

Larry Chan, who co-owns the restaurant with his wife Linda, says they’ve been updating the interior with new furniture and linens. The restaurant is able to host parties and banquets, and can seat about 350 people.

The Mandalay even offers customized banquet menus to fit each customer’s needs and budget.

There are two private rooms, one that can hold up to 50 people and the other consists of three individual rooms that can each hold 10 people or combine to seat up to 30.

OLD, NEW FAVES

Aside from local favorite Shrimp with Honey Walnut ($19.95), The Mandalay also recently introduced Black Pepper Oxtail with Wine Sauce ($18.95), which is not listed on the menu but can be ordered any time.

“The main ingredient is oxtail, and then we have won bok, ginger and our secret red-wine sauce,” says Chan.

The Mandalay

1055 Alakea St., Downtown Honolulu
525-8585
Daily, 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m. (dim sum available daily, 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m.)
Hours can be extended for special events.
Validated parking is available at Bishop Square on Alakea Street (across from The Mandalay) Monday-Friday, after 5 p.m. and all day Saturday and Sunday.

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