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The Mandalay

Step Up to the Plate

May 13, 2018

Story By: Stephanie Kim | Photos by: LAWRENCE TABUDLO

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: IMPERIAL DRIED SCALLOP SOUP ($17.95)

The ushering in of summer means longer days spent at the beach, enjoying the island’s tropical weather. It also means that graduation season is here for college and high school students, with many of their parents wanting to celebrate their graduate with a party (or two). Get the family together at The Mandalay, your celebration destination.

Located in the heart of busy downtown Honolulu, the restaurant offers a tranquil setting complete with a pristine dining area. Find dim sum picks served until 5 p.m. daily, as well as popular Chinese dishes found throughout the menu. Customers can utilize the restaurant’s lunch or dinner banquet menus for their gathering or create their own that’s suited to their tastes.

There’s also ample room to host a party of almost any size with a large dining area that can fit upwards of 350 people, as well as separate rooms outfitted with compartment doors, and a second-story, which can fit roughly 130 people. The fine-dining eatery also offers a full-service bar, microphone and speaker systems, projector and screen, and it can even rent a karaoke machine for you to use (additional cost will apply).

Looking ahead, join The Mandalay for Father’s Day (June 17), as the restaurant will be offering a gorgeous buffet for lunch and dinner. Visit or call the eatery for more information.

Best ‘Broths’
Another favorite soup dish that’s perfect for the summer season is the refreshing Diced Winter Melon Soup found on the eatery’s menu. Keep in mind that you’ll have to order the dish one day in advance to slurp up the light, fresh bites.

Savory scallops
The rich aroma and taste of dried scallops are the stars of this soup dish, with its naturally sweet, intense flavors drawn out in the broth.

‘Souper’ Satisfying
Known as a popular Cantonese entree, the dish is available year-round — offering big, delicious flavors that will fill you up.

Fit for Royalty
Shredded chicken and pork hop into the bowl, which serves up to four people or more.

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