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The Mandalay

September 28, 2014

Chinese Cuisine Gets Fancy

In 2006, husband-and-wife team Linda and Larry Chan opened the doors to The Mandalay in the heart of downtown Honolulu. Years prior, the couple owned Eastern Garden, and with decades of experience in the restaurant industry, they saw promise in the Alakea Street locale. Following a $1 million renovation, The Mandalay was open for business….

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August 3, 2014

The Mandalay

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: Shanghai Dumpling ($3.95 regular, $1 Saturday-Sunday from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. through August) It’s lunchtime, and The Mandalay on Alakea Street is packed with patrons conversing over authentic Cantonese fare within a clean and spacious atmosphere. The comprehensive menu is filled with tried and true favorites,…

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June 22, 2014

In the heart of Honolulu, enjoy the flavors of China

Among the hustle and bustle of downtown Honolulu, The Mandalay offers a tasty retreat. Inspired by Cantonese cooking and Hong Kong-style dim sum, The Mandalay perfects the art of creating succulent dishes. High ceilings meet peach-colored walls, complemented by round tables accented with red and gold table cloths. The Mandalay opened its doors in 2006….

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May 18, 2014

Draw a crowd and then some with dim sum

If your workplace is anything like our Dining Out office, then you have a pretty good idea what happens when a takeout box is placed anywhere inside the “free for all” area. Whether it’s a conference table, counter space, a desk or just about any flat surface, the prospect of what’s in the box is…

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April 27, 2014

The Mandalay Congratulates the Class of 2014

As high school seniors count down the days before graduation, caps and gowns are not the only thing in high demand. For a celebratory meal that satisfies any appetite, fine Chinese cuisine restaurant, The Mandalay, offers a variety of lunch and dinner buffets complete with the island’s most popular Hong Kong and Canton-style dishes. “Our…

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March 23, 2014

A Restaurant that Means Business

For those who are serious about the search for high-quality Chinese food in Honolulu, it’s time to get down to business at The Mandalay. Since 2006, the restaurant has been the go-to spot for business people downtown seeking a bite of Hong Kong-style dim sum, Szechuan flavors and more during their lunch hour. So what…

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February 23, 2014

Fare Making Mouths Water

For years, The Mandalay on Alakea Street has been a go to place for large groups looking to enjoy tasty Cantonese cuisine. But while the restaurant is large enough to accommodate 320 people, it’s also comfortable enough for an intimate date or a small family dinner. What more can one ask for? The expansive menu…

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January 19, 2014

Feeling Lucky with a Chinese New Year Feast

There are only a few more weeks to go before Chinese New Year celebrations bring hope for longevity and good fortune in the coming year. As familiar sounds of firecrackers and lion dances spur excitement in the air, children across the island will eagerly anticipate lai see, those lucky little red envelopes filled with monetary…

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Decked Out Shrimp for a Festive Holiday

Some foods are just meant to go together. For example, there’s hot chocolate and marshmallows, and one of my ultimate weaknesses: creamy vanilla ice cream and crispy fries — a combination of sweet and salty that is to die for. And what about sweet apple slices sprinkled with sour li hing mui powder? Please don’t…

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November 24, 2013

Addicted to Chinese Food

You just have to have it, it’s on your mind, nothing else seems to fit, you’re in a bind … You’re gonna have to face it: you’re addicted to Chinese food. You know it’s true. There’s just something about Chinese cuisine that begs for an encore. Maybe it’s the noodles in all their nosh-worthy forms,…

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