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The Mandalay

May 6, 2015

A dining oasis in the heart of Downtown

For Honolulu’s professionals earning their bread and butter in the heart of the city’s Downtown district, dining at The Mandalay offers that one pleasant oasis in the midst of what often can be a bustling urban area. Regardless of the stresses any work day may bring along, when lunchtime rolls around, and that clock on…

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March 23, 2015

An elegant spot for Chinese favorites

Since 2006, The Mandalay has stood out as a glowing beacon of Chinese cuisine situated within the action and excitement of Downtown Honolulu. Hong Kong-style entrees and dim sum service are presented in a clean, elegant and spacious environment, giving patrons a delicious escape from the hustle and bustle of the city located just outside…

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February 1, 2015

Good things come to those who wait

Some dishes are so good they are worth waiting all year for. In the case of Chinese cuisine, the long-awaited jai and other traditional Chinese New Year’s foods are making their appearance on menus for the month of February. The Mandalay’s Jai ($12.95), chock-full of 18 different ingredients, not only bursts with flavors but also…

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December 28, 2014

A Fresh Beginning to 2015

As one of downtown Honolulu’s culinary crown jewels, The Mandalay serves as an oasis where customers can escape the hustle and bustle of the surrounding metropolis and enjoy fine Asian cuisine, including everything from Cantonese-inspired dishes to delectable dim sum. With two floors of dining space, the Alakea Street restaurant is adept to host all…

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November 16, 2014

On the road to Mandalay

When it comes to admiration and appreciation, British poet Rudyard Kipling was an eloquent and enthusiastic expert. In fact, one of his best-known works of literature entitled Mandalay, lavishes high praise upon this, the last royal capital of Burma. And while, granted, much of the poem focuses on the author being completely smitten — weak-kneed…

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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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