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The Mandalay

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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September 29, 2013

A Remarkable Dining Experience Awaits at The Mandalay

Nestled in the heart of downtown Honolulu, 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 Hong Kong-style dim sum. The spacious Alakea Street restaurant features two floors of dining pleasure, including a main room…

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Beat the Heat With Cool Treats

Earlier this week, Tropical Storm Flossie spun through the Islands and put on a bit of a thunder-and-lightning show. Accompanying the storm’s sights and sounds were the customary rain and heavy winds, which knocked out power in some parts of the state. While I won’t complain about the rain showers and gray skies, I will…

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July 7, 2013

Desserts That Make Any Occasion Special

Step into a world of colors and flavors at The Mandalay on Alakea Street in bustling downtown Honolulu. Known for its dim sum and elegant interior, The Mandalay also offers up some amazing treats that will satisfy any sweet tooth. Mango Pudding ($3 individual, $30 party size) packs incredible flavor in adorable packages. Super-size your…

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June 9, 2013

The Mandalay

A CLOSER LOOK AT THIS WEEK’S HOUSE SPECIAL: MIXED SEAFOOD WITH CURRY IN PUMPKIN ($38) Committed to exceptional Cantonese fare, The Mandalay, located on Alakea Street, sure knows how to celebrate special occasions by whipping up feasts fit for hearty appetites. In fact, the restaurant boasts two stories, seating 320 people comfortably, and to top…

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April 28, 2013

Wings Within Reach

Swoop up these golden wings. Voted “best poultry” at the 2005 Taste of Honolulu, where they made their debut, The Mandalay’s Deep Fried Harm Ha Chicken Wings ($9.95) are still winners. Locals were so taken by the lightly battered and golden-fried wings served at Taste of Honolulu that they flocked to The Mandalay, prompting the…

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