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The Mandalay

October 16, 2016 ,

Got My Eyes On Eggplant

Happy Sunday, Ono readers! Like many of you, I can hardly believe it’s already the middle of October and we are officially in what I like to call “pumpkin-spice season.” As we start to snuggle up with those seasonal lattes, we’ll also need a menu of cozy fare filled with hearty ingredients to help us…

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September 9, 2016

This time of year calls for cozy new dishes

Fall months are known for slightly cooler weather, and as we enter the new season, The Mandalay has several seasonal dishes you can enjoy with the crisp air. According to server Wilfred Leung, customers should waste no time trying the seasonal Ginger Chicken in Hot Pot ($16.95) dish. He shares that purple ginger is the…

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August 7, 2016

A Downtown Gem

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…

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July 3, 2016 ,

A Whale Of An Oxtail

When our Dining Out crew was working on our cover story for this week, we came across a “nomalicious” oxtail soup at L&L Hawaiian Barbecue’s ocean-front location at Ala Moana Beach Park. Ever since, I haven’t been able to stop thinking about oxtail. You probably already have a favorite spot for local-style oxtail soup —…

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May 22, 2016

Uncovering a new dish, upcoming specials

The Mandalay introduces a new dish this week: Steamed Fresh Scallops with Tofu ($15.95), which features jumbo scallops on large cubes of soft tofu with a tasty Chinese-style black bean sauce. “A lot of people now are health conscious and want something lighter, with less oil and not fried,” explains manager Linda Chan. “That’s why…

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April 24, 2016

Giving mothers the gift of dim sum

If you’re in the mood for authentic Chinese food, head to The Mandalay where you’re guaranteed an elegant dining experience. Located downtown, this eatery is known for serving up traditional Cantonese and Hong Kong-style cuisine. It offers a wide variety of entrees and dim sum, which are served daily from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m….

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March 15, 2016

An Oasis Of Chinese Dining

While there may be plenty of Chinese restaurants around town, if you’re looking for authentic eats in a fine-dining atmosphere, The Mandalay is your one reigning option. Serving up traditional Cantonese and Hong Kong-style cuisine, the eatery offers a wide variety of entrees along with dim sum, which you can get from 10:30 a.m. to…

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February 2, 2016

New year luck abounds at beloved eatery

In celebration of Chinese New Year (which this year is on Feb. 8) The Mandalay in Downtown Honolulu offers special traditional Chinese New Year dishes now through Feb. 15. Available are Jai ($12.95), Braised Pig’s Feet with Fat Choy ($58), Deep Fried Oyster Roll ($18.95), Gau ($6.95 small, $12.95 large) and more. The Chinese like…

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November 15, 2015

Eatery serves Asian fare, holiday buffets

Right in the heart of the bustling urban area of Downtown Honolulu, you’ll find The Mandalay, a spacious and elegant establishment that caters to your ultimate Asian dining experience. The Alakea Street eatery has been open for nearly a decade, serving Hong Kong-style cuisine that provides a sweet escape for locals, working professionals and tourists…

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September 27, 2015 ,

Fired Up About Fried Rice

In many parts of the world, fried rice is regarded as a side dish to supplement one’s meal, but I know I don’t have to tell you that in the hearts and minds of Hawaii’s diners, it’s considered to be just as important as any main dish. With origins in Chinese cuisine, fried rice could…

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