An Oasis Of Chinese Dining

A La Carte Columns

March 15, 2016

Story By: Christina O Connor | Photos by: Anthony Consillio

Pomfret ($15.95)

Pomfret ($15.95)

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 5 p.m. daily.

This year marks a decade of business for The Mandalay, which was opened by husband-and-wife team Linda and Larry Chan.

Located downtown, the restaurant often serves as a workday lunch spot or meeting locale for professionals and politicians from the surrounding area, but Linda says it’s also accommodating to family gatherings and more festive occasions. The Mandalay can hold up to 330 people, and there are private rooms for smaller private parties.


In addition to its popular dim sum and a la carte specialties, The Mandalay has a sprawling selection of seafood, including Pomfret ($15.95).

The dish features a white fish that’s been pan-fried. It’s soaked in a five-spice marinade comprised of coriander, anise, cinnamon, cloves and fennel.

Another popular item is Oxtail Stew ($16.95), which comes together with oxtail braised in a red wine sauce then stir-fried with black pepper.

The Mandalay

1055 Alakea St., Downtown
Daily, 10:30 a.m.-9 p.m. (last orders taken at 8)
Validated parking Monday-Friday after 5 p.m. and Saturday-Sunday all day at Bishop Square

Honolulu, HI 96813

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