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Mandalay Restaurant

#394 of 1,853 Restaurants in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Downtown Honolulu
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1055 Alakea St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-4506
+1 808-525-8585
Mon - Thu 09:00 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 09:00 - 02:00
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Houston, Texas
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27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were sightseeing in Honolulu and had a craving for Chinese food. Google Maps led us to Mandalay. While the air conditioner might be in need of an upgrade, I was thrilled to find that they serve dim sum every day (not something we often find at home). The a la carte menu was also available for lunch, so my... More 

Thank Shayne N
Honolulu, Hawaii
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Dinner at Mandalay is always a pleasant dining experience. Because of it's downtown location, most of the workforce have left by the time the dinner hour rolls around. This leads to a pleasant, relaxing atmosphere where you can actually here each other talk without having to raise your voice! My friends and I dined there on Friday after work. I... More 

Thank Azntiger
Honolulu, Hawaii
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121 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

Too many choices, too small a stomach (sorta). Food was great and guests help build a table sharing menu. Rapid service with efficiency.

Thank HNLDiner
Round Rock, Texas
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123 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

This dim sum restaurant serves very tasty food but the service was horrible from start to finish. They were busy and unprepared for it. Took over an hour to be seated and to get our food. We ordered off the dim sum menu with no special requests. The staff (we no less than 8 different people came up to our... More 

Thank AudreyS1994
Honolulu, Hawaii
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Recently attended a Birthday party. Food was quite good. Service was excellent although party took up the entire restaurant. Both food and drinks were served. The waiters and waitresses actually smiled, something you rarely see in a Chinese restaurant. Restaurant offers free validated parking in Bishop Square across the street.

1 Thank tom m
Sanford, Florida
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136 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 November 2016

We had so many things to eat, it is hard to choose just one thing! They had a tidbit, it was Taro in a light batter , fried, really tasty! Sweet and sour pork, really tasty! So many more things were ordered, Wonton, beef and so on.

Thank Donna C
Bethesda, Maryland
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52 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2016

We showed up at Mandalay Restaurant for a very late lunch after visiting Iolani Palace. There were very few diners and we were afraid the restaurant would close. Not so. We were graciously seated and offered a full menu. We had bao and pot stickers as starters and then shared a huge portion of beef with broccoli. Barely had room... More 

1 Thank shelleybear2016
Honolulu, Hawaii
Level Contributor
29 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2016

So the last time we were here was about a year ago, when it was clear the place needed some serious attention to the outdated and very worn décor. We went again recently for dim sum, and were pleasantly surprised by the new chairs, linens and dishes. Creates a much better atmosphere. One measure of any dim sum restaurant is... More 

1 Thank joebbb
Bangkok, Thailand
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105 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016

We had dinner one evening where not many customers. The food was not so great but the restaurant staff was very helpful and attentive. If you visit the Palace and feel like having Chinese food, this is the only place nearby that you could find. This is not the best place, but........there is no any other Chinese restaurant for us... More 

Thank DrZhivago1
Elk Grove, California
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2016

The restaurant is starting to show a little age but that seems to be due to it's popularity. The owners are extremely accommodating and friendly. They were very happy to allow my request for a large dinner party on a Friday at 4:30 that would be a private art showing of paintings I brought to gift to friends family and... More 

Thank Mark M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 00:00
09:00 - 02:00
09:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1055 Alakea St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813-4506
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu>  > Downtown Honolulu
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-525-8585

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?