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8 Presidio Ter
San Francisco,
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1013 Torney Ave
San Francisco,
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Mandalay: A User’s Guide

Classic Burmese and Mandarin Cuisine | Family-Style Dining | Vegetarian Friendly | Zagat Rated

Sample Menu

  • Appetizer: balada—a crispy Burmese-style pancake, served with curry dipping sauce
  • Salad: lap pat dok—tea-leaf salad with lentil seed, green pepper, peanuts, and shrimp, dressed tableside
  • Meat entree: smoked tea duck
  • Vegetarian entree: tofu kebat—stir-fried tofu served with onions, tomatoes, and green chilies

When to Go: Expect a long wait on the weekends if you don’t have a reservation. Try going on on a weeknight or midday for a shorter wait.

Fun Fact: Mandalay was one of the first Burmese restaurants in San Francisco.

Vocab Lesson
Curry: a spicy, thick sauce made from a variety of ground herbs, spices, and seeds. This traditionally Southeast Asian dish has branched into other cuisines, and spiciness and ingredients vary by recipe.
Samosa: fried pastries filled with spiced meat or veggies popular in South Asian and North African cuisine.

While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Stock up on unique loose-leaf teas at Aroma Tea Shop (302 6th Avenue).
After: Explore the rotating selection of globally sourced wines at Internos Wine Café & Merchant (3240 Geary Boulevard).

4348 California St
San Francisco,
CA
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4400 California St
San Francisco,
CA
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A Tootsie Roll is known for its chewiness and cocoa flavor. But at Chin Sushi Bar and Restaurant, the Tootsie roll takes on a different form: a sushi roll in which crisp shrimp tempura, spicy tuna, and salmon lay snugly against one another. Or try the Joey roll—the miso-marinated tuna, unagi, and avocado combination has nothing to do with a baby kangaroo. Chin Sushi's chefs turn out such catchy-named specialty rolls—more than 30 in all—inside a brightly colored eatery whose walls are dotted with colorful landscape prints. Signature maki rolls also make an appearance on the extensive menu, as do dinner entrees such as pan-seared salmon, vegetable udon, and grilled chicken teriyaki.

4406 California St
San Francisco,
CA
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Ashley's Cafe is a Mecca for a staid and diverse community, continuing a unique quality of food and coffee. Experience the food, the crew, the neighbors, the elements life and nature mix here. And come back for more. Someone special is always here to salute life with you.

4454 California St
San Francisco,
CA
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