The restaurant, which reopened in mid-July at 930 Bonifant St. in downtown Silver Spring, was selected as the best of seven finalist restaurants in the Best Burmese Restaurant category, including its sister concepts Bandoola Bowl and SticxDC.
The Myint family announced earlier this year that the popular restaurant would return to its former location at 930 Bonifant St. after plans for a new restaurant — Valenciana Wine Garden — to take over the space fell through. Washingtonian reported last June that owner Kyaw “Joe” Myint said he was able to negotiate a new two-year lease with the landlord, and that the menu would remain the same.
A grand reopening celebration was held at the restaurant last August.
The Myint family also operates the aforementioned Bandoola Bowl, a quick-service concept with some of Mandalay’s dishes on its menu. A second Bandoola Bowl location opened as part of the second phase of the Western Market food hall in Washington, D.C.’s Foggy Bottom neighborhood. The family opened Sticx and Stonz in Georgetown last February.
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