Mingala Burmese Restaurant

★★★★☆

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Great take out menu. Fast delivery service. Cold noodles are delicious as are assorted appetizers. Love the crispy soft shell crab and the massaman curry.

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★★★★☆

Great take out menu. Fast delivery service. Cold noodles are delicious as are assorted appetizers. Love the crispy soft shell crab and the massaman curry.

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Maybe I don't like Burmese food, but I wasn't too impressed with the food. It lacked flavor compared to other Southeast Asian food. However, the prices are pretty reasonable and service is fast.

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★★★☆☆

Maybe I don't like Burmese food, but I wasn't too impressed with the food. It lacked flavor compared to other Southeast Asian food. However, the prices are pretty reasonable and service is fast.

Pros: Fast Service

Cons: Bland

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I have had better Burmese but regularly return to this East Village option. The price is good, especially considering the location, the menu has your usual SE Asian options, and the vegetarian dishes go over big with some of my yoga friends. The food is fine. Of all the options, I enjoyed the squid salad the first time I got it but not the second time. Always, however, I love the green tea salad. Some of the tofu dishes are consistently good, too, as are also the ones with the mango relish.

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★★★☆☆

I have had better Burmese but regularly return to this East Village option. The price is good, especially considering the location, the menu has your usual SE Asian options, and the vegetarian dishes go over big with some of my yoga friends. The food is fine. Of all the options, I enjoyed the squid salad the first time I got it but not the second time. Always, however, I love the green tea salad. Some of the tofu dishes are consistently good, too, as are also the ones with the mango relish.

Pros: good prices&location, vegetarian friendly, friendly staff

Cons: decent (not amazing), food but that's not, much of a con!

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Some of the most generous portions - especially the lunch specials - I've found in New York, quick service, and consistently *pretty* good. That $2 side of coconut rice is a welcome addition to any meal; I also like the banana dessert. It's cheap and filling food, but it's often greasy (at least some of the noodle dishes and the thousand-layer pancake) and it doesn't always taste fresh. My Rangoon Night Noodles were covered with garlic that was unappetizingly burnt. I don't know if this is a clash of cultural palettes, or if it was poorly prepared, but I ended up flicking a lot of them away.

2
★★★★☆

Some of the most generous portions - especially the lunch specials - I've found in New York, quick service, and consistently *pretty* good. That $2 side of coconut rice is a welcome addition to any meal; I also like the banana dessert. It's cheap and filling food, but it's often greasy (at least some of the noodle dishes and the thousand-layer pancake) and it doesn't always taste fresh. My Rangoon Night Noodles were covered with garlic that was unappetizingly burnt. I don't know if this is a clash of cultural palettes, or if it was poorly prepared, but I ended up flicking a lot of them away.

Pros: generous portions, inexpensive

Cons: greasy, burnt/overcooked?

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everyone on a budget in nyc knows that finding a place to grab lunch under $10 is pretty hard unless you want fast food. their daily lunch special from 11-4:30 is a great deal. you get soup/salad w/ and entree and rice for $4.95. me and my friend go at least once a week, order 2 lunch specials (enough for 3 people) and are stuffed. havent tried many things on the menu bc i'm hooked on the beef curry w/ potatoes and the chili chicken w/ vegetables (really spicy! yum). try it out!

2
★★★★★

everyone on a budget in nyc knows that finding a place to grab lunch under $10 is pretty hard unless you want fast food. their daily lunch special from 11-4:30 is a great deal. you get soup/salad w/ and entree and rice for $4.95. me and my friend go at least once a week, order 2 lunch specials (enough for 3 people) and are stuffed. havent tried many things on the menu bc i'm hooked on the beef curry w/ potatoes and the chili chicken w/ vegetables (really spicy! yum). try it out!

Pros: value, fast, great food

Cons: no ambience

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I've been going to this restaurant for 2 years and the food blows me away every time! Whenever my family comes to visit me, this is where we go! We love the flavorful and unique dishes and friendly service. I order take out from this place at least once a week! It's great for the health consious because they use a wonderful variety of vegetables and very little fat. The chicken is always all white meat. I can't wait to eat here again!

2
★★★★★

I've been going to this restaurant for 2 years and the food blows me away every time! Whenever my family comes to visit me, this is where we go! We love the flavorful and unique dishes and friendly service. I order take out from this place at least once a week! It's great for the health consious because they use a wonderful variety of vegetables and very little fat. The chicken is always all white meat. I can't wait to eat here again!

Pros: Food!, Service, Food!

Cons: None

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I wasn't blown over by the food here--it was on the greasy side, over-salted, and didn't have a lot of spice or kick (the beef curry I ordered could have been my mom's beef stew if it wasn't for the sprinkling of coriander leaves on top.) The food didn't seem to have a distinct character--it made me think of underassertive Thai or even Indonesian food. However, they do bring you a lot of food for your buck, and despite the unremarkable food it strikes me as a good place to fill up on the cheap for lunch or after a night of drinking.

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★★★☆☆

I wasn't blown over by the food here--it was on the greasy side, over-salted, and didn't have a lot of spice or kick (the beef curry I ordered could have been my mom's beef stew if it wasn't for the sprinkling of coriander leaves on top.) The food didn't seem to have a distinct character--it made me think of underassertive Thai or even Indonesian food. However, they do bring you a lot of food for your buck, and despite the unremarkable food it strikes me as a good place to fill up on the cheap for lunch or after a night of drinking.

Pros: Cheap, Downtown location, Big portions

Cons: unremarkable food, too much salt in food

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My parents grew up in Burma, and I pretty much grew up with Burmese food too (tho I wasn't born there). Dishes there taste exactly like my mother's cook -- remind me of my childhood when I was living at home back then. Great price, friendly staff, and if you know enough about Burmese food you can even make special requests -- they are very accommodating.
I have taken almost every friend of mine there, and they all fall in love with this place -- it all started with the green tea leave salad!!

2
★★★★★

My parents grew up in Burma, and I pretty much grew up with Burmese food too (tho I wasn't born there). Dishes there taste exactly like my mother's cook -- remind me of my childhood when I was living at home back then. Great price, friendly staff, and if you know enough about Burmese food you can even make special requests -- they are very accommodating.
I have taken almost every friend of mine there, and they all fall in love with this place -- it all started with the green tea leave salad!!

Pros: great price, friendly waiters, authentic cooking

Cons: parking-if you drive

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I live upstairs from this restaurant and can't stop going downstairs for dinner!

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★★★★★

I live upstairs from this restaurant and can't stop going downstairs for dinner!

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this place is great. the food is great. the staff is great. i walk in and they start preparing my food. i am addicted to their lemon chicken. also have the thousand layer bread... not a 'nite out on the town' dinner place, a nice place to have a quiet lunch in a good neighborhood. every one ive introduced to this place loves it.. even the kitschy decorations are great!

2
★★★★★

this place is great. the food is great. the staff is great. i walk in and they start preparing my food. i am addicted to their lemon chicken. also have the thousand layer bread... not a 'nite out on the town' dinner place, a nice place to have a quiet lunch in a good neighborhood. every one ive introduced to this place loves it.. even the kitschy decorations are great!

Pros: food, service, location

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This place offers unique food, attentive service, and it is very inexpensive. The spices, sauces, and combination of ingredients are delightful; there are elements of Thai, Indian, Vietnamese cuisine, and more. I shall return.

2
★★★★☆

This place offers unique food, attentive service, and it is very inexpensive. The spices, sauces, and combination of ingredients are delightful; there are elements of Thai, Indian, Vietnamese cuisine, and more. I shall return.

Pros: Food, Service, Inexpensive

Cons: Could be spicier

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The food is hot and delicious (a cross between Indian and Vietnamese) and cheap ($8 and up), the service is friendly, the atmosphere is not a scene, just simple and good. the thousand layered pancake and curried chicken are to die for!

2
★★★★★

The food is hot and delicious (a cross between Indian and Vietnamese) and cheap ($8 and up), the service is friendly, the atmosphere is not a scene, just simple and good. the thousand layered pancake and curried chicken are to die for!

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Oh my goodness gracious, Mingala is a delight. From their vegetarian let-thoke salad (try it with lemon!!) to their basil soybean dish to the simple, soothing veggie soups... this place is fantastic. Also, the thousand layer pancake with potato curry---despite it's not having 1,000 layers, really--is super yummy.

2
★★★★★

Oh my goodness gracious, Mingala is a delight. From their vegetarian let-thoke salad (try it with lemon!!) to their basil soybean dish to the simple, soothing veggie soups... this place is fantastic. Also, the thousand layer pancake with potato curry---despite it's not having 1,000 layers, really--is super yummy.

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I've eaten at Mingala Burmese near Astor Place several times and the tastes have always been very good. I highly recommend the Mango Chicken and the Own-No Kow Swear (noodles with chicken in coconut broth). They'll make it spicier if you wish. The Thousand Layer Pancake is also good. The service is friendly and quick.

2
★★★★☆

I've eaten at Mingala Burmese near Astor Place several times and the tastes have always been very good. I highly recommend the Mango Chicken and the Own-No Kow Swear (noodles with chicken in coconut broth). They'll make it spicier if you wish. The Thousand Layer Pancake is also good. The service is friendly and quick.

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This is a great restaurant for a date. The atmosphere is perfect and the service is excellent. The wait staff is there when you need them and are not of the pestering type. As for the food, the flavor is rich and is healthy at the same time. You will not find this anywhere!

2
★★★★★

This is a great restaurant for a date. The atmosphere is perfect and the service is excellent. The wait staff is there when you need them and are not of the pestering type. As for the food, the flavor is rich and is healthy at the same time. You will not find this anywhere!

Pros: Food, Service, Date Night

Cons: Bad for 20+ party

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I decided to check out Mingala Burmese based on the great reviews it got, plus it's in my neighborhood. The food was okay, but I think it isn't as wonderful as the other reviews would suggest. My friend had the shrimp in red curry, which was spicy, colorful, packed with vegetables, and a good size. The chunks of pineapple floating in it looked like they came from a can, which detracted from the dish. I had a chicken rice noodle dish, and despite the description that it was sauteed in a light garlic sauce, I thought it was rather bland -- more like lo mein than anything spicy or special. We ordered the thousand layer bread and the layers seemed dense and greasy. I did like the shrimp dish, but I don't know if I'd seek out their cuisine again. Attentive service.

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★★★☆☆

I decided to check out Mingala Burmese based on the great reviews it got, plus it's in my neighborhood. The food was okay, but I think it isn't as wonderful as the other reviews would suggest. My friend had the shrimp in red curry, which was spicy, colorful, packed with vegetables, and a good size. The chunks of pineapple floating in it looked like they came from a can, which detracted from the dish. I had a chicken rice noodle dish, and despite the description that it was sauteed in a light garlic sauce, I thought it was rather bland -- more like lo mein than anything spicy or special. We ordered the thousand layer bread and the layers seemed dense and greasy. I did like the shrimp dish, but I don't know if I'd seek out their cuisine again. Attentive service.

Pros: inexensive, location, extensive menu

Cons: OK food/not amazing

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Extremely delicious food. We got the food delivered at work. No one can beat the $4.95 lunch in the city. Must Try!!!!

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★★★★★

Extremely delicious food. We got the food delivered at work. No one can beat the $4.95 lunch in the city. Must Try!!!!

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The food here is great, and the service is fast and courteous, what more could you ask for. And to boot, the price are very good for Manhattan, about $7-8 a dish.

2
★★★★☆

The food here is great, and the service is fast and courteous, what more could you ask for. And to boot, the price are very good for Manhattan, about $7-8 a dish.

 

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