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Shan Ma Ma

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No. 4-8, 81st St., Mandalay, Myanmar
+95 9 205 4765
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Very nice food, for a good price. But if you want to go more local avoid it, not (yet) like 19th street in Yangon. However quite a few western tourists have found the place. Still it's cheap, the beer is cold and also some local businessmen and students come here.

Thank Michiel V
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37 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Had lunch here on a few occasions, the selection of food is very good and excellent value. The staff are all very friendly and a lot of locals eat here. It is mainly a very reasonable fixed price buffet,with a very good selection, and as much rice as you need. We really enjoyed our lunches here and suggest it is... More 

Thank Mike F
Warsaw, Poland
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31 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Highly recommended. You can choose three dishes for one plate. Two plates + one rice + 2 Myanmar beers = 8000 kyats. Food is very good. Many locals. Friendly staff who can explain everything.

Thank Grzegorz B
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304 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Perfect! Central location in Mandalay, near the Lungofossato. Very tipical Myanmar food, beautiful spicy chicken lemon. Staff very friendly!!! We will come again by you!

Thank gianlurosia
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127 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were staying in downtown Mandalay and found this restaurant on TripAdvisor. We ate there three times, and whilst it cannot be denied that it is scruffy and dirty by western standards - as are most places we saw and visited - we were prepared to put up with that in order to experience the very good food on offer.... More 

Thank whizzkid50
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went with friends, ordered a plate of veggie and fried pork. They gave us a big bowl of rice and some plates, i was so shock when i saw the plate was too dirty, then i wiped it with tissues and it showed black mark! Not even brown but black! Couldnt imagine how bad it was, maybe they didnt wash... More 

Thank Irena A
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here to try out the lemon chicken. We were welcomed by the owner and she helped us pick some things to eat. A complimentary soup was given to have during diner or as we did as a starter. The lemon chicken was great, and the wokked veggies too. The personnel is already accustomed t foreigners and some of them... More 

Thank Anthony B
London, United Kingdom
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This bustling restaurant offers extremely tasty food for a very reasonable price. There is a good variety to choose from and the staff speak reasonable english. I would definitely go there again.

Thank Gini B
Singapore, Singapore
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60 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Good * Large portion of food served, particularly fried rice and fried noodle dishes. * Cheap price. * Plenty of seating. * 10 minutes' walk from the Marvel Hotel. * Fast service. The Bad * Oily food typical of dishes in mainland China. * Food menu does not display prices of food clearly. The menu basically consists of pictures... More 

Thank Asimofee
Vienna, Austria
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66 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We followed the TripAdvisor reviews and we can absolutely agree: Recommendation. This "restaurant" and the food might look quite strange to travellers from Europe (the food isn´t cooled etc. - forget it, you´re in one of the poorer countries in Asia), but the quality was pretty good, tasty, very cheap. Just try it, the staff is friendly and also spoke... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Burmese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No. 4-8, 81st St., Mandalay, Myanmar
  • Location: Asia  >  Myanmar  >  Mandalay Region  >  Mandalay
  • Phone Number: +95 9 205 4765

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?