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Mingala Burmese

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21 E 7th St, New York, NY 10003
New York, NY 10003
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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. yo...

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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 w...

Cheap, but not exceptional 3/27/2008

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 more

It was goooood definitely need to go with a burmese perso... 7/7/2007

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It was goooood definitely need to go with a burmese person to recommend to good stuff! more

Good enough 4/23/2006

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! more

User review by kinkaiju 4/22/2006

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? more

cant beat the $4.95 lunch special! 12/10/2005

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 more

I LOVE this place! 8/15/2005

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 more

Good place to fill up on a budget 6/26/2005

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 more

grew up with Burmese food, and I love this place! 4/28/2005

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 more

Delicious Food, Friendly Staff... 12/3/2004

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

yum yum and yum 10/22/2003

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 more

Very Flavorful 9/14/2003

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 more

Simple, Delicious, Can't Miss 5/15/2003

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! more

It's not Adventure, It's an ADDICTION 3/8/2003

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. more

Consistently very good 12/30/2002

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. more

A Unique Restaurant 12/2/2002

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 more

not exceptional 11/21/2002

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 more

10 8/1/2002

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

Great food 5/27/2002

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. more
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