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The Mandarin

725 Kapiolani Blvd., Ste. C123 (Cooke St.) Send to Phone
Honolulu destination for Northern Chinese food.

Lunch & Dinner daily

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The Mandarin Restaurant Review

: The previous owner of The Mandarin was ethnically Chinese but was raised in Korea, so many diners come for the Northern Chinese/Korean-inspired dishes. This is particularly true in the case of the za jang men, wheat noodles in a thick black bean paste with bits of beef and lots of onion. More standard fare is available as well. For dessert, there are hot glazed apples: crisp apples are battered and deep-fried, then coated in a hot glaze of sugar and sesame seeds and plunged into an ice water bath. One bite of the crunchy candy coating yields to sweet hot apples.

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