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With a casual, warm, friendly and inviting atmosphere, Mandaloun brings to the peninsula ethnically diverse flavors of the Mediterranean. Our Chef's passion for his food is well represented in all of the dishes on the menu both in his small plates as well as his entrees. Every dish on the menu is exceptional in its presentation as only the freshest and finest products are used to prepare each dish. Mandaloun believes in supporting the local trade as we works directly to bring to the restaurant outstanding sustainable products. Our unique wine list prepared by LeeAnn Kaufman is the perfect complement to the unique food. A full bar with specialty drinks, a warm fireplace to gather around, Mandaloun is the place to come home to. Connect with Mandaloun community on FaceBook http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mandaloun/145622346229
Redwood City, CA 94063
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm Dinner: Friday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm Dinner: Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm Dinner: Sunday 4:30 - 9:00pm
between Main and Jefferson
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Metered parking in all downtown areas. There is a parking garage located across the street along with a large parking lot located behind Mandaloun.
Caltrans Train stops at Sequoia station and we are just a brief walk in the southeast direction.
Private Party Facilities:
We have large tables in the dining room which can be arranged to seat up to 80 guests. Two Semi-private front of the restaurant seating areas that could be arranged to accommodate up to 24 guests each that feature a fireplace or a running fountain. Patio seating is available for large groups of 40-55 guests.
Private Party Contact:
Basim Nimri: (650) 367-7974
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Happy hour at the bar; 4:30 - 6:30PM.
Mandaloun Ratings and Reviews
I always enjoy the ambiance at Mandaloun, with a pleasant golden glow to the room, and a view to the kitchen with the open oven. The menu is varied, and I've never been disappointed with my choice. This time, I had the moussaka, which is the best I've ever had !
Great drinks- super unique and definitely worth trying. DO NOT ORDER THE GRILLED ARTICHOKE. They were not cooked properly and lacked in flavor. The service was amazing and the staff was very kind. We were quick to receive our dishes and the portions were quite big. The quality of the food was great- healthy. The hummus lacked flavor and the zaatar was a bit dry (might be a personal preference though). The fungi pizza is great but you have to like pita pizzas to enjoy this type of pizza. Overall the experience was pleasant but I don't know if I would come back since it lacked in vegetarian options.
We introduced some fiends to this restaurant the night we went to dinnet. Very authentic Eastern Mediterranean food plus items inspired by that area. Small plates or full dinners. The panchetta wrapped dates and the calamari are great. Their wood burning oven makes for great pizzas, chicken and fish. Their Moscow Mule is the best we ever had.
The staff were very attentive and helpful with menu and wine selections. The octopus appetizer was spot on perfect. Served on a perfectly seasoned bed of arugula. I could eat it everyday. Portions are large. The roasted chicken is a must according to my chef daughter. Appetizer sampler was enjoyed by everyone and all of us gave it two thumbs up.
Took friends (foodies) from out of town. They picked a Mediterranean restaurant in San Francisco to try. I showed them Mandaloun's website and menu and convinced them to give it a try. We shared four appetizers, which were all delicious. We all loved our entrees. We took the waitress' suggestion on which two desserts to share and were not disappointed! The service was great.
I've been in a few times for lunch as I work nearby and love the place.
I am vegan and had a lovely meal at Mandaloun. The chef made a vegan risotto that was so creamy and delicious. We also had grilled artichokes, asparagus, Greek salad (minus the feta), bread and amazing hummus. Delightful!
A business meal with a vendor and they were very impressed with the ambiance and how great the food taste. They enjoyed the food, especially the sampler appetizer. If you want to impress out of towners and showcase all that is great about Redwood City, take them here!
My sister and I are not familiar with Redwood City but found ourselves there with an opportunity to catch up over dinner. We decided on a few glasses of wine and several appetizers to share. $70 total.
The ahi was delicious, our favorite in fact. We also got the sampler with loads of dips. The banbganoush was great, as was the humus. Not crazy about the taziki or whatever the white dip was- not quite sure what it was trying to be.
Lastly we had the grilled artichokes which still had the fuzzy centers in. Those need to be removed before serving! The artichoke needed more seasoning - lemon and salt please- and more cooking. They weren't soft enough.
Overall the food wasn't as good as expected, but it's a lovely atmosphere and terrific service. We didn't have anything beyond the appetizers so I will give this place another try when I can explore the menu more.
I have been there twice for dinner and they have exceptional food for the price, top notch service and a nice variety. This is my choice of places to go in this area if I am having a business or casual meeting. The facility is beautiful and we can hear each other talk!
Our waitress easily accommodated our request to move farther away from a large group which came in after we did. My wife's ribs needed a darker sauce, but my souvlaki was superb. Dessert was home-made and also noteworthy. The wine list included a good zin at a modest price.
We loved the food, the interiors and the service. We all ordered different dishes and each one was delicious! The restaurant is beautiful but it is a little noisy. Might not be the best place if you want intimate conversation. If only they could put a few carpets around to absorb sound it would be PERFECT!
Dinner with friends after a movie. I had the souvlaki. It was tough as a boot. Did not enjoy it at all. Friends had lamb shank and boneless pork ribs and were quite satisfied. Maybe I just chose the wrong menu item. Tiramisu dessert was excellent, but bread pudding was dry and tough. Would not recommend. Very nice place and service was prompt and attentive.
We liked Mandaloun very much. It was the second time we'd been there, and it did not disappoint. The food and service were excellent and the restaurant was spacious and not too noisy.
Unfortunately, we were seated near the door on a very cold night, so be sure to avoid that kind of experience.
Overall, we had a very good experience and enjoyed the restaurant a lot.
This place is one if my favorites just because the food is amazing! The ambiance is beautiful and classic but I can't get over how the tuna tartar is the best I've ever had. Though I usually go with the lamb, this time I went with their special steamed salmon with capers and my God! That salmon was perfect ! So juicy and that's hard to day about a salmon cause it's so easily overcooked! The only thing I wish they would change out is the sides that come with the salmon. Some orzo rice and spinach / roasted tomato would of been better than the one they had on there. But I still love the salmon! AMAZING
Started with meatball appetizer, then split a Caesar salad. Each had the braised pork shoulder. It was tender, moist and tasty. Served with mashed potatoes and asparagus. Sat by the fireplace as special request for New Year's Eve. Waitress was attentive and personable. Very good experience.
I LOVE coming to Mandaloun either before or after a show at The Fox 2 blocks away! The food and service are exquisite as is the atmosphere and environment. Always dependably delightful with MANY choices of dishes to select from. A true Mediterranean gem in the heart of Redwood City. GO!
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