Permanently Closed - Mandaloun

3.9
447 Reviews
$30 and under
Mediterranean

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. 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
What 447 people are sayingWrite a review
Overall ratings and reviews
3.9based on all time ratings
3.9
food
4.0
service
3.9
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
A
Amanda
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked this place for our anniversary a month in advance however, the restaurant was closed once we got there!

EG
EmmaG
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Restaurant was closed for RENOVATION! Bummer . . .

MJ
MJND
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall1food1service1ambience1

It was closed for remodeling so Open Table made a reservation for me and my friends to a CLOSED RESTAURANT!!! Mad at Open Table....the restaurant, I have no idea how it would have been!

s
stst
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall2food4service1ambience2

One of the worst services we had on Valentine's day. Menu choices were quite limited

C
Coach
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Was here 2-3 years ago. Wonderful food, large servings. We split the salad and one entree and we were more than full. Nice room, perhaps too cool for February. Perfect location before a concert at Fox Theatre. Will go here again.

C
Carol
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had dinner with an out-of-town business associate. There was a lively neighborhood bar scene but the noise was muted. The atmosphere is lovely, very welcoming.
The cuisine is Greek/Mediterranean. The service was at a perfect pace.
Recommended for business or casual dining.

D
Duffysmom
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place! Consistently great food and service.

F
vipFoodie
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food, authentic and tasty. Kabobs are superb.

I
vipIlovefood
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2018
Overall4food4service2ambience5

great for a big party - had my birthday party here and everyone was happy with the food :)

DB
DebB
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We had a very mixed experience at Mandaloun. We had to wait at hostess stand for almost 15 minutes before being recognized and seated....waited 15minutes before they took our drink order, 15-20 minutes before receiving our drinks, and around 30 minutes to get our food. That said, the service people were very nice. The food was very satisfactory....I had the Bronzino, which was delicious. Perhaps they were short on help..... I would suggest they work on their service, and lower the lighting, it was very bright, complete with a flickering florescent can !

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall2food1service1ambience3

Not good. The menu online and in the restaurant is not updated which was a problem for us because there were no vegetarian options and food was quite bad but expensive

JS
JimSC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food is great and service was pretty good. However, the waitress told us the restaurant will soon change to a steak house. That was bad news.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant. Food is plentiful, healthy and very Mediterranean.

A
Aleksandra
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s very quiet and cozy place. We ordered chicken and salmon and both were amazing! I highly recommend this place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall2food3service2ambience2

It smelled like cigarette smoke and the lights were way too bright inside! The happy hour drinks were good.

DL
DLH1
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Mandaloun has a lovely dining room, great service and food.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and excellent cuisines.

JC
JillC
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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 !

n
nickiem
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good Greek/Mediterranean food. A bit pricey but portions are big and quality is good. Would definitely return.

MM
MarkM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty Middle Eastern and Med foods. Very generous portions. Truly professional service at the bar and on the dining floor from a crew of Parisians. Reasonable prices. I'll be back for sure.

B
vipmrB1
San Francisco
78 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We were going to the theater very nearby and had an excellent leisurely dinner. The waitress was super. Food great. We'd even go for the 45 minute drive from the city to go again!

SB
SinB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2017
Overall4food3service5ambience4

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.

P
vipPaneb
San Francisco
118 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

DS
DeanaS
Phoenix
4 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

TC
TheChef
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you Jaques, for taking such good care of us.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and great service in a fun environment. Highly recommended!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2017
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Service was pretty good, but food was just alright

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

R
Roc2u
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2017
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Really loud and hot. Need some air movement.

MG
MaryG
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was good

WD
Wine2Dine813
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This was a last minute choice and we were very pleased!

c
vipcody
San Francisco
65 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2017
Overall4food4service3ambience5

First time at this restaurant.
Food was good, very authentic.
Be sure you like Mediterranean food.
Went for lunch, only about 4 other tables
had people , service was friendly but slow.
Beautiful decor!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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!

G
Gokaren
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2017
Overall3food2service4ambience4

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.

p
peehoo
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great. I also loved the ambience. The server was really nice and quite helpful in suggesting dishes according to our taste.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 8, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

F
vipFussyeaters2
San Francisco
44 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The two of us enjoyed a meal before an event at the Fox Theater, which is close by. We would do that again. There a plenty of choices on the menu and a lengthy wine list.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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!

FAQs

Permanently Closed - Mandaloun offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 367-7974.

Permanently Closed - Mandaloun is rated 3.9 stars by 447 OpenTable diners.