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Cafe Mingala

Burmese Cuisine
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    RatingAvg. Dinner Entrée
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    $$$$$18.01 - $25
    $$$$12.01 - $18
    $$$7.01 - $12
    $Less than $7
  • Burmese
  • 1393 2nd Ave Ste B, New York NY10021 40.769445 -73.958352
  • (Btwn 72nd & 73rd St)
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  • (212) 744-8008
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User Ratings (Based on 80 reviews)

Food 4.4 Value 4.5
Service 4.3 Atmosphere 3.4

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 744-8008
(212) 744-8029
Visa, MC, AmEx
Sun-Thu: 11:30am-10:30pm Fri-Sat: 11:30am-11:30pm
Lunch, Dinner
Delivery, Accepts Credit Cards, Lunch Special, Take Out

User Reviews

  • Cafe Mingala

    Posted by Fuschia on 02/07/2009

    Nothing Special

    My first Burmese cuisine experience...eh, nothing special. I had the mango veg in red curry sauce (recommended by the waiter as the most popular vegetarian dish) and it was rather flavorless, really dull. We had the golden triangles appetizer and my friend had the basil duck (she said it wasn't very flavorful). Instead of naan, we tried the thousand layer bread which was interesting/dense. Although the servers did a great job of filling waters frequently, they were far from pleasant. The decor was charming though and clean enough.

  • Cafe Mingala

    Posted by Penny on 02/02/2009

    fabulous and interesting food!

    My friend and I recently ate here for the first time, and we will definitely be returning. The mango salad and coconut rice were delicious, and I had a really interesting soup with chicken and noodles that was almost like a custard. We ate a lot of food and spent about $30 - it was great. I can't wait to go back!

  • Cafe Mingala

    Posted by Dave on 11/25/2008

    Update on Lunch specials

    Still love the food and swear by the lunch specials, but got a surprise when I called at 3:50 today to order and was told it now ends at 3:30. Since I'm not paying 3x the price for the same lunch, I will pass on the excellent food for today. I was sooooo craving it today :(

  • Cafe Mingala

    Posted by Anonymous on 07/04/2008


    I'm not really familiar with Burmese food in general so I can't comment on the authenticity of this restaurant. What I can say is that the food served here tastes great! To me it's reminiscent of Thai and nearby cuisines. I'll be back. Recommended.

  • Cafe Mingala

    Posted by sunbeam on 06/03/2008

    great burmese!

    we've come to this place numerous times with family in friends in town, we've always been very pleased! This is the better of the Cafe Mingalas in the city. The mango chicken dish and the kheema are great! Very much like home-style Indian cooking. YUM!

  • Cafe Mingala

    Posted by cindy on 03/30/2008

    Excellent Food!

    We totally agree with some of the other reviewers. The food is excellent, the prices reasonable, and the servers are attentive. I did appreciate the artwork on the walls, someone did a beautiful job of recreating their beloved country...but the atmosphere was alittle stale. Very clean bathrooms. Great spot if you're visiting Hunter and want something different.

  • Cafe Mingala

    Posted by Anonymous on 01/20/2008

    Amazing food every time!

    My boyfriend and I frequent Cafe Mingala and the food is consistently delicious!! A few of our favorite dishes include the ginger salad, beancurd & pineapples w/red curry and the hot & sour soup. The service is fantastic and friendly. Even though the interior could use some updating, it has grown on us and is cozy. We HIGHLY recommend Cafe Mingala to anyone!!

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