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Mai Thai

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6 King St, Olde Towne, Alexandria, VA 22314-3227
703-548-0600
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11:15 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:15 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:15 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 83
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Excellent Thai Seafood

This restaurant has excellent Thai seafood and a great view of the Potomac River. The variety of food makes it hard to choose. We usually get a fish dish, shrimp, and a vegetable or fried rice to accompany dinner. Service is very good and there is a full bar service. It can get crowded at dinner... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
patnjoe2015
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Alexandria, Virginia
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Hartford, Connecticut
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134 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My dinner companion is better versed in Thai food than I am and she was not impressed with the food here. Portions are good-sized for the money but flavors are not distinct and particularly tasty. I left full but I'm not sure I would go back.

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Thank WacoKidNV
Alexandria, Virginia
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52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has excellent Thai seafood and a great view of the Potomac River. The variety of food makes it hard to choose. We usually get a fish dish, shrimp, and a vegetable or fried rice to accompany dinner. Service is very good and there is a full bar service. It can get crowded at dinner time so recommend reservations.

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Thank patnjoe2015
Virginia
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location within Old Town Alexandria, and very spacious. Went for lunch and the place was practically empty. The Shrimp Tom Yum was disappointing, with barely any shrimp and a weak taste. Poor presentation- It looked they had just scraped whatever was left out of another bowl and put it into ours. The Steak Nam Dthok was a much better... More 

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Thank Mws W
Tel Aviv, Israel
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have eaten here a few times and every time the food was the same. Food is served very nice big portions and tasty. Restaurants decor is very nice big windows with nice view. Great place to go with friends and a good date.

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Thank AircrewGuy
Elmwood Park, New Jersey
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40 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

This is a small place, very cozy. The service is great and the food is very good. The prices are reasonable.

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Thank Miryam F
Atlanta, Georgia
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Although the service is perfect, I won't be back. We were nicely seated on the second floor with view on the river. I chose an entree from the daily suggestions and I didn't like it at all. My very large noodles (looked more like lasagna sheets) were literally bathing in a very dark and salty sauce. Those were topped with... More 

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Thank Kwietje
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Completely unauthentic Thai food. Quite large portions do not compensate for the lack of quality, flavor and inconsistency in dishes. The one dish I would have expected you can't fail on is calamari; I was wrong (too greasy, looked and tasted like fried onion rings and zero seasoning). Nice enough wine though.... But isn't the whole point the FOOD....?! :/

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Thank Lisl C
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I live in Alexandria and eat here about once every month-or-two. The food is great and inexpensive (so are the cocktails). Eat upstairs and ask for a table at the picture window that frames the Potomac River.

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Thank Advanceman
Utah
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015 via mobile

They have a nice location at the end of King st with a river view from the 2nd floor windows. Food was OK nothing special. I got the Shrimp and Asparagus for $18 and an extra buck for brown rice. I got 6 shrimp and 6 spears of asparagus very artistically, but wasn't a a lot either. My wife got... More 

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Thank artfenski
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29 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

Family dinner out on Saturday night. Nice location in Alexandria. Staff customer service oriented. Red curry beef was delicious well cooked entree. Dessert was a crispy bananas. Yummy. Will return.

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Thank Ramona W

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6 King St, Olde Towne, Alexandria, VA 22314-3227
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 703-548-0600

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday
11:15 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
11:15 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
11:15 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday
11:15 am - 10:30 pm
Friday
11:15 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:15 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?