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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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Today
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, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 71
    Very good
  • 29
    Average
  • 15
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Panang Curry

Great weather had me begging to dine outside and the Mai Thai patio was a perfect option. An extensive menu with great descriptions led to a long decision making process, but the winning entry was the Panang curry, one of my favorites, and this was possibly the best I had ever had. Very generous... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 11, 2015
pbadeer
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Chicago, Illinois
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Alexandria, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015 via mobile

Great location on the corner of King St. and the Torpedo Factory right by the river. Food was ok, outside sitting is fun for people watching. Waiters were rushing a bit much. Best thing is the location.

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Chicago, Illinois
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95 reviews 95 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

Great weather had me begging to dine outside and the Mai Thai patio was a perfect option. An extensive menu with great descriptions led to a long decision making process, but the winning entry was the Panang curry, one of my favorites, and this was possibly the best I had ever had. Very generous with the sauce - the best... More 

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015 via mobile

Ate here one evening after a visit to D.C. It was hard to decide whether to sit upstairs with a view of the water or outside. It was a beautiful evening so we decided on outside. Ended up being a bad decision as the table next to us included a chatty woman who spent the entire evening loudly narrating the... More 

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Manitoba
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123 reviews 123 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
117 helpful votes 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Food was good, but I found the portions slightly small. Service was only ok, nothing stellar. I would go back if I find myself in the area again.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

One of my favorite Thai places in America. The place is simple, and the food is great. Ask for a seat upstairs and the atmosphere is more than five stars.

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Vienna, Austria
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18 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Nestled at the foot of King Street in Old Town Alexandria is an unprepossessing Thai Restaurant whose upstairs dining area surprises one with a wall to wall window overlooking the harbor. The food is quickly and tastefully prepared and served. I can strongly recommend the fresh spring rolls and the garlic pepper pork. Watching other dishes go by, I would... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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205 reviews 205 reviews
140 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

While visiting the DC area my wife and I took a stroll through Old Alexandria. We were hungry and decided on Thai. We had coconut chicken soup which was average. She had pad Thai and I decided on beef basil. Both dishes were very good and they put quite a bit of food on the plate. The outdoor seating was... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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1,257 reviews 1,257 reviews
599 restaurant reviews
361 helpful votes 361 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I used to really love this place, but tonight's visit was a bust. The service was shoddy and not at all friendly. Food came out fast, but that's really all it had going for it. What happened here?

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DC
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10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

I have never had a bad meal here. I don't go a lot but when I do I am torn with where I want to sit. Downstairs has a great atmosphere, but upstairs has great water views. The pad thai is what I usually order. It is some of the best. Service is solid and quick.

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Mableton, Georgia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Really good drunken noodles but sat at the bar to eat because I was a party of one and Tarm, the bartender, never spoke to me. There were 3 people at the bar counting me. Just sad....

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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: Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?