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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, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 38
    Excellent
  • 67
    Very good
  • 28
    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
Muy Thai!

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
Robert R
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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130 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015 NEW

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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319 helpful votes 319 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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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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Hudson, Massachusetts
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177 helpful votes 177 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2015

We walked in based on earlier recommendations and were not feeling the "foodie love"... Order a saketini, and they had no sake, and no apologies. We ordered water, and some thai spring rolls and steamed dumplings. Rolls were ok, greasy but ok, but the filling in the dumplings was a greyish color. They were ok. Cashed out and left. They... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

My husband and I visit Old Town Alexandria several times a year and we ALWAYS eat at least one dinner at Mai Tai. We love their delicious and attractive dinners that are quite reasonable. The Mai Thai is located at the waterfront end of King street. Take the free trolley toward the waterfront and ride until you have to get... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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43 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Mai Thai is in cool building centrally located at the base of King Street in Old Town. The food at is fine. But combine that with somewhat slow service, and the cost, and one can only conclude there are better Thai options available. Our appetizers and drinks took a while to arrive. My sake was almost flavorless. The apps were... More 

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Hanover, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

The food is very good and the drinks are reasonably priced. We love the drunken noodles! The service is sketchy. Sometimes it is good, and sometimes it is slow and disorganized.

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Alexandria
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My wife and I went to Mai Thai for the very first time during the week of January 5. I ordered a special, spicy fried eggplant with ground beef. My wife ordered her typical basil chicken dish. When we first were seated, we felt the wait staff were a bit lackadaisical. We ordered wine and an appetizer to share. The... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The food here is excellent. I've tried several of the staples, pad Thai chicken, chicken with green curry and chicken panang and I've been very pleased. If you can get a seat upstairs, you have a great view of the Potomac River. Great date or meet up with friends location.

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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: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
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?