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Mai Thai Restaurant

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750 W Idaho St, Boise, ID 83702 (Between Capital and 8th Street)
(208) 344-8424
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dessert, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Street Food

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Visitor rating
  • 65
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Asain Food Anyone?

This was a lunch buffet and very, very good. However, the tempura that I had was a little soft - the fresher pieces were better. The duck could have been trimmed of fat better. But overall, a very good lunch! The $11.95 Buffet price was well worth it. Lots of food was available.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
BobInBoise
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Boise, Idaho
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
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Boise, Idaho
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

We are regular customers at Mai Thai and have been enjoying the lunch buffet for years. However, we have noticed that the situation has been slowly evolving lately and not in the right direction. First, the price of the lunch buffet has been going up. It went from $9.95 to $10.95 and then $11.95 in a matter of less than... More 

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Nampa, Idaho
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

This place takes everything seriously. The food is delicious, I haven't had one thing here that I wasn't thoroughly impressed with. The Swimming Angel is fantastic. Their bar selection surpasses most places which is very commendable considering their size. I really appreciated the menu suggestions and the servers wine suggestions to pair with our food. The ambiance is beautiful, tons... More 

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Boise, Idaho
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This was a lunch buffet and very, very good. However, the tempura that I had was a little soft - the fresher pieces were better. The duck could have been trimmed of fat better. But overall, a very good lunch! The $11.95 Buffet price was well worth it. Lots of food was available.

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Boise, Idaho
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Here is the quick version for those who don't want all the details - we had a reservation for Valentine's where we paid a deposit and pre-ordered food, when we showed up they couldn't find our reservation. They sat us at the bar and we had to go up to the podium 15 min later after a server had brought... More 

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Boise, Idaho
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

This is our standby resturant. Meals are consistent and drinks are delicious (my favorite is The Ginger). Seriously, this may have one of the best, most consistent, delicious, mixed-drink menu in Boise. The food is just as consistent and delicious. Good Thai!

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Boise, Idaho
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Mai Thai is a great treasure here in Boise. You can count on the quality of the food, the excellent service and great professionalism. I am not a buffet person and the lunch buffet here is definitely worth a visit. Great value, great food, and fast in and out! I highly recommend this spot.

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Boise, Idaho
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The menu in the bar is different than the restaurant, and the happy hour is buy one, get one. The Happy Hour menu has offerings for as little as $2, up to $7, but the food includes edamame, spring rolls, Thai tacos (yum!) and poke. The drinks are expertly made, with decent wine offerings and local and craft beer. The... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My boyfriend and I drove through Boise on a road trip and haphazardly stopped in here for a late dinner. It has been 2 years and many Thai restaurants all over the country since, and we still talk about it! We snuck in with about 20 minutes to close but the staff were very gracious and happy to serve us.... More 

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Boise
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

For lovers of Thai cuisine, Mai Thai is superior. But when you couple their excellent dishes with their gorgeous decor, you have a winning combination. That's exactly why you need to arrive early during the lunch hour to beat the buffet crowd. The same is true for dinner: go early! Affordable and delectable, Mai Thai is superb.

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Boise, Idaho
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116 reviews 116 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

We have eaten here several times. While there is seating for eating in the bar area, the main dining area is a long rectangular-shaped room --- as you can see in the pictures provided by other TA reviewers. Booths line each of the long walls & are separated by translucent curtains. Smaller tables for two flank the water feature in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 750 W Idaho St, Boise, ID 83702
    (Between Capital and 8th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
  • Phone Number: (208) 344-8424

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Thai

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?