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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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Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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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: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations, Street Food

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Visitor rating
  • 66
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Thai Food!

I had not been to Mai Thai for sometime and recently went there for lunch with business friends. The food is as good as ever. I had an original Bento box and was pleased with the many different items included. Mai Thai also serves a very nice lunch buffet. The decor is subdued and the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 7, 2015
Dale H
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Attentive but understated service, very good value, and outstanding Thai tastes in the lunch buffet. We especially liked the yellow chicken curry.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Pretty terrible attempt at Thai/Japanese fusion. The mai thai noodle bowl, ordered at a level 3 spicy, was unbearably hot. Should have been labeled a 10, I have never in my life thrown in the towel on spicy food and had to for the first time. The goofy waiter looked lost the entire time, and to come back to reconfirm... More 

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Idaho, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

I ate at this restaurant several years ago and was not impressed with the quality versus the hype. My husband and I decided to try it again a few weeks ago. When we arrived, we were told it would be 15 minutes for a table. We said "that's fine" and asked to wait at the bar. We were told that... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

I had not been to Mai Thai for sometime and recently went there for lunch with business friends. The food is as good as ever. I had an original Bento box and was pleased with the many different items included. Mai Thai also serves a very nice lunch buffet. The decor is subdued and the atmosphere is quiet.

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Boise, Idaho
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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
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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 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
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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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Additional Information about Mai Thai Restaurant

Address: 750 W Idaho St, Boise, ID 83702
Phone Number: (208) 344-8424
Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Thai

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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: Doing business, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
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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