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Mai Thai

2249 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia, SC 29169
803 939-4795
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Ranked #8 of 127 restaurants in West Columbia
Cuisines: Thai
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88% Recommend
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English first
Columbia, South Carolina
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

After Thai Lotus closed, I desperately needed to find a new Thai restaurant. Mai Thai is actually better than Thai Lotus ever was because Mai Thai has consistency in its food and I love all of the servers. The server ladies (and occasionally 1 man) there are so sweet and friendly and they all work together as a team. I... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

We usually go there for lunch. The restaurant is probably the best Thai restaurant around Columbia sc. You need to get there early to be able to leave after 1:00 pm. We get there as early as we can during the weekdays, no matter how early we go we still have to wait at least 30-40 minutes for our food.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We went there for lunch and they were packed . It took a while to get our food but after a first bite I knew why they are so popular . It was the best Thai food we've ever have .We had Panang chicken and Seew noodle beef both were fresh and delicious . The service was also great very... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Went here for lunch and wasn't disappointed. They have really good lunch options and the price is great as well. All entrees come with soup and salad and rice if you order a non noodle dish. The Rainbow duck is delicious. If you have a taste for Thai food should give this place a try.

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Columbia, SC
Top Contributor
78 reviews 78 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

There was a strange smell that was bothersome as we sat down. We mentioned it to the server. She said she had sprayed the place with "glade," ...yuck. But, it kept emanating from the our table (strong incense smell). It was our napkins. They had soaked them in something stinky. I dug through my purse for paper napkins. The server... More

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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82 reviews 82 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Good menu, a lot of different things to choose between. I only had the appetizer for meal, since it was big enough, and less than half of it with me home. So 11 dollar for tasty food and a meal the next day, is nice. We had very nice staff experience and good food, would go back here.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

My boyfriend and I go to Mai Thai a couple times a month and we love it because the food is excellent, but every single time we come we spend minutes talking about the terrible service. They only have 2 servers and although the place is small, it is crazy busy all the time. MAI THAI NEEDS TO EXPAND AND... More

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Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

Went for a nice lunch yesterday. The Mai Tai rolls and Pad Thai are very good. The service is nice and attentive.

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Lexington, South Carolina
18 reviews 18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

The restaurant is not much to look at from the outside but is charming on the inside. The staff is friendly. The food is amazing and the service is amazing. You sometimes have to wait since it is not a very big restaurant but it is definitely worth the wait. One of our favorite places to go out to eat.... More

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65 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

This was our first visit to Mai Thai and will be the first of many. My wife and I were there with another couple for an adult evening out without the kids. Pulling up to the restaurant there was a short line of people waiting to get into the restaurant (busy Saturday Evening). We waited about 20 minutes for a... More

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