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Mai Thai

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2249 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia, SC 29169
803 939-4795
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Thai food in Columbia

I've been eating at Mai Thai for several years now. Their food is consistently good and a good value. Most dishes are fairly authentic. Service is good and wait staff is friendly. Weekend nights get busy, so arrive early or wait till about 8:for the dinner rush to end.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Susie R
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Columbia, South Carolina
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Columbia, South Carolina
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been eating at Mai Thai for several years now. Their food is consistently good and a good value. Most dishes are fairly authentic. Service is good and wait staff is friendly. Weekend nights get busy, so arrive early or wait till about 8:for the dinner rush to end.

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Thank Susie R
West Columbia, South Carolina
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

OMG, This place is nearly always packed. They provide enormous portions of very tastey food at very reasonable prices. If you are looking for atmosphere, this place isn't for you. But, if good food at good prices rings your bell, you really need to give it a try!

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Thank Ben K
Milwaukee, WI
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The first time I was at this restaurant was over 3 years ago. At that time I was not that impressed. It has improved a lot since that time. I ordered the Ginger Chicken (see pic) and the vegetable spring rolls. Both had excellent presentation! Unfortunately I forgot to take a picture of the appetizer because I was starving and... More 

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Thank zanmeister
Columbia, South Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

My first experience with Thai food and I am hooked. The food is fresh, hot plentiful and DELICIOUS!!!!! Everything is great but the pork dumplings are amazing. As I am leaving the restaurant I am thinking when can I go back and what else do I want to try. They are also adding a Thai bakery and I can't wait... More 

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Thank tdj3
India
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122 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

It was a chance visit for lunch as we had not planned. My friend a resident doctor at this place took us there. It was not a great location and we thought we are in for some stopgap lunch arrangement. Our opinion totally changed after we had the starters. The lunch was authentic Thai and delicious to say the list.

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Thank Meheryar B
West Columbia, South Carolina
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17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2015

This is a small simply elegant place and they usually are full for meals. Lunch is my favorite: a light chicken broth soup, a simple small salad with their house dressing precede each entre. Lunch is about $8 and dinner is more. You can choose the type of dish, then the type of meat, tofu, etc., not hot unless you... More 

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Thank Faye C
West Columbia
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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Mai Thai always delivers!!I have never had a bad meal there.The Pad Thai is always good as the shrimp is too,,always crispy.I also had a Thai tea which was very tasty.This is great food all the time.......

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Thank marigoldWestColumbia
Columbia, South Carolina
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015

The food was absolutely delightful! I had the grilled shrimp on sugar cane skewers and there were three skewers with six large shrimp on each! Our friends had the duck and they said it was the best they had eaten. My spouse had a pasta with shrimp that was also quite good. We were most pleasantly surprised that this little... More 

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2 Thank Carol G
Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
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142 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Don't judge a book by it's cover. This little restaurant is tucked away in a very average strip mall. Some of the best kept secrets are in unassuming places. My daughter and went there for dinner and split sate, larb and pad thai. All were very good. Attentive service.

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2 Thank tablefor5NC
Orangeburg, South Carolina
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329 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Located in strip mall; no " curb appeal" , but pleasant people, good service and delicious food. I had the Wild Shrimp, which was mildly spicy, large shrimp over veggies, with a great sauce. My wife had a curry with chicken and shrimp - also very good. We will hurry back.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2249 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  West Columbia
  • Phone Number: 803 939-4795

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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