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2249 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia, SC 29169
803 939-4795
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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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

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Visitor rating
  • 36
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    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 in Columbia

Being a vegetarian can be tricky in the south when you come to expect flavorful, delicious options when treating yourself to a dinner out. I'm a huge fan of Thai, Indian and Japanese hot pot when they are done right, and Mai Thai gets it right. My favorites off the menu are the Tofu Drunken... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 via mobile

Being a vegetarian can be tricky in the south when you come to expect flavorful, delicious options when treating yourself to a dinner out. I'm a huge fan of Thai, Indian and Japanese hot pot when they are done right, and Mai Thai gets it right. My favorites off the menu are the Tofu Drunken Noodles (super tasty, perfect spice... More 

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54 reviews 54 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

Our friends have raved about this place to us for months as the best Thai food in town. We can see why they love this place so much; great atmosphere and delicious, reasonably priced food! Lots of flavor in the food, and everything tasted fresh. Additionally, the service is great. Very attentive servers who do a good job of refilling... More 

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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

This place is a gem! Food is authentic and amazing! Staff very friendly and attentive! If you are looking for the BEST Thai restaurant around...this is IT!!

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Columbia, South Carolina
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Not my best dining experience...poor service, what appeared to be frozen food poorly reheated, over-priced, and highly over-rated.

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Christiansburg, Virginia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The food was prepared fresh and was quite good. It could have used a little more spice, but otherwise it was very good.

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46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Based on other posts we arrived as early as we could on a Saturday night to avoid a long wait, knowing we had a group of 7. Luckily we didn't have a long wait but this restaurant was hopping! Just a few servers juggling multiple tables but they did it with beautiful smiles and were very attentive. It took a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

As a South East Asian who has been living in Columbia for years, I'd acknowledge Mai Thai as the best place in town for authentic Thai foods! I always took my family here every time we craves for Thai food. Small tip: come earlier during weekend or you will wait in a long line.

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Charleston, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014 via mobile

You would never know such good food was hiding in this out of the way strip mall. The service was efficient but not pushy. The decor was surprisingly nice (clean, fairly trendy). Pricing is very fair. And of course, the food is excellent. The coconut soup was fresh; the pad Thai was one of the best I have had lately.... More 

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Ruffin, South Carolina
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19 reviews 19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I love Thai food, and I wasn't disappointed with Mai Thai. It is a small place in a strip mall but when you walk in you wouldn't know it. Excellent Mai Thai duck,Spring rolls and Coconut soup. I don't live in Columbia but if I did I would be a regular. When back up there I will go again. A... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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83 reviews 83 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I continue to have really good meals at this restaurant. The fried eggplant/shrimp dish is my favorite and so good! Pad Thai is very good, too. If you go at prime dinner hours be prepared to wait but after you get the food..you'll be glad you waited!

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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: 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?