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Mai's Restaurant

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3403 Milam St, Houston, TX 77002
(713) 520-7684
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11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 am
Dining options: Late Night
Description: Mai’s Restaurant was established in 1978. Over the past three decades, we...
Mai’s Restaurant was established in 1978. Over the past three decades, we have had the honor to serve the Houston community with our precious family recipes. Mai's Restaurant is committed to providing our patrons with a truly authentic and delicious Vietnamese dining experience. Our goal is to deliver excellence and consistency in product, service, and hospitality. We measure our success by the loyalty of our patrons and staff.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Favorite Vietnamese in Houston

I have been going to Mai's for 20 yrs. There are many Vietnamese restaurants in Houston, but this is my favorite. The new building and interior are very nice. Mai's appeals to a wide variety of people - neighborhood, downtown workers, young, old - and most telling, Vietnamese!! The menu has... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
katrr2014
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Houston, Texas
Good for:
  • Late Night
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Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Took a group of clients to Mai's for dinner because my past experiences have been favorable. Then I realized, the majority of the meals I have eaten at this restaurant have been LATE at night and after quite a few libations. Well, maybe I should have stuck to that rule...probably one of the most average meal...and that's being kind! The... More 

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Houston, Texas
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have been going to Mai's for 20 yrs. There are many Vietnamese restaurants in Houston, but this is my favorite. The new building and interior are very nice. Mai's appeals to a wide variety of people - neighborhood, downtown workers, young, old - and most telling, Vietnamese!! The menu has changed somewhat since Mai's reopened after the fire. Lots... More 

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Harlingen, Texas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

I've never been in a restaurant at 2.00am being this packed, it looks like this is the favorite place of all party goers I enjoyed their soups g they were great.

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Best Vietnamese restaurant in town hands down! Delicious, large quantities, awesome look, super clean, interesting drinks and did I mention DELICIOUS?!?! If you like Vietnamese food you HAVE to go and eat up. So starve all morning or day and go eat lunch or dinner and make sure to go thirsty. Lotus blossom martini is thebomb.com!!!

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Houston, Texas
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31 reviews 31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

After hours spent at the convention center, we were looking for a place close, good food, and reasonably priced. Found it! Being very cold (30's) and rainy , we were looking for some hot food, preferably soup. My niece had been to Mai's before & recommended the place- open til 3:30 am for night owls -just as a side note.... More 

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Texas
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Mai's has been a favorite for years, and I've eaten there regularly. However, lately I've been disappointed in service and food. The last two visits were a little after the lunch rush (around 1:30 - 2:00 p.m.) and both times there was a large table of kitchen personnel eating their lunch in the dining room. Service was very slow, small... More 

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Tomball, Texas
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Colorful fresh slices of white onion, red bell peppers, jalapeno peppers, whole snow peas, minced ginger, green onions, a generous portion of meat and steamed white rice was served to me, for the # 107, General Tso' Chicken. The aroma captured my senses. With that first bite, all I could say was Oh Mia Goodness! My food was so delicious.... More 

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Rosenberg, Texas
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3 reviews 3 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

We drive all the way from Rosenberg to downtown Houston once a week to eat here. I have NEVER had a bad meal here. Best won ton soup I have ever eaten, best Asian made Cornish hen I have ever eaten. I have nothing bad to say about this restaurant.

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Conroe, Texas
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84 reviews 84 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I've been a customer of Mai's for the last 15 years. I have been pleased with their food and their service all along. Mai herself is present every day. Years ago she used to be the cashier....but, for the last two years, she's been managing the kitchen and making sure everything is up to par... This after a big fire... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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70 reviews 70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Great, all hours asian food, great service and fun spot! I love this place, it is a must try. It's open late after a fun night on the town.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3403 Milam St, Houston, TX 77002
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (713) 520-7684

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 29 - 31
  • Cuisine: Vietnamese

Description

Mai’s Restaurant was established in 1978. Over the past three decades, we have had the honor to serve the Houston community with our precious family recipes. Mai's Restaurant is committed to providing our patrons with a truly authentic and delicious Vietnamese dining experience. Our goal is to deliver excellence and consistency in product, service, and hospitality. We measure our success by the loyalty of our patrons and staff.
Open Hours
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 4:00 am

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