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Mai's Restaurant

3403 Milam St, Houston, TX 77002 (Midtown)
(713) 520-7684
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Ranked #748 of 7,219 Restaurants in Houston
Price range: $29 - $31
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Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Dining options: Late Night
Neighborhood: Midtown
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.
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English first
Houston, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My first experience of Vietnamese food. My husband eats here with his friends a lot and so he took me there for dinner last week as we had only a short time to eat. The food came out very quickly, was well cooked and hot. I ordered the crispy noodles with meat, fish and veg. The plate was heaped with... More

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Katy, Texas
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39 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Met my wife for lunch. The food was great and came out very fast. The server was extremely helpful, too.

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Houston, Texas
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275 restaurant reviews
234 helpful votes 234 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

Went to Mia's for lunch. I haven't been in awhile. To be frank it was terrible and ridiculously expensive. First we ordered an appetizer...the Cha Gio (fried spring rolls). I'm not a fan of fried food to begin with but my buddy wanted them. The came out piping hot with plenty of lettuce to wrap them in. The only thing... More

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Houston, Texas
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52 reviews 52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

It has been at least a year since I have eaten here. I remember the food being simple but of good quality. On this occassion the grilled beef and chicken was flavorful but very dry. Not the reliable dining experience I recall.

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Houston, Texas
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

Given all the hype & positive reviews, my family decided to try Mai's, BUT we did not end up staying because it was abundantly clear that the staff did not need or want our business! We were ignored upon arrival by several of the staff and stood at the door for a few minutes while servers walked by but did... More

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MaisGeneralManager, General Manager at Mai's Restaurant, responded to this review

First and foremost, on behalf of Mai's Restaurant, I would like to thank you for giving our establishment a try. I am truly sorry to hear that we failed to meet your expectations, and moreover, that we were not even able to give you the full experience that we are capable of. It is of great value to us that... More

Brownsville, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2013

great value, and great tasting food! first try at Vietnamese, and i cant wait to go back! food was a large portion, i had the vermicelli noodles with chicken, the chicken was so moist and flavorful. the food was a lot, i had to take some home, and for 10 dollars that i spent on my plate, completely worth it.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2013

Tasty food, have been going there since college. However newer and more rustic competition has emerged, which offers a better bang for the buck and substance.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

The food here never disappoints! The garlic beef and egg rolls are among my fav's! The dinnign area is huge so there is hardly ever a wait.

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Houston, Texas
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90 reviews 90 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2013

Pros: - own parking lot - large menu - reasonable price Cons: - no outdoor seating - not located on midtown's restaurants area - food is average. Just the same you would buy at the food court.

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houston, texas
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67 restaurant reviews
121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

In a hurry so stopped by for soup and spring rools- both were tastey and loved all the fresh basil limes and jalepanos offered. Serive great-- a bit expensive but think that could be because of high dollar fab renovations.

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