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“Good food, good prices” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Mai Tai Hawaii Cocktail Bar & Thai Cuisine

Mai Tai Hawaii Cocktail Bar & Thai Cuisine
234 Russell Street, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
(03) 9663 2112
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Ranked #1,695 of 3,915 Restaurants in Melbourne
Cuisines: American, Thai
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Waikato
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38 reviews 38 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
“Good food, good prices”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2012

An excellent menu with thai and vietnamese food, very good tastes, and very reasonably priced

Visited February 2012
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australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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“Perfect food... (but you need to ignore the toilets)”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2012

Myself and 2 sons ate here in mid-January. Maybe it has had another change of owner since the other reviews, but we found the food just beautiful. (NB: the signage advertises it as Vietnamese & Thai food) .. Fresh food, large serves, fast service. Delicious in every sense. One weird thing: when i ordered a gin & tonic, they said they don't have that drink !!??!! (I mean, how ordinary is THAT??!! and its advertised as a bar !!??!) . They even brought out the drinks menu, to show me how it was not listed there. Very odd.

I did not use the toilets, but my sons did, and both commented that they were very "dodgy" in terms of both cleanliness and location (?shared and in an alleyway?).

So maybe it is a good thing i didn't see the toilets, but the food really was stunning. Note to owners: clean up your act (literally!) and this could be an awesome spot.

  • Visited January 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Duck was yummmmm”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

My daughter ordered the Mai Tai duck, I ordered baby chicken with cinnamon and pork ribs. Duck was AMAAAAZING and dunking the yummy rotti (their spelling) in the sauce was great. Chicken was very dry and weird flavour and the ribs were all rib no meat. Lovey service though and I'd definitely go back for the duck.

Visited November 2011
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Brisbane, Australia
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“Excellent Food and Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2011

Excellent place to eat, the food was exceptional for the price and the service could not have been better.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Nothing exceptional here”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2011

We grabbed a quick dinner here on the way to a movie. It wasn't the kind of place we would normally go but it was Sat night - so impossible to eat at any of our normal haunts without a booking - and pouring with rain.

I had a craving for Pad Thai and thought that any Thai restaurant would be able to turn out this simple dish well. Not so apparently! what was delivered was certainly a tasty and edible noodle dish but didn't resemble any Pad Thai I had previously experienced. My partner had a cinnamon chicken dish which he enjoyed although it was nothing special.

Service was quick and efficient however and we made it to the movie on time and with full stomachs.

My son tells me that cocktails here during happy hour are far better than the food!

  • Visited July 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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