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Maenam

#238 of 2,837 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
$$$
Neighborhood:
Kitsilano
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1938 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1M5, Canada (Maple)
604 730 5579
Today
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Vancouver, Canada
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56 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

After reading so many great reviews and it being the best restaurant in Vancouver, my wife & I went for our anniversary dinner. The menu looked great and we were so excited to get a reservation! We ordered the special fish appetizer, crispy rice salad along with the wagyu beef & venison as mains. The food was good, but not... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This restaurant was a very enjoyable experience not only for its decor which is clean and simple but has rich textures and warm materials. The food is authentic in the use of Thai spices. A note to those accustomed to food court Thai they actually use the real thing so it can be spicier than you are sued to ,... More 

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Thank cptyyg
Vancouver, Canada
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been here for lunch twice and both times was disappointed. The papaya salad was flavourful but the papaya was hard and cut into such thick strips that much chewing effort was required. The pad thai was too salty and the minced beef with rice was so salty as to be inedible. I am originally from SE Asia and have... More 

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Thank harrynsam
Vancouver, Canada
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44 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went to Maenam for our anniversary, which was the restaurant we went to for our first date. The food was great, the server/bartender was excellent, and a great atmosphere. We missed our regular friendly staff -- James and Kristy -- but the experience was great nonetheless. We look forward to our next dinner there!

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Thank Judy L
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful dinner at Maenam. Ordered Chef's Testing menu for wife and myself. Outstanding and balanced dishes. The oxtail soup, the fish based curry and the spinach based salad particulary good. Very creative dessert with ice cream, popcorn (of all things !) tied together with an infused carmel sauce !

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Thank davetao
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Had dinner with my wife and daughter the food was splendid. We had coconut mushroom chicken soup. The girls had Pad Thai with prawns. Service was fast and friendly. We will definitely be back.

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Thank Bernie B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We chose the chef's menu with wine matching and it was absolutely delicious! Highlights were the duck salad that came with the clams, and the soup. The sesame panacotta was a perfect dessert after a spicy meal. We really enjoyed the wine and the Thai inspired cocktails were different from cocktails I've had before. I highly recommend this restaurant. Only... More 

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Thank Whitestonek
Pleasanton, California
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152 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time dining in Vancouver and, wow, this will be a hard act to follow. Very reasonably priced six+ savory dishes plus wine pairing. All was delicious but real standouts were sable soup, clams in broth with thai basil and lemongrass, and sturgeon with green curry sauce. And, please, give me a whole bowl of nahm jim sauce so spicy... More 

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Thank Mmarymomm
Zurich, Switzerland
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66 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

As a party of four, we've arrived with high expectations, given the best recommendations of our concierge. We left disillusioned ... Some reasons why: - Took the staff more than 10 minutes to bring us the menu after we had sat down - "Menu Surprise" would only be served for the whole table. Next to us there was a party... More 

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Thank i-love-zermatt
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

What a place! Beautiful food, optimising the original Thai flavours with a unique twist to raise it above the excellent into the sublime! A wine list with plenty of local BC wine carefully selected to accompany the flavours of the food. A cosy and relaxed atmosphere. Lovely service, extremely welcoming. Can't wait to go back!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1938 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1M5, Canada
    (Maple)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Kitsilano
  • Neighborhood: Kitsilano
  • Phone Number: 604 730 5579

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Kitsilano

Neighborhood Profile
Kitsilano
Kitsilano is one of Vancouver's most transformative neighbourhoods. With a long history of coffee culture and poetry readings, its days of flower children and buskers may be long-gone, but not without leaving their mark on the number of organic restaurants and fair-trade cafes in the area. At the centre of Kitsilano ("Kits" for short) the almost idyllic expanse of Kits Beach offers the opportunity for a relaxed afternoon of beach volleyball or sunbathing. Along with the beachfront, nearby public pools and trendy street-beats have driven up the homeowners prices, making it a haven for stylish home goods stores, from design and furniture, to supplies and appliances. The multitude of both families and public spaces also make it a happening neighbourhood in the summer, when festivals and fairs take to Kits' streets.