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Mai Thai

$$ - $$$
Old Town
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6 King St, Olde Towne, Alexandria, VA 22314-3227
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:15 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:15 am - 11:00 pm
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3 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Nice environment upstairs, with a view over the see. We ordered panang curry chicken and seafood in paradise. We served quickly but both meals were barely warm, and prawns and scallops on the shellfish plate was dry, had no flavour and the sauce was very plain. This was also one of their specialities. The panang curry was also boring, especially... More 

Thank Rog Z
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Pleasant setting in Old Town. Service was prompt and pleasant. Food was average. I had a daily special of Sriracha Noodles which was mild but tasty. Prices good.

Thank HJF1990
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was really bad, and the cashew chicken the worse I've ever had. This is the kind of food you would expect to get at Panda Express.

Thank Birgitta R
St. Pete Beach, Florida
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49 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this place, reasonable prices, fresh food and nice outside seating for when the weather is nice

Thank KPK713
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is easy to find on the water. Look for parking or a parking lot. Order all the soups. The food is typical, but severed elegantly. I love to go off hours because they can become very busy. Also, mid day you can get a window seat.

Thank Rudi R
Alexandria, Virginia
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2016

We ordered two easy staples of Thai cuisine - Pad Thai and Panang curry, The Pad Thai was soggy and way too sweet for my taste. In my last 6 trips throughout Thailand and cooking several Thai dishes during cooking classes in Bangkok, I have never had such an awful Pad Thai. The curry was just mediocre and didn't taste... More 

Thank vikunja2014
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

If you are love Thai food, Mai Thai is well worth the visit while you are in Alexandria. Honestly, it is some of the best Thai food that I have had in the states. I decided to have dinner here based on the reviews and I am so happy that I did. The service was excellent too!

Thank miatagirl67
Ellicott City, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

There are many choices of Thai cuisine in Alexandria King Street, but we decided to visit Mai Thai to try out the food here. We were not disappointed. The service was great, we were not kept waiting for too long for a table, orders being taken and food served. Enjoyed the papaya salad, crunchy and tasteful. The drunken noodle was... More 

Thank carissae
South Dakota
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016 via mobile

Sat on the upper floor for the view, though staff really wanted to seat downstairs (where no one wants to sit - it's really dark!). My cashew chicken was amazing. One person ordered "ka pow" which was listed as one of the spicy-est things on the menu. It was incredibly mild. I think they gave her the wrong thing or... More 

Thank BlackbirdSD
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016 via mobile

Went there last night with friends. We chose the second floor with a table near the window. There were beautiful views of the Potomac with the under construction MGM Hotel. The waiters were a bit slow to understand our orders. The food was strictly okay but the portions were large and there was a vast choice. Finding parking in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:15 am - 10:30 pm
11:15 am - 10:30 pm
11:15 am - 10:30 pm
11:15 am - 10:30 pm
11:15 am - 11:00 pm
11:15 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6 King St, Olde Towne, Alexandria, VA 22314-3227
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria>  > Old Town
  • Neighborhood: Old Town
  • Phone Number: 703-548-0600

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