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Mai Thai

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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2249 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia, SC 29169
+1 803-939-4795
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Izmir, Turkey
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58 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

If you go Columbia, you should go this place for lunch or dinner. Very clean, perfectly delicious, happy and kind staffs.

Thank Hasan İ
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I found this place on MapQuest while on a business trip. I was completely surprised. The food was outstanding. I had the Tom Yum soup with shrimp. Very light and flavorful. The vegetables were just right (not overdone). The Thai egg rolls tasted great and not greasy. Chicken Pad Thai had an excellent flavor. There was a little hint of... More 

Thank jason R
Columbia, South Carolina
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88 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

If I lived closer to this place, I'd eat here every week. I'm not kidding. I don't mind that it's crowded sometimes. I don't mind hanging out in the bakery section and pondering the delights behind the case. I'll wait all day for what very well might be some of the best food Thai food in the city. The soup?... More 

Thank mbovary2014
South Carolina
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69 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2016

Mai Thai came highly recommended by several people and I finally had an opportunity to meet some friends there for lunch. It is small for its popularity so there was a wait to get seated, but service was prompt, friendly, and very helpful when we had questions. The food arrived in a timely fashion and was delicious. The decor inside... More 

Thank Dog_Lover_167
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 4, 2016

the restaurant is almost hidden from view the food is prepared fresh the wait staff very attentive they have a bakery inside restaurant that is out of this world they have a selection of wine while you wait for your appitizers and wonderful meal

Thank cec2010
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 17, 2016 via mobile

Very good ...had panang curry. Desert was yummy home made coconut ice cream with wrapped deep fried bananas covered in honey and berry type compote. Staff was very friendly.

Thank Scott J
Asheville, North Carolina
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397 reviews
368 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

At first glance, my arriving food looked skimpy on the large plate, but it certainly was plenty of food. The Pad Thai had good flavor and no unwelcome (non-traditional) added ingredients. The lime wedge was there, and lots of my protein of choice, tofu. But based on the reviews before me and the snazzy, modern decor, I had hoped to... More 

Thank R C
Lexington, South Carolina
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 29, 2016

Do not let the restaurant's front fool you. It's on a smaller size with limited seating and low lighting. We visit this Asian Fusion restaurant and attached bakery often and have been very satisfied with our dining experience. There are rarely empty tables and often a short wait is required. It's worth it! I highly recommend this one to friends... More 

Thank o2barichgirl
Fripp Island, South Carolina
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2016

Restaurant was busy, but we were seated immediately. After that it went down hill. Wines were ok, but service was slow. Appetizers very slow coming out of kitchen but were average in taste. Entree's were late, as we had to go to manager and ask when we might expect our food. Not a good night. They are probably better than... More 

Thank John D
Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016

We ate at the restaurant in January 2016 and July 2016. It was excellent both times. The service was a little slow the second time although we will definitely return when we visit Columbia again!

Thank XUFans

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2249 Sunset Blvd, West Columbia, SC 29169
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  West Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 803-939-4795

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