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Mai's Restaurant

#490 of 7,027 Restaurants in Houston
Certificate of Excellence
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3403 Milam St, Houston, TX 77002-9531
(713) 520-7684
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 3:00 am
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 4:00 am
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Houston, Texas
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57 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Houston has many, many Vietnamese restaurants as a large number of Vietnamese were settled here at the end of the Vietnam war. And I have been to many of them. But Mai's is my favorite by far. I have been going to Mai's over 20 yrs. I was thrilled to see them rebuild after the fire that destroyed the building... More 

Thank katrr2014
Dallas, Texas
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53 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Delicious food, everything is really clean and well taken care of. I have been in this restaurant three times, and all the food is excellent. Also, the staff is very nice and attentive; they served me the food in 3 minutes.

Thank Marisa P
Missouri City, Texas
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Typically a good spot but not this time. Ordered the vermicelli bowl with grilled chicken and egg rolls. Chicken was burnt in some places and too dry to eat, same with the egg rolls. Not thinking about a return trip when you cannot get this simple dish prepared correctly!

Thank ShayJack
Jacksonville, Florida
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539 reviews
338 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love Vietnamese food, so on a recent trip to Houston I was eager to check-out some new spots. I checked TripAdvisor and settled on Mai's Restaurant. When I entered the restaurant I was impressed: it was stylish and buzzing with diners. But I'm afraid the food was a letdown. I ordered a very common Vietnamese dish: Rice Vermicelli with... More 

Thank 493Ron
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Delicious food, super clean, attentive staff, awesome martinis, delicious beef pho, spring rolls and shrimp general cho!!! Must try their vietnamese cold coffee it's sure to wake up even the dead! Pow, take that mid day slouch!

Thank Marilu M
Kratie, Cambodia
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172 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Visited this place a half dozen times over maybe 10 years or so. Was back in Houston visiting friends and we decided to go here for Vietnamese. It was my first visit since they rebuilt after suffering a fire several years ago. I ordered one of my favorite dishes, bun noodle bowl with grilled pork and egg roll. It was... More 

Thank Rick M
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88 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016 via mobile

I haven’t been here in over 10 years (more like 12 or so). Husband and I decided to celebrate our anniversary here. We started with order of Vietnamese egg rolls, followed by Beef with mixed vegetables (me) and vermicelli with grilled chicken (him). Service was very fast and courteous. We were very happy with our food and overall experience. Would... More 

Thank sumanuta
Pearland, Texas
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51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Looking for a place close to the MATCH performance center. This is walking distance. Very nice Vietnamese food with a large menu and great service.

Thank rungod
Houston, Texas
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52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

I enjoy this restaurant as it is a Houston favorite. The waiters and waitresses can be a little hurried and make you feel rushed. BUT the food is authentic and value good.

Thank DWR18
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

I just had lunch here today (4/25/16). It did not disappoint. The atmosphere is please. The wait staff was very attentive. Most importantly the food is outstanding. There is plenty of parking behind the restaurant. The menu is substantial with many traditional dishes. I got there at 11:30 and by noon, it was getting full. I highly recommend this place.

Thank Yvonne T

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$29 - $31
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
11:00 am - 4:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3403 Milam St, Houston, TX 77002-9531
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Texas Gulf Coast  >  Houston>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (713) 520-7684
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?