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Mai's Vienamese Resturant

The Richmond
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316 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118-2316
(415) 221-3046
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri - Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Houston, Texas
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166 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2016 via mobile

We were hungry and this place had a 94 clean scale whatever that means. Casual. My pho was okay nothing special. My cafe sua da was not good at all - I don't know how anybody could mess up such a common and popular drink - it was bitter and not sweet. His noodles and pork were not satisfying either.... More 

Thank C L
Northern California
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335 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2016

The same couple has owned and operated Mai's for over twenty years and the food is consistently good. We hadn't gone there for awhile, but went back recently and everything was just as delicious as we'd remembered it. With all the Vietnamese restaurants on Clement, it's nice to find one that stands out with an extensive menu and excellent service.... More 

Thank Chelsea42
Seattle, Washington
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90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2016

This is a small restaurant that serves very good Vietnamese food and offers a quiet place to talk and visit. A nice change from the many restaurants that are so loud. The service is very attentive and the quality of the food is quite good. Strongly recommended.

Thank James M
Verneuil-en-Bourbonnais, France
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80 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2016

Mai's Vietnamese Restaurant in the Richmond District of San Francisco is a very good, family-style restaurant that you will not find disappointing, especially when it comes to offering you a little bit of Vietnam from its excellent menu of culinary treats. The restaurant setting is unpretentious and the service is reliable and most courteous. The owner's formula for success has... More 

Thank John Wm S
North Carolina
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124 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

Mai's was my first introduction to Vietnamese food way back in 1981. I loved the exotic explosion of new flavors I experienced. Back then I could buy a filling dinner for $7 and I wasn't intimidated by the menu of unusual-sounding dishes. I happened to be on Clement Street again in 2016 and found myself in front of Mai's. On... More 

Thank travelviapurple
Colma, California
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37 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2016

My wife and I have eaten at Mai's for years and years and years. The owners, Becky and Ricky, are the hardest-working people we have ever met, and within a few visits began remembering our orders. We have taken family and friends over the years, and they are always welcoming and polite. We're lucky to have them in San Francisco.... More 

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Cala Tarida, Spain
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151 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Vietnamese food is very good and fresh. This place is very nice and a walk up and down Clement Street can make you hungry, so check it out, worth your time.

Thank Ibizan_Yankee
Henderson, Nevada
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90 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

A very nice Vietnamese/Chinese restaurant on Clement Street. It's a small, family run space, with very good food, in a fun neighborhood in the Richmond area of San Francisco, north of Golden Gate Park.

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New York City, New York
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

This is a modest looking neighborhood place that serves up delicious, fresh, reasonably priced Vietnamese food to a local following. The cold vegetable rolls are the best I have ever had anywhere!!! They also have delicious pho, and a variety of other dishes - all great. The ambiance is plain, but the service is good and the owners are very... More 

Thank Susan R
Palm Springs
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

They have the best version of a hot sour soup any where in SF. THE SERVICE IS JUST PLAN FRIENDLY!! Food quality is wonderful and not very expensive...

Thank Bsoren

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118-2316
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Richmond
  • Neighborhood: The Richmond
  • Phone Number: (415) 221-3046

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