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Mai's Vienamese Resturant

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316 Clement St, San Francisco, CA
+1 415-221-3046
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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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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Northern California
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375 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed April 15, 2017

I reviewed Mai's about a year ago and want to give this little place a bit more praise. In truth, we've been going here off and on for years. It's nothing special to look at, but the food is worth a trip to San Francisco. The Imperial Rolls are pure heaven, crispy and flavorful. LaLot Beef is like a dolma... More 

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San Francisco, California
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66 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed January 4, 2017

They do a delicious vegetarian fried rice and crispy imperial rolls. The imperial rolls have pork and are meaty. There's also spring rolls but I didn't care for the dipping sauce that went with it. The husband and wife team take care of their customers as many are locals that eat there all the time. No one does better vegetarian... More 

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Houston, Texas
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214 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
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 

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Northern California
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375 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
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 

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Thank Chelsea42
Seattle, Washington
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112 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
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.

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Thank James M
Verneuil-en-Bourbonnais, France
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83 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
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 

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Thank John Wm S
North Carolina
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159 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
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 

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Thank travelviapurple
Colma, California
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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152 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
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.

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Henderson, Nevada
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97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 316 Clement St, San Francisco, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > The Richmond
  • Neighborhood: The Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 415-221-3046

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?