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“Tasty Vietnamese food, weak atmosphere”
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Mai Vi
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown
Pelham, Canada
Level 6 Contributor
107 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Tasty Vietnamese food, weak atmosphere”
Reviewed October 3, 2011

Very good tasting fresh prepared Vietnamese cuisine. The "fresh rolls" (not fried), mango salad, and the crispy chicken are all good. Also recommended - nice selection of Vietnamese soups and vermecelli. The place is not too big and could be improved with some Vietnamese decorations to add atmosphere. The service could be a little friendlier in general, but I still like it a lot.

  • Visited July 2011
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Thank Philipengs
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“So so”
Reviewed October 19, 2010

My wife loves Mai Vi, but I am ambivalent. As others have mentioned, the duck is worthwhile, but I have found that other meat or seafood dishes have very little actual meat in them, just a lot of vegetbles. I also find the seving sizes rather small in some cases. A lot of the dishes you may order wil arrive at your table and they are essentially the same.

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Thank Gibralter56
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Michigan USA
Level 6 Contributor
121 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
“Something different”
Reviewed September 3, 2010

Originally we had wanted to go to a Chinese restaurant, but we did not like the looks of the one wehad picked. We had noticed Mai Vi on the way and, knowing that they served Vietnamese food, we decided to try it. It was a lucky try! We had an ample selection of dishes to choose from, good service and the food was plentiful but not an overwhelming portion, as is so often the case. I particularly enjoyed a coconut/lemongrass soup.
Their desserts were especially good: the ice creams delicous, and subtly flavored with coconut or ginger. Wish we were closer.....

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Thank Euronaut
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Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“The atmosphere was average but the food...”
Reviewed August 25, 2010

The atmosphere was average but the food was delicious and the portions generous.

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Thank Lissa G
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Canada
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“Lay off the sauce!”
Reviewed July 6, 2009

Food was soaked in soya sauce to the point of being disgustingly salty.
I believe I had a stir fry but couldnt distinguish any taste of a vegetable through my soya sauce river on the plate.

Atmosphere was rather dim and crowded, had to trip over chairs to and from our table.

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Thank cosmicgaia
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