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“Avoid at all costs”

Mai Ake Asian Cuisine
Ranked #403 of 642 Restaurants in Hobart
Price range: $13 - $26
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed December 26, 2012

We wandered down the street looking for a place for dinner, and came across this smart looking restaurant. The menu outside seemed reasonable in terms of choice of dishes and price.

We soon realised that the prices on the takeaway menu outside were about 20 or 25% less than the dine-in prices. I might expect a 10% difference, but this seemed a bit dishonest. Corkage was $8, for which we got two glasses and an ice bucket. There was no attempt to open the wine or keep our glasses filled.

We asked for a beef stir fry and a red pork curry. The stir fry was tasty; but the curry was bland, and the quality of pork was really the worst I have seen in a restaurant in a long time, fatty and unchewable. To charge about $25 per dish was ridiculous.

This is one restaurant that I will not visit again or recommend.


Thank MJD013
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Reviewed December 8, 2012

This was our third visit and were looking forward to sharing this treasure with friends. Unfortunately this was not to be the case. To start with the service was acceptable but compromised by the waiters difficulty with the English language. The food was presented well but the flavours were a little bland and not up to usual standards. I had the Prawn Salad which was let down badly by the limp and discoloured mesculan leaves. Upon finishing our meal we were ignored until we requested our account. Will not write it off totally but it might be a while before we return.

Thank Trina B
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Reviewed September 23, 2012

Lovely fresh, tasty meals at reasonable prices in nice surroundings. The only drawback is that it is noisy due to polished floorboards.

Thank FelicityJ
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

It's pretty hard to score less that 1 on any rating system but Mai Ake Thai has.

This restaurant served food that was an insult to Thai cusine.

Chicken satay that was meant to be gilled was fried. Nothing was spicy. All round just an embarrassing experince which I shared wth friends on a visit to Hobart.

Would not be missed on the Apple Isle if it closed down - nothing can save the poor food on offer.

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1  Thank Webster27
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Reviewed July 18, 2012

Insult to Thai food. People who don't appreciate food just wants to show off this place is for them. I'm not going to visit this place again.

Thank TasmanianFoodCritic
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