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“Busy place with excellent service”
Review of Maeya

Maeya
Ranked #8 of 158 Restaurants in Udon Thani
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Thai
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Bangkok
Level 6 Contributor
550 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 417 helpful votes
“Busy place with excellent service”
Reviewed January 26, 2013

Maeya has been in Udon Thani for many years. Some say it has passed its prime. Difficult to believe that as when we were there the place was packed, mostly with locals.

The restaurant is a bit hard to find, at the end of a lane. It has limited parking. You go there because you want to dine at Maeya and not because you are passing through the area. Inside, I was astounded by how big the place was. It had a very peculiar but effective layout in that the restaurant has multiple levels that you ascend via narrow stairs. I think the owner must have removed all the concrete floors and made the space into what it is now. So for a top floor you had to climb two flights of stairs.

The main dishes were okay. My colleagues enjoyed them more than me. The standout was the desserts, which every table seemed to order.

The service was really pleasant and everyone came smiling and greeting even though the place was as busy as anyone can imagine.

  • Visited January 2013
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Chicago
Level 6 Contributor
138 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
“A busy Thai restaurant with average food”
Reviewed January 25, 2013

We couldn’t see an English language sign – but worked out that we were outside a popular restaurant and that it’s Thai name probably started with Mai. So we went in.

This is a large restaurant on 3 floors – the top floor is huge. The restaurant is popular with Thais with a scattering of foreigners. It was quiet when we arrived at 19:45 but it was very busy as we left 1 hour later. The part of the restaurant that we were in was functionally decorated and there was no music – the top floor looked to be a nicer space to eat in.

Our waiter was impatient as we looked through the very long menu (in English and Thai) – repeatedly clinking his pen while we considered. Food arrived quickly.

I had a crab salad – large but bland. That was followed by bream with vegetables in a sauce. The sauce overwhelmed the taste of the fish – but overall the dish was OK. My companion started with pork on rice – which he thought was OK. He followed that with a pork omelette – which he thought was tasty and had plenty of crisp texture.

The meal was accompanied by 2 small beers and the bill came to 470Bht.

We both gave the restaurant 3 out 5 overall.

There is no map on TripAdvisor – but the Chinese language version does have (an accurate) map. The restaurant is 1.2km from the Cental Plaza Shopping Centre. I found the location for my GPS: N17⁰24’15.16“ E102⁰47’24.95” is the front door.

  • Visited January 2013
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Prachuap Khiri Khan, Thailand
Level 6 Contributor
89 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“consistently good”
Reviewed November 17, 2012

good food and good value. never disappointed. long standing venue with extensive menu. some western food, but better to stick to thai favorites

Visited November 2012
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Pattaya, Thailand
Level 6 Contributor
220 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Best kept Secret”
Reviewed May 24, 2012

On each of my visits to Udon Thani,we always visit this restaurant. Its not easy to find,i.e. not on the main road,but just ask, its not too far of the main road.Its a most un-usual design,on various levels. ( not obvious from outside - looks small ) You go up either of 2 stairs and look around for a table.You will get a nice shock and for sure many many Thai's.Its clean and modern with very good waiters and service. Big Menu. Food excellent, even BYO if you wish.

  • Visited March 2012
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