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“Great Place to Take a Date! Blind/Visually Impaired Visitor.”
Review of Mai Thai

Mai Thai
Ranked #78 of 759 Restaurants in Alexandria
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Town
Alexandria, Virginia
Level 5 Contributor
62 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Great Place to Take a Date! Blind/Visually Impaired Visitor.”
Reviewed July 29, 2013

I've eaten here several times, and the service was always attentive and personal each time. The food was delicious, was always served at the appropriate temperature, and was prepared in an attractive and appetizing manner every time. The glazed fish prepared with the tail and head still attached looked intriguing, and I shall have to try that sometime. The Pad Thai is, of course, excellent. They have a very nice tea service here, if you're a tea drinker. The views of the river from the upper floor are great, while many people prefer to use the outdoor tables in front. There's plenty of seating. This is a great place to take a date, and has a very modern, hip feel to it. I think that you'll be very pleased if you give this restaurant a try. Please do.

  • Visited July 2013
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Tupelo, Mississippi
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97 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Excellent Lunch”
Reviewed July 23, 2013

A return visit after several years. Always stroll Ole Town when in town visiting family. We had a delicious lunch. Portions very adequare for lunch. Attentive service and food was hot. Will return on another trip.

  • Visited July 2013
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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Good, not great, food. Poor service.”
Reviewed July 10, 2013 via mobile

Unfortunately, not that great. Good location and ambience, but the food was only OK (my Ka Pow was not spicy at all, calamari was good but not great, etc). And the service was terrible. Appetizers brought out after main dish, drink orders forgot (and then delivered to the wrong table), very little follow up. Just really poor.

  • Visited July 2013
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Jumpin' all over the world
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188 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
“Always good and authentic”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

Having lived in Thailand for several years, I'm pretty picky about Thai food. We've tried every Thai restaurant in Old Town and Mai Thai is definitely the best. They have a great location with lots of tables upstairs, downstairs and outside. Their dishes are always authentic, good and come out quickly. We've taken guests there several time. The location is fantastic -- right on the waterfront and across from the Trolley stop, which is good when we have guests who have trouble walking long distances. If you want Thai food, this is the place to go on King St.

Visited May 2013
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Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Pretty happy”
Reviewed June 25, 2013

i love to say that the food here is great! The view of the Potomac river is awesome especially during the evening. I love the green curry and Thai Tea. The only problem is sometimes there are too many people and you have to wait forever to get a table. But the turn over and service are pretty quick, it's the amount of people that go. I love this place in VA.

  • Visited June 2013
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