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Review of Mai Thai

Mai Thai
Ranked #78 of 769 Restaurants in Alexandria
Cuisines: Asian, Thai
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Old Town
Reviewed March 20, 2014

The Pad Thai is delicious; the Spring Rolls could use a lighter, less tough and crunchy wrap - but they were still tasty. My husband ordered the eggplant dish, which was slightly soggy but wonderfully put together with fresh basil and ginger. The service was attentive yet unobtrusive. Location is wonderful! At the foot of King Street directly across from the Torpedo Factory Art Gallery. From the 2nd floor, the people watching is fantastic! There is a wall of windows overlooking both the boat club and Torpedo Factory. Be sure to ask for the tray of sauces with your meal.

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Thank Dana R
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Reviewed March 18, 2014

As locals we have happily dined here many times and have compared many other Thai restaurants nearby. This is the hands down favorite. Great place to wind up after enjoying the many shops of lower King Street, Torpedo Factory Art Gallery, or the city dock and waterfront area. Appealing Asian ambience, reasonable prices, consistently good food, nice drinks menu, friendly staff, located right at the foot of King Street next to the boat club. Sidewalk seating in summer is good people-watching territory.

Thank MSmith338
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Reviewed March 16, 2014

Delicious Thai menu selections and well prepared dishes. They eaily accomodated our group of 10 (at the last minute), the service was great and the location beautiful.

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Reviewed March 4, 2014

My wife and I were hosting friends from out of town. They wanted to try Thai food because they do not have it where they live. There was bad weather on this night and it was one of the few Thai restaurants open and had decent prices - it won out. The only thing lacking was the appetizers, I had the crab meat and spinach rolls and same with the dumplings. The sauce was sweet but the rolls themselves were bland. I had the pad wee that was good. Our one friend had the pad thai and that was good, not great and not terrible. My wife enjoyed her tom yum soup. Our other friend got the best meal, I can't remember the name but it starts with an M. It's a coconut curry type of entree. She let me try some and it was full of flavor, by far the best dish. This place is worth the visit, especially for first time Thai eaters. Also, try not to be too critical of the wait staff. They are nice but not necessarily as attentive as Americans would prefer. It's hard to work in an atmosphere where they(the wait staff) are familiar with but with clientele that are not. In sum, would I return yes but would I go out of my way to eat here - no.

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Thank Dave M
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Reviewed February 1, 2014

I visited here for a lunch date and had a great experience. The Pad Thai was the best I've had since moving to the VA area. I had the Lychee martini which is a much try. The veggie spring rolls were a great appetizer and I ended with the Pad Thai.

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Thank Courtney L
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