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“Fantastic flavors and perfectly prepared to your taste”

Malee's Thai Bistro
Ranked #80 of 1,299 Restaurants in Scottsdale
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: Thai, Vietnamese
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Neighborhood: Downtown Scottsdale
Reviewed May 23, 2014

We were told by a local Phoenix area "foodie" that we should not miss this Thai restaurant on Main Street in Old Town. Neither of us are huge fans of Asian food and so put it off. I think we learned we actually aren't fans of average or bad Asian cooking. When the server found out it was our first visit, she did a great job of explaining the extensive menu...and making recommendations. We shared an order of chicken based lettuce wraps which frankly put the best at PF Chang's to shame...absolutely delicious. We then shared an order of Jalapeno fried rice and another chicken dish ( I forget its name...but it was cooked in a fish based broth). Both were equally delicious. The server told us they prepared the food at the customer's request on a hotness scale of 1 to 5...1 was mild and they way they would prepare unspecified orders...5 was hot enough to really get your attention. We decided to go with two and it was perfect. I don't remember us ever eating all of the food served at an Asian restaurant...at Malee's we proudly cleaned our plates and have decided to go back often. If you are like us and haven't been satisfied with this type of food in Arizona...please give this place a try. I don't think you will be disappointed. We ate there on May 22 and I do not remember the female server's name...but it was at lunch time and she was excellent!

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Reviewed May 22, 2014

Our friends took us here as it is one of their favourites. We were going to be attending the Artist's Walk which takes place every Thursday evening.

We were hungry and decided to go to Happy Hour, which goes till 6pm. We figured we would start with some appetizers and drinks. After that we would order our entrees.

We ordered the sampler which consists of three different apps on a plate, you choose. So we each ordered one plate. Wow, so much food and so amazingly good.

We found we were barely able to finish it. No need for entrees.

The choice of wines and beers for the Happy Hour, were really good. Often you don't get great selections, these were good.

We did also order dessert, what's not to LOVE about Mango Sticky Rice?

The restaurant is quaint and well laid out. They have indoor and outdoor seating. They also have this covered area which looks like it's in an ally, but very pretty. We ended up sitting out there. The weather was to nice to be indoors, but there is smoking on the front patio and our friend has severe asthma and can't be around smoke.

Our waitress Karen, was fun and happy and had loads of energy. She is a real asset to Malee's.

A wonderful Dinner!!! Can't wait to go back again next time we visit Arizona.

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Thank Helena N
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Reviewed May 20, 2014

We always go to Malee's in March when in Scottdale for Spring training. Every year we have an outstanding meal; we are working our way through the menu. This visit we had the Crispy Basil Chicken and Drunken Dragon Noodles: both very tasty and fresh. We also like the Crispy Vietnamese Rolls on Salad or the Fried Spring Rolls as an appetizer.
We always sit at the bar because of the friendly, long time bartender Jack and ability to talk with other guests. This year we met a local couple dining there, who make Malee's their "date night" experience.
We will definitely return to Malee's and highly recommend it to visitors and locals alike!

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Thank FriscoScott
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Reviewed May 6, 2014

Malee's is in the heart of Old Town in a great location. We actually had our dinner delivered to Hotel Valley Ho by Mike with Old Town Shuttle Golf Carts. Fastest and easiest delivery ever! We had Pad Thai, Crab Rangoon, and Shrimp Fried Rice...it was a little pricey for what we were used to but the portions were huge and it was the best!

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Thank feetinthewater
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Reviewed May 4, 2014

Malee's hot Tom Ka gai soup is a feast, try it hot, temper with aromatic rice, is just delicious

The rest of the menu is very good and the desserts are worth the extra inches

Just don't have the soup and walk outside when it's 120F !

Will I go again? I Have and I will

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Thank Warrior2Warrior
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