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“Great food!!!!! Made fresh!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Mai Ly Asian Cuisine

Mai Ly Asian Cuisine
Ranked #25 of 91 Restaurants in Stillwater
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, Vietnamese
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Stillwater, Minnesota
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32 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Great food!!!!! Made fresh!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

We love the fresh cooked family style served food! Totally going back on a weekly basis! Had the pho and lo mien - son had egg rolls and loved them all!

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • English first
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English first
Boston, Massachusetts
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144 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Obviously homemade rather than mass produced”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2013

Faced with a choice between Mongolian Buffet with a web site showing predictable faux Chinese food or Mai Ly Asian cuisine with no web site but rave reviews, we trusted the reviews and gave Mai Ly a try. décor is...well let's just say that the place was (we surmised) a Mexican chain restaurant of some sort in the past so it's clean and bright but kind of nowhere, Now the food - quite good. We both ordered off the chef's suggested menu - triple delight ( chicken, pork and shrimp with snappy fresh stir fried vegetables and a slightly sweet sauce) and Wonton Soup Supreme (Vietnamese soup broth filled to the brim with large noodles, meatballs, mushrooms, broccoli and pea pods). At $9,95 and $7.50 respectively, these obviously homemade dishes were a bargain. Service was prompt and interestingly, our waitress was the mother of the owner (her son) and the mother-in-law of the fine cook and co-owner Stephanie Dinh. The place is named after abbreviations of the first names of her two grandchildren. What a great Vietnamese/American story behind this fine establishment.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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stillwater
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Best asian in the valley”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 6, 2013

As stated in previous review's, this gem is thankfully not associated any of the previous restaurants. 3 trips and all were fantastic! Pho is seriously addicting, Curry chicken was dee-lish. This is by far the best Asian in the valley (Wi./Mn.) Prices are reasonable, portions big and with food and service that are a welcome change in Big Ego Stillwater, I will be going back again and again.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Jon M
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Great Asian food in a great town”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2013 via mobile

There have been other Asian restraunts at this site, but this is not affiliated with any of those. This is the best Asian food in Stillwater, at very reasonable prices. Steph's egg rolls are fantastic, and hand made on premise. Definitely worth stopping in for either lunch or dinner.

Visited May 2013
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1 Thank Jim K
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Stillwater, Minnesota
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Undiscovered Gem!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 6, 2013

First. This is a NEW restaurant and not affiliated with the previous restaurant! We had hesitated to visit because we thought that Mai Ly was somehow affiliated with the previous restaurant. In fact, it is my understanding that Mai Ly is a new restaurant with new cook, owner, management, menu, etc. The owner, Stephanie, opened this restaurant last November and there have been several positive reviews appearing in the local press. We had wonderful food! We had Stephs egg rolls, and then two different stir frys, one with chicken and one with beef. Both were from the 'Chef's Suggestion' part of the menu. One was the curry and the other had a spicy red sauce (can't remember the name). Both were really good with numerous fresh vegetables and delicious meat. Spices and tastes were varied and complex and you could tell that a lot of work went into the meal. I think that the cuisine at this restaurant is principally Vietnamese and the couple sitting next to us were having bowls of the Pho noodle soup. That also looked wonderful. And the prices! Really low. Decor and environment was pleasant and service was good. No need to leave Stillwater any more to get great Asian food!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank HiramUlysses
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