By far this is one of the best eating experiences that I've shared with others. I no longer live in the Bay Area so I've not been to Mai's in some time but when I was living there my ex and I chose this restaurant as the one to judge all others by. We gave it an ""A"" rating on our scale. It's not necessarily that it is the best tasting that you will ever experience nor the most stylish atmosphere. What it DOES have is very good, authentic, custom Vietnamese cuisine in decent portions, mostly clean front of the house, a wide selection, reasonable rates, super friendly and helpful wait staff, Consistently good cooks and a decent turnover. Best of all, the overall experience was consistent every single time that we walked in. In short, it is what we always look for most in a restaurant. Enjoy it, I have!