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Mai Thai - 34 Reviews - 3819 Kirby Dr, Houston, TX - Local Favorite Reviews - Phone (713) 522-6707

Mai Thai

3819 Kirby Dr (at Highway 59)
Houston, TX 77098
(713) 522-6707
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I just had lunch at Mai Thai Restaurant the other day, it was a great surprise. The food and service was great! I went with a couple of co-workers during our lunch break. I ha...


The food really isnt that great here. Service is okay. The atmosphere is not that great either. Cons: Parking, Food, Service isnt...

CLOSED! 9/3/2010

We enjoyed Mai Thai so much and will miss it terribly. It was a fantastic place for business lunches too. I was crushed when I took some friends there and found the doors closed and a for sale sign in the window. more

Great Food! 6/15/2009

I just had lunch at Mai Thai Restaurant the other day, it was a great surprise. The food and service was great! I went with a couple of co-workers during our lunch break. I had the Pineapple Fried Rice, while the others had green curry and phad thai. Since I enjoy spicy food I was able to adjust the spiciness to my liking. They also provided hot sauce on the side just in case, which I would highly recommend the hot oil on any dish. I think me and my coworkers will become regulars here! Pros: Great Food, Good Service, Ability to adjust spiciness. more

Best Thai Restaurant in Houston! 1/18/2009

I love the food here! Their Tom Kha Gai soup is awesome, as are their fried Tofu appetizer and their Pad Thai noodle dish. My boyfriend loves their "Tiger Cried Steak", as well as their Green Curry. You can have either white or brown rice, the latter at no extra charge like at some restaurants Yes, the decor is a little odd but that is the case in most Thai restaurants I've ever been to. The main thing to me is excellent food and friendly service, both of which Mai Thai definitely has. Also, the prices are extremely fair for this quality of food. more

Charming, Caring, Heavenly Flavors, Wine Excellence! 9/6/2008

I highly recommend this delightful restaurant. The decor inside is charming, the food fresh and delicious, and the hosts warm and caring. I've enjoyed Mai Thai for over ten years for lunches and dinners with friends and for parties for special occasions. It finally occurred to me to write a few words to let others know how special it is. Some of my favorite dishes there include: the soup Thom-Kah-Gai - the perfect blend of coconut, ginger, lemongrass & lime transport me to heaven every time; Pad Thai - simple, fresh and mild, with crumbled peanuts, makes it difficult for me to it anywhere else; Chicken with Peanut Sauce - delicious; very fresh Spring Rolls with Peanut Sauce. I have sampled many of their other dishes as we pass everything around when we go in groups and everything is delicious. They can adjust the amount of Thai "heat" for your tastes. Mary Le, the owner, is also a wine expert and can guide diners to special wine experiences. She has stories from vineyards and she genuinely cares about her patrons. I always feel peaceful, pampered and restored when I dine there and I love introducing my friends to Mai Thai's delights. more

This place needs to close down 8/16/2008

The food is horrible here. Seriously if you've ever eaten Thai food before you know what Thai food should taste like, and none of what was served was authentic. The quality of food is poor and the decor is so outdated - like from the 1980's. The service is friendly but this restaurant was empty on a Friday night when all of the other area restaurants were packed. That says it all. Pros: none Cons: hard to park, food is gross, decor is outdated more

Love It!!! 6/17/2008

When I'm not eating Mexican food this is my next choice. I love this place, so small, so quaint, so perfect. Tucked in among all the hugh bldg's in the area, it's just the perfect little get away. more

Great food even better price! 4/9/2008

All I can say is wow! I pass this restaurant every day on my way to work but never thought to stop in to grab a bite to eat. My co workers and I wanted something different today and Mai Thai was thrown out as an option. We were a little concerned that it would take longer than or allotted hour for lunch, boy were we surprised! We were in and out in no time! Now about the motivation for going there; the food was phenomenal and the price was even better! We all had the lunch specials which from what we were told were customer favorites taken from the dinner menu. I can?t wait to go back but this time for dinner and some wine. There wine selection is extremely large for an oriental restaurant especially for one its size! Great find, I?m just sad I hadn?t stopped in sooner. Pros: Quick service with Great food Cons: Parking lot = Car pool more

Wonderful experience! 3/21/2008

I don?t usually write reviews however I felt the need to write one for Mai Thai! The food and attention to detail is exceptional; there really is something for everyone there. If you don?t like the ingredients of a dish they will gladly omit it or try to in the case of naturally spicy dishes. I like curry but can?t eat spicy foods and since curry is naturally spicy the owner actually made a ?not too spicy? version for me and I loved it! Even though the restaurant was buzzing with people she made me feel as if my daughter and I were the only two people there! She even spent a few minutes with my daughter and helped her picked a lucky bamboo plant. They have made a customer for life. Pros: Perfect for a casual lunch or romantic dinner Cons: Parking and closed Sunday more

Hot hot hot! 5/23/2007

The service was fabulous, the waitor was informative, and helpful. Our food was delivered so quickly you would think it was premade until you try it. I would suggest this to anyone, just be prepared, when they say hot, they are not joking I plan to bring family and friends here when they visit. Pros: quick seating, great servie, great food Cons: small parking lot more

Best food in town! 5/21/2007

We visit mai thai frequently, and we love the WHOLE experience! The wait staff is attentive, and they will always accomodate our needs. The appetizers are wonderful; my favorite being the cold spring rolls and thai toast. The tasty yum yum soup, beef salad, the flavorful green curry, spicy shrimp, pineaple fried rice...its all sooo good! We love to sit on the patio when its nice outside. Also, the coco fried rice with fresh mango and thai coffee are perfect for dessert Pros: Food, Service, the romantic atmosphere Cons: closed sundays more

Wonderful Thai Dishes and Superior Customer Service 4/9/2007

I've dined at Mai Thai on numerous occasions with friends, including lunch yesterday. The dishes are spiced wonderfully and the staff is very accomodating in adjusting the spices to taste. The service is consistantly attentive and we love it because it's a locally owned family-ran restaurant. I love the green curry with steamed rice and with dinner I highly recommend their selection of plum wines! Pros: Always delicious food Cons: Small but very warm restaurant more

Below Average Food 4/5/2007

The food really isnt that great here. Service is okay. The atmosphere is not that great either. Cons: Parking, Food, Service isnt that great more

Great Thai 3/11/2007

This is a great place for lunch that offers a variety of specials. The curry and egg rolls are excellent. Prices are just right for thai food. Easy to get to loaction. Very quiet and quaint inside...a good date place, or even with a group of small friends. The staff is friendly and welcoming. Parking can get sort of crazy during peak lunch and dinner hours. more

This is our new FAVORITE restaurant! 2/26/2007

We went to this restaurant on Valentines Day. The food was wonderful! Even with all that was going on the owner herself seated us and spent a few moments answering some questions we had. Because of our dietary requirements (and I?m picky) we asked that some of the items be cooked differently than the ?traditional? way. As the waiter went to ask the owner (all I was thinking was? oh boy here it comes) and to our surprise she said ?sure, no problem.? Without even thinking about it! Anyone who has allergies or can?t eat certain things knows that most of the time the response isn?t quite as friendly... LOL!!! more

a quaint thai dining experience 11/22/2006

this place definitely seperates itself from all the trendy thai restaurants in town: it's quaint, cozy, laid-back, with a personalized touch and a feel of actually dining in a mom-n-pop thai place. the food is more-than-decent, with satisfactory quality, and good sized portions. definitely a place for a pleasant thai dining experience.* Pros: quaint, ambience Cons: parking more

Best Thai Food Ive Ever Had! 11/6/2006

We got the Yellow curry, Duck curry, and a whole fried red snapper. Outstanding is an understatement for how good it was!! The sauce that came with the red snapper was awesome! I was so full after eating that I could hardly walk to my car lol. The portions were HUGE. More than enough for the 3 of us. I've found my new favorite restaurant. Pros: Get the fish!! It's Spicylicious! more

My all time FAVORITE Thai Food Restaurant!!! 9/30/2006

I've been to many Thai food places, but none of them has left me as satisfied as Mai Thai. Not only is the inside atmosphere soothing with its soft exotic music and suttle colored furniture, but its service is wonderful as well. The menu here will leave you speechless! There are so many pages full of wonderful dishes, so it can be pretty hard to even know where to begin. However, my all time favorite pick is Pad Thai. Mai Thai seems to find the true genuine flavor of what this noodle dish is suppose to taste like. The best thing I love about this place is that it is very health oriented. It's very hard to find healthy food in any asian restaurants, let alone any restaurant in general. Mai Thai has a wide selection of healthy dishes that packs in a whirl wind of flavor... and that's what keeps me coming back! I would recommend this restaurant to everyone! Don't let the outside of their pink walls decieve you, because you would be very suprise to see what this little restaurant has to offer! more

Excellent Thai food 6/17/2006

Highly recommended- service was good and the cuisine was excellent. The chicken Phad King Prow was outstanding, as was the appetizer assortment. My companions had the Phad Thai and soup (the name escapes me) and were enthusiastic about the meal also. more

So-So 6/9/2006

We had Pad Thai here the other day. Good value and I liked the flavor, but the noodles seemed a little dried out. With so many other options in town, I can't say I'll be back soon. Just OK. more

Best Thai food ever! 4/2/2006

I've been eating Thai food since I was 11 years old (I'm 31 now) thanks to my parents who are pretty adventurous... and I have to say that Mai Thai's food is actually as good (if not better) than the best Thai food I've ever had. I ordered my Tom Kah Gai and Green Curry Chicken to be 4 spicy (on a scale of 1-5) and I had a serious sweat happening. It was SO flavorful and everything about it was perfect. They used all white-meat chicken and there were no weird foreign items. The soup was amazing!!! Pros: Amazing Thai Food, Amazing Thai Food, Great wine selection more
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This West University Thai restaurant is dressed up with spicy foods and friendly service.


  • In Short
    Authentically inspired and heartily spiced Thai food is served up swiftly at this quaint and comfortable eatery. A raised ceiling keeps diners from feeling too cramped and the white-linen tablecloths give an air of elegance to the otherwise simplistic dining room. Diners sample spicy soups and curries, salads and seafood. House favorites include the cashew chicken, deep-fried fish and the seafood clay pot, which is served hot and spicy.

  • 4/17/2005 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Thur 11am-2:30pm, 4:30pm-9:00pm Fri 11am-2:30pm, 4:30pm-10:00pm Sat 12pm - 10:00pm
  • Payments:

    Master Card, Diner's Club, American Express, Visa
  • Neighborhoods:

    Central, Greenway/ Upper Kirby