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About Maenam

Simplicity, innovation and balance are the key ingredients in chef Angus An’s philosophy behind the authentic Thai dishes served at Maenam. His menu is rooted in balancing intense fresh flavours with seasonal ingredients and locally sourced products, while respecting the tradition and the origin of each recipe. With inspiration found in continuous travel, the menu at Maenam is ever-changing but always served with Thai flare and enjoyed in its traditional context, be it family style dining or riffs on Thai street food.

Cellaring one of the most exciting Riesling collections in Vancouver, the wine list at Maenam is a food focused undertaking and concentrates on lighter reds and a spectrum of aromatic whites. The wine, beer and cocktail list evolves as quickly as chef An’s menu, spanning a range of old and new world styles, with a special focus on the best of British Columbia.

1938 W. 4th Ave
Vancouver, BC V6J 1M5
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Thai

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday to Saturday. lunch noon - 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday to Friday 5:00pm -10:00pm



Cross Street:
Maple

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(604) 730-5579

Website:
http://www.maenam.ca/

Parking Details:
Coin parking on West 4th is available (free after 10pm).

Executive Chef:
Angus An

Private Party Facilities:
Maenam can accommodate private parties from 8 to 45 people.

Private Party Contact:
Tessula Whitford/Angus An: (604) 730-5579

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Maenam Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.1

ambience

3.8

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Good for Groups (542)
Romantic (542)
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Notable Wine List (337)
Late-night Find (198)
Vibrant Bar Scene (127)
Creative Cuisine (120)
Authentic (87)
Good for a Date (86)
Spicy (80)
Tasting Menu (65)
Kid-friendly (62)
Casual (59)
Good Vegetarian Options (51)
Handcrafted Cocktails (44)
Good for Anniversaries (42)
Good for Birthdays (40)
Worth the Drive (39)
Great for Brunch (38)
Healthy (34)
Local Ingredients (31)
Fun (29)
Cozy (27)
Bar Seating (24)
Outstanding Value (22)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
Tapas (17)
Comfort Food (15)
Business Meals (14)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Quiet Conversation (9)
Scenic View (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Vegan (7)
Organic (5)
Paleo Friendly (5)
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Fantastic!!!

Tags: Cozy, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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food5
ambience5
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on June 3, 2017

There were three of us and we got the betal leaf miang with local dungeness crab to start. It comes with four leaves and we shared the last one three ways because it was so good!
The grilled thai sausage and crispy rice salad isn't really a salad. It's sausage and rice puffs, no greens. Pretty good.
Ling cod was really good, buttery tasting and caramelized on the outside.
Pad Thai was great!
Must get the roti with peanut sauce!
Drinks were really nicely made and had a balanced taste.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails
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food5
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 30, 2017

The food we had (chef's tante menu, meat and Fisher) was very tasty, fresh and original.
The wine and the crémant with the meal was very well matched, very friendly service. Just a bit noisy at peak hour but later on more quiet and relaxed. This was an exceptional night out dining!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Sunday Lunch
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food5
ambience4
service5
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 (Brisbane / QLD)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Loved this restaurant the food was fresh and beautiful. Staff were friendly and efficient.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Toronto)·Dined on May 28, 2017

Fantastic food - highly recommend the place. We found it on a "best of " list for Vancouver restaurants, and were not disappointed.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Cozy, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Epic food - nourishing and flavourful. Will definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 21, 2017

The service was excellent. The food was good. I think perhaps I was expecting too much after seeing so many great reviews. The brussel sprout salad was delicious, even for someone who doesn't enjoy brussel sprouts.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual
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food3
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service5
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 20, 2017

No air con is unacceptable for this fine establishment. It was so unpleasantly hot this weekend and it's not even summer yet. Dining here is always enjoyable but not while I'm sweating. I'll remember only to go to this restaurant in the winter. There wasn't any good specials this week which was disappointing. Food portions seemed to have shrunk too.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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food3
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 20, 2017

4 of us dined and let the chef prepare a meal as per the menus recommendation,, alth9ugh the food was not bad both of our husbands that sat in the chairs across from us had sore backs by the time dinner was over and just wanted to leave.. so would have upped the compliments had the chairs been more comfortable,, for that reason only all 4 of us agreed we would not return.

Tags: Casual, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem
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food3
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service4
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 (Calgary)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Food was delicious! I was so full after the meal but it was worth it. Each bite was full of flavour. A bit noisy but not overwhelming. I'll definitely eat at Maenam again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Hot Spot, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Authentic, Fun, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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service5
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Good service. Food came super fast and was so tasty and delicious!!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Great food great service. Lots of vegetarian options

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on May 10, 2017

Hands down, this is the best and most creative Thai restaurant in the city. Been coming here for years and have never been disappointed -- on the contrary. The prix fixe dinner at night is the best (and most delicious) deal in town -- 6 or 7 courses wonderfully spiced. Also, very accomodating to vegetarians. Aside from the veggie dishes -- go for the brussels sprouts and almonds and/or the banana blossom and corn salad -- they are happy to modify dishes. Only caveat -- it can be quite noisy here, especially at night.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Casual
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food5
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 28, 2017

This is one of my favourite restaurants in Vancouver and we frequent it almost monthly. The most recent time we went we ordered the vegetarian tasting menu and it was fabulous! The flavour profile of the dishes were outstanding. I am very much a fan!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy
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food5
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 27, 2017

Such delicious Thai food!

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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 26, 2017

The food was phenomenal and so was the service. Their food is exceptional and perfect for those with Celiac disease.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 26, 2017

Way too noisy.
Terrible service - was basically ignored.
Great shame as food good.

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food4
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service1
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 (Montreal)·Dined on April 21, 2017

Food was outstanding! Suggest to go with a group in order to select a variety of dishes.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Good for a Date, Good for Groups
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Great tasting menu with spectacular dessert

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food4
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 19, 2017

Delicious creative cuisine especially the Banana Blossom Salad and lamb curry. All is outstanding! So many wonderful flavours!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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food5
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We love eating at Maenam. There is something special about each dish and the amount of flavor in it is amazing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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food5
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Great service, delicious food - some of the best Thai food I've ever have had. Menu has lots of variety and I love that they have an non-alcoholic beverage selection. I'm visiting from the States and chose this place based on reviews and it be voted #1 restaurant in 2016 in Vancouver magazine! I would definitely recommend Maenam, it did not disappoint!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Tapas, Cozy
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food5
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service5
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 12, 2017

Went for our anniversary. Friendly staff, great service. Food was excellent!

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food5
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 10, 2017

Nice Thai food. Good quality of ingredients. Spicy was ok for me, a bit on the too spicy side for my girlfriend. Original dishes.
Good service. A bit overpriced.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Casual, Spicy
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food4
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service4
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 9, 2017

Had the chef's menu which is usually good but the fish was dry and we had lots of it. Not as much variety as usual.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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food3
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vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Food was excellent, the tuna ceviche and beef curry in particular, service was just ok! No one came back to ask us how our food was or remove empty plates or refill drinks at any point during the meal

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service2
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on April 4, 2017

Always pleasant to go to Maenam. Great cocktails, great food.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 31, 2017

Fabulous food. We could understand why Maenam won best restaurant in VanMag 2016. We were there on our first wedding anniversary and really enjoyed our meal. Special place.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 31, 2017

The service was very good and the servers were attentive . The food was very good too. The Only dish that we didn't really enjoy was the lamb curry. It was dry and too sweet. The red snapper was delicious and the chicken wings were to die for. The desserts were amazing too - had the roti dessert and the coconut ice cream. Both were outstanding.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine
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food4
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service5
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 (Portland)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Fantastic food. We shared the vegetarian tasting menu and it was more than enough food. Unique flavors. Highly recommend

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Good Vegetarian Options
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food5
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on March 27, 2017

Everything was delicious except the cashew chicken. I found it a little boring in comparison to the amazing flavours the other dishes offered

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food5
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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on March 26, 2017

Delicious food and great drinks and conversation from bartender JD. This was our best dining experience during our Vancouver getaway and we'll make eating there a priority next time we visit Vancouver. Special thanks to Tess who made sure that we were able to dine at Maenam on a busy evening.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on March 24, 2017

Really wonderful food - fantastic flavors, beautifully presented and very affordable. Service was good - our waitress Charlotte was lovely. Well worth the cab ride over to 4th - lived up to its reputation as Vancouver magazine's top choice for 2016.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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food5
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 22, 2017

Servers were haughty and somewhat dismissive--perceptible "attitude"--which diminished our enjoyment.

Tags: Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Spicy
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food4
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service2
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 20, 2017

Solid menu, and best Thai out there. No wonder they won restaurant of the year! Gold!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Fun
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food5
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Thai sausage and crispy rice salad was a disaster. Thai sausage was like cubed sausage (nothing Thai about it). Presentation not appetizing. Special of the day was mussels, very little broth with hardly any flavour, just heat. Duck confit salad too sweet-- shredded duck meat with various herbs. Too much use of raw onions on dishes. Saving grace was the lime/fish sauce which we had to use on everything to make it taste like Thai food!

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food2
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service4
value2

 
 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 16, 2017

Sitting at the bar, we had a great experience talking with the bartender. We gave him carte blanche to order our meals and he didn't disappoint

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 15, 2017

Wonderful service, healthy portions and delicious food!! Not to mentioned they whipped up a lychee martini for me that wasn't on the menu, with beet sugar rim and it was incredible! We got the sausage salad appetizer and the coconut chicken soup and pad Thai and we were so happy with our order and extremely full!

Highly recommended!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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food5
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service5
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vip
 (Vancouver)·Dined on March 14, 2017

I love spicy food - I eat the spiciest food out of anyone I know.

We received a dish that was so spicy that it was inedible. This is not normal.

We told the waitress who told us "We tell all customers that this is our spiciest dish"

We were not told that the dish was spicy.

Even if we had been told, the dish was so spicy that it was inedible. Either the recipe has issues or the person making the dish added way too much hot peppers.

We only ate 1/10 of the dish and were still charged.

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food1
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 (Seattle)·Dined on March 10, 2017

One of the best Thai restaurants at which we have ever had the joy of eating. The gang kau, in particular, was amazing, but everything was delicious.

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