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Maenam

4.2
4.2
1187 Reviews
CAN$30 and under
Thai
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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Thai
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Tuesday to Saturday. lunch noon - 2:00pm Dinner: Sunday to Friday 5:00pm -10:00pm
  • Phone number
    (604) 730-5579
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • 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
  • Neighborhood
    Kitsilano
  • Cross street
    Maple
  • Parking details
    Coin parking on West 4th is available (free after 10pm).
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,187 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.8Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

1,187 Reviews
  1. mikol

    Vancouver

    33 reviews

    5.0

    33 reviews

    Reviewed on July 27, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    An amazing use of ingredients and complex flavours. We'll be back!!!

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic!!!

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  3. Julie

    Vancouver

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  4. GourmandE

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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!

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  5. Margie

    Brisbane

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved this restaurant the food was fresh and beautiful. Staff were friendly and efficient.

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  6. tourist101

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food - highly recommend the place. We found it on a "best of " list for Vancouver restaurants, and were not disappointed.

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  7. Ross

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Epic food - nourishing and flavourful. Will definitely be back.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 21, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    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.

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  9. Muppetlise

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 1
    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.

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  10. kareninsky

    Vancouver

    20 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    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.

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  11. VancouverLibrarian

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 20, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  12. JenniferQ

    Vancouver

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good service. Food came super fast and was so tasty and delicious!!

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food great service. Lots of vegetarian options

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  14. Sima606

    Vancouver

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on May 10, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  15. MirD

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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!

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  16. SamanthaR

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 27, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Such delicious Thai food!

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  17. Sharon

    Vancouver

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on April 26, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was phenomenal and so was the service. Their food is exceptional and perfect for those with Celiac disease.

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  18. Echo

    Vancouver

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Way too noisy. Terrible service - was basically ignored. Great shame as food good.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on April 21, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was outstanding! Suggest to go with a group in order to select a variety of dishes.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 20, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great tasting menu with spectacular dessert

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  21. HollyG

    New York City

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on April 19, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious creative cuisine especially the Banana Blossom Salad and lamb curry. All is outstanding! So many wonderful flavours!

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  22. RTse

    Vancouver

    378 reviews

    5.0

    378 reviews

    Dined on April 16, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We love eating at Maenam. There is something special about each dish and the amount of flavor in it is amazing.

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  23. adrie

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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!

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  24. bradv

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went for our anniversary. Friendly staff, great service. Food was excellent!

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    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.

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  26. LauraD

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 9, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    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.

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  27. eaterofgoodfoodthings

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Been here several times and it never disappoints. Excellent and fresh flavours like your walking off the plane in Thailand.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    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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  29. PatricO

    Vancouver

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 4, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always pleasant to go to Maenam. Great cocktails, great food.

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  30. LeeKnee

    New York City

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  31. Muppetlise

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Portland

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 30, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food. We shared the vegetarian tasting menu and it was more than enough food. Unique flavors. Highly recommend

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 27, 2017

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  34. bellastella

    Portland

    76 reviews

    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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.

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  35. MargaretM

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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.

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  36. LindaP

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Servers were haughty and somewhat dismissive--perceptible "attitude"--which diminished our enjoyment.

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  37. JamesW

    Vancouver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 20, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Solid menu, and best Thai out there. No wonder they won restaurant of the year! Gold!

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  38. TonyG

    Vancouver

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2017

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    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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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Vancouver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  40. mmmmfood

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 15, 2017

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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!

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Maenam is rated 4.2 stars by 1187 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Maenam

1938 W. 4th Ave, Vancouver, BC V6J 1M5

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Maple
  • Neighborhood
    Kitsilano
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Tuesday to Saturday. lunch noon - 2:00pm Dinner: Sunday to Friday 5:00pm -10:00pm
  • Price
    CAN$30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Thai
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Coin parking on West 4th is available (free after 10pm).
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Angus An
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Late Night, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (604) 730-5579
  • Private party facilities
    Maenam can accommodate private parties from 8 to 45 people.
  • Private party contact
    Tessula Whitford/Angus An: (604) 730-5579
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