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Maenam

4.2
1351 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Thai
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Special Occasion

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About

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Thai
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday to Saturday. lunch noon - 2:00pm
Dinner: Sunday to Friday 5:00pm -10:00pm



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Phone number
(604) 730-5579
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Angus An
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Private party facilities
Maenam can accommodate private parties from 8 to 45 people.
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Private party contact
Tessula Whitford/Angus An: (604) 730-5579
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Maple
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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
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.1
service
3.8
ambience
4.0
value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on June 18, 2017

Fantastic!!!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on May 29, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on May 27, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2017

Great food great service. Lots of vegetarian options

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2017

Such delicious Thai food!

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2017

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

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3.0Dined on April 25, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on April 20, 2017

Great tasting menu with spectacular dessert

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2017

Been here several times and it never disappoints. Excellent and fresh flavours like your walking off the plane in Thailand.

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on April 4, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined on March 22, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2017

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

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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!

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1.0Dined on March 13, 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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