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About May Kitchen + Bar

May Kitchen + Bar brings a taste of Thailand to Vashon Island, WA. From the 150 year old dark teak paneling to the hand crafted iron work, the interior whisks you away to another, more relaxed place. Sit down and begin your meal by enjoying an original cocktail carefully crafted to bring out the most flavor from exotic ingredients. Then consider the food. You will have to come back, because you will need to try everything at least once. May Chaleoy is renowned for her ability to bring out a depth and complexity of flavor in all your favorite Thai dishes. May's attention to detail and dedication to the authenticity of her food is clear after your first bite. Come see for yourself.

17614 Vashon Hwy SW
Vashon, WA 98070
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Thai

Hours of Operation:
Dinner

Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday, Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm

Cross Street:
Bank Rd SW

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(206) 408-7196

Website:
http://www.maykitchen.com/

Public Transit:
The nearest transit stop is Vashon Hwy SW and SW Bank Rd. We are just south of the stop on the east side of the street.

Executive Chef:
May Chaleoy

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout

May Kitchen + Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.5

ambience

4.7

value

4.6

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (30)
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Creative Cuisine (24)
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Good for Anniversaries (20)
Spicy (20)
Good Vegetarian Options (20)
Cozy (19)
Worth the Drive (18)
Casual (16)
Good for Birthdays (15)
Fun (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Bar Seating (13)
Gluten Free Options (13)
Hot Spot (13)
Romantic (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Healthy (8)
Vegan (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Quiet Conversation (5)
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Live Music (4)
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Notable Wine List (3)
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Disabled Access (2)
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Great Beer (1)
Happy Hour (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

To be honest I don’t like Thai food but the salad I had was amazing. And as always my wife loved her meal. We go every Valentine’s Day but now that I know there’s something I really like on the menu, we will definitely be dining there more often.

Tags: Healthy, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

For the second time, we've had late reservations and both times, they were out of the spring roll appetizer. This is something I will always want to order, so its quite a disappointment. The rice didn't come out with the soup...which we wanted to put in the soup, and the larb was so spicy that I had to drink a lot of water. I've always liked Mays, but I'm not very happy lately.

Tags: Authentic, Spicy
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 (Seattle)·Dined 5 days ago

We love Mays and have been going there from the beginning but this time was not as special. The fresh spring rolls were delicious as usual, but the main meal was not up to standard. The phad Thai was a mushy overcooked mess. We wanted to order phad kee mao but in the past year or so the spiciness level has been raised to the point where we knew our guest would not eat it. The last time we ordered it the heat level was very high for us and we like it a bit spicy. We ordered the phad metmamunanghimmapha but it was better in the past when there were also green beans in the dish. Now it's just onions and some cashews. We also ordered the phad normai farang goong. The dish was visually attractive and the sauce was tasty, but several asparagus end were very tough and should have been cut off. The whole shiitake mushrooms were also tough and unappealing.
Overall this was not the best experience for a premium Thai restaurant. Hopefully this was just an off night.

Tags: Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Went to May's with a group of my girlfriends on our visit to the Lodges on Vashon. Service was great but I was not impressed with the food. One friend ordered the pad thai and she said it was too sweet. I ordered the yellow curry and it was so salty that I could not eat it. I also wish they ask how spicy we want it like other thai places.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Our meal at May Kitchen + Bar was fabulous ~~ as always!
May never disappoints. Best place on Vashon to take out of town guests.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 4, 2018

The service was lovely, this was our second time there and we were impressed with the service and food. We would love to return again when we are in Vashon. Highly recommend for authentic Thai food.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2018

May's is the best Thai restaurant in the South Sound. The food is amazing as are the drinks. But it's the ambience that really makes it. It's got a cool vibe. It is worth a trip to Vashon Island.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Casual, Cozy, Live Music, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Good for Groups
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 (Seattle)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Very nice atmosphere and decor. Menu provides many different gourmet choices. Best to make reservation as can get crowded.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We traveled to Vashon for my husband's birthday. We heard a lot about this place so figured it was the perfect place to celebrate. The food was great and everyone was incredibly friendly. Our server was particularly attentive and gave my husband dessert on the house. Don't feel like you always find this type of genuinely friendly service these days, so it was refreshing and awesome to find. Cocktails were creative and small plates were our favorite.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 25, 2018

May's is consistently outstanding and makes any occasion a special occasion.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Fun
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 25, 2018

We are so lucky on Vashon to have this restaurant on the island. period.

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Casual, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Phenomenal place but don’t tell anyone

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Simply great in all ways, especially the food.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 20, 2018

excellent food in a small space that was quite noisy and intense....... THe service was OK, but not terribly attentive. The prices were quite reasonable and the portions were larger than the average restaurant.

Tags: Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Casual
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 13, 2018

This is my favorite restaurant on Vashon. It's something special and you'll find that to be true in one visit. There is not an item on the menu that isn't amazing with well-thought presentation. The staff is professional and friendly.
I've brought vegetarians, picky friends, and people I want to impress. No one hasn't loved the experience and the food.

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Casual, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on January 11, 2018

We’ve never had fast service at May’s but tonight was exceptionally slow. We felt forgotten about

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Good food relaxed atmosphere

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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 10, 2018

The food was good as always but my Tom Ka was luke warm and should have been hot. Also I asked for it to be spicy and it was fairly mild. The desert was excellent ! And the wine wonderful.

I'll still be back.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Unbelievably delicious food. Since living in Thailand this is the first place I’ve been to where the food tastes like real Thai food. If anything, it’s better. Ambiance gorgeous and total, staff friendly and cheerful. Drinks are off the hook good. Amazing.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Romantic, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We go to May's for many of our family special occasions. This was a weeknight, so a bit quieter, but the food was still excellent. Our server made the Phad Thai with entertaining flair. It was a very enjoyable meal.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We enjoyed our friend's birthday celebration at May's. Always can count on great food and friendly staff!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on January 3, 2018

Terrific, as usual! Good food and good service. Will be back-often!

Tags: Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 27, 2017

It was amazing!! The atmosphere was great and we had the best Thai food ever!!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

The food was very good, particularly for my first time eating Thai food. I have a severe peanut allergy and they made sure everything was safe for me to eat; even the phad thai! I was surprised at how sweet everything was, but I'm told that's normal for Thai food.

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Romantic, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Healthy, Good Vegetarian Options, Disabled Access
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 (Vancouver)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Wonderful as usual- with a special (and unexpected) birthday treat.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Wonderful food, and a beautiful ambience. We love all the staff there.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Everything was excellent except that there were three couples waiting outside until they opened...would have been nice to let us in the lobby for the few minutes before our reservations as it was very cold outside. Was a little disappointed that they were out of spring rolls since we were there at five and that's when they opened. Otherwise, delish.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2017

The food was awesome! The staff was awesome! The Vashon Community is awesome!

My fiancée and me ordered our favorite Thai dishes, and were blown away! Truly among the, if not the, best Thai dinners we’ve ever had. The manager also treated us with the most FABULOUS Creme Brûlée for dessert!

The young servers were very polite, knowledgeable, and attended to us with great energy. After speaking to the manager, we saw the clear reflection of their courteousness.

All the Vashon people talked about this restaurant. We met a part-time worker at another stop, and mentioned our dinner reservation. To our surprise, she called the restaurant in advance in order to gift us with that wonderful dessert mentioned.

Just remarkable!

Tags: Vegan, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Comfort Food, Casual, Business Meals, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 10, 2017

May Kitchen has a new menu with some old and some new items.
Tried something new and it was very good. I love this restaurant!
Never disappointed.

Tags: Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The appetizers were great. The Red Curry was tasty, but the beef pieces were tough &
grizzly, the potato pieces were huge and undercooked. Would not order it again.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 8, 2017

The food and cocktails are awesome!! Decor is warm and inviting. Will definitely be back.
:-)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Late-night Find, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 8, 2017

will have to try again! After hearing a lot of good things about this restaurant our initial visit was disappointing. The food was good but the service was lacking! At one point the server tried to take away the plate I was still eating from and when I asked for a minute to finish it he stood at the table waiting for me to finish. Very awkward. It took 2 requests to receive a cup to go with our coffee, we were told they were understaffed that evening so we'll try again after the holidays!

Tags: Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Spicy, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Delicious food; server forgot one item but brought it out later on the house.

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 22, 2017

We are visiting Vashon for the first time and decided to try this restaurant based on reviews. It lives up to the hype. There were 4 of us and we all thought the food was excellent. Service was also excellent. We will definitely be back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Special friends in town.

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The attention to quality and authenticity permeates the menu. May is a master and the friendly, attentive, knowledgeable staff are a reflection of her overall commitment to providing her patrons the BEST dining experience possible. I go back again and again, yet each time find something new and interesting on the menu. LOVE May's!

Tags: Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Vegan, Good for a Date, Cozy
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 11, 2017

We enjoyed our birthday celebration very much. From the friendly welcome of staff to the champagne, appetizers, dinner and complinentary dessert the evening was one to remember. We enjoyed a local Palouse wine which rounded out the experience.
Service was exceptional, which allowed our guests to not stress about their ferry arrangements.
Thanks for the evening!

Tags: Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

May’s is an incredible dining experience. From fresh, flavor packed appetizers to savory, rich main courses we loved it all. Local beer and wine offered, as well as Thai options. The ambiance really transports you somewhere new for your meal.

Tags: Fun, Authentic, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 5, 2017

May's has been rated as among the best in the Pacific Northwest.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Fantastic! The table side service was what set the meal apart (not to mention the delicious food!!) Highly recommend.

Tags: Live Music, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Cozy, Fun, Comfort Food
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