MAY KITCHEN + BAR

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$30 and under
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Thai
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.
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JC
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional food and overall dining experience!!!

DG
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful evening! We went for my birthday because this is one of my favorite restaurants, and they did not disappoint. Topped off a delicious meal with a surprise - they dimmed the lights and brought out a dessert featuring 4 different Thai ice cream flavors and the staff sang me happy birthday. Such a wonderful place with the best Thai food around and really warm staff. Highly recommended!

MA
Seattle
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a great time, food and ambience are so authentic! Best Thai in Seattle area.

CQ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every time, we enjoy and our guests are delighted by the most delicious sauces and authenticity. Bravo!

EP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and a great meal when we went to May's for our anniversary recently. The staff were sweet and attentive, and we were impressed with the speed of service this time around. For two entrees, an appetizer, side of yummy red rice, and two Thai iced teas, we spent about $60 (before tipping). An excellent value for the quantity and quality of food and beverages! We were even gifted a dessert for our special occasion. Thank you to the staff at May's for helping us celebrate!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Gathered for a Birthday celebration and it was fantastic. One of my favorite Thai restaurants in the state. Great service, beautiful ambiance and rich, tasty, authentic food. Perfect evening for the nine of us.

AM
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food, I especially appreciate the vegan options! Our waiter was excellent.

JR
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Amazing food and a fun atmosphere. The employees were very nice. It’s very busy and very small so a reservations is a must even for two.

JR
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was outstanding and authentic. We loved the atmosphere with the authentic wooden interior.
Although being seated near the door was very drafty. The cocktails were amazing!

b
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

the food was amazing!! We felt lucky that we heard about it. I would love to go back.

m
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Everything good but charging $3 extra to put a very minuscule amount of veges in curry is just wrong.

GJ
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As alway, Mays is the best place to dine on Vashon as well as most of the Puget Sound area. We are so fortunate to have her on Vashon! All of the food is fabulous, the waitstaff impeccable, and my only complaint is needing a reservation most nights to get in!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. Go for the fried watercress appetizer! Just beware the huge portions...

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their pod Thai is excellent!

MK
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

May was great except the waitress got my order wrong. I had to send back and wait while my companions ate their dinner. It was kind of a bummer.

RP
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great! Servers Kate and Samantha were fantastic - polite and attentive without being "in the way". Food was as good as always, especially love the Tom Ka soup. A nice evening, and thanks for the free "anniversary" dessert!

TN
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely experience. You can tell the owner and the employees care about their customers’ experience . The yum phak boong (flash fried watercress) was delicious and the dipping sauce tangy sweet and spicy all-in-one -my favorite dish of the night ❤️

BG
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

May Kitchen has been consistently wonderful everytime I have eaten here. The wait staff couldn't be more delightful. Every dish was delicious, especially the ones recommended by the staff. Never a disappointment.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience5

The food is consistently delicious. The portion sizes continue to get smaller and the prices continue to increase. Disappointed with this

S
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and excellent service!

O
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seriously the best Thai food in Puget Sound is at May on Vashon Island!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Worth the hype.

OT
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

A typical Thai restaurant that doesn't really offer up anything unique. Food is better than average but not worth the upscaled prices. Not many competitors when it comes to Asian food on the island. But if you're visiting from the city, you'll most likely have had better.

AM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic meal and service! A must eat at restaurant on Vashon!

OT
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an excellent time. We had two serious allergies and both were happy. We tried all the ice creams-really fun! (Except they were out of durian!🙁!) Always a great experience.

ML
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love May’s and it never disappoints, the ambience, the food, the service and the best mixed drinks!

c
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

You must experience May Thai on Vashon Island. The food and service are right on.

H
London
14 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Always a win. I could live on the vegan spring rolls. Light and fresh and delicious. The majority of the menu is gluten free, so there is something for everyone on the menu!!

AM
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We felt like we entered another world when we entered May Kitchen. The food was the best I've had since spending time in Thailand and the presentation and service was fantastic. Had the deep fried trout!

BA
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent authentic Thai cuisine, attentive servers, good cocktails, fine list of wines. Expensive but woeth it for a special night out. Don't miss the Tom Kha soup.

EP
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Reservation not honored as we needed to wait 20 minutes. Drinks took 20 minutes after we asked twice and the food was mediocre. Dry larb with a strange slice of raw cabbage on the side. The ice cream was good

MG
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There are no appropriate words for such a culinary experience!!!

W
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

As always, May Kitchen was outstanding. We took two friends from London to dinner there; and like all of the other friends whom we have taken to May Kitchen, our London friends said that they had never eaten such delicious Thai food.

d
Chicago
95 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The spring roll appetizers were good with a nice dipping sauce. After that it went down hill fast - we ordered the thai style larb and the yum neau. After ordering, the wait staff person returned and said they had only enough pork for half an order so would we like to have all chicken or half chicken and half pork. How do you run out of pork in a Thai restaurant by 7:45 pm? My wife elected to just have a half order of pork. Both dishes, we were told, would be moderately spicy. When the larb arrived for my wife, there was nothing but pork with a few minuscule traces of mint and onion, no green beans and no noticeable basil. Served with a slab of plain white cabbage and a bowl of white rice. There was no spice, heat or essentially any flavor. Visualize a presentation of bland colorless pork, rice and a cabbage wedge. We did manage to get some hot chili dressing to add some interest - but minimal. My yum neau was a little better but hardly any cucumber, and a lot of very tough beef and lettuce. The front of the restaurant is extremely drab and very uninviting and we noticed a water fountain right in front of the restaurant door that was littered with garbage and old beer cans. The fact that the management and staff just left it there all evening and even the next morning tells you what attention is being paid.

RT
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to eat at May.

k
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant with an authentic ambiance. The staff is outstanding and the food is incredible. A wonderful experience!

MI
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The green curry is so good you could drink it. Nuff said. Top notch.

G
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience3

It took about an hour to bring our food and several of the dishes were barely warm.

This place consistently serves too many people at once. It is noisy, crowded, and the food is not fresh when served.

Very disappointing as this has been consistently mediocre for the last year. Overrated by many.

GR
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The yum neau was the best i’ve had at mays. The meat was not as well done as normal and it was great. As always the service was the best.

TH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ventured over from Seattle and it was definitely WORTH IT! All the dishes we ordered were packed with flavor and the presentation was amazing. The fresh spring rolls are AMAZING, best I have ever had. We will be returning frequently. :)