MAY KITCHEN + BAR
traditional thai stir fried thin rice noodles in may tamarind sauce with bean sprouts, chive, egg & chicken or tofu, garnished table-side with bean sprouts, lime, chili & ground peanuts
coconut, rice flour fried plantain bananas drizzled in honey and served with thai coconut ice cream
Thai Ice Tea and Coffee
classic sweet drink served with cream and evaporated milk
Ordered the basil eggplant and could have been satisfied with just that for a meal. We also had pad Thai, a delicious soup and a green curry dish. We enjoyed it all. Thank you.
The food is awesome. Very different from other Thai restaurants, more authentic
The best Thai restaurant I know of, and we're so fortunate to have it on Vashon Island. The sparerib appetizers and sauce are one of our go-tos, as is their unique Pad Thai. The service is relaxed (think "island time") but very friendly. All the food is excellent. My only suggestions are that they fill water glasses to the top instead of barely over half full, and that they include knives in their table settings. Those are so easily fixable by simply asking, but they are the only items I can even think of that are less than stellar. Make a reservation, for sure--especially during the summer.
Every dish was delicious!
Phenomenal Experience- Top 10 meals ever! We were visiting for our mini-moon and the whole experience was incredible. The food, service, ambiance, and wine were impeccable.
My favorite Thai restaurant—anywhere. Love the ambience and the people who work there, Ploy and Mat and everyone else are excellent with customer service and besides great food, great cocktails, great music as well.
Excellent Thai food! We really enjoyed their new dishes—the fried fish and eggplant appetizers. Our server was delightful!
Great food, Great service in a wonderful cozy setting. We love this place !
We brought out of town guests for a birthday dinner. The food was, as always, wonderful. The service was better than ever that night. We had a charming waitress who answered all questions and was extremely helpful as first time guests decided what they wanted to eat. It was a lovely evening enjoyed by everyone!
Amazing food and atmosphere. I would highly recommend a visit.
May Kitchen is my favorite Thai Food restaurant! I’ve had everything on the menu and the dishes always exceed my high expectations. The green curry is layered with beautiful spices. The Watercress appetizer is totally unique and served with a tangy coconut sauce, it’s delicious. If you like tea they have one that changes color when you add lime. Plus, you might just get visited my a magician or the Mayor of Vashon!!
What else can I say but WOW! Service was amazing as was the food! My guest was blown away!
I’ve been many times before and it amazes me that the experience can be so (consistently) fabulous!!!
Thank you May and Company for blessing the island with your gift!
May Kitchen is always consistently wonderful. I can't recommend it more highly.
We came for Valentines Day and want to make it a tradition every year
I am always enchanted at May Kitchen & Bar. The food and ambiance are outstanding, and the wait staff are always attentive and friendly. And on this special Valentine's evening, they went all out with unexpected extras - a rose hand delivered by a young child with a sweet welcome plus a cute card with a personalized picture of me and my husband. Never miss a chance to dine at May's!
Wonderful food and atmosphere as always, it's the be. The service was a little less great for the first time ever. They were fast and attentive, but got the order wrong, despite confirming and repeating at table. They then brought the main part of the missing order quickly (curry) but rice took ages and was the wrong rice. So.. a little disappointing, but overall fabulous. Love it sooooooo much
Celebrating a birthday and first friday. Food was awesome and service attentive highly recommend if you are on Vashon.
Fabulous food as always. Agreed that it is probably the best in the greater Seattle area. Great service and jewel box interior. Wish they could figure out a better solution for the waiting area....there pretty much is no area to wait.
We have been talking about making the trip to Vashon for May for years! Finally this year, for our anniversary, we made the journey from Ballard. May lived up to our expectation and beyond. Not only is the restaurant adorable, and the food amazing, but the service is beyond exceptional. I cannot thank the staff of May Kitchen + Bar enough for a fantastic night. It definitely will not be years until we come back.
Always good. Food perfect. Service great..........
Terrific food and service. Nice presentation of food and attentive service by everyone there.
This is a destination Thai restaurant, even if you have to take a ferry. It is our FIRST choice for dining out when friends come to visit our Island, as they did last Saturday night. Definitely worth your while if you are on Vashon for ANY reason, or even if good Thai food and ambiance is your ONLY reason!
Not my first time at May Kitchen, but I am never disappointed! Everything is first-rate and I can't recommend it more highly.
Food was amazing as usual. Took my mom for her birthday and she said the trout was the best she’d had at a restaurant
This was our first experience at May Kitchen. The food was delicious and the service was great. Will go again for sure. This place definitely deserves the rave reviews it is getting!!!!!
Amazing food and service.
Great food, OpenTable messed up my reservation. I had a confirmed reservation, but the information was never sent to May's. We had to sit at the bar. Will go back again, but next time I will stop by and make my reservation in person.
We have been to May dozens of times and this was the first negative experience. The drinks were not up to the regular standard. We ordered appetizers and entree’s , but when the sauce with the first appetizer was incorrect and subsequently mishandled, then a second appetizer we ordered was wrong, we cancelled the entrees not wanting to risk further disappointment.
An off night perhaps? Let’s hope so.
My daughter and I love going out to dinner together and May kitchen is one of our favorite spots. The Phad Thai is authentically delicious and prepared table side. The staff understand and practice genuine hospitality. May and Tom are wonderful people who have created a very unique and special culinary experience.
We always love our visit to May Kitchen and Bar. We have our favorites, and we usually try something new. We’ve never been disappointed.
The best on Island.......................................................................
Had a fantastic time! Highly recommend. Great food.
Outstanding service! The food and service was amazing! The staff accommodated our large party with excellent professionalism.
Always wonderful and great food! Food prices right, drinks a bit over priced, but it’s Vashon
We made reservations as our son had come home from San Diego for Christmas. We had reservations for 7:45pm.
Our table was not ready. 10 minutes later we asked if we could sit at the bar. The hostess helped clear an area and we sat down at the bar with a free appetizer. We sat there for at least another 15-20 minutes.
Once our table was finally available we ordered the prawns appetizer and was told that the restaurant was totally out of those prawns. I ordered the watercress appetizer.
When it can to the table it was actually cold. Not even warm. I honestly did not say anything to our waitress because we sat down really late, no prawns and I
did not want to complain and have to wait even longer.
My husband ordered the cashew dish, my son had the wide noodle dish. He also said it was not that hot or tasty. And I had the shrimp with asparagus. The dish tasted ok, the asparagus was very thick but I ate it.
I have to say overall it was not a great experience and very disappointing. Which normally we love May Kitchen.
Just wanted you to know that.
Always a treat to come here. Best Thai in the NW. they have wonderful cocktails BTW in addition to off the charts food.
Fabulous experience. The host and our waitress were wonderful and the food was stupendously delicious. My partner and I are both plant based and ordered the Flash Fried Watercress (say what?!), Fried Veggie Rolls, Pad Thai and a Yellow Curry with seasonal Squash. Could not recommend more highly!
We had a simply lovely meal on Sunday. Every dish was delicious and the service was excellent. I have eaten Thai food in many places including Bangkok, and this was the best I ever had. The noise level is nice and low so one can have a civilized conversation across the table.
Great food here at a reasonable price. We never have had a bad experience. It did seem on the last visit that they were understaffed. It took a long time to place a drink and appetizer order, after flagging down the busboy. The server rushed through the usually interesting Phad Thai presentation. As a result of the initial wait time, we had to hurry and skip dessert so our guests could catch the ferry.
This is the first time that service has been less than perfect. It will not influence another visit, but still disappointing.
MAY KITCHEN + BAR offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 408-7196.
MAY KITCHEN + BAR is rated 4.7 stars by 1242 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.