MAY KITCHEN + BAR

4.8
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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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Kitty
Seattle
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Colleen
Puerto Vallarta
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is awesome. Very different from other Thai restaurants, more authentic

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vipBluetag
Los Angeles
26 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was delicious!

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MickN
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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MargotL
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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Susie
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Thai food! We really enjoyed their new dishes—the fried fish and eggplant appetizers. Our server was delightful!

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P344
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, Great service in a wonderful cozy setting. We love this place !

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Lynn
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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!

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JesseH
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere. I would highly recommend a visit.

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Vashana425
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!

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Trumpeter1
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Islander
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

May Kitchen is always consistently wonderful. I can't recommend it more highly.

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judy
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came for Valentines Day and want to make it a tradition every year

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Stacey
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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JosephineH
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

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

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vipevapava
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrating a birthday and first friday. Food was awesome and service attentive highly recommend if you are on Vashon.

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ShannonF
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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GGGG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Food perfect. Service great..........

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Duke
Seattle
8 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Terrific food and service. Nice presentation of food and attentive service by everyone there.

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CharlieP
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Islander
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Not my first time at May Kitchen, but I am never disappointed! Everything is first-rate and I can't recommend it more highly.

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GaryR
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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NeilR
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!!!!!

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KelG
Seattle
13 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service.

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Steve
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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sarahs
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall1food1service2ambience3

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Seattle
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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GaryA
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best on Island.......................................................................

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sofiene
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a fantastic time! Highly recommend. Great food.

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vipLbarton16
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service! The food and service was amazing! The staff accommodated our large party with excellent professionalism.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Always wonderful and great food! Food prices right, drinks a bit over priced, but it’s Vashon

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Oggie
Seattle
7 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

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.

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vipKRCONE
San Diego
99 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a treat to come here. Best Thai in the NW. they have wonderful cocktails BTW in addition to off the charts food.

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JamesP
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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!

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Jewels
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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JaniceW
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

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.

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sarahs
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

This is the first time that service has been less than perfect. It will not influence another visit, but still disappointing.

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MAY KITCHEN + BAR offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (206) 408-7196.

MAY KITCHEN + BAR is rated 4.8 stars by 1242 OpenTable diners.

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