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MAY KITCHEN + BAR

4.7
4.7
1168 Reviews
$30 and under
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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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Thai

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Phone number

    (206) 408-7196

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    May Chaleoy

  • Neighborhood

    Vashon

  • Cross street

    Bank Rd SW

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • 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.

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

What 1,168 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

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  1. K

    Kitty

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 14, 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.
  2. C

    Colleen

    Puerto Vallarta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food is awesome. Very different from other Thai restaurants, more authentic
  3. B

    Bluetag

    Los Angeles

    32 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 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.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Every dish was delicious!
  5. MN

    MickN

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 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.
  6. ML

    MargotL

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 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.
  7. S

    Susie

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Thai food! We really enjoyed their new dishes—the fried fish and eggplant appetizers. Our server was delightful!
  8. P

    P344

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, Great service in a wonderful cozy setting. We love this place !
  9. L

    Lynn

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 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!
  10. JH

    JesseH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and atmosphere. I would highly recommend a visit.
  11. V

    Vashana425

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 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!!
  12. T

    Trumpeter1

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 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!
  13. I

    Islander

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    May Kitchen is always consistently wonderful. I can't recommend it more highly.
  14. j

    judy

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We came for Valentines Day and want to make it a tradition every year
  15. S

    Stacey

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 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!
  16. JH

    JosephineH

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 8, 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
  17. e

    evapava

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating a birthday and first friday. Food was awesome and service attentive highly recommend if you are on Vashon.
  18. SF

    ShannonF

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 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.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 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.
  20. GG

    GGGG

    New York Area

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always good. Food perfect. Service great..........
  21. D

    Duke

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Terrific food and service. Nice presentation of food and attentive service by everyone there.
  22. CP

    CharlieP

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 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!
  23. I

    Islander

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 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.
  24. GR

    GaryR

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 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
  25. NR

    NeilR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 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!!!!!
  26. KG

    KelG

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food and service.
  27. S

    Steve

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 19, 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.
  28. s

    sarahs

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 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.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 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.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 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.
  31. GA

    GaryA

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best on Island.......................................................................
  32. S

    Sofien

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a fantastic time! Highly recommend. Great food.
  33. L

    Lbarton16

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service! The food and service was amazing! The staff accommodated our large party with excellent professionalism.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Always wonderful and great food! Food prices right, drinks a bit over priced, but it’s Vashon
  35. O

    Oggie

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 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.
  36. KR

    KRCONE

    San Diego

    115 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    115 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 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.
  37. JP

    JamesP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 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!
  38. J

    Jewels

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 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.
  39. JW

    JaniceW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 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.
  40. s

    sarahs

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    This is the first time that service has been less than perfect. It will not influence another visit, but still disappointing.

FAQs

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 1168 OpenTable diners.

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Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bank Rd SW

  • Neighborhood

    Vashon

  • Hours of operation

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

  • Cuisines

    Thai

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    May Chaleoy

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

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