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MAY KITCHEN + BAR, Vashon, WA
MAY KITCHEN + BAR, Vashon, WA
MAY KITCHEN + BAR, Vashon, WA
MAY KITCHEN + BAR, Vashon, WA
MAY KITCHEN + BAR, Vashon, WA

MAY KITCHEN + BAR

4.7
4.7
1146 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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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 1,146 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 3.1Value

NoiseModerate

1,146 Reviews
  1. Kitty

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  2. Colleen

    Puerto Vallarta

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is awesome. Very different from other Thai restaurants, more authentic

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  3. Bluetag

    Los Angeles

    35 reviews

    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on March 2, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  4. CMichele

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every dish was delicious!

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  5. MickN

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  6. MargotL

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  7. Susie

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Thai food! We really enjoyed their new dishes—the fried fish and eggplant appetizers. Our server was delightful!

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  8. P344

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, Great service in a wonderful cozy setting. We love this place !

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  9. Lynn

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    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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  10. JesseH

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 22, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and atmosphere. I would highly recommend a visit.

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  11. Vashana425

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 21, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  12. Trumpeter1

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  13. Islander

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    May Kitchen is always consistently wonderful. I can't recommend it more highly.

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  14. judy

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came for Valentines Day and want to make it a tradition every year

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  15. Stacey

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  16. JosephineH

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  17. evapava

    Seattle

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Celebrating a birthday and first friday. Food was awesome and service attentive highly recommend if you are on Vashon.

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  18. ShannonF

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    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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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  20. GGGG

    New York City

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always good. Food perfect. Service great..........

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  21. Duke

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific food and service. Nice presentation of food and attentive service by everyone there.

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  22. CharlieP

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  23. Islander

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  24. GaryR

    Seattle

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  25. NeilR

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 20, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  26. KelG

    Seattle

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service.

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  27. Steve

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  28. sarahs

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 17, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    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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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  31. GaryA

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 10, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best on Island.......................................................................

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  32. Sofien

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a fantastic time! Highly recommend. Great food.

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  33. Lbarton16

    Seattle

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding service! The food and service was amazing! The staff accommodated our large party with excellent professionalism.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always wonderful and great food! Food prices right, drinks a bit over priced, but it’s Vashon

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  35. Oggie

    Seattle

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  36. KRCONE

    San Diego

    119 reviews

    5.0

    119 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  37. JamesP

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  38. Jewels

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 16, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    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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  39. JaniceW

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    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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  40. sarahs

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    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 4.7 stars by 1146 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for MAY KITCHEN + BAR

17614 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA 98070

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
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • 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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