Maypop

4.6
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720 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Southeast Asian
Welcome to Maypop! - the sister establishment to the award winning Mid-City restaurant MOPHO. Located two blocks from the Super Dome and only one block from Poydras street, it features Southeast Asian inspired southern cuisine and focuses on hand made pastas and house charcuterie paired with Gulf seafood, local produce and hand ground curries. Enjoy our refreshing cocktails that are as innovative and creative as our cuisine, and our well curated wine list paired to our eclectic dishes.
Executive Chef Michael Gulotta was named a 2016 Best New Chef by Food and Wine Magazine and Maypop was named a 2017 best new restaurant by New Orleans magazine as well as a 2017 peoples choice best new restaurant by Gambit Magazine.
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.6
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4.6
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New Orleans
20 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So delicious

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L
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I wanted to love this place but didn't. The ingredients were fresh and of high quality. I did not feel the fusion aspect of the food was well executed. To me, it was not Vietnamese nor New Orleans fare. We had good food but it didn't excite me. I won't be back.

BG
New Orleans
31 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very nice and friendly and young staff. Modern decor which is welcoming.

The menu is limited to a few appetizers, noodles and entrees.

The oyster appetizer is expensive at $15 for 6 small fried oysters. There just fried oysters with cheese on them and they weren’t fried that great.

The gumbo was hardy, unique and tasty. A nice surprise.

The grilled gulf fish with pumpkin and beans was ok. Nothing that I’d get again. I didn’t expect tuna to be served when it was labeled “gulf fish”. You’d think if it was tuna they’d say “tuna”. I’ve had much better tuna every where else I’ve gotten it.

The fresh pasta with shrimp was ok. Maybe a bit too much shrimp flavor on the pasta.

The dessert menu was not interesting.

It’s a nice place, but I wouldn’t go back and I wouldn’t recommend it. There are too many other places that deserve a try for the same money or less.

L
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food was amazing; however, very small portions. My husband and I ordered two appetizers and each ordered an entree and we were still hungry (we are normal size eaters). For the price you pay I expect not to leave hungry. The service was super slow, our drinks took approx 15 min to arrive, waiter just apologized, and then took even longer to get our second round of drinks later. Food is great, but won't be back for other reasons listed above.

NO
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved this restaurant. The food was delicious and the presentation was great. The service was excellent and the decor was cool. Definitely recommend!

f
Chicago
67 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Every bite was fantastic.

OT
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and experience. One of the two best restaurants in New Orleans

HM
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Wonderful! The waiter and chef were very accommodating with our request for vegetarian menu items. Everything was delicious!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The cuisine and service was amazing! New favorite spot for downtown dining!

M
Denver
8 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Salad too soggy. Lettuce was so bad I could not finish it. Menu not my type. My kids would like it .

AC
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A Beautiful discovery in NOLA, recommanded to everyone

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Connubio di sapori molto interessante. È un posto che consiglierei!

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B
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Had read rave reviews of this place...was pretty disappointed. Service was glacial. Our server looked like he was dragged in off the street, kept disappearing for large swaths of time, and kept blaming he kitchen for the issues( never a good sign). It took 45 minutes to get just our 2 main courses on a night when the restaurant was 1/3 full. Had to complain to the manager...in her defense, she did comp our drinks and dessert, but only because we were about to get up and leave. As far as the food goes, the best item we had were the fried oysters, which were phenomenal. The desserts were also quite good. The starters we had as well as the mains were a bit average and without a lot of flavor. Not sure why this is considered an asian inspired menu, there was nothing asian about it. Honestly there are SO many other tops restaurants to try, give this one a pass...unless you want to pop in for the fried oysters and a dessert.

BG
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great very creative menu! We were two couples and each ordered something different and loved everything! Amazing food!

TM
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Limited menu but always creative. Love the Casian (Cajun/Asian) fusion!

OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was terrific!

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is very underrated. It was delicious!

OT
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Food was subpar- particularly for the price.

K
Detroit
11 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Garganelli and Bibb salad are the best. Best pasta dish I have ever eaten. Absolutely divine.

SL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great staff, great atmosphere! The food options are also super unique. We had the quail and it was impressive!

K
Detroit
12 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious. Perfectly balanced, unique flavors.

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k
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

this is the kind of restaurant you want to find after a lifetime of trying great restaurants. the food is a revelation, has clarity but most importantly simply taste great. truly memorable dinner

M
Dallas
12 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was wonderful.

PT
Houston
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Some dish are a Hit and some are missed. High ambition desert but came out strangely taste ie. Brown butter gelato that salty. I am glad to tried it out but won’t return.

A
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and cocktails! The fried oysters are incredible!

JM
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the inventive menu! Everything was delicious, especially the oysters and bone marrow. Service was great, too.

G
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Recommendation from Eater. Great experience

SP
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing inventive options off a small menu. Plenty of choice and good to share. Great service. Excellent wine list. Best meal we had in The Big Easy.

T
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Maypop is not a bad option if you are in NOLA for a few days and looking for a change of pace from the typical local fare. Locals and critics tend to really rave about the place but i think that is in part because they really want it to to be good. Everyone is eager for something different like this. In my opinion the food was only OK. Talented ambitious chef but they overdo everything. Too many ingredients and unnecessary complexity which sort of muddies the dishes. The service was pretty average...frantic and confused and times. Our waiter was a bit rude.

OT
New Orleans
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From the moment we walked in until we left the experience was great. The host was very kind and sat us at a nice high top table by the window. Our server made suggestions for our meal and was spot on. Food was WONDERFUL and service very attentive. I’m going to dream about that pasta for a long time. 😍

c
Miami
10 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

"Deconstructed" gumbo was a major bust. Great gumbo base with an inedible (where was the cracker?) piece of crab, okra that required a knife to eat and two globs of greasy rice "cakes". Cocktails and dessert were delicious. Otherwise no go.

M
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent place overall!

NV
Austin
10 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is AMAZING! The food is some of the best we’ve had in New Orleans. The flavor combinations are so wonderful. One person in our group said “I will never taste the same!”
Go eat here for an exceptional dining experience.

OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great innovative food, attentive yet unobtrusive service. Great experience

NW
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday Dim Sum - our reservation was for 11:30 am, perfect time - not too busy. Our server Wanda was a joy. The food was excellent, the goat was delicious. We will be back!

JR
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about Maypop! It was totally different than anything we’ve ever had. If you like bold flavors that you can’t find anywhere else then you will like it here! I think the negative reviews come from those that don’t like the out of the box ideas and flavors! We will be back as we loved everything about this place!

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was very hot & miss. For instance, the noodles and shrimp were amazing. The soup dumplings had no soup and should’ve been called just dumplings. The Maypop Pie wasn’t really a pie and the base overpowered the passion fruit.

RB
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was an amazing experience from beginning to end! A must for everyone!

MS
New Orleans
6 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Food was just ok. Waygu beef was tough and over cooked when ordered medium.

V
New England
26 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious food and superb service.