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Mai Kitchen, Atlanta, GA

Mai Kitchen

4.7
4.7
38 Reviews
$30 and under
Vietnamese
History Established in 2003, NAM Restaurant was first introduced to Atlanta back in 2003 by Alex Kinjo. Fast forward to 2022, introducing Mai Kitchen!
Mai Kitchen focuses on serving, enticing, appealing and flavorful dishes. Our restaurant offers flavors of authentic Vietnamese cuisine that has been taken to a higher level using the very best ingredients. Our menu consists of dishes that reflect contracting flavors, varied textures and exotic ingredients. Using the very best ingredients; combined with traditional Vietnamese cooking techniques, makes Mai's Kitchen menu truly unique. Dishes we're known for our Shaking Filet Mignon, Lemongrass Tofu, Shrimp Vermicelli, Pho Noodle Soup and more."
Virginia Highland “Va-Hi" Recently voted the “#4 Best Neighborhood in the South” by Southern Living Magazine located northeast of Downtown Atlanta ¼ mile from Midtown/Atlanta Beltline, is an original street car suburb with walkable, tree-lined streets, and 1920’s bungalow houses.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Vietnamese, Wine Bar, Cocktail Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (404) 907-4405

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Alex Kinjo Group

What 38 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Atlanta

    Innovative

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  1. M

    Maybe

    Atlanta

    39 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    39 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Without question, I will go back there for the pho. It is simple and taste was great. If I was sick, I would ask for this to be picked up. Service was questionable. We got our appetizer after our meal (spring rolls) and I wish they would have just forgotten them and taken them off of our tab. Tasted like they could've come out of a package at a local grocer.
  2. L

    Lachon

    Atlanta

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food and ambiance, the staff was engaging and professional cocktails were perfect made by Cin! Jennifer the hostess at the front desk curated a vibe. Mai Kitchen has now been added to my Highlands Favs
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great dinner. Great service.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We sat at the bar on a late Sunday afternoon and enjoyed exceptional service and delicious food. The Shaken beef was particularity yummy. We will return!
  5. CW

    CarolynW

    Atlanta

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The shaken tuna is divine. As well as the lemongrass tofu. A really wonderful addition to the neighborhood.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really flavorful upscale Vietnamese food. If you like lychee, get the drink with green tea infused vodka and lychee - delicious!
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was fantastic
  8. M

    Mable

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved it!! Great food and atmosphere. Very fresh!!
  9. C

    Chuck

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall2food3service3ambience4
    Pork belly appetizer was disappointing. Part of it was slightly cold, part was slightly warm. A peanut dipping sauce for spring rolls was too bland. The spring rolls were really cold but don't know if they were supposed to be and they were also disappointing. Service was disorganized at first. Appetizers brought before drinks. Had to ask for the drinks. A dry martini was served dirty even though not ordered that way. Didn't send it back since wasn't sure I would get it again. Then the staff got it together and service was better. The entrees, Shaken Beef and Pho with rare beef, were excellent. They had a limited wine menu but included a very good French Bordeaux which is a plus.
  10. AG

    AGFox27

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mai Kitchen was just what I was looking for on a cold November evening, especially for dinner or a drink with friends. This place was warm and cozy. The food and drinks were delicious, and the staff was very attentive. I will be visiting again for some more tasty Vietnamese food.
  11. CM

    ClarenceM

    Atlanta

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    The food was excellent, although with a bit too much salt. The “Ambiance” was overall good, but seating is a challenge as the entire length of the seating area is one long banquette with a facing table and chair. Too much movement around all the diners, and too cramped.
  12. j

    jonathan

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    The food and service were outstanding. The ambience is ok. The music was too loud for the acoustics of the facility, though the manager turned the music down in our section when we and other diners complained.
  13. RR

    RogernRenzi

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Enjoyed the delicious meal. First time to try this restaurant and would definitely recommend to others. Will come back myself. Server did not visit often enough and we had to ask someone else if they could let our server know we were finished and ready for a take out box and bill.
  14. VH

    VaHilcl

    Atlanta

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Food was great, service was good. I think we were seated right under a speaker so the music was a little loud, but nothing that would prevent us from going back. Great addition to the neighborhood!
  15. b

    bandbhoneymooners

    New England

    19 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    The food was good, but the service was terrible. After we were seated we waited over 20 minutes before anyone came over to take our order and only because I flagged a server down and said something. They made us feel like an inconvenience instead of welcome to be there.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    First time here…nice vibes, good drinks! Was not impressed by appetizers, could have gotten another drink instead of the appetizers…The Pho was good though. I’ll probably come back.
  17. r

    richard1956

    Atlanta

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Excellent new addition to the neighborhood. The only outside seating is one table on the sidewalk right next to a parking spot so don't be confused by the choice on Open Table for outdoor seating. Food was excellent. Wine too. Could do without the music. Noise level is high enough without it.
  18. KB

    KateB

    Atlanta

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    This was a first visit to Mai Kitchen and we will definitely return. Excellent food and service. The restaurant wasn't too noisy, which was nice so that we could have conversations without speaking loudly. I highly recommend the shaken tuna dish. One of the best ways I have ever had fish. The spring rolls are great too.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Julius is awesome, great food and experience!
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Nice new spot
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A little loud but otherwise excellent food and service!
  22. AA

    AAinMorningside

    Atlanta

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mai Kitchen is a new neighborhood gem. We have been there several times and the food, service and quality is consistently excellent.
  23. BS

    BeateS

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Food generally was very good. The pork in the vermicelli dish was tough and fatty. My suggestion is to give customers who are sharing the food, family style, bigger plates. It was really hard to eat off those appetizer plates without food sliding off onto the table. Please put serving spoons in all those served dishes for those who are sharing. Tongs for the vermicelli noodles would be great. Those are hard to serve with a spoon. It appears that your menu is not set up for sharing but many of us are used to doing that at Asian restaurants. Please keep that in mind so you can make sharing meals an easier and more enjoyable experience. I still think that your restaurant has some of the best Asian and certainly Vietnamese food in the Atlanta area. So good!
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service, food and ambience. Mai Kitchen is now one of my favorite restaurants in Atlanta. We will definitely be back!
  25. AM

    AMEHF

    Atlanta

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Way oVerpriced especially appetizers and glasses of wine. Food was high quality. Service uneven. Place needs to. take a chill pill
  26. D

    Denise

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Came because we were familiar with the old Nam restaurant and had high hopes. The shaken beef was nothing like our memory. It was ok, but not melt in the mouth tender like before. Also, our server misunderstood our order for spring rolls, shaken beef, vermicelli. We had to correct him (luckily he repeated what he thought was the order, which was not consistent with what we said). Also, although the open table reservation said they had outdoor seating, it was on a busy sidewalk with tiny tables and chairs. We won't be back.
  27. M

    Melanie

    Atlanta

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous meal and service was warm and friendly. Great evening. We will be back!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Service was great, and food was yummy! Having said, I can’t believe they only had 2 options for a glass of red wine: $18 and $20. That’s a bit steep for a casual Vietnamese restaurant.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome food. Kind employee. Highly recommended.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and place
  31. V

    Vincent

    Atlanta

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We walked in and saw they had reservations available on OpenTable. They would not take our walk-in even though there were open seats at the bar and at tables and it was 8:45pm. We had to make a reservation on the app while standing there for 9pm and then they couldn't seat us until 9pm. So odd. I liked my filet mignon pho.
  32. N

    Nicname

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious! Amazing service! I also loved the lighting fixture in the open air front part of the place!
  33. r

    ryang

    Atlanta

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    They’re still on cold opening but it was really difficult to get a waiter. Main course was decent, but much blander than I’ve typically had with similar cuisines. The lobster app was great, though. Still BYO too.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My parents came into town and we were looking for something fresh and delicious. The wait staff was kind and friendly, they were efficient and this ensured a positive experience! Keep up the good work!😊
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved everything about this place! The pho is incredible as is the shaken beef. Will definitely be returning again and again!
  36. ID

    InsideDiners

    Atlanta

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Good food. Mains were small for the price. Apps were excellent but also expensive. Soft opening so service is being worked on. Glad to see someone in the space
  37. TN

    TatianaN

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful food! Wonderful service! Wonderful experience! I wish lots of success to Mai Kitchen!!
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place and food - so glad for this new place in the neighborhood.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Mai Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (404) 907-4405.

Mai Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 38 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Google Map for Mai Kitchen

1040 North Highland Avenue Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30306

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Virginia Highland

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 5:30 pm–10:00 pm Fri–Sun 11:00 am–2:30 pm Fri–Sun 5:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Vietnamese, Wine Bar, Cocktail Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Alex Kinjo Group

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, View, Wine

  • Phone number

    (404) 907-4405

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