About May Kitchen + Bar
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.
Vashon, WA 98070
Hours of Operation:
Wednesday, Thursday, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday, Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Bank Rd SW
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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.
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Takeout
May Kitchen + Bar Ratings and Reviews
The food was exceptional. The service was well intentioned but inexperienced so slow and lacking attention to detail - pretty much every interaction resulted in a problem. There didn't appear to be a manager on site to give feedback to or to train the young staff. Fortunately the food was amazing and more than made up for it. Would definitely try them again.
Delicious food, served with a smile. The piano was great but could hardly hear it. It is very noisy when the restaurant is crowded. Made a reservation and it was ready when we arrived. We took the advice of our daughter who had eaten there before -- she said "we had to go," and she was right!
This place is definitely worth going to. And make a reservation much in advance!!! I accidentally messed up my reservation by making it for one less person... I felt mortified. The hostess was super nice and made it work for us! Our server was excellent. Knew the menu well, so we trusted his suggestions and got mussaman curry, a mushroom dish, and the fried trout. Everything was fantastic. We loved it and ate it all... Which was a shame because the dessert menu looked amazing too. Also... We payed less than 20 bucks a person and had more than enough food. If we had used self control there would have been some nice leftovers for the next day.
There were five of us, first time for two. We shared five entries and two appetizers. Food was, as usual, excellent. Service was prompt and courteous. It can be a noisy place when full, but at our visit was tolerable. If you want your choice of seating times on weekends make your reservation 2-3 weeks in advance.
First time one year ago was part of a day on Vashon celebrating my wife's birthday, and we loved the dinner. This time was part of a day on Vashon with younger son and daughter in law visiting from the East Coast. Later this month, will be part of a day on Vashon with older son and daughter in law visiting from the East Coast. By now, you get the picture: May's is a must part of any visit to Vashon because the Thai food is terrific!
Our favorite place to dine on Vashon, May has options for me (vegan) and my meat-loving husband. We go here once a month for a date night and couldn't be more thrilled about it. The people are spectacular, the presentation is amazing, and the food is like no Thai food you've ever had. Simply the best.
The food at Mays is outstanding. it compares favorably with the best Thai restaurants that I ate at while in Thailand and is probably the best there is in the Seattle King County area. Fortunately I live on Vashon Island and can dine at Mays when I want to and when space is available. Reservations are a good idea.. Even if I didn't live nearby I would hop on the ferry to dine at Mays.
Mays never ceases to please and surprise. The Thai menu has both traditional and unique items prepared in authentic style and masterfully presented. The service personnel are friendly and professional. And Tom, the house magician, is nonintrusive and amazing.
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