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Maenam

#305 of 2,876 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Neighbourhood:
Kitsilano
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1938 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1M5, Canada (Maple)
+1 604-730-5579
Today
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
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All hours
Hours:
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Hong Kong, China
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510 reviews
292 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent cooking with no compromises. Service and atmosphere is good and prices are reasonable for such high quality food. Limited menu but surely this place is worth repeat visits! Highly recommended....

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Thank Ianfung
Montreal, Canada
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220 reviews
138 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Store front type of restaurant on a commercial street like so many excellent ones in Vancouver and modern open concept. We were there for dinner, three adults and a child sharing dishes like Pad Thai with shrimps which was very generous, a generous and delicately spiced curry of braised wagyu beef and an interesting 3 flavour lingcod. It is not... More 

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Thank JPGG
Kamloops, Canada
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138 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a nice, casual place to eat. Our food was really good - crab appy was very good and the panang beef was very tender with lots of flavour. Prawn sweet and sour sauce was carmelized and absolutely fantastic. The only thing lacking really was service. Pleasant, bland service was what we got. No welcome, discussion about the food... More 

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Thank Harkies
Cambridge, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I dined here with a couple who are regular customers, and can see why they keep coming back. The vegetarian tom ka soup with mushrooms and galangal was the best I've ever tasted. Green papaya salad was deliciously crunchy and spicy. We went off-piste slightly as none of us felt like eating meat, and the charming staff member who served... More 

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Thank Kate B
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Usually I don't write reviews, but in this case I had to, as the bad service we got bothered me to much and I think people should know. Came to Maenam with friends to enjoy a nice evening as it was recommended to us. Our waitress (unfortunately I forgot to get her name) was pushing us to make a decision... More 

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1 Thank lockerfluffig
London
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253 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is great local restaurant. The menu is short and the food very tasty. The Dining room is light and airy with a modern feel. Service was friendly and efficient.

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1 Thank LondonBurl
Los Ayala, Mexico
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19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

Excellent curried halibut (especially when it is freshly available) coupled with a green papaya salad or other starter. One main and one starter is plenty for two. Highly recommended.

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Thank Lin C
London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I love the food but the servers are all super stuck up & unaccommodating so I try & not eat there too often as I don't like to give them my business, but the food is very good.

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Thank muffinkimber
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016

I opted for the tasting menu (with 5 oz. wine pairings) because there wasn't any way I could choose just one item for my entree. Highlights included a tuna tartar appetizer, a salad with mint, cilantro and sockeye salmon, and an entree featuring mussels steamed with thai basil and red chiles. I would make a reservation; I went on a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

We booked a table for 4 to celebrate our son inlaws birthday when visiting this greatl city. Our daughter and son inlaw rate this as one of their favourite palces to eat in Vancouver. We had the chefs banquet which was a wonderful meal. Could not fault the food and enjoyed all the food that was presented. It is a... More 

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Thank Claudia H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
Friday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1938 4th Ave W, Vancouver, British Columbia V6J 1M5, Canada
    (Maple)
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver>  > Kitsilano
  • Neighbourhood: Kitsilano
  • Phone Number: +1 604-730-5579

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Kitsilano

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Kitsilano
Kitsilano is one of Vancouver's most transformative neighbourhoods. With a long history of coffee culture and poetry readings, its days of flower children and buskers may be long-gone, but not without leaving their mark on the number of organic restaurants and fair-trade cafes in the area. At the centre of Kitsilano ("Kits" for short) the almost idyllic expanse of Kits Beach offers the opportunity for a relaxed afternoon of beach volleyball or sunbathing. Along with the beachfront, nearby public pools and trendy street-beats have driven up the homeowners prices, making it a haven for stylish home goods stores, from design and furniture, to supplies and appliances. The multitude of both families and public spaces also make it a happening neighbourhood in the summer, when festivals and fairs take to Kits' streets.
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