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“Awesome sushi!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of May Island

May Island
Ranked #327 of 748 Restaurants in Alexandria
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Chinese
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Arlington, Virginia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Awesome sushi!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2012

We live in Fairlington within walking distance of May Island. We were always weary to try it, because it looks a little... interesting... since it's right next to a 7-11. A friend recommended May Island for their sushi, and we are so glad we listened! Their sushi is great - freshly made and lots of options. They also have great chinese food as well. It's a really small restaurant, so don't be surprised if there aren't tables available at peak times. The services is really good as is the food - highly recommend!

Visited May 2012
1 Thank Colleen C
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English first
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem...Artistic, tasty, friendly, peaceful, good value.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 January 2011

Don't let the location fool you. Sharing the same building as 7-11 you don't expect to find a nicely decorated sushi and chinese dine-in or take-out restaurant. We tried this place and have been back many times. There is a secret chef cooking there. The food is delicious and artistically presented. They are nice to families. The restaurant is small and decorated very serenely and modern. All the regular items you like for chinese and also items on the menu for the more discriminating taste. Inexpensive. I like the restarant because it is small and you feel like you are in a dining room not a big restaurant. They also have a fish tank which is very nice too. Go in, try it. Take-out is also great!

  • Visited January 2011
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Thank Armypeople
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Tucson, Arizona
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107 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Let's see - surly staff, who seemed displeased with my choice of entree. They have a HUGE menu but seem to be in the...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2009

Let's see - surly staff, who seemed displeased with my choice of entree. They have a HUGE menu but seem to be in the mindset of -- we'll make anything that's how we'll make money.

I hope that they decide to focus on one or two things they do well -- I haven't found what that is but still, it could help.

I had to flag down (practically trip) someone to get more water -- and there were only 2 others dining in the restaurant when I was there.

Overall, an experience only notable in how bad it could be!

1 Thank Peggie A
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