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US$4 - US$12
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Asian, Thai, Healthy, Fusion
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Fabulous Thai food. But you can get that in allot of places. But the cocktails Wow! Best I’ve had in Thailand they were amazing. Definitely go.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 15 August 2022 via mobile

Best Thai Cooking in Pattaya. We really enjoy coming here. Great service, drinks, wines and of course exciting tasty dishes. Intimate setting and decor, very comfortable, super choice of table settings, also suitable for larger parties too.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 23 July 2022 via mobile

Really lovely Thai food, nice service, reasonable prices. We had the mixed starter for 2 which was beautifully presented and delicious too. Really impressed. The healthy fruit blend drinks are really nice too. Thank you for a nice meal.

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 13 July 2022 via mobile

Went here for first time last night after hearing my friends all talk about it over a long period time and I am glad we did. All of the staff genuinely care about this lovely restaurant which inside looks lovely with dripping roof decorations which...all add to a lovely atmosphere. As soon as you sit you get a lovely Jasmin cold towel with a welcome drink which is a great touch. The food menu is also gentle on your eyes and a joy to eat, I really enjoyed the tum yam lobster which just melted in your mouth. All of our food and there was lots different courses were all well presented and tasted fabulous Our waiter Chok was a great lad always smiling and you could tell he really enjoyed his job which adds to the experience We had couple bottles of Argentine Malbec which where a great compliment to the food and some freezing cold Tiger beers. I highly recommend you try this beautiful romantic setting fantastic inexpensive restaurant you will not be disappointedMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 June 2022 via mobile

Exceptional services from the moment you walk in. We were greeted with a cool tower and a welcome drink - fresh pineapple juice with mint, which was so refreshing. The server was very nice and speak very good English. She recommended some of the Mays...fav dishes, and we went with the Grilled prawn salad, Cant urry with duck, and the Fried noodle with prawn. Upon waiting for the dishes, they even sent a complimentary appetizer for us - egg with deep fried onion and special sauce. When the dishes came out, they blown our mind. They were all packed with flavours and you can taste the freshness in each dish. The one dish that we love the most was the curry with duck. The curry was to die for. It was not ordinary curry, as you can find lychee and pineapple in it, yet they are match very well with harmony. A must try if you are in Pattaya! Worth the efforts to go (with 2 song teoh from the beach road area).More

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 14 May 2022 via mobile

I came in expecting a culinary feast and left experiencing a buyer's remorse. While the atmosphere and design of the restaurant are five stars, the reason for coming here is to feast our taste buds, not our eyes. Therefore, I was excited to be presented...with a menu explaining the history of the restaurant, pictures of all ingredients and a vast selection of Thai dishes. I chose stir-fry beef with lemongrass and basil as my lunch choice. Before it was served to me, I was offered two amuse bouche dishes, peach soda and a different one (don't remember the name). They were beautifully presented and tasted delicious, so my anticipation was kicked into a higher level. It came quickly crashing down after tasting the beef. It was chewy and hard, totally not what I expected given the initial impression of the restaurant. The vegetable ingredients tasted fine but lacked the local flavor I tasted in other, smaller restaurants and food stalls. I had mango cake as a dessert which was good but not very memorable. Average, like the rest of the food. Given the high price (don't forget to add 12% extra on top of that for VAT and "service charge"), I believe I rightfully expected a much better quality of food and service. Speaking of service, it's non-existent. As an American, I know that I cannot expect the high level of service like we get in the USA but given the price of food, I thought the waiters would be trained better. They barely spoke to me, didn't smile, never asked how the food was or if I needed more water. Having written all of this, I'm almost surprised to give this restaurant 3/5 stars. But its average food deserves average rating. I'd recommend that you SKIP this place and instead choose any other small local restaurant that will charge you one third of the price (yes, one third) and give you 100% more value for your money and taste buds.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 4 May 2022

From the moment we walked through the wooden doors of this beautiful restaurant, and were greeted by the owner herself; we could see and feel the passion that is May Pattaya. Then, we tasted it! Bursts of fresh and subtle flavors satiated our craving for...traditional Thai food. We highly recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting Pattaya. Amazing Mocktails, too 😊More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 17 April 2022 via mobile

Amazing food! The MAYs curry duck was delicious. And the chicken green curry was terrific but different than typical Thai green curry because this one was creamy. Crab cakes were huge and well prepared. Restaurant is beautiful inside and servers are friendly. Will definitely go...back.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 13 March 2022 via mobile

Outstanding setting and great for Thai food and healthy drinks. Not too spicy but will cook to your liking. Such a beautiful gem in the middle of an otherwise ‘normal’ street. May has a beautiful story too and such a lovely lady.

Date of visit: March 2022
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Reviewed 12 February 2022 via mobile

We had our first meal at May’s this week and can’t believe we haven’t been here before. The back story to May’s is charming and she really deserves all the success in the world. The ambiance is great, with a definite “urban” feel and very...tastefully done. We had a warm welcome from the front of house staff, all of whom were very professional and well trained. Our waitress was really informative and helpful about menu choices. And then there was the food … well, what can I say? Every morsel of it was beautifully presented and absolutely delicious. I couldn’t find fault with it even if I wanted to … which I definitely didn’t! On our waitress’s recommendation, we had the Trio of Curries for our main (May’s homemade curry sauces are a speciality) and all three of them were superb. The prices aren’t cheap (not too expensive either) but they certainly offer extremely good value for money. I can’t recommend this restaurant highly enough … if you are in the area you should definitely give it a try … you won’t be disappointed. We will certainly go back during our holiday here.More

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 30 January 2022 via mobile

Just ordered Avocado Mousse for delivery. Totally Perfect, seasoning light, avocado taste wonderful. Thanks. Looking forward to your new menu on 2nd and Roast Goose soon. Many Thanks

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 4 September 2021 via mobile

Best thai food I have had in pattaya. The Currys and their sauces are unreal. We order pork neck, calamari, spring rolls, green curry and massaman. So so so good.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 30 March 2021 via mobile

My friends and I had dinner there. The decorations are fab. Having read about Ms May’s adventure it made proud of her. And I was honoured to meet her and have a chat. She is super lovely. The food is absolutely divine / mouthwatering. By...far, the nicest meal we had was here . Authentic tasty Thai food. The taste is just super yummy 🤤 The service is superb. You MUST go there if you are in Jomtien. I look forward to returning there soon Loai ( Lee) - BangkokMore

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed 15 January 2021

Found it when looking for a change (in restaurants). From the set-up to service and quality of food everything was great. Well, it's a bit expensive but you pay for what you get!

Date of visit: January 2021
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Reviewed 27 December 2020 via mobile

MAYs Pattaya is the recommended restaurant if you're looking for the authentic Thai food. Nice food and good decoration.

Date of visit: December 2020
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MAYs Pattaya is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5