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May Restaurant and Lounge

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1612 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103-6702
+1 206-675-0037
11:30 - 22:00
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Kirkland, Washington
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113 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal and the service was very good. We especially liked the Pad Thai that is mixed at our table with spices. If you like it really spicy with heat then they will add in the spices to make it like that, but I prefer it less spicy so I specifically asked for less heat and that way... More 

Thank 872Cathy
Seattle, Washington, United States
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Being my favorite food, I have tried Pad Thai every where. The Pad Thai Tofu at May is phenomenal. My date and I agreed there's nothing to compare it to, it's so delicious. We were especially impressed with the presentation and the way they mixed the flavors tableside.

Thank Whitney M
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149 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2016

Sweet & Sour [Priew Wann] and the green Asparagus [Phad Normai Farang] were mediocre, i liked my Lemongrass Chicken Rice [Kao Gai Op Ta Krai]. The seating upstairs is nice with Thai atmosphere.

Thank HWLange
Lynchburg, Virginia
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016

May is an exceptional Thai restaurant in a lovely setting. The food is suberb, the menu creative and expansive, and the service is stellar. Don't miss the curried Kubota squash!

Thank akdream2014
Green Bay, Wisconsin
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121 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 July 2016

Locals took us to May for a Thai meal and although we found the service and food were very, very good. One person said this was her favorite Thai restaurant in Seattle.

Thank James S
Dothan, Alabama
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72 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 July 2016

Both the food and the service were wonderful. The Pad Thai is prepared at your table with fresh banana leaves. It was absolutely delicious. The vegetable spring were very good as well as the Padang Curry. Would definitely go back!

Thank larmc5
Seattle, Washington
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450 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 May 2016

The building has nice atmosphere and is located centrally. Unfortunately, many food dishes are "average". I did like papaya salad and an appetizer that is fried corn/tofu combination I've never had anywhere else.

Thank vamsally
Seattle, Washington
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222 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Just by chance, I wandered into the best Pad Thai in Seattle. From the outside, it exudes Thailand. Walk inside and you find a very Thai motif, puts you inside a Thai village hut. To fairly judge and compare, I chose the Pad Thai.. And surprised I was. The ingredients came out separately and the hostess mixed all the ingredients... More 

Thank A C
Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2015

You've never had Pad Thai like this - they make it at your table, adding in all the spices and ingredients to your exact specifications. The rest of the dishes were excellent as well, very tasty, but that one really impressed. The Thai Iced Coffee was adorably served in a mason jar with the cream and coffee separated so you... More 

Thank dramatrice
Prince George, BC
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66 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 August 2015

We are not very variable in what we have in Thai restaurants - pad thai and green chicken curry. We stuck to that here and had as good a version as we've ever had anywhere. The pad thai was brought to the table partially prepared and then the server mixed it in giving us some options for what we liked... More 

Thank BellaCoolaman

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1612 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103-6702
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-675-0037

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