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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
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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138 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 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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115 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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73 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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395 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles 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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197 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 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
Seattle, Washington
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395 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2015

The main dishes are typical thai, but they have this great tofu/corn fried appetizer, great calamari, and other appetizers. The papaya salad was also good.

Thank vamsally
Tucson, Arizona
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1,557 reviews
588 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

At lunch, this 2-story restaurant in the Wallingford neighborhood serves only in the lounge on the first floor or on the outside patio. It was a hot day and I don't like sitting so close to a major street with lots of traffic, so I went inside. I moved from my original table choice because its top was sticky. The... More 

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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
Seating, Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
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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?