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Maenam

#208 of 2,944 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
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Calgary, Canada
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115 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went here based on the reviews of the food but were cautiously optimistic about the service. We thought both were amazing the night we were here. We tried a 3 different house made cocktails and enjoyed all of them. My favourite dish was probably the brussel sprout salad but our soup, curry and pad Thai were all excellent as... More 

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Thank Stewartclan5
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My husband said the Thai lamb dish, massaman curry of braised lamb, he had at this place was the best of the trip (yes, Thai lamb!!). My seafood curry dish, southern style red curry of seafood, was also my most memorable. My son had 8 spice ling cod, which was fabulous! Excellent food and excellent service. Wish I had eaten... More 

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Thank boucka
Salt Lake City
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38 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Many delicious starters and entrees. I especially liked the brussel sprout starter and the banana leaf salad. The seafood curry was also very good. The Pad Thai, usually not the best item on the menu, was excellent at Maenam.

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Thank Kevin M
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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517 reviews
314 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The restaurant name is derived from the longest river in Thailand. The menu is not your standard Thai and the presentation is lovely. Great interesting tastes that range from mild to spicy. Definitely worth a visit. Friendly staff and well paced meal. This is not a big place and a reservation would seem appropriate.

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Thank stephen c
vancouver
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22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were disappointed. Great restaurants bring out the natural taste of the best ingredients. That is not the case with our dinner: The vegetables and fish were fried to such an extent that little natural taste was left. Perhaps to compensate for the lack of flavour, the meal was heavy with salt. Also, the prices are high (not the worst).... More 

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Thank SteveOnVacation
Vancouver, Canada
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134 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this restaurant, it is small, busy, modern and has a very good vibe, the small bar area was jammed with locals. The staff are friendly, know the menu well and the service was great. The food is amazing. We were a party of three and we ordered the betal leaves with dungeness crab, I'd never heard of the leaves... More 

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Thank Gerri S
Vancouver, Canada
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57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Dinner reservation for 6 pm with my partner; it was her birthday. Server actually asked if we were celebrating anything, so we told her. We ordered cocktails, and the only negative aspect of the evening was the length of time it took for them to arrive. Twice while we were waiting, the server came by to take our order, but... More 

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Thank Yaletowner
Vancouver, Canada
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Maenam has been a constant favourite of mine. I love going to wine a food shows where they are one of the restaurant partners because nothing from this place is bad. That said, the best thing by far in my opinion is the Betal Leaf appetizer. The flavours are so well balanced and you are guaranteed a mouth orgasm everytime.... More 

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Thank William H
Canada
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28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have not been to Thailand so I am not sure if this is authentic Thai or not but it is definitely not the usual Thai food that most Thai places serve. The place is small but elegant. We didn't have any problem with the service; we were served right away and the food arrived pretty quickly. We were there... More 

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Thank MGDay2
Chicago
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46 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was kind of a mind-blowing dinner, beginning with the surprising cocktails and mocktails we had. Well thought-out dishes based on the Northern Thai canon of standards such as banana blossom salad, crispy rice salad, curries, but presented with twists and beautiful accents. Excellent warm service. I hope to return.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Asian, Thai, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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