We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Mai Tai Hawaii Cocktail Bar & Thai Cuisine

Neighbourhood:
Chinatown
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
234 Russell St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
+61 3 9663 2112
Website
Today
12:00 - 01:00
Closed now
All hours
Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 - 01:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

15 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
Showing 15: English reviews
Melbourne, Australia
Level Contributor
77 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2014 via mobile

Do your self a favour and pop in to try there extensive cocktail menu. Even if you cant see what your after the bar man will mix up anything you want. The best is th mai tai cocktail. Very fruity and packs a punch. Its perfect from 5 pm till 8 pm with three happy hours and a great range... More 

Helpful?
Thank mrwhiley
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2014 via mobile

I'm always dubious when our comes to super fast service of food but I was very happy with my meal. I only order green curry when dining at a Thai joint for the first time. Such massive servings I could hardly move.

Helpful?
Thank Matthew S
Penrith, Australia
Level Contributor
112 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2014

Food and cost in Melbourne CBD was good Hawaiin Cocktails with Thai food , hmmm , thought twice before giving it a try but glad we did, food was very tasty and staff tried hard to please.............

Helpful?
1 Thank geoffery c
Canberra
Level Contributor
52 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2013

I had the green dream cocktail and it lived up to its name, however was a bit over priced at $18. however dinner was not so great - the cubed beef was flavourless and oddily presented, sadly the coconut rice was the best part of the meal.

Helpful?
Thank taninaus
Adelaide, Australia
Level Contributor
19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2012

Ate here while on business in Melbourne recently and the food was very good with (in my opinion) overly large servings. I had the Thai Fish Cakes which were great followed by the Rare Beef Salad which was delicious but so large I didn't even get close to eating it all. Whilst the food is very reasonably priced the drinks... More 

Helpful?
Thank Mark W
Melbourne
Level Contributor
96 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 March 2012

I went there with a voucher that was a present. The voucher stated duck and $40 drinks of ANY kind, and ANY desert. We got neither of those. The food was barely ok, nothing special. The soup was served almost cold. The chicken satay was nice and flavorsome, but the fried rice was below ordinary. We were limited what we... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank NowCallAustraliaHome
Waikato
Level Contributor
109 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2012

An excellent menu with thai and vietnamese food, very good tastes, and very reasonably priced

Helpful?
1 Thank R_and_D_NZ
australia
Level Contributor
23 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2012

Myself and 2 sons ate here in mid-January. Maybe it has had another change of owner since the other reviews, but we found the food just beautiful. (NB: the signage advertises it as Vietnamese & Thai food) .. Fresh food, large serves, fast service. Delicious in every sense. One weird thing: when i ordered a gin & tonic, they said... More 

Helpful?
Thank ozkazz
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Level Contributor
15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2011

My daughter ordered the Mai Tai duck, I ordered baby chicken with cinnamon and pork ribs. Duck was AMAAAAZING and dunking the yummy rotti (their spelling) in the sauce was great. Chicken was very dry and weird flavour and the ribs were all rib no meat. Lovey service though and I'd definitely go back for the duck.

Helpful?
Thank Sas670
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
250 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2011

Excellent place to eat, the food was exceptional for the price and the service could not have been better.

Helpful?
Thank Denstrip

Travellers who viewed Mai Tai Hawaii Cocktail Bar & Thai Cuisine also viewed

Melbourne, Victoria
 
Melbourne, Victoria
Melbourne, Victoria
 

Been to Mai Tai Hawaii Cocktail Bar & Thai Cuisine? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Thai
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 01:00
Monday
12:00 - 01:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 01:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 01:00
Thursday
12:00 - 01:00
Friday
12:00 - 01:00
Saturday
12:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 234 Russell St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Victoria  >  Melbourne>  > Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +61 3 9663 2112

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Mai Tai Hawaii Cocktail Bar & Thai Cuisine staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Chinatown

Neighbourhood Profile
Chinatown
Locals know that Chinatown is the tried and true place to eat before hitting the nightclub scene. The place simply buzzes, and the well-preserved buildings exude a sense of Imperial China stemming from immigration over a century ago. In restaurant after restaurant on Little Bourke Street, you'll find delicious dishes such as sizzling honeyed prawns, and value for your money. Stately matrons oversee family kitchens serving up age-old recipes. The lighting may be unromantic, the patrons loud, and the service no-nonsense, but the food is sensational.
Explore this neighbourhood