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May Island

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1669 N Quaker Ln, Alexandria, VA 22302-2338
+1 703-575-4455
11:00 - 22:30
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Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Alexandria, Virginia
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I had seen this place for some time but I did not think much of it based on its street side appearance. However I heard from several people that the food was very good. I finally went in and was totally surprised. The place was clean and cheerful. The staff was friendly. This is a neighborhood hang out so lots... More 

Thank john k
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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47 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I stopped in for lunch. It looks tricky from the outside. The 7-11 and gas station is next door. Inside is much nicer. There were a few tables occupied. I decided to try the salmon bento box and the Rainbow roll. Presentation is excellent. service was very good and attentive. Atmosphere was ok. Pricing is kind if high to me,... More 

Thank Jeri S
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 November 2016

A friend and I went to May Island because it was close and open. I've driven by it a few times and thought I would finally try it. I order the dinner Bento Box A. The tofu teriyaki was great! The sushi was good. The shrimp tempura, the shrimp tasted old and on the edge of going bad. The tempura... More 

Thank dctravelerworkfun
Centerville, Tennessee
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

My first time trying Sashimi. Fresh but I'm not a fan of raw fish I guess. My son says he loves it. I had the Tiger entree and it was excellent. Doesn't look like much from the outside but the food was great and the service was excellent. Not a big place inside but clean. I would recommend.

Thank Thomas D S
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111 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2016

The prices are terrific! Soup is $1.50 cup. Sushi is $5 for two delicious tuna (sushi ranges begin at $3). Generals chicken was perfect - I asked for not spicy, it was just the right amount. Lots of food, came with a spring roll. Took home a full to-go box! The sushi is displayed with a gorgeous flower and /... More 

Thank Susie S
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 August 2015

This place has very good food, especially the sushi specials. And the service is very god too. Don't be put off by the very plain exterior or its location next to a 7-11.

Thank JZBach
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31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

By the outside it doesn't look impressive, but even u see & take the food you'll really enjoy it. I would definitely come back again

Thank June B
Watertown, Connecticut
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17 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 May 2015 via mobile

Excellent service and food! The amount of food for the price is exceptional. You would never know it from the outside!!!

Thank Twins2luv
Alexandria, Virginia
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69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 May 2015

My wife and I found this little gem while pondering the mysteries of DC traffic. Having yearned for sushi all day, we sought Yelp's advice on what's nearby. May Island popped up on our screen, and so we were off! Getting there: This place is EASY to drive by! It's a small restaurant to the left of 7-11 on the... More 

1 Thank Joseph M
Alexandria, Virginia
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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 April 2015

The food was all fresh and made without the usual overabundance of sauce in the Chinese dishes. Everything was delicious and was definitely some of the best Chinese food we have had in years.

Thank Jodi S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1669 N Quaker Ln, Alexandria, VA 22302-2338
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-575-4455

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