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Cuisine type

  • Thai,

Features

  • Wheelchair-accessible Restaurant,

Atmosphere

  • Casual,

Products and Services

  • Online Reservations,
  • Thai,
  • Restaurant,
  • Thai Food,
  • Cocktails,
  • Family Style,
    • Kitsilano,
    • Award-Winning Restaurant,
  • more...
  • less...

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
1938 4th Avenue W, Vancouver, BC V6J 1M5
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

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  • $26 To $60,

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Meet the owner

Growing up in the Lower Mainland, chef Angus An spent countless hours in the kitchen with his mother and grandmother. “My love for cooking dates back a long time ago,” says the celebrated chef. “In grade one, I graduated from cooking fried eggs to fried rice… I’d stand on a stool and watch my grandmother cook.”

However, cooking wasn’t his initial career path. Angus went on to study architecture at the University of British Columbia. “I was going for my Master’s in Architecture because I wanted to do something creative,” Angus recalls. “When I decided to become a chef, that conceptualization and the execution of ideas I learned at UBC really helped me in my cooking style and plating presentation.”

Angus honed his culinary skills while training under chef David Thompson at the world’s first Michelin-starred Thai restaurant, Nahm in London, England. “David was my mentor, one who really inspired me to learn all about Thai food,” he notes.

In 2009, Angus opened Maenam in Vancouver's Kitsilano neighbourhood. Situated on West 4th Avenue, the award-winning fusion restaurant is located in the space that was once housed Gastropod - Angus' first foray as a restaurateur. He has since opened three more casual dining restaurants: Fat Mao Noodles in Vancouver's Chinatown neighbourhood, Freebird Chicken Shack and Longtail Kitchen in New Westminster.

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conk5473
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Really noisy, extremely expensive, great service, good food.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 5/5
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Lind8694
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We have had two meals here in two days. Both were excellent. Will definitely be back soon.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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leon2860
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Overrated. The food is not like traditional Thai at all, it's westernized and boring with not many options and nothing remotely spicy. The portions were good as they should be for quite a high price but the wait staff and ambience was nice. If you're looking for authentic Thai this really isn't it.

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March 25, 2021

We went to Maenam to celebrate my son’s birthday. He had been to Maenam several times before, but it was the first time my husband and I had been there. We thoroughly enjoyed our time there. The food was absolutely exceptional as was the service. We were also very impressed with the attention to cleanliness and adherence to COVID safety protocols. Thanks so much. We look forward to our next visit to Maenam!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 24, 2021

Everything was excellent! Will definitely get the set menu again!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 24, 2021

First visit, and won't be the last. Looking forward to doing take out as well. Our server and the rest of the staff were very friendly, helpful and efficient.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 20, 2021

This is my favorite Thai restaurant in Vancouver. Everything was perfect!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 14, 2021

Great meal, great service, we loved it. Always a very nice time at Maenam.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 12, 2021

Excellent cooking - vegetarian focused tasting menu. Excellent service with explanations of each dish. A very enjoyable evening.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 8, 2021

amazing as always!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 7, 2021

Always excellent! Our favorite Saturday night out.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 6, 2021

The place is great, yes the food is great and yes the service is good as well. We chose to try Maenam Dine Out menu for This year and even though the food was good it wasn’t worth the money. We ended up paying 48$ each for salad, stir fry and small curry, all to share, and a two tiny dessert. If I would’ve know we will be sharing and still pay 48$ per face then I would’ve ordered something from the regular dining menu which I find is way better value than the menu offered during the dine out period. Don’t get me wrong, I love the place but felt I got ripped off this time.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 4, 2021

The lunch wonderful and service delightful. And special Thanks for thoughtfulness and care from Alexander who waited on us. Will look forward to dining at Maenam again.

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 1/5

March 4, 2021

First time dining at Maenam, will visit again.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 3, 2021

So grateful you participated in Dine Out. It got me there with a friend and it was SUCH a great introduction to your restaurant. The service was superb. Your food sublime. I can't wait to return and try more things (if I can get past re-ordering the things I loved from last night!) Thank you!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 27, 2021

Fantastic food. Interesting combinations of flavours and textures. Great and attentive service

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 27, 2021

Authentic Thai cuisine and flavours. Would recommend anytime.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 27, 2021

My husband and I booked a lunch reservation for the dine-out Vancouver menu for Fri, Feb 26th - it was our first time at the restaurant. We enjoyed a lovely meal: the coconut soup was fabulous; the seafood curry, chicken salad and lingcod stirfry were all outstanding. We finished with the rice cake which was light and sweet and salty - just delightful. The service was well paced (no rushing - which we appreciated) and we will absolutely come back again. Thanks so much for a delightful experience.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 27, 2021

We loved our private little booth, delicious cocktails and yummy thai food we shared!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 24, 2021

Well spaced for COVID-19. Superb flavours, generous portions. Service was excellent.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 23, 2021

Amazing Food! Great cocktails (very unique, amazing)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 22, 2021

perfect, our server was so lovely.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 22, 2021

Everything was amazing and so flavourful! The staff was prompt and helpful. The cocktails were incredible.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 22, 2021

Amazing food and service as always. My favorite spot for dinner in Vancouver :)

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 21, 2021

Excellent food , wish the portions were slightly bigger. the cocktails are top! Bravo

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 20, 2021

The dine out dinner menu is super delicious! The coconut soup, ling cod and pork jowl taste sweet and savory at the same time with a perfect balance.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 20, 2021

Wife loves Thai food not my thing but was pleasantly surprised food was excellent and service top notch! Will be back would strongly recommend.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 19, 2021

Food was outstanding, I have been privileged enough to go to Thailand countless times and this meal just transported me back there at a time where no-one can travel, Thanks Maenam!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 20, 2021

Delicious variety of flavours and super attractive presentation.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 17, 2021

Congratulations Chef Ann’s for yet another dining experience with consistent good service and food. The staff were delightful and extremely patient with our orders. Thank you n keep safe Cheers CD

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 17, 2021

Excellent lunch with varied flavours and friendly knowledgeable service. Highly recommended.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 14, 2021

We love Maenam for the quality and the great service. The cookbook we purchased is very creative and includes the most popular recipes.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 13, 2021

Hands down the BEST Thai restaurant this side of the Rockies!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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