Details & Description

Cuisine type

  • Thai,


  • Wheelchair-accessible Restaurant,


  • Casual,

Products and Services

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

Languages Spoken

  • English,
1938 4th Avenue W, Vancouver, BC V6J 1M5
Useful Information

Opening Hours *Holiday hours



  • $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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Really noisy, extremely expensive, great service, good food.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 5/5
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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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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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Prix fixe dinner favourites in Vancouver

This award-winning Kitsilano eatery offers some of the best Thai food in the city. They offer an excellent $50 prix fixe menu where you get a selection of six or more savoury dishes. There is a vegetarian option as well for five bucks less.

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Eat your way around the world in Vancouver

There’s a very good reason Vancouver Magazine awarded Maenam the coveted Restaurant of the Year title for 2016 – the food is simply incredible. Owner and chef Angus An expertly balances the sweet, sour, spicy and salty flavours of Thai cuisine. Based on traditional recipes, his dishes use modern techniques along with as many local, sustainable, organic ingredients as possible. Each year, An returns to Thailand for several weeks, to discover new flavours and rediscover old favourites.

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Maenam is not your average Thai joint; there’s no ketchup-laced pad Thai or greasy curry on the menu at this award-winning Kitsilano kitchen. Critically acclaimed Vancouver chef Angus An specializes in authentic Thai dishes prepared with a modern flair that showcase fresh, sustainable ingredients from the region. The Valentine’s Day family-style menu ($75 per person) is sure to help you turn up the heat – at the dinner table at least. Couples will share an array of creative plates – hot and sour salmon soup, wagyu beef salad, scallop curry, caramelized beef tenderloin and more – all served over four courses.

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