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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

Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Rates:

  • $26 To $60,

Methods of Payment:

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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Ratings & Reviews - Maenam

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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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August 19, 2019

Our favourite restaurant in Vancouver. Best ambiance, service is always warm and welcoming, and the food is delicious.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 14, 2019

The best meal! Along with excellent, attentive service!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 15, 2019

Atmosphere was only okay, because we were seated next to the kitchen entrance and very close to the table next to us. Atmosphere overall is fine, and excellent for some seating areas. Service was good, and food was uniformly excellent.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

August 11, 2019

Delicious food and great service. Would definitely recommend!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 10, 2019

Best Thai in town!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

August 10, 2019

Absolutely loved this restaurant. From the cocktails to the busy atmosphere and particularly the amazing fine Thai food. We make a special trup here when we visit Vancouver.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 8, 2019

Amazing food and excellent service. The servers were friendly, very polite, knowledgeable and explained each dish as they served it. The food is 10/10. Possibly the best Pad Thai I have ever eaten.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 9, 2019

Excellent food! And different dishes than the usual Thai restaurant. Service was pleasant and attentive. Decor is simple streamlined. Restaurant is fairly small. We were there early and sound level was just fine, but I imagine it could get noisy later when all tables were occupied.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

August 7, 2019

My server was very helpful in ensuring that my meal was free of legumes.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 7, 2019

Best Thai food I have ever had! Our waitress Oracle was absolutely charming and very helpful as were all the other staff(I don’t know their names). They even came outside to make sure we got our taxi. I can’t speak highly enough about this restaurant! I wish I lived closer; we don’t have anything close to it in the Boston area.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 5, 2019

I think about the food for days after I’ve eaten here. Fantastic flavour, cozy environment, good service. Popular restaurant though so consider making a reservation.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 5, 2019

Exceptional take on standard Thai. Superb food and service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 3, 2019

They didn’t have our reservation but there was a table so it worked out

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

August 4, 2019

Great food. Kinda weird that they bought all dishes out at same time. Normally expect soup first, then main dishes.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

August 2, 2019

Everything was fantastic! Do not miss this place!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 31, 2019

Great neighborhood place!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

August 1, 2019

Outstanding, friendly service! Incredible food. We were first time diners treated as if we were their favorite regular customers. The hostess Tess shepherded us through a surprising and fantastic meal—we did the tasting and every dish was delicious.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 28, 2019

Super meal...why not 5 stars for atmosphere? Simply so busy....but I didn’t feel rushed, could hear my friend talk so all was good and my servers were great.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 26, 2019

Things seem to be slipping. Food all a bit mushy and less vibrant than in past. Service quite haphazard.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 3/5

July 24, 2019

Very good food but extremely expensive.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

July 22, 2019

Delicious! Loved the tasting menu. Great drink selection as well.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 19, 2019

Best Thai food I have enjoyed in years. Very creative. Every dish was a delight.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 18, 2019

I’ve been looking forward to trying this restaurant for a long time and it did not disappoint. Our tasting menu was perfect from start to finish and the cocktails we delicious. The service was attentive and well-timed. Can’t wait to come back.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 17, 2019

We had dinner here a number of times on our last Vancouver visit 6 years ago and we were wondering if it was still going to be as wonderful as we remembered. This was our second dinner in the past few weeks this summer and the quality of the food and service has been consistently great. We will be back!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 14, 2019

It was quite noisy for visiting as a group. Wait staff were attentive and helpful.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

July 8, 2019

Delicious food but the restaurant was loud and numerous people served us, making it difficult to know who to direct requests to.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

July 8, 2019

Excellent food, excellent service. Space was quite loud.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 7, 2019

Awesome as usual

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 6, 2019

Seafood soup was great, service was good.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

July 3, 2019

Fresh, vibrant flavours with smooth attentive service. Very nice. Thank you

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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