Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

Mai's Restaurant

3403 Milam St. (Francis St.) Send to Phone
713-520-7684 | Menu
Late-night Vietnamese and Chinese home-style cuisine on the edge of downtown.


Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat.
Open late

* Click here for rating key

Mai's Restaurant, Houston, TX

Operations may be disrupted due to COVID-19. Be sure to contact the restaurant to find out its current status and offerings.

Mai's Restaurant Restaurant Review

: One of Houston’s first Vietnamese restaurants, Mai’s, named for owner Mai Nguyen, has been a dining and late-night fixture on the city’s scene since 1978. The contemporary dining room is done in soft shades of bamboo green, brown and yellow. Accents include stone, bamboo, mosaic tile and warm wood tones in the millwork (a tribute to Nguyen’s carpenter father). On the menu, tried and true favorites like salt-and-pepper tofu, garlic beef and spring rolls never fail, but try some of the newer items as well, including the Vietnamese fish tacos with rice paper, cucumbers, romaine lettuce, fish sauce, pickled carrots and pressed vermicelli topped with chopped peanuts, fried onions and thinly sliced green onions. The dessert lineup is laden with treats like coconut cheesecake, fried bananas Foster and flan prepared with Vietnamese iced coffee.

Best Kosher Wines
Best Kosher Wines

Check out GAYOT's list of the Top Kosher Wines.