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“Very Tasty”
Review of Mai Bistro

Mai Bistro
Ranked #326 of 8,771 Restaurants in Toronto
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighbourhood: Etobicoke
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Staff were friendly and courteous. Restaurant was clean and tidy. Good music and ambiance.

We appreciate this is Tapas - so we understand the portions are meant to be shared - but to be honest - They were just too small.

In our group of 4, we had two that eat VERY little, and two of us that eat A LOT.

We started with 8 of the "small" sharable plates, with the intent on then ordering bigger plates depending on how hungry we were. So, we had 8 small plates and then ordered another one, making it 9.

We then ordered two Large plates - expecting it to be, well large. It wasn't large at all.

Unfortunately, it just wasn't enough.

I am not complaining about the food, the food is delicious, just not enough of it.

I highly recommend: Lamb Curried Spring Roll (But get that to yourself, it is just not enough) - The Japanese Fried Chicken is to die for. We really enjoyed the Pork (Big Plate) - It was very tasty.

If we had ordered enough to feed us all to be full - the chances are it would have been way too expensive for what it was. I recommend visitng to try it as the food is great. Just i probably wont return.

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

A small neighbourhood restaurant run by a couple, with good food and service - very nice house wine (Californis Cabernet)

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1  Thank Joseph464
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Reviewed 13 June 2017

We were looking for a restaurant open on a Monday evenings, and the majority of the ones we enjoy were closed. After searching online, we found this spot with very good reviews, so we gave it a try; we are so happy we did. We had the grilled calamari and the Japanese chicken from the 'small tapas' menu, and both were excellent. We also ordered the shrimp tacos, and increased the order to 4 tacos (versus 3). They also were very tasty. All portions were generous, and very flavourful. Melissa, who served us, was pleasant and efficient. The chef also came out to check on how we enjoyed our meal. This is a terrific spot for dinner, reasonably priced. Lots of parking is available out the back. Look for the sign on the back of the building that say 'MAI' with an arrow that points you to the steps to get in the back way.

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2  Thank Katie8460
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Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

Very good food, friendly staff, excellent service. Very inexpensive considering the quality of the food. No dessert menu but the server gives you several options. The atmosphere is pleasant - busy but not crowded, and the music isn't too loud.

1  Thank capt_ahab
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Reviewed 9 May 2017

Went with a group- everyone raved about their meals and appetizers.
Shared the Japanese cheesecake for dessert - memorable!
Will definitely return.

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1  Thank TorontoHeidi
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