Malai Kitchen - Dallas

3699 McKinney Ave, Dallas TX 75204
$$ Thai

Reservations

Business Info

  • Address: 3699 McKinney Ave, Dallas TX 75204
  • Cuisine: Thai | Vietnamese |
  • Cost: | Inexpensive
  • Category: Casual Dining
  • Star Rating:
  • Reservations: Recommended
  • Dress Code: Casual
  • Meals Served: Brunch | Lunch | Dinner |
  • Parking: Street | Parking Garage |
  • Payment Options: VISA | Amex | MasterCard | Discover | Cash | Debit |
  • Corkage Fee: N/A
  • Staff: Hn Hn | Owner
  • Phone: (214) 599-7857
  • Features: Full Bar, Sunday Brunch, Outdoor Seating, Takeout Available, Happy Hours, Healthy Options,
  • Occasion: Child Friendly, Romantic Dining, Dining Alone, Business Dining, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Vegetarian, Quick Bite, Trendy / Hip, Date Night,

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Business Hours

Reservations Available
Monday
All Day - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Tuesday
All Day - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Wednesday
All Day - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Thursday
All Day - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
Friday
All Day - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Saturday
All Day - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 11 p.m.
Sunday
All Day - Restaurant 11 a.m. - 10 p.m.
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Customer Reviews & Ratings

4.71 out of 5 stars based on 246 votes

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 8/10
May 25, 2022
Ancil M.
GREAT FOOD AND STAFF!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 28, 2022
Ranjeeta B.
Great food and service

Overall: 10/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 9/10
Jan 11, 2022
Catherine H.
Fantastic experience! Loved the restaurant vibe, drinks - apps - desert were delicious, and service was superb! Only negative feedback is the Panang curry with chicken medium spice was "flat." Needs more flavor and punch. Thank you.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 20, 2021
Kaushang S.
Very good food, came to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Will visit again

Overall: 10/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 9/10
Value: 7/10
Oct 14, 2021
Meyon L.
This was my first visit and I will return. The food and service was great!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Oct 13, 2021
Jason P.
We loved the food, but especially loved our server. She was friendly, attentive, and gave really good suggestions!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Jul 26, 2021
Mac B.
Malai is my #1 choice for Thai and Vietnamese food in Dallas. The staff is very nice and always accommodating!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
May 21, 2021
Elysabeth D.
The food it’s Amazing!! Highly recommend for their chicken wings it’s delicious!! Fantastic and quick service!! I will come back again and again.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 23, 2021
Saul S.
The Tiger noodles were amazing and the plating looked great!! The sampler appetizer was a great was to start off as it was both earthy and fresh but also had meat. Servers did an amazing Job!!!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Apr 05, 2021
David B.
Absolutely fantastic creative food. The beer is unique and awesome. Prices are reasonable. Can’t say enough good things.

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 10/10
Mar 05, 2021
Bruce T.
Very attentive service and the meal was outstanding!

Overall: 10/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Feb 27, 2021
Elissa P.
Shrimp Pad Thai was Delicious!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Mar 22, 2022
Cheyenne L.
Sofia was very friendly and we loved that the staff worked as a team. We loved all the food we had, the sampler and fish were excellent, but the lamb shank was stunning. I’m still sad that I couldn’t finish it. And the coconut milk coffee at the end was perfectly lightly sweet, not overdone and was the pick me up we needed. I would love to visit again and bring friends.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 10/10
Value: 10/10
Sep 23, 2021
Mekia B.
Kenji was superb!!

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 9/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 6/10
Aug 09, 2021
Ray K.
Food is delicious! A treat of traditional Thai flavors, i.e. coconut, mango, avocado, spices extraordinaire. It's what I call a "Date Place". My husband and I would prefer a quieter atmosphere. Noise seems to bounce off the walls. The wall decorations are interesting but on closer look contain dust that is not appealing while eating. The menu is a great variety and everything we ordered was a treat! PS: I had ordered a salad with dressing on the side. Wouldn't you, salad arrived fully dressed. Oh well! That happens in a lot of places.

Overall: 9/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 10/10
Aug 02, 2021
Julianna H.
Great food, wonderful service and nice wine. At first we were going to be placed in a booth in a really cool area and then instead we were led to a booth right by the front door which was opened a lot by new patrons. It was over 105 degrees that day so we were very hot while eating the wonderful spicy entrees. I will be back but will request a seat much further away from the front door.

Overall: 8/10
Food: 9/10
Service: 7/10
Ambience: 6/10
Value: 6/10
Feb 15, 2022
Jim G.
Food is always terrific. The seating is a bit cramped and can be loud near the kitchen but overall very nice. We dined early - 6 pm and I ordered the Cobia. The waiter said they were out which seemed odd at 6 pm; why was it even on the specials menu?

Overall: 8/10
Food: 5/10
Service: 10/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 7/10
Jun 25, 2021
Billy R.
Overall good service and ambience. Food is over rated - over compensation of sauces and seasoning - unable to taste the food. seems like you ordered different sauces

Overall: 8/10
Food: 10/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 8/10
Value: 8/10
Apr 10, 2021
Matthew R.
It took a while to get our food and drinks, and it was a bit noisy outside. That being said the food was delicious! Overall it was a good experience.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Service: 8/10
Ambience: 7/10
Value: 8/10
Nov 21, 2021
Haifeng B.
We arrived on time for our reservation on a busy Friday evening. We found ourselves standing in a line behind many other guests who did not have reservations. The host processed all those guests and assigned them tables first and by the time we got to the front of the line, and told him we had a reservation, he actually had no table for us. We had to wait a bit but not long before someone led us to the patio. I told him my reservation specifically asked for an inside table. Obviously no one paid any attention to my reservation. So I had to wait yet some more time before an inside table became available. So the reservation system effectively was useless, as guests without reservations got tables and we had to wait. Guests with reservations should not have to stand behind guests without reservations in the same line. Otherwise, why make a reservation? Please improve the reservation handling.

Overall: 7/10
Food: 7/10
Service: 4/10
Ambience: 5/10
Value: 6/10
Sep 27, 2021
Brenna F.
Inside was smoky and the servers kept delivering our drinks/food to the wrong table