Mae Phim (Downtown)

94 Columbia St
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 624-2979

Hours: Mon-Fri 11 am-7 pm, Sat-Sun 11:30 am-6:30 pm
Categories: Restaurant

Restaurant Details

  • Mai Phim caters to the lunchtime and right-after-work crowd—it's not open past 7 pm—and there's always a line out the door. If you can get a table, expect to be sitting on top of the person next to you. The kitchen is in plain sight, full of shouting cooks and flying vegetables, and the food is good.
  • Features: Cheap Eats and To Go
  • Cuisine: Thai
  • Serving Hours: Mon-Fri 11 am-7 pm, Sat 12 pm-7 pm. Closed Sundays.
  • Price Range: $

Average Rating:
  • 4.62000/5 Stars.
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I'd live off this stuff if I could

I go to the Westlake location though since I don't work in Pioneer Square anymore, tastes just as good (if not better) as the Columbia one.

Place isn't as packed (usually) so you get to chill at a booth or a chair and they tend to give out cups of green tea to "to-go" people waiting for their orders.

And it's cheap, of course.
Posted by J on April 1, 2009 at 12:52 AM · Report this

Cheap, Fast and Good

Who says fast food can't also be delicious? Mai Phim offers small but filling dishes within six minutes for under six bucks. Highly recommended for the frugal.
Posted by Emeraldcityserendipity on January 31, 2008 at 10:16 PM · Report this

NOT that good

It is the best Thai I've found in this work area (horrible competition there), but it is certainly not 5-star good. If I want Thai, I wait until I get back home to CapHill. It's also the rudest Thai place I've been, not that I go there for conversation.
Posted by Jeff on January 25, 2008 at 5:39 PM · Report this

Real Thai 5 Stars

Panang Beef is excellent
Posted by San Ta on December 23, 2007 at 11:59 PM · Report this

i could eat here every day

I've eaten almost everything on the menu and its all good. I'm a big fan of the curry dishes but in the summer you can't go wrong with a little yum moo yang...seasoned pork, cucumbers, red onion in a lime, cilantro, chile vinegrette. I work downtown and have been known to eat there multiple times in a week. All the dishes are $6 including tax how can you beat that. Oh did I mention that the staff is incredibly friendly? Eat there often and you'll be on a first name basis in no time.
Posted by peterparker on August 16, 2007 at 11:00 PM · Report this

You can't beat it!

I used to work next door and go there almost every other day. I would have gone every day, but I got so much food for $6 that I had enough for lunch for two days in a row! Now that I do not work next door, there is a hole in my heart around lunchtime that longs for the Phim...
Posted by lILBLACKCAT on July 31, 2007 at 5:21 PM · Report this

Fast, fresh, excellent

I work near Mae Phim and I go there far too often for take-out lunch. Everything on the menu is cooked fresh to order, tastes great, and is just $6. If you're going for take-out don't be intimidated by everyone waiting outside -- just march on in to the register to place your order, and then retreat outside for your dish to be called (usually less than 5 mins). You can also call in orders for pickup.
Posted by nonfamous on May 31, 2007 at 4:22 PM · Report this


Get the Panang Beef dish. Trust me, just do it.
Posted by Chachi on May 25, 2007 at 4:37 PM · Report this

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