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May Island

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1669 N Quaker Ln, Alexandria, VA 22302-2338
+1 703-575-4455
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11:00 - 22:30
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Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:30
Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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DC
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A friend and I went to May Island because it was close and open. I've driven by it a few times and thought I would finally try it. I order the dinner Bento Box A. The tofu teriyaki was great! The sushi was good. The shrimp tempura, the shrimp tasted old and on the edge of going bad. The tempura... More 

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Thank dctravelerworkfun
Centerville, Tennessee
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

My first time trying Sashimi. Fresh but I'm not a fan of raw fish I guess. My son says he loves it. I had the Tiger entree and it was excellent. Doesn't look like much from the outside but the food was great and the service was excellent. Not a big place inside but clean. I would recommend.

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Thank Thomas D S
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78 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

The prices are terrific! Soup is $1.50 cup. Sushi is $5 for two delicious tuna (sushi ranges begin at $3). Generals chicken was perfect - I asked for not spicy, it was just the right amount. Lots of food, came with a spring roll. Took home a full to-go box! The sushi is displayed with a gorgeous flower and /... More 

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Thank Susie S
USA
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71 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2015

This place has very good food, especially the sushi specials. And the service is very god too. Don't be put off by the very plain exterior or its location next to a 7-11.

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Thank JZBach
Wallkill
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32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2015 via mobile

By the outside it doesn't look impressive, but even u see & take the food you'll really enjoy it. I would definitely come back again

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Thank June B
Watertown, Connecticut
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2015 via mobile

Excellent service and food! The amount of food for the price is exceptional. You would never know it from the outside!!!

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Thank Twins2luv
Alexandria, Virginia
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66 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2015

My wife and I found this little gem while pondering the mysteries of DC traffic. Having yearned for sushi all day, we sought Yelp's advice on what's nearby. May Island popped up on our screen, and so we were off! Getting there: This place is EASY to drive by! It's a small restaurant to the left of 7-11 on the... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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13 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2015

The food was all fresh and made without the usual overabundance of sauce in the Chinese dishes. Everything was delicious and was definitely some of the best Chinese food we have had in years.

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Thank Jodi S
Alexandria, Virginia
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 January 2015

I've eaten take-away at May Island many times and am never disappointed. The recipes are a little different from the usual fair with the inclusion of fresh vegetables that one doesn't get at other places. They create very light and tasty dishes using zuchini and asparagus along with some of the more typical vegetables. It's a small place with a... More 

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Thank DAW119
Washington, DC
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2014

We like it, keep coming back. Reliable, eye-pleasing sushi at a great price for DC. Chinese dishes more ordinary. Tiny: watch for the 7-!! by the Sunoco or you will miss it. TV is on mute, WiFi is free. We like the down-scale ambiance; YMMV.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Chinese, Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:00 - 22:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 22:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 22:30
Thursday
11:00 - 22:30
Friday
11:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1669 N Quaker Ln, Alexandria, VA 22302-2338
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-575-4455

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?