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Mekong River

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625 Island Hwy E, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1T5, Canada
+1 250-586-8000
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11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Winnipeg, Canada
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Had a great lunch at the Mekong River Restaurant in Parkesville. The spring rolls were excellent! We also enjoyed the beef chow mein and the lemongrass chicken. The service was pleasant and efficient. I would definitely go back for another meal!

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Thank Leanne P
British Columbia, Canada
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706 reviews
372 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

had dinner here before attending a movie in town. hadn't been here in 5 years! we don't go out often. also, the exterior doesn't encourage anyone to step in. tired and needs upgrading. also quite old inside. we used to come here years ago with our sons when it was a different restaurant. all that said, we enjoyed our meal.... More 

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Thank jarmwr40
Parksville, Canada
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great restaurant with very friendly staff. My Favorite is Seafood Hot Pot, but have also had beef chow mien with crispy noodles, and the noodles comes shaped as a bowl, and all the sauce soaks into the noodles, yummy.

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Thank Trawed
Nanoose Bay, Canada
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25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Mekong River is a popular place for dining out. We have eaten there numerous times. Always friendly, efficient service and fresh ingredients. Some of my favourites which I recommend are: the lettuce wrap, the Mekong mussels,the hot and sour soup, the crispy seafood chowmein, and the coconut salmon. They have both take out and in house dining. Reservations recommended as... More 

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Thank jcg8out
Parksville, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Just real good food. Fresh and tasty with all your Vietnamese faves. I thought the portions were fair and the price was reasonable given the high quality of the food. Fresh ingredients served promptly. Don't go for the decor - go for the taste.

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Thank Roy C
Parksville, Canada
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The lettuce wrap at Mekong is SO good - a must when you frequent the restaurant. All ingredients are fresh, vegetables crispy, flavourful and nicely presented. The staff are very knowledgeable and make one want to return to try other dishes.

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Thank Geri R
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went out for dinner with my mom, step-dad and husband. Our meals were excellent. In particular my gluten-free meal was checked, confirmed and served with care. I'll be back again!

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Thank Paula O
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Every dish ordered was well prepared with care, attention to balanced flavors and true to authentic roots. Hot and sour soup was very good with generous amount of shrimp, pineapple and a seriously good broth. The Bun or charbroiled chicken with crispy spring roll was a big hit. Love that the spring rolls are done with rice wraps instead of... More 

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Thank Joel W
Alberta
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108 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Food is tasty & attractively presented. But... miniature portions & expensive. We commented on the very small size of the portion to the waitress & we got the pat answer "that's what we serve". Great attitude! Have been to similar restaurants & always felt full afterwards. Here, we were hungry. Won't be back until they improve.

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Thank Alberta52
Qualicum Beach, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017

Great variety of choices and food always tastes good. Very friendly staff and they give good service. I love the Vietnamese tea.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 21:00
Monday
11:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 21:00
Saturday
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 625 Island Hwy E, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1T5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Parksville
  • Phone Number: +1 250-586-8000

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