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Mekong River

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625 Island Highway East, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-586-8000
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 80
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Awesome ginger chicken!

I was recently in the area visiting family and came here for dinner one night. I was pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. The food was so good, I had ginger chicken and loved it. The servings were generous and had an awesome presentation. The owners were very friendly as well. I am definetly... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
D B
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Vancouver, Canada
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Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was recently in the area visiting family and came here for dinner one night. I was pleasantly surprised by this restaurant. The food was so good, I had ginger chicken and loved it. The servings were generous and had an awesome presentation. The owners were very friendly as well. I am definetly coming back here the next time I... More 

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Thank D B
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

Did take out. Ordered four plates plus rolls for $96. The plates were good, but not outstanding. Best was caramelized seafood. Restaurant should include price on website.

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Thank Gilles C
Parksville, BC
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

This is my "go to" restaurant as a resident of Parksville. Thien and his father are the most gracious hosts and will recommend tasty choices if you're undecided. All fresh ingredients and seasonings with no "salt lick" side effects like so many Canadian restaurants leave you with. Gluten free menu selections offered in addition to the regular fare. My favorite... More 

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Thank Oceansidegal
Parksville, Canada
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123 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015

This my 3rd review of Mekong River. We are never hesitant to introduce our friends and guests to Mekong River. The menu is extensive with choices of meats, seafood and vegetarian dishes. Rice noodles are an option for many dishes, great for those opting for gluten-free dining. Fresh, served hot and ready, more than enough to satisfy you.

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Thank Terry D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2015 via mobile

Was a great little restaurant with friendly and helpful staff. Also clean with view of kitchen. The Vietnamese crepe and the spicy rice noodle dishes were fantastic and a Vietnamese coffee for some get up and go.

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Thank Gary L
Calgary, Canada
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79 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

We stopped by an a whim and were delighted with the service, the filling and flavourful good. Wow, authentic and good without the fuss or attitude!! The server recommended a soup and main course and we were not disappointed. Ask what's good and be adventurous. Prices were decent. I was also surprised how full the place was. Excellent choice especially... More 

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Thank TravelJunkie42
British Columbia
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10 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015

Believe the great reviews -- the host is warm, funny and welcoming and the food is absolutely fantastic. If you're travelling from out of town I'd highly recommend this restaurant and if you live in the area and haven't tried it yet, you must! You simply won't be disappointed. Wonderful and plentiful options for gluten free diners, as well --... More 

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Thank bonvoyageBC
Parksville, Canada
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124 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2015

Warm and friendly atmosphere. Décor was exotic and seemed like you were in a little Asian village. Our meals were delicious. Service was great. Super for special occasions. Not fine dining yet more than mid range pricing.

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Thank Gord B
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Open for lunch or diner very flavourful and a large selection of gluten free dishes. Salad rolls with basil, yum.

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Thank Harold E
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015

Staying at Tigh-Na-Mara or a nearby resort? Want a taste of Vietnam like no other. You must stop in to see Thien and his team at Mekon River. The service is friendly and the food is outstanding. I wish I was staying longer to try more things on the menu. Living in Vancouver, we have access to really great Asian... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 625 Island Highway East, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Parksville
  • Phone Number: +1 250-586-8000

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese, Chinese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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