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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: Reservations

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
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  • 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
Quality ingredients

The owner does the serving which is great as he is happy to recommend dishes. The ingredients are high quality and the meat and seafood dishes have generous portions of those proteins in them. Good value. Felt authentic.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 12, 2015
TammyandJohn
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Surrey, Canada
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75 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Surrey, Canada
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015 via mobile

The owner does the serving which is great as he is happy to recommend dishes. The ingredients are high quality and the meat and seafood dishes have generous portions of those proteins in them. Good value. Felt authentic.

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We all simply love the place. The food is great, they're generous with the portions and the service was very good as well.

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Parksville, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 via mobile

Food taste great...no MSG. Freshly made dishes taste distinctively different from one another. I'm in town for 3 days and I will visit again before leaving. Highly recommended if you like Vietnamese cooking.

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Nanoose Bay, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

Lovely easy place; wonderful menu; favorite is their super crepe with seafood - extremely delicious and we always are happy we came.

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Parksville, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

I used to crave Whitespot Burgers - but since there isn't a Whitespot here anymore - my craving has become more sophisticated - Hardly 2 weeks goes by without me having to visit Mekong River for their exceptional Vietnamese Crepe - It s so delicioso as well as everything else on the menu - always friendly with fresh food -... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Very friendly, with some solid advice. We asked for a kids meal for our two kids to share and they did a nice job of making it into two separate meals. Recommended.

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Parksville, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

If you like Vietnamese food then this is the place where you can dine as formally or as informally as you want. Most of the other Vietnamese restaurants in town tend to lean toward fast food or lunch service. Although the décor is somewhat dated the dining experience works. What is special about the place in addition to the great... More 

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Parksville
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The best Vietnamese food in teh city. A little more expensive but well worth it. Owner serves and is great guy. Mom cooks excellent food. All types of Vietnamese foods.

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Nanoose Bay
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The owners of this restaurant use to be in Nanaimo until they sold that location and came to Parksville. They were always so busy in Nanaimo you had to make a reservation. Lucky for us in Parksville that's not always the case (but I'd double check so you're not disappointed). Their food is excellent if you like this type of... More 

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alberta
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Beautiful food.. Good service.. The owner is totally hands on, he will tell you all about the food, suggest variations to suit your taste.. Love love loved it.

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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: Vietnamese
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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