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Mekong River

625 Island Highway East, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
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Ranked #4 of 91 restaurants in Parksville
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jul 8, 2014
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Parksville, Canada
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89 reviews 89 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Having only the word-of-mouth recommendation from friends, we reserved a Sunday night dinner at Mekong River. Arriving 10 minutes late for our reservation, we were immediately greeted and seated. Our table service was prompt, attentive and accurate. The menu offerings were varied and plentiful, making our choices tougher. We were all impressed at what our menu choices included when they... More

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Nanaimo, Canada
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16 reviews 16 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We have eaten here a few times now and the food has never failed to be amazing! It is made with fresh ingredients and the portions are huge!! I say it is a great value!!

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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86 reviews 86 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

The Restaurant isn't overly fancy, but kept clean. Very friendly staff and owner is very friendly and approachable and is interested to please you. If you have any concerns with foods, you can let them know and they will work around them. The Food is fresh, tasty and hot when served to the table. The value for what you receive... More

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

The food at Mekong is always great, the server is funny, and attentive, and they are extremely patient with our 4 year old, sometimes they even bring her food out first. We adore this place, you will too!

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Parksville, Canada
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I don't think I have ever had personalized service like this anywhere! We asked the waiter for a typical Cambodian meal, the owner was called for, he was delighted to be able to show off some of the more untypical South East Asian foods. They were OUT of this World. Believe me when I tell you this is the best... More

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Florida
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130 reviews 130 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

Ate here recently with 3 people, overall very good. Beef chow mein was excellent with fresh shredded veggies. Other dishes were good, lamb curry had no heat whatsoever. Owner super friendly and long time restauranteer but he reports he has sold to couple from China starting June so go now before it changes.

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Parksville BC
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36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2014

This restaurant is fast becoming a city favourite and I see why. The Wonton soup was so very tasty and one serving was large enough to share with my lady. It was hot and good! The entrees are a wonderful blend of flavours and served heaping a piping hot. We ordered after getting some background on a few dishes. Our... More

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Parksville, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

The family that owns this restaurant is passionate about serving the very best in Vietnamese cuisine.. the portions are good and the flavor is amazing...

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seattle
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

This is not a chain restaurant, but the real deal. Vietnamese food, in a nice, not fancy place, where conversations can be heard. The service is excellent, as is the food. i ate there twice in less than a week. Everything I sampled ...yes, wonderful. And, the prices were not crazy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013 via mobile

We had heard through friends that there was a great Vietnamese restaurant in Parksville, found it through Trip Advisor, and thoroughly enjoyed our lunch stop. Food was tasty and fresh and the service was second to none. Would highly recommend.

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