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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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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 54
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 6
    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
Excellent Asian Food

I've never had Fine Vietnamese cuisine before so I didn't know exactly what to expect. It was a sort of a cross between Chinese and Thai cuisine. There were 13 of us in our group. We were seated in two large booths. The menu items are set up to be had by one person but being Asian, we shared... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 18, 2015
Caroline C
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North Vancouver, Canada
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Victoria, Canada
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24 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

Advertised as a Vietnamese restaurant. However when u get the menu you realize its all Chinese based food. the usual sweet and sour pork or chow mein etc etc. we were disappointed. no viet noodle bowl or rice bowl dishes etc etc. Caters mostly Canadian tourists. However I will say that the food we ordered was good food and the... More 

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North Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

I've never had Fine Vietnamese cuisine before so I didn't know exactly what to expect. It was a sort of a cross between Chinese and Thai cuisine. There were 13 of us in our group. We were seated in two large booths. The menu items are set up to be had by one person but being Asian, we shared "family-style".... More 

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Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Enjoyed our dinner in Mekong River but nothing to be overly excited about. The starters were the best part of the meal, tasty, two rice paper rolls and a spring roll. The chicken curry main could have been more flavourful, it was quite mild, pleasant but not wow. The service was good if rushed. Our mains came out before we... More 

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Qualicum Beach, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

We have been eating at Mekong River in Parksville, B.C. since it opened, and the food is always delicious fresh and healthy. For dinner or lunch there is no better restaurant on the Island. The service is great, the owners are wonderful and it is always a good experience..

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Parksville, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Mekong River has never disappointed us! This family run restaurant offers affordable, delicious food in a friendly atmosphere. The food, prepared lovingly by the owner's Mom, is always fresh and yummy. Portion sizes are great and service is very attentive. If you are looking for a great dinner close to home or as a visitor to Parksville, be sure to... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

We took some friends who love Vietnamese food and they confimred that this is just the greatest!! Lovely presentation too.

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Vancouver Island, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

I ate here and ordered take out while in town for work. The owner and staff are super friendly and the service was fast. Both my wife and I had curry...one veggie and one chicken and they were awesome. I plan on ordering one more time before leaving town...highly recommend!

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Parksville, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Because we live in Parksville we have been to Mekong River many times. The food is very good and caters to people who don't like their Asian food too spicy. I happen to like spicy Asian food and they are always happy to kick it up a notch or two. Staff and the owners are very friendly and have been... More 

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Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

My husband and I had never dined at Mekong River before and decieded to have our lunch here. I am so glad that we did because our meals were fantastic. I ordered the Prawn Imperial, which consisted of real prawns, This came with Ground pork and vegetables, wrapped up and deep fried. My husband had Ginger Beef Pot with flavorful... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We went to this restaurant going on my sons advice (he's 9), because Vietnamese was the type of cuisine he wanted. He chose right. The food here is quite exceptional and the service was terrific. A few hints when you go here. If you're looking for pho then the time to go to is lunch as this is not offered... 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: 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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