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

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  • 47
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 4
    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
Rum's thoughts...

I have visited Mekong River many times and have NEVER been disappointed!! The service is excellent and the meals are always 'just right'... The Manager/Owner is very engaging and always has a good word for everyone... Totally recommended!

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
Rum H
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Duncan
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Duncan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have visited Mekong River many times and have NEVER been disappointed!! The service is excellent and the meals are always 'just right'... The Manager/Owner is very engaging and always has a good word for everyone... Totally recommended!

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Parksville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The menu is vast but no matter what you select, the quality and freshness is amazing. The staff is extremely helpful. The specials are just that - special. We had a great experience with the best in Vietnamese cooking. Looking forward to going back.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

I was so impressed with Mekong River When I visited this month. I was seated immediately and the service was outstanding, my teapot was never cold or empty. The food is excellent quality and the prices are reasonable, I highly recommend a visit.

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Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

We recently had lunch at the Mekong River. We have eaten there a number of times, and the crispy Cantonese chow mein has become one of our favourites, and this time was no exception. It was delicious! The lamb curry was good, not special. The owner is always friendly and chatty. We will definitely return.

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Vancouver Island, BC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

First off, don't go for the decor. If you are from HGTV, turn and walk away. That said, this funky spot can serve up a good meal. Okay, they say Vietnamese, but I'd call it Viet-Canto-Make-You-Happy-Yum-Yum. Honestly the food is more Cantonese-esk with pho at lunch. But they will make it up however your little beating heart desires it. If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Great food, great prices!!! If u live in the Parksville area or just passing through and haven't been yet... It's a must!!

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Nanaimo, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

We almost gave this place a miss because the building and decor looked dated, but the kitchen was clean and the food and service were good. As with most Vietnamese restaurants, the portions are generous so I would recommend sharing an entree.

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Surrey, Canada
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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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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
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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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Additional Information about Mekong River

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

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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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