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Mekong River

215 E Sixth St, Austin, TX 78701-3625 (Downtown)
(512) 236-8878
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Ranked #1,314 of 3,154 Restaurants in Austin
Price range: $1 - $20
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
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Baldwin, New York
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62 reviews 62 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Visited during recent Polar Vortex incursion. That was part of the problem. There is no apparent heating system other than the two ill-fitting front doors in this way more-than century-old building. This is a "pop-up" restaurant that operates from approximately 11AM until about 4PM in The Lit Club Lounge, a nightly card palace and dance hall. We seated ourselves at... More 

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Triad, NC
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115 reviews 115 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2013

I looked for something away from the Convention Center for lunch and waled into Mekong River with a co-worker. We were greeted and sat promptly. We ordered drinks and some Fresh Rolls with shrimp. Fresh Rolls were somewhat rubbery, but the ingredients inside the wrappers were fresh. The accompanying peanut sauce was a small portion and not sufficient for the... More 

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Lakeway, Texas
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Mekong River is now taken over by the original owners, who started their restaurant in 1997 under the name Pho Cong Ly then later became Mekong River. They are now working together with Lit Lounge to operate as a restaurant for lunch and a bar during the evening. The food is not only better but the price is still low... More 

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

Having spent a week in the US I craved Vietnamese to bring some freshness, herbiness and lightness to my diet. I headed to Mekong River as it was downtown Austin - near where I am staying. The omens were not good to start with as a tray of takeaway rice lay on the floor at the entrance with staff and... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

It's right about in the middle of the 6th St area...All the food was great...the basil dishes the dump the kitchen seafood dish were great...Ate their two nights and would have eaten their again but the other parties wanted something different and prices reasonable and friendly service...Actually i ate their 3 years ago too and it was good...

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Conway, South Carolina
20 reviews 20 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2012

Friendly service. Did not have music blasting. Get the mekong bowl for 8 bucks. Fantastic! Plus, remember to get the sticky rice. On recent business trip to Austin, ate their twice it was so good.

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2012

Everyone who works there are so inviting & friendly. Food is excellent and fairly priced. I loved eating here with my friend, that I brought my whole family with me again the next night. Wish I lived in Austin I'd come back weekly.

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Benicia, California, United States
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44 reviews 44 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2012

I had eaten in the Mekong River several times over the past few years and liked it alot. We were in the mood for Pho so we stopped by. The fresh spring rolls in rice paper were anything but....soggy and tasteless. The peanut sauce was watery and quite bland. Ordered the Pho with noodles, steak, and meatballs, The broth tasted... More 

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Saint Simons Island, Georgia
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78 reviews 78 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2012

We stopped for lunch with our grandboys and their parents and had a delicious lunch. The boys loved slurpping those long rice noodles. We had our favorite vermicelli with vietnamese rolls and pork or chicken-the bowls were the biggest I have ever seen and loaded with delicious vegetables, meat, seasonings and vermicelli. Excellent food, wonderful atmosphere and even tablecloths which... More 

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Philadelphia PA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2012

The service here was very good. The food was good, but not the best Thai I've ever had by a long shot coming from Philadelphia. But I'm not sure Austin had many other choices. The prices were good also.

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Additional Information about Mekong River

Address: 215 E Sixth St, Austin, TX 78701-3625
Phone Number: (512) 236-8878
Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
Open Hours:
Monday 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Vietnamese

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