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Mekong River

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215 E Sixth St, Austin, TX 78701-3625
(512) 236-8878
Saturday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch
Good for:
Dining on a budget
Lunch

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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Low price lunch

If you are searching a low price lunch with Thay and Vietnamese dishes it is ok for you but don't expect any quality dish. Nothing more than a quick lunch.

2 of 5 starsReviewed January 31, 2015
Daniele T
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Firenze, Italia
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Lunch
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Firenze, Italia
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

If you are searching a low price lunch with Thay and Vietnamese dishes it is ok for you but don't expect any quality dish. Nothing more than a quick lunch.

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Baldwin, New York
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63 reviews 63 reviews
46 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
41 helpful votes 41 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
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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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London
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68 reviews 68 reviews
45 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
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18 reviews 18 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
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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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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 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
23 helpful votes 23 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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86 reviews 86 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 215 E Sixth St, Austin, TX 78701-3625
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: (512) 236-8878

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?