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Mekong River

215 E Sixth St, Austin, TX 78701-3625 (Downtown)
(512) 236-8878
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Ranked #932 of 3,119 Restaurants in Austin
Price range: $1 - $20
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
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Good for: Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch
Neighborhood: Downtown
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Triad, NC
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114 reviews 114 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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
19 reviews 19 reviews
8 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
21 helpful votes 21 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 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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38 reviews 38 reviews
21 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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Austin, Texas
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89 reviews 89 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012

Nested in the middle of Austin's famous Sixth St, in downtown, Mekong River Restaurant, is located in the direct path of thousands of locals and visitors. Although it can easily be missed. They have a very small sign outside their building, which by the way, is one of many historical buildings in the area. The food is fantastic, authentic, portions... More

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