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Mekong Asian Cuisine

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5 Sturgis Corner Drive Suite 1000, Iowa City, IA
319-354-4754
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5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 13
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  • 6
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 3
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  • 0
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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
Great Asian food

Mekong has great Asian food. The service is quick and food comes out quickly. They have a nice lunch menu. The dinner menu is large. We enjoy the pho, sizzling rice soup, and hot braised chicken. You can ask to have your meal spicy and they will spice it up for you.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 9, 2015
Teresa M
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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I've been here several times and the service and food are always top notch. My only complaint is the small parking lot, but I've only driven away once because we couldn't find a spot. (Lunch time) I will definitely be returning.

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Bowling Green, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2015 via mobile

We're visiting in Iowa City and wanted to go somewhere we'd never been before. Thus, our visit to the Mekong. It was great!! Our server was friendly and efficient. She was very knowledgeable regarding the menu. The place was spotless. We had Mekong egg rolls which were crispy and very tasty. We ordered spicy lemon chicken, pork/shrimp over crispy noodles,... More 

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Aurora, IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 via mobile

I have eaten lunch here three times, in the last month, and it was delicious food and commendable service each time. The Red and Green curries are standouts served with crisp egg rolls and a crabmeat Rangoon. The soup bowls are massive and delightful! Bon Appetit!

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Mapua, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

Our meal was delicious and very good value for money. The meal sizes were not too big too which suited us, we would certainly dine here again.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

My wife and I had a very enjoyable meal here. The vegetables were fresh, the Vietnamese Spring Rolls were great, and the server was both efficient and polite. About 50% or more of the customers were ethnic Asians. Great place, we will come again!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

Mekong has great Asian food. The service is quick and food comes out quickly. They have a nice lunch menu. The dinner menu is large. We enjoy the pho, sizzling rice soup, and hot braised chicken. You can ask to have your meal spicy and they will spice it up for you.

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Thank Teresa M
Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

I have lived in Iowa City for quite awhile, and Mekong Asian Cuisine has become my favorite restaurant. I would give the food 5.5 stars, if it were possible, and as another reviewer has said, it serves "the best Asian food in Iowa City." Why? I have never ever had a bad meal there. I have been there for several... More 

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iowa city, ia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

My wife and I visited this past Thursday for lunch. I went for my old faithful lunch, the Hot Braised Chicken. The combo special for $7.50 that included an Eggroll, Crabmeat Rangoon, and fried or steamed rice. This time my Hot Braised Chicken was plenty moist, unlike my last visit. The meal was delicious and it was a very generous... More 

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Coralville, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

We arrived about 15 minutes earlier than our reservation but were seated immediately at a stark table by the front door...we opted to sit at the bar. This being our first visit to Mekong, we decided to sample several dishes. For appetizers, we ordered Chicken satay and Vietnamese pho. The chicken satay was over cooked, however, the peanut sauce was... More 

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Iowa City, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

I've been a loyal customer of Mekong since the early 90s (when it was in Coralville). Giving it the moniker "Best Asian food in Iowa City" is not the highest of praise as this a definite weak spot in the Iowa City cuisine spectrum. That said, there are flavors I get in Mekong that rival or exceed the best Asian... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Sturgis Corner Drive Suite 1000, Iowa City, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City
  • Phone Number: 319-354-4754

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Thai
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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