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5 Sturgis Corner Drive Suite 1000, Iowa City, IA
319-354-4754
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 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

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  • 6
    Very good
  • 5
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  • 3
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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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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews 64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
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

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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Iowa City, Iowa
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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165 reviews 165 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
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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60 reviews 60 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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iowa city, ia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We arrived just before noon and found a parking spot in the very small parking lot. It was fairly busy and got very busy by the time we left. We eat here a couple times a year. For us it is one of those places that we have always had good service and good food. . Service was also very... More 

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Mass
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

As a connoisseur of Asian, Indian and other cuisine, this was a one-time stop. Others may enjoy the fresh ingredients. We admired them, but wished more effort were made into creating cohesive dishes with pleasing mingling of flavors.

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Iowa City, IA
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91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

Liked the complex flavors of the Lemon Grass Chicken and especially the wonderful Tamarind Soup. Take out worked out quite well.

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Naperville, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2014

This restaurant was recommended by the Hampton Inn across the parking lot. The food ranked among the best, and we truly appreciate good American-Oriential food. We particularly recommend the egg rolls.

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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: Asian
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?