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Mekong Asian Cuisine

5 Sturgis Corner Drive Suite 1000, Iowa City, IA
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Ranked #55 of 205 Restaurants in Iowa City
Cuisines: Asian
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- Sep 18, 2014
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English first
Iowa City, Iowa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

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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115 reviews 115 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
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
4 helpful votes 4 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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162 reviews 162 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
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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Seattle, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013 via mobile

Mekong is next door to hotel and walked over for dinner. Parking was full just as inside the restaurant. Place was packed and service was fast. Hot tea and large water came with waitress. Ordered beef pho and asked how much beef in the pho. I was little disappointed for a large bowl with not much beef. The broth was... More

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Amana, Iowa, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

This restaurant has reasonably good asian food and pretty great plum saki martinis! I have eaten here for over 5 years on a regular basis, usually for lunch and it is more than adequate. However they recently began enforcing policies that add a 20% tip with a party of 5 OR MORE. In addition, they charge $1 per ticket to... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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79 reviews 79 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

The food was fine, but the experience overall was mediocre. In town for travel, so had never been there before, and asked wait staff for recommendations within some specific parameters. What she ended up bringing me met none of the parameters I gave. As seems to be the case at many casual restaurants these days there wasn't much effort to... More

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Iowa City, Iowa
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85 reviews 85 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

The ambiance and food are good; however their service is just average. Specifically, the service is very slow, and they brought the appetizer and main course food together. I found them a bit kid-unfriendly. The food was really good through. May be they could expand their appetizer menu with some more Vietnamese and Malaysian specialities. I would certainly try there... More

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Scottsdale, AZ
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013

A large variety of Chinese and Vietnamese dishes and right by our hotel. The wait staff was very friendly and our food was very tasty.

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