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Mekong Asian Cuisine

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5 Sturgis Corner Drive Suite 1000, Iowa City, IA
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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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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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Weekday lunch.

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2014
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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 NEW

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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148 reviews 148 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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55 reviews 55 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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148 reviews 148 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 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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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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229 reviews 229 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 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
18 helpful votes 18 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5 Sturgis Corner Drive Suite 1000, Iowa City, IA
  • Location: United States  >  Iowa (IA)  >  Iowa City

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