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2422 North Center Street, Hickory, NC
8283229876
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11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 9
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best thai food in Hickoyr

I eat at Mekvilai at least once a week because it is by far the best thai food in Hickory. The Yum Beef is great, the Tom Yum and the Tom Kha Gai are excellent and I highly recommend the Larb Chicken. When I take someone who has never had thai food and they have reservations as to what they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 24, 2015
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Hickory, North Carolina, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Dine in or call for take out. Every dish I've had here has always been great. If you are in a rush, don't dine here. If you want a great relaxing meal in a restaurant that is quiet then this is for you. Too many places these days are packed to the gills with 100 people shouting at each other.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Sadly, I do not dine in this restaurant enough... It is most beautifully decorated for the Thai experience. It is ideal for meetings and even romantic dinners. There are often large groups here, by reservation. It is a quieter dining experience with the entrees taking longer to prepare. Due to my schedule, I opt for their lunch take-out every week... More 

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

I've eaten at Mekvilai for 10 years. Tia (and her Mom) make the best Larb in town. It's served w sweet sticky rice and it's hard to order anything else after you've had it. I've had the chicken pad Thai and the red and green curries and they are spot on to die for. The fresh spring rolls are light... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

I eat at Mekvilai at least once a week because it is by far the best thai food in Hickory. The Yum Beef is great, the Tom Yum and the Tom Kha Gai are excellent and I highly recommend the Larb Chicken. When I take someone who has never had thai food and they have reservations as to what they... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Went on a business meeting for dinner. Was told to try the duck and the sea bass so we split the meals. What a treat, crispy duck skin and wonderful sea bass! Everything appeared to be fresh cooked so the food comes out slow, but worth it.

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Hickory, North Carolina, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

My wife loves this place. She loves anything with curry, so it is easy for her to find something she likes. I have a harder time....the staff is very helpful with suggestions. The last time we were there, it was spot on. I had the pad thai chicken, it was delicious. The sticky rice is a must.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

We've only gotten take out from here, but its always been good. The Thai ginger and the Mek Thunder are our favorites. The portions are a bit less generous than other places but not small.

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Galax, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Happily, this restaurant is open on Mondays so when my husband and I were in the mood for Thai food (and tried two other locations that are closed EVERY MONDAY) it was a happy moment for my hungry tummy. The Fresh Veggie Spring rolls were very good, but not great, and the portion sizes smaller than expected. Perhaps I'm spoiled... More 

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Hickory, North Carolina
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

There are better places for Thai in Hickory, though this one seems to get the most attention, most likely due to it having the most impressive and attractive sign, best location, and best interior ambiance of any of the Thai places around, but in my opinion the quality stops there. The service is a bit on the slow side, food... More 

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Newton, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

The food here is great and like most Thai restaurants, has a good selection. Service is solid.. never a mistake, attentive, and the food comes out quickly. It has the best ambience of the Thai restaurants in Hickory (although that doesn't say a lot). The prices are reasonable.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2422 North Center Street, Hickory, NC
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hickory
  • Phone Number: 8283229876

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Thai
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm

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