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2422 North Center Street, Hickory, NC
Today
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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  • 7
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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NC
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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39 reviews 39 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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
Top Contributor
159 reviews 159 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Great Thai resturant in Hickory, food is great, service is good and very reasonably priced. We will definitely be going back.

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Conover, NC
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61 reviews 61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

I visited Mekvilai during lunch time and it was not too crowded. I love the quaint atmosphere and the Thai decor. The waitress came to my table in a timely manner and I did wait for the food but the orders are cooked to order. I was served soup and a small spring roll which was part of the lunch... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

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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