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2422 North Center Street, Hickory, NC
8283229876
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Today
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 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, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 17
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  • 1
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  • 0
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Thai food

Four of us had dinner at this restaurant on a Wednesday evening. The rather large restaurant was nearly empty when we arrived but got a little business as time passed. We received quick, friendly and continual service. The menu is large and entrees are in the $10-12 range. I had a red curry... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
Randy L
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Jasper, GA
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Jasper, GA
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128 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Four of us had dinner at this restaurant on a Wednesday evening. The rather large restaurant was nearly empty when we arrived but got a little business as time passed. We received quick, friendly and continual service. The menu is large and entrees are in the $10-12 range. I had a red curry dish with steamed rice. The portion was... More 

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Thank Randy L
Taylorsville, North Carolina
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

On a number of occasions, we have gone to Mekvilai. The food is always good but the service is predictably terrible. It had been over a year since we had been, so last night we figured we would give it one more shot. We walked in the door and waited... No one even acknowledged us. No hostess in site. The... More 

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Thank FLGFARMS
Hickory, North Carolina
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

Love this thai restaurant! Allow for plenty of time when dining here but they also do take out. The lunch specials are very good. Recommend the drunken noodle, tom yum soup or red curry.

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Thank PamLeo
NC
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295 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

It has been a while since we been here. We had the Buddha dumpling, Thai fried rice and drunken noodle. You can add meat or seafood to any order. We had the green tea for two and some ice water. The waiter was very nice to us and check with us a lot while we ate. The food was great... More 

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Thank HenryNC7
Hickory, North Carolina
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23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

A very authentic Thai restaurant. Tom Yom soup is excellent as is the green papaya salad. A big variety of entrees including mee ped and curries. I like the jasmine tea although beer and wine are also available. We go there with groups and get decent service.

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Thank bill b
Hickory, North Carolina
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40 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Mekvilai has the best Thai food. It's consistently head and shoulders above even the restaurants I've enjoyed in major metropolitan areas. Their red curry is fabulous, as are other curry dishes. Their noodle dishes are wonderful and don't be afraid to try tofu here, they do a great job with it. Now for the downside - the service is Very... More 

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Thank annef37
Hickory, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

Mekvilai has some of the best Thai food anywhere, service is good, and atmosphere is quaint. This is NOT the place to go if you're in a hurry, but if you've got an hour and a half to kill with some good friends or family, this is your spot for quality Thai cuisine.

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Thank Threebolicks
Hickory, North Carolina, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

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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Thank g0000000000
North Carolina
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
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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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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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: Asian, 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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