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2422 North Center Street, Hickory, NC
Today
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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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

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  • 6
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  • 11
    Very good
  • 1
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  • 0
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  • 2
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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
Most recent review
Seriously good!

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
keith s
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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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36 reviews 36 reviews
35 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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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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
109 reviews 109 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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155 reviews 155 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

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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59 reviews 59 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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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Lincolnton, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2013

Slowest and worst service we've ever experienced. Took 55 minutes for the food to come out. Wait staff was unresponsive. Management was snippy and rude when we complained about the wait. Never going back.

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Gainesville, Florida
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Wonderful Thai food with great ambiance, make sure you have plenty of time with good company. We were traveling from Appalachian ski mountain to Charlotte and came across this nice little Thai place.

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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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