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5930 W North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53208-1057
414-257-2228
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3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 6
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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First time at this little jewel. Had the lunch buffet for 8.95. A beautiful array of tasty colorful dishes. Couldn't try everything but what I had was very good. They have sauces and condiments I would like to experiment with. What a great deal on some well prepared food. Plan to return in near... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Doug Y
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wisconsin
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

First time at this little jewel. Had the lunch buffet for 8.95. A beautiful array of tasty colorful dishes. Couldn't try everything but what I had was very good. They have sauces and condiments I would like to experiment with. What a great deal on some well prepared food. Plan to return in near future. I would highly reccomend for... More 

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Thank Doug Y
Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

I have enjoyed the lunch buffet many times. It certainly is not a long steam table with a ton of choices. It is in fact a very good selection of targeted dishes guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds. Do yourself a favor and check it out. Vegan options are also available on the buffet and also from the menu.

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Thank gregwhiz
Waterloo, New York
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160 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Went here last night. Service was friendly, not particularly attentive but that was perfect for the conversation I was enjoying. Food came quickly and was delicious. I recognize that this is a mix of ethnic foods, Thai, Vietnamese, Laotian, which means that they don't specialize in one thing. Therefore, while the pho was very good, I have had much better... More 

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Thank TravelinRobT
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

I love this place. I feel it crushes the more expensive competition by a mile. The BEST shrimp spring rolls I have ever eaten. So fresh, feels like you are eating produce direct from the garden. I always get the spring rolls and the chicken PHO which is SO delicious as well!

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Thank Lovethegas
Milwaukee, Wi
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We first tried Mekong Cafe when our daughter lived nearby. We've been back many times since. This family owned Thai/Laotian/Vietnamese restaurant is truly one of the best Asian restaurants I've ever eaten at. We've been there so many times that we've come to know many of the family members! They are very friendly and helpful if you have questions about... More 

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Thank cakieffer
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

A neighbor suggested this restaurant, which is an easy walk from my home. The restaurant is spacious and comfortable. The staff were friendly, and helpful in explaining the different dishes and their intensity levels. I love Thai iced coffee, though I have no idea if it's actually a Thai drink. The food was wonderful - tasty and just spicy enough.... More 

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Thank Thorgoesmobile
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 via mobile

While visiting family in Milwaukee, we decided to try Mekong. No one in my family had been there before so we didn't know what to expect. Six of us went on a Sunday night. The atmosphere was pleasant, nicely appropriated, comfortable. Dress was casual. The menu is huge and it takes some time to read through it. They have dishes... More 

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Thank Gnosticsgirl
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

We love Mekong and are so glad it is so popular. They have such a range of Asian dishes there is much to choose from. We prefer to eat in; we got delivery once and realized our favorite dishes from there were meant to be eaten immediately. :) Ask the waiter/waitress for a recommendation. VERY popular restaurant. Don't let the... More 

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Thank Beth W
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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167 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

They have a good lunch buffet selection. Will definitely return! Loved their beef salad the most! Crab rangoons were fine, wonton chips were unique & good (think they drizzle honey on them), the variety of stir frys were good, but the BBQ ribs seemed dry (maybe they were probably sitting too long), and eggrolls may have been meatless and tasteless.... More 

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Thank b168
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

We stopped in at the Mekong Cafe for their lunch buffet. They seemed to have a nice selection of foods. I was so impressed! The price was $8.95-great! The service was good and everything I tasted was very good. I highly recommend this place to you. It'll give you a chance to taste some excellent Vietnamese,Laotian and Thai dishes. Put... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 5930 W North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53208-1057
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: 414-257-2228

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Thai, Vegetarian, Vietnamese
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?