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Mekong River

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625 Island Highway East, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-586-8000
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Vancouver
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Love this restaurant. Some of the best wonton soup I have ever had. Although not cheap the quality of the food and service is excellent. Wife loved the lemon grass chicken. Eaten here at least 4 times during last year and always enjoyed it.

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Calgary
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112 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Well having read many of the positive reviews of this restaurant we sure we expecting something special or at least something that was solid and satisfying. Alas it was not to be. Firstly, I did not find the menu to be at all Vietnamese. Not even fusion-Vietnamese. Having traveled that country from one end to the other I don't recall... More 

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Parksville, Canada
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truly unique and delicious food is served here, the chefs take much time preparing their lovely meals. The place is family owned and they are wonderful people

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Edmonton, Canada
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had such a great experience here! This isn't your typical Pho or Bun Vietnamese restaurant. While I've obviously not been to every Vietnamese restaurant, I haven't seen some of the menu choices like they offer at any of the ones that I have been to. We really enjoyed our meal, I had the Coconut Salmon dish which I found... More 

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Parksville, Canada
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 6, 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch and had sweet and sour pork and war wonton soup. We have tried pretty well all the Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese places in Parksville and this would be our favourite.

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Thank coldtruth2009
COOMBS
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2016

Our first time we went with friends and the food was awesome and in just the right portions. The owner came out and assisted us with our selections and he was absolutely super. We told him our likes and he put together a fabulous selection for us all. We are going back again and are looking forward to the wonderful... More 

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Nanaimo, BC, Canada
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2016

Our favourite restaurant in Parksville. Consistently good, nice variety of dishes. The Mekong Sweet and Sour Pork is done south east Asian style with tamarind. Excellent. The decor is small town dated but the service is good as are the priced. A good choice in Parksville

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Thank Bob W
Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2016

We had some Pho and it was excellent. Very Friendly Owner, You can see the kitchen and it is Clean! We had take out and everything that we needed for the soup was in the bag. Definitely would return to this restaurant!

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Vancouver, Canada
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

I have eaten there many times, usually take-out. The owner is a very friendly Guy who makes you feel right at home. The menu selection is pretty extensive and everything I've tried has been fantastic. You won't regret stopping in to eat or getting taking out

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Florida
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582 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

We visit Mekong River once or twice a year when visiting in the area. This time, we were 3 for lunch. We asked the owner to order for us. He served us a simple, but delicious, meal - rice, ginger chicken and vegetables, and a flavourful prawn and vegetable dish. The food is always tasty. And, it is always a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 625 Island Highway East, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Parksville
  • Phone Number: +1 250-586-8000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?