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Mekong River

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625 Island Highway East, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-586-8000
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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108 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Food is tasty & attractively presented. But... miniature portions & expensive. We commented on the very small size of the portion to the waitress & we got the pat answer "that's what we serve". Great attitude! Have been to similar restaurants & always felt full afterwards. Here, we were hungry. Won't be back until they improve.

Thank Alberta52
Qualicum Beach, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great variety of choices and food always tastes good. Very friendly staff and they give good service. I love the Vietnamese tea.

Thank marylR1752NV
Parksville, Canada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have only attended this restaurant once on the advice of neighbours. We were very impressed with the quality and taste of the food. Keep up the good work!

Thank momac1945
Parksville, Canada
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a family group which included small children. The staff was very accommodating giving colouring sheets and crayons for the little one and ensured we had a seat near the back away from the crowds, which also made us feel more comfortable that we were not disturbing others in the restaurant. The food was excellent. All of us enjoyed... More 

Thank marilynlorenz
Bowser, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Vietamese food is always fresh and service is fast and friendly. Love their beef rolls. We always return and are never disappointed.

Thank 4672017
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great people with great food. We had lots of laughs as we enjoyed our fabulous dinners. We return often and never disappointed!

Thank TheduckCanada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This spot lives up to it's ratings. This isn't just a good Vietnamese place, it is a great restaurant. Food was delicious, came out fast and the friendly service went a long way. My observations was this is local favourite and for good reason, which should make this an easy choice to go to next time you are visiting Parksville.

Thank Derek N
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Friendly staff but disappointed by the food. We had a couple of soups and shared a main course. Too much MSG and really nothing special at all. Pathetic, we will never go back.

Thank Martina K
Thien P, Owner at Mekong River, responded to this review

I apologize for your bad experience at my restaurant. If you were disappointed, you should of mentioned something to my staff or my kitchen. We have been in the restaurant business for over 30 years and I insure you that we "DO NOT" put MSG in our food! But to call us pathetic??? It's pretty sad. I guess all of... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 18, 2017 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.

Thank frelanclaytonl
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113 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 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 

Thank Wilfcalgary

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Large groups, Kids, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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?