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Mekong Vietnamese Restaurant

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Shop 25, Yorktown Square, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
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75 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

This is the 4 th time we have eaten here and usually it's fantastic. Tonight however, was very disappointing. The serving sizes were half the size we have previously received. The staff were drinking and eating in full view. We could see our icecream being dished out while the chef had a wafer sticking out of her mouth. Main reason... More 

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1 Thank Nichole H
Beaumaris, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed October 31, 2015

Worst Vietnamese dining experience in Australia in 37 years! Went there for lunch which was just OK, and went back for dinner to give it a second chance. Dinner was awful. Non-attentive staff, indifferent chef, staff relaxing and eating in full view of customers while drinks we ordered failed to appear. Spring rolls (3 of them for $7.00) came naked... More 

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2 Thank dom p
Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 28, 2015 via mobile

This was one of the worst meals I have ever had. The food is not Vietnamese food. The dishes are over priced. I am not sure what ingredients they used for one of the dishes but the coconut sauce looked like something out of a packet. I have never had celery in any Vietnamese before either in Australia or in... More 

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2 Thank Di M
Forster, Australia
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed September 19, 2015

Possibly the worst food I've ever had served to me in any type of restaurant. Just a gluggy mess. One pork dish and one combination noodle dish and couldn't tell the difference between the two. A thick sweet tasteless sauce that bore no resemblance to any Vietnamese I've ever eaten, and I'm a fan of Vietnamese cuisine. I accept that... More 

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2 Thank griffo3287
Launceston, Australia
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109 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2015

An extensive menu with something to suit everyone, BYO wine which is a bonus, staff friendly and food very good.

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Thank shazpeta
Melbourne, Australia
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed August 19, 2015

Good variety of Vietnamese food. Service was good. Reasonably priced. Not a great selection of wine so suggest taking your own and pay the $5 corkage.

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Thank Darren M
Launceston, Australia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed July 31, 2015

1st time to restaurant and we were a little apprehensive given the recent reviews but we need not have worried. Staff were friendly and efficient. We opted for the banquet and it didnt disappoint. Friends we dined with have been to vietnam and were also suiably impressed. Im usually a big Thai fan but think I've discovered my new fav... More 

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Thank 88sunlover88
Launceston
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2015

We booked a table for two approximately two weeks ago. When we went to the restaurant last night, not only did they have no record of our booking (even though someone had called us back to confirm), but their attitude was so off-hand - as though this happened all the time and they didn't care - that we will not... More 

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3 Thank Elisabeth W
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2015

Are they seriously selling this as Vietnamese food - it is NOT. It is more like Thai than Vietnamese. I have dined at many Vietnamese restaurants and nothing on the menu or served was anything like I have had in the past. Service was very slow and everything was over priced. The rice paper rolls were full of noodles, with... More 

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2 Thank JulieW1975
Melbourne, Australia
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215 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 146 helpful votes
Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

I cannot understand how this place received any good reviews. My only thought is that it being the ONLY Vietnamese anywhere around here that people giving good ratings have never had Vietnamese before, as it is by far the WORST we have ever had & more like Thai Or Chinese. Service was very SLOW & took half hour for entrees... More 

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Restaurant Details

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Cuisine
Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 25, Yorktown Square, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Tasmania  >  Launceston

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