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23 Thao Dien | District 2, Ho Chi Minh City +84, Vietnam
+84 8 3744 7000
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West-Vlaanderen, Belgium
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Quite a European menu but perfect for acclimatising. Perfect grilled salmon with grilled vegetables, all very tasteful. Friendly staff and what a setting, outdoors, lighted in the threes everywhere. Highly recommended!!

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Thank Britt C
TheDeckSaigonTeam, Manager at Mekong Merchant, responded to this review

Thank you Britt C for your wonderful review of Mekong Merchant. Welcome to Vietnam and we hope to serve you again during your stay here. More 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food at this place is delicious and it's crammed with foreigners who agree. The prices are a bit high, but it's Thao Dien, so that's normal. They have rotating specials that really are creative and an excellent drinks menu (for non-alcoholic drinks, probably also for booze but I don't drink so I don't know!). I just wish they had... More 

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Thank worldtrotter_lisa
MaricelHarris2014, Manager at Mekong Merchant, responded to this review

Thank you for your review worldtrotter_lisa and for enjoying our restaurant. As you noticed we do focus on healthy foods and drinks with quality ingredients. Everything is made in house including breads, sauces, jams and much more. I understand your feelings about smoking but making the whole restaurant smoke free is not something we can do at this stage. We... More 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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109 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2017 via mobile

Have had lunch on the outside terrace as well as dinner inside the restaurant. Liked it on both occasions. I would describe the food as Asian-Mediterranean fusion. Some interesting and different menu options, I particularly liked the lamb meatballs for dinner. A nice selection of specials every day. Good wine list. Service is casual and friendly. A great option for... More 

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MaricelHarris2014, Public Relations Manager at Mekong Merchant, responded to this review

Thank you jjw1969 for your nice review of Mekong Merchant. We are glad you enjoyed our menu options with some healthy and varied options. We do focus on specials as it is a great opportunity for our kitchen team to explore some new ideas. Our wine offering is unique in Saigon as we offer wine at the same price as... More 

Bangkok, Thailand
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54 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 13, 2017

Good standard of food. Imaginative menu with a good specials board. Can be overcrowded, especially if you want a table in the air con area. Food not cheap by HCMC standards.

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Thank brendanfms
MaricelHarris2014, Manager at Mekong Merchant, responded to this review

Thank you brendanfms for your review of Mekong Merchant. We are glad you enjoyed the food especially our weekly specials. I will pass on your compliments to the kitchen team. Have a good day and hope to see you again soon at Mekong Merchant! More 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2017

There were so many mosquitos in the inside air conditioned room that there was even a dead one in my salt and pepper. The server didn't notice... I used the repellent they have available, but that didn't help. I finally was so fed up with it that I got my food to go and went home to eat. I ordered... More 

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Thank Kathlyn T
MaricelHarris2014, Manager at Mekong Merchant, responded to this review

Thank you Kathlyn T for taking the time to review Mekong Merchant. I am concerned to hear about mosquitos in our air conditioned area as it is usually cold and not great conditions for mosquitos. I will be sure to bring up with our pest control company to assure it will not happen again. Im sorry you did not enjoy... More 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

I have been here some times. I really like the atmosphere of traditional Vietnamese house in the past. It's nice combination between Western and Asian/Indochinese lifestyle. All details are selected very well, very good cafe sua da. It is a good place for you to start the day. One thing made me feel less pleasant is all staff there always... More 

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Thank phuong_steckiewicz
MaricelHarris2014, Public Relations Manager at Mekong Merchant, responded to this review

Dear phuong_steckiewicz Thank you for you nice review of Mekong Merchant. We are glad you enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere and our popular coffees. Sorry you felt the staff were a little rushed, we have had a busier than expected holiday period. I will mention your positive review and comments in our weekly training session. Thanks again and look forward to... More 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

The food and ambience are excellent here. The servings match the foodie culture of westerners. The prices are way above the norm in Ho Chi Minh City. The bakery items are very good.

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Thank Greg R
MaricelHarris2014, Public Relations Manager at Mekong Merchant, responded to this review

Dear Greg R Thank you for your review of Mekong Merchant. We are glad you enjoyed the food and friendly ambience. Also I will pass on your great feedback on bakery items to the pastry team. They start every morning at 4am to get all the bread and pastries ready for the day. Warm regards, Mekong Merchant Team More 

Vietnam
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23 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

MM is one of my favorites. Their food never disappoints, neither does their service. Fresh, delicious juices too. Definitely one of the healthiest options in Saigon.

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Thank Katerie
MaricelHarris2014, Public Relations Manager at Mekong Merchant, responded to this review

Dear Katerie Thank you for your review of Mekong Merchant, We are very happy you enjoyed our homemade food, fresh juices and friendly service. Heathy food and drinks are a focus here at Mekong Merchant. We look forward to serving you again soon. Mekong Merchant Saigon Team More 

Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

Been here twice for both business and pleasure. The second time I went for a dinner of two with burger, spaghetti, cocktails and dessert. Got to say the food and drink is quite good but the Dessert Tasting one (which they give you 3 type of different dessert) is no where near the standard. Appreciate the staffs are very friendly... More 

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Thank Long G
MaricelHarris2014, Public Relations Manager at Mekong Merchant, responded to this review

Dear Long G Thank you for spending the time on a trip advisor review Glad you enjoyed the burger, spaghetti, and cocktail and for noticing our friendly staff. It is a pity that you didn’t mention to the staff that you were not enjoying your dessert as we would have rectified this for you. Also would appreciate you emailing me... More 

Moscow, Russia
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24 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016 via mobile

It was almost the best place 10 years ago in Saigon. Today many things are changed but not Mekong Merchant. The same atmosphere and menu... yes, it is good to come here again and again but I think it has to be changed a bit... it is my opinion ... and I think here is the best breakfast

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Thank Radrus
MaricelHarris2014, Public Relations Manager at Mekong Merchant, responded to this review

Dear Radrus Thank you for you review of Mekong Merchant. Glad you enjoyed your visit here and yes we have been open for nearly 12 years now. We are very lucky we have a great team that has been with us for a long time now. Also great to hear you enjoyed your breakfast it is something we are known... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Cafe, European, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23 Thao Dien | District 2, Ho Chi Minh City +84, Vietnam
  • Location: Asia  >  Vietnam  >  Ho Chi Minh City
  • Phone Number: +84 8 3744 7000
Description
Good location with easy access from street, lovely open and covered setting in the courtyard, children's playroom, one air-conditioned area, professional and attentive staff, kitchen that opens onto the courtyard, good and quick service, good choice of drinks and cocktail specials, excellent prices, good quality locally sourced homemade food.

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