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2422 N Center St, Hickory, NC 28601-1335
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

On my love love this restaurant! We went all the time and have tried almost everything! Yes the service may be slow but hey they don't have the food made up ahead of time! Our 6 and 5 year old son's like Mekvilai! If you go try going for lunch so you can have the lunch special! Love, Love this... More 

Thank martyclontz
Hickory, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

Roasted Duck in Red Curry - great as ever Our family has been eating here for years. We take out of town guests here. Food never disappoints.

Thank acs2752
Hickory, North Carolina
Level Contributor
46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016 via mobile

I called in a take out order. They said 25 minutes and I was almost 10 minutes late in getting there to pick it up. As I was paying for it, they brought it out, first time I haven't had to wait! I ordered Mee Ped and it was excellent, as usual. My friend ordered a meatless cashew dish, which... More 

Thank annef37
Johns Creek, Georgia
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216 reviews
188 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

I have been here before and this time it was disappointing, Tom Kha soup did not taste that well. My wife ordered a eggplant dish and wanted it spicy hot on their scale and it was not up to par. My father Lin law ordered tuna which was watery. We were disappointed this time.

Thank Abu H
Hickory, North Carolina
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2016 via mobile

Mekvilai is hands down the best Thai restaurant I have ever visited. The food is excellent, with huge portions. The tulip dumplings are hard to pass up, and the dipping sauce that comes with them is addictive. Each dish is freshly prepared for you, so they are happy to customize with more or less heat, different veggies, or any combination... More 

Thank makeitcount60
North Carolina
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79 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

Finally dined IN this restaurant, but get take out almost weekly for lunch. Although the food is excellent, the service is just as bad as all of the reviews say... It is truly painful slow. No refills on drinks, no thought to meeting customer's expectations. We had a party of 8, booked a week in advance, with appetizers pre-ordered. 6... More 

Thank flatfaces
Hickory, North Carolina
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18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2016

Love the food at Mekvilai, but the service is almost always bad. So much so, that we will only go there when we have hours to blow. Even take-out is risky. Now I ask for the name of the person that takes my order so that I have someone to talk to when its not ready on time. At least... More 

Thank ggfoodie
Hickory, North Carolina, United States
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2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2016

I've loved this place for 15 years. Alas, won't go back again. Service is now non-existent. Called in a take out order. Arrived 45 minutes later to pick it up. Was told to wait a few minutes. 35 minutes later I found out my order had been given to someone else. I don't mind a mistake; however, don't lie to... More 

Thank g0000000000
Hickory, North Carolina
Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

One of the best Thai restaurants I have ever visited. Easily the best restaurant in Hickory. The wait can be lengthy but is well worth it.

Thank Ambyr H
Jasper, GA
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165 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2016

Four of us had dinner at this restaurant on a Wednesday evening. The rather large restaurant was nearly empty when we arrived but got a little business as time passed. We received quick, friendly and continual service. The menu is large and entrees are in the $10-12 range. I had a red curry dish with steamed rice. The portion was... More 

Thank Randy L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2422 N Center St, Hickory, NC 28601-1335
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hickory
  • Phone Number: 8283229876

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