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Mekong Cafe

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5930 W North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53208-1057
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Wauwatosa, Wisconsin
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93 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Decided on an impromtu lunch today, a son was home. Had been wanting to try Mekong Cafe's buffet at $8.99/person. Three of us went for lunch at about 11:30 am, wanting to bet the lunch crowd. Only a few tables were occupied, so we were able to sit anywhere. Relaxing music played in the background and the surroundings were pleasant.... More 

Thank mints2013
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

This place opened up a number of years ago and the buffet wasn't up to snuff though other menu items were terrific. I laid off the lunch for a few years, then returned. Voila, whatever was wrong got fixed. Lots of great items for $8.95. However eating off the menu is even better. I enjoy duck and both their curry... More 

Thank trenchermanbrett
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

One of my favorite restaurants, the basil fried rice is outstanding and I also love the yellow chicken curry with rice.

Thank FineArt b
Sheboygan, WI
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49 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch on a Wednesday in May. The buffet had a good selection of staples including Tom Kha soup, egg rolls various curries, salads, and several entrees for $8.95. Mekong chicken with a soup and salad was also $8.95 with enough to take home for another meal. Attentive service even for the buffet crowd. Well worth a stop!

Thank drdobg
Naples, Florida
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016

I had carry out dinner tonight, Chicken yellow curry and holy basil fried rice and it was excellent as always. I order carry out frequently and dine there also and the food is always great, good service , friendly---

Thank Debbie C
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016

This was my second time going to this place, and I love it. Their dishes are so full of flavor. You can tell that they use fresh herbs, fruits, and vegetables everything had a good texture and veggies were crisp. They have a wide variety of spiciness so anything can be tailored to your preferences. Their fresh squeezed juices were... More 

Thank Kristin W
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60 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

First time at this little jewel. Had the lunch buffet for 8.95. A beautiful array of tasty colorful dishes. Couldn't try everything but what I had was very good. They have sauces and condiments I would like to experiment with. What a great deal on some well prepared food. Plan to return in near future. I would highly reccomend for... More 

Thank Doug Y
Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

I have enjoyed the lunch buffet many times. It certainly is not a long steam table with a ton of choices. It is in fact a very good selection of targeted dishes guaranteed to satisfy your taste buds. Do yourself a favor and check it out. Vegan options are also available on the buffet and also from the menu.

Thank gregwhiz
Waterloo, New York
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167 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Went here last night. Service was friendly, not particularly attentive but that was perfect for the conversation I was enjoying. Food came quickly and was delicious. I recognize that this is a mix of ethnic foods, Thai, Vietnamese, Laotian, which means that they don't specialize in one thing. Therefore, while the pho was very good, I have had much better... More 

Thank TravelinRobT
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015

I love this place. I feel it crushes the more expensive competition by a mile. The BEST shrimp spring rolls I have ever eaten. So fresh, feels like you are eating produce direct from the garden. I always get the spring rolls and the chicken PHO which is SO delicious as well!

Thank Lovethegas

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese, Asian, Vegetarian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5930 W North Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53208-1057
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee
  • Phone Number: 414-257-2228

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