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“Excellent”
Review of Mekong Restaurant

Mekong Restaurant
Ranked #809 of 2,749 Restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Ontario, Canada
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166 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Excellent”
Reviewed June 5, 2013

Although service was a bit slow (appeared to be one waiter doing all the tables) it really did not matter as the food was truly excellent. A must go to as food is fresh and great tasting. I don't think you will be disappointed.

Visited June 2013
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English first
Burlington, Canada
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94 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Great Find”
Reviewed June 4, 2013

Great little find in Chinatown. Small, but nice decor, friendly service and great food. Ordered a few appetizers and four dishes to share with friends. Portions were large and very tasty.

  • Visited June 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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123 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
“Much smaller menu but quality still there”
Reviewed May 4, 2013

The menu at Mekong used to be the size of a small town phonebook but no more. It now fits on one double-sided page. What's there now are your typical, but very well executed, chinese dishes, made with fresh ingredients. The service is fautless and the restaurant's decor makes it stand out from the other hole-in-the-wall restaurants nearby.

  • Visited May 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“A bit meh”
Reviewed April 23, 2013

While the service is good, the menu has shrunk drastically from last year and there is now very little on the menu that this vegetarian can order.

The spring rolls remain delicious, mostly due to their freshness and the gingery dipping sauce. The plethora of other non-meat apps has sadly disappeared.

I ordered the vegetable fried noodles with an order of bean curd on top, and while filling it was rather greasy (to be expected, I suppose) and there were only 3 pieces of bean curd.

I imagine the meat and seafood options fare much better.

Visited March 2013
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Toronto
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Average food but good service”
Reviewed March 17, 2013

Our group shared 6 dishes. Food ranged from average to quite good. The shrimp with onion and lemon grass received unanimous approval but the big chunks of lemon chicken had a heavy batter coating and the lemon sauce was heavy and greasy. The spring rolls also had a thick chewy crust. We also had brocolli and beef and fried rice all pleasant. Building is old and decor plain. Mekong is great for a quick lunch.

  • Visited March 2013
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