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“Excellent Chinese in Ottawa!”
Review of Mekong Restaurant

Mekong Restaurant
Ranked #590 of 2,900 Restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed October 27, 2013

First visit to Mekong this weekend - it was a Saturday night and the place was busy - we should have made a reservation. Turned out okay as we just waited about 10 minutes and then were seated upstairs. The upstairs is great! We didn't know what to expect so ordered a couple of appetizers (curry beef egg roll -new on the menu apparently) and shrimp dumpling, and then some mains (crisp beef, scallops and broccoli and duck). WOW. Were we impressed. The egg roll was shaped like a triangle and super tasty. Shrimp dumpling was perfect. The crispy beef was outstanding. The taste was excellent and it really was crispy on the outside. Never had better. The scallops and broccoli and duck were also fab. We opted to bring our own wine and paid the corkage fee. Our waiter was excellent. We'd go back - its the best Chinese food we've had in Ottawa!

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Thank McLugan
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Reviewed October 19, 2013

Food was excellent and service was good. Ordered appetizers and main dishes and all the dishes were done to perfection. Decor was nice and very relaxing. Will definitely return.

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Thank racinee
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Reviewed September 17, 2013

The Mekong has always been one of our family's favorite restaurants (also great for take-home). The crispy beef, the crispy chicken (even though its not on the menu you can still order it), the Szechuan green beans and the prawns with ginger and green onion are our favorites (is it bad that writing this review is making me hungry?).

Its a nice place to go with the family or for a casual supper with your better half. It can get really busy so make sure to make reservations on Friday and Saturdays. Not ideal for a romantic date per se -but great if you want delicious food.

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Thank Robert W
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Reviewed September 15, 2013 via mobile

Nicely decorated nice for a romantic meal but casual enough for a family outing. I care more about the food though which was very good. Amazing egg rolls. They were just perfect! The shrimp rice wraps were average I preferred the ones at the Vietnamese pho restaurant. The Lemon chicken was fabulous. Very tasty & not too lemony ( my husband hates lemon flavour but this is his favorite dish) the wait is a little longer but we didn't mind. The food is worth the wait.

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Thank prettypickyprincess
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Reviewed September 8, 2013

Four of us showed up on time for our dinner reservation. The place was busy (Friday), but we waited 30 to place our order and another 20 minutes for any food. That really took the edge off our anticipation of a good meal. The food itself wasn't bad, but the spring rolls had zero flavor other than the sauce, and the main dishes seemed bland to us.

Other diners told us they had waited a long time for service, and we noted that people who arrived after us had their food even before we could place our order. That left a bad impression.

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Thank rondi3
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