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“Superb Asian cuisine”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of mekong

mekong
Ranked #56 of 79 Restaurants in Nyon
Cuisines: Chinese, Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
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Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Nyon, Switzerland
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77 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Superb Asian cuisine”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

Good to take away as well as to eat in, excellent Vietnamese as well as Thai food

Visited April 2012
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English first
Nyon, Switzerland
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105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Reasonable priced and good location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2012

We have been to Mekong since we moved to Nyon. We like their appetizers and noodle soups. The beef steak is also one of the favorites.

Visited April 2012
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Donneloye, Switzerland
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Perfectly pleasant ordinary Chinese restaurant”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 27, 2012

I've been going to the Mekong for years, on and off. It's a fairly ordinary Chinese restaurant, with the usual Chinese dishes. There's nothing special about the food, which is the same in almost any Chinese place, but it's perfectly pleasant, with friendly service. The situation is delightful, as long as you're on the terrace in the summer; otherwise it's quite gloomy inside. The reviewer who complains about the tepid wine and ice cream should know that these are not Asian fare, and the Asians have no idea how to serve them - same in most similar restaurants. Drink beer instead, or, like me, just ask for the wine in an ice bucket, and they'll be very happy to bring it.

The prices are average for Switzerland (pricy for anywhere else). All in all perfectly good value, and perfectly nice people.

  • Visited April 2012
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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Bad quality, bad service”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2012

Extremely bad experience visiting this restaurant.. we were looking around for an Asian restaurant and came across Mekong which is by the lake. We got a table and ordered our food.. Once the food arrived, we opened the condiments which are kept on the table all the time. To our horror the chilli flakes/sauce had fungus on it.. we pointed this to the staff and the manager who had absolutely no reaction and no apology... they just replaced it like its a norm there. All the mains we ordered had a slight 'stale' taste to it like they have been stored forever and cooked on high heat with tones of sauce to cover the bad quality of meat and vegetables.

Definitely not recommending this place and no second visits from me.

  • Visited April 2012
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Geneva, Switzerland
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
“Very good, as always”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2011

I like the MEKONG because of the consistent quality of food, because of the over the top interior, because of the efficient staff, the view of the lake (if you get a table by the window) and because in the area it is the closest to genuine chinese food I can find. They also do a range of Vietnamese dishes which look good, but I just haven't got round trying them.
Not cheap, but not out of line with other restaurants, and after all, ... this is Switzerland ; eating out is good but expensive.
Favourite dish : Crispy Beef (Boeuf Croustillant) which comes with a garish huge carrot sculpture, but matches easily in quality with restaurants in London Chinatown I have tried.
We've only once had a bad experience at the Mekong : One New Year's Eve a couple of years ago we booked there, and I believe the restaurant had been taken over for the occasion by some other crew, and the whole experience was just below par and not at all in line with the usual Mekong quality and standards. All forgotten now, and we're happy to come back on a regular basis.

  • Visited September 2011
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