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“Sorry, but never again!” 1 of 5 bubbles
Review of mekong

mekong
Ranked #49 of 78 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
Geneva, Switzerland
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104 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“Sorry, but never again!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2012 via mobile

We have eaten here more than half a dozen times over the last year or so but I am afraid I am giving up on Mekong. The meal before last was lunch time on a bank holiday - service was terrible, but one outstanding prawn dish and a very sweet waiter stopped me writing off the place for good. Unfortunately I had one of the worst restaurant experiences in recent years this wk, so never again. A very rude waitress who seemed incapable of understanding our order in French or English. Slow and sloppy service. Mediocre food - the soup glutinous and flavourless, greasy starters. The main courses are just ok (one beef dish had some interesting spicing). Throughout it all, not a smile or a gesture of appreciation for our custom. At the end, we were simply ignored whilst the staff got on with their dinner. Shocking when you consider the price and I doubt if any of our party (2 first timers) would ever go back again.

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English first
Nyon, Switzerland
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78 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 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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Nyon, Switzerland
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104 reviews
57 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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60 reviews
36 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.

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Geneva, Switzerland
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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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