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Mekong River

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625 Island Hwy E, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1T5, Canada
+1 250-586-8000
11:30 - 21:00
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2 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Great people with great food. We had lots of laughs as we enjoyed our fabulous dinners. We return often and never disappointed!

Thank TheduckCanada
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 13 February 2017

This spot lives up to it's ratings. This isn't just a good Vietnamese place, it is a great restaurant. Food was delicious, came out fast and the friendly service went a long way. My observations was this is local favourite and for good reason, which should make this an easy choice to go to next time you are visiting Parksville.

Thank Derek N
2 reviews
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

Friendly staff but disappointed by the food. We had a couple of soups and shared a main course. Too much MSG and really nothing special at all. Pathetic, we will never go back.

Thank Martina K
Thien P, Owner at Mekong River, responded to this review

I apologize for your bad experience at my restaurant. If you were disappointed, you should of mentioned something to my staff or my kitchen. We have been in the restaurant business for over 30 years and I insure you that we "DO NOT" put MSG in our food! But to call us pathetic??? It's pretty sad. I guess all of... More 

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3 reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Love this restaurant. Some of the best wonton soup I have ever had. Although not cheap the quality of the food and service is excellent. Wife loved the lemon grass chicken. Eaten here at least 4 times during last year and always enjoyed it.

Thank frelanclaytonl
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114 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Well having read many of the positive reviews of this restaurant we sure we expecting something special or at least something that was solid and satisfying. Alas it was not to be. Firstly, I did not find the menu to be at all Vietnamese. Not even fusion-Vietnamese. Having traveled that country from one end to the other I don't recall... More 

Thank Wilfcalgary
Parksville, Canada
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Truly unique and delicious food is served here, the chefs take much time preparing their lovely meals. The place is family owned and they are wonderful people

Thank Terracetrader
Edmonton, Canada
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We had such a great experience here! This isn't your typical Pho or Bun Vietnamese restaurant. While I've obviously not been to every Vietnamese restaurant, I haven't seen some of the menu choices like they offer at any of the ones that I have been to. We really enjoyed our meal, I had the Coconut Salmon dish which I found... More 

Thank bloobubbles7
Parksville, Canada
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37 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

We went for lunch and had sweet and sour pork and war wonton soup. We have tried pretty well all the Chinese, Vietnamese and Japanese places in Parksville and this would be our favourite.

Thank coldtruth2009
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 December 2016

Our first time we went with friends and the food was awesome and in just the right portions. The owner came out and assisted us with our selections and he was absolutely super. We told him our likes and he put together a fabulous selection for us all. We are going back again and are looking forward to the wonderful... More 

Thank PAUL W
Nanaimo, BC, Canada
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40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2016

Our favourite restaurant in Parksville. Consistently good, nice variety of dishes. The Mekong Sweet and Sour Pork is done south east Asian style with tamarind. Excellent. The decor is small town dated but the service is good as are the priced. A good choice in Parksville

Thank Bob W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 625 Island Hwy E, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1T5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Parksville
  • Phone Number: +1 250-586-8000

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