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Mekong River Restaurant

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1120 S Front St # 1124, Philadelphia, PA 19147-5515
+1 215-467-6100
10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:30 - 22:30
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69 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

The restaurant has a large menu of traditional Vietnamese food. Large groups can be accommodated at the several big tables. The restaurant is simple, down to earth style. Don't expect atmosphere.

Thank rizadorojo
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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103 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2015

Standard large Vietnamese menu. Everything we have had, whether Pho, appetizers, noodle dishes or other entrees has been fresh, hot and well prepared. As with several other Vietnamese spots this has a large "sports bar". Tables and booths are roomy and well spaced. It is in a somewhat odd location but safe and has lots of parking. Prices moderate. Good... More 

Thank Jon S
Wilmington, Delaware
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2015

Tried the charbroiled pork rolls (Thịt Nướng Cuốn), interesting variation on spring rolls normally served in Vietnamese restaurants, beef with noodles and chicken pho. All freshly prepared and tasty. Happy to go back and try other things. Decor a bit non-descript with mutiple tvs playing different channels. Come for the food not the experience.

Thank DavidPDE
Easton, Pennsylvania
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79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2015

I ate here with my wife and her uncle both of whom were born in Vietnam. The food was up to their standards and mine as well. The restaurant was clean and modern and provided a much better atmosphere than many of the others we have eaten at. I believe there are 2 locations, but this one had convenient free... More 

Thank Darrel H
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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226 reviews
134 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015

Have to say I am a fan of this place. Clean, looks new, and the servers are friendly, helpful, and attentive. Prices are excellent for the quality and quantity of food. I consider this a hidden neighborhood gem. If you like Vietnamese food, this is a very good place to go.

Thank SouthPhillyPT19148
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

Three of us stopped for lunch on our way to the airport. The food was delicious, especially the wonton soup. Staff was friendly and attentive. I would eat here again and often if I lived in the area.

Thank readydave
East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2015 via mobile

To my surprise there was plenty of free parking in a lot a crossed the street. This was my first experience with Vietnamese food. It was great. The wonton soup was the best I've had. My beef with a coconut curry dish #143 was great. Good portion size. The service was good and efficient. We were on our way to... More 

Thank Golfer1365
Newark, Delaware
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38 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2015 via mobile

Hey if you like pho this is the place to be in the city. Great food friendly staff and quick service. Most other pho places remind me of a cafeteria not this one. They spent some good money on the whole decor. Very nicely done and every time I'm in town I either do lunch or dinner even both sometimes.

Thank Abarone5
United States
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207 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2015

Mekong River Restaurant is a bit out of the way from the city center. Its off the beaten path location makes it a worthy destination. There is plenty of parking, so that is not a worry. And there is plenty of public transportation nearby. It is almost tucked under I 95. It is also the perfect go to place on... More 

Thank 729ashleyr
Brooklyn, New York
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128 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2014

After meeting some great new friends at a yelp event we came here together for a bite to eat. We arrived separately and not being from the arrea we initially had a little trouble finding the place. There is not much else around the restaurant. The restaurant was spacious and the decor appeared to be a traditional design but it... More 

Thank Celeste B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:30 - 22:30
10:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1120 S Front St # 1124, Philadelphia, PA 19147-5515
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-467-6100

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