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Mekong River

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625 Island Highway East, Parksville, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-586-8000
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 21:00
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Parksville, Canada
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW 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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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Vancouver, Canada
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had some Pho and it was excellent. Very Friendly Owner, You can see the kitchen and it is Clean! We had take out and everything that we needed for the soup was in the bag. Definitely would return to this restaurant!

Thank sold66
Vancouver, Canada
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have eaten there many times, usually take-out. The owner is a very friendly Guy who makes you feel right at home. The menu selection is pretty extensive and everything I've tried has been fantastic. You won't regret stopping in to eat or getting taking out

Thank DanePeterson499
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559 reviews
381 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We visit Mekong River once or twice a year when visiting in the area. This time, we were 3 for lunch. We asked the owner to order for us. He served us a simple, but delicious, meal - rice, ginger chicken and vegetables, and a flavourful prawn and vegetable dish. The food is always tasty. And, it is always a... More 

Thank Golferboy18
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

I have eaten here often and the Mekong never disappoints!!!! Great food and attentive service!!! Any dish on the menu will leave you satisfied!!!

Thank Marianne R
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

Had the best food ever, left decisions up to the waiter and were very impressed. Small intimate interior. Reservations for evening recommended.

Thank Eleanor K
Parksville, Canada
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

Excellent service, excellent food. Easy to miss location, be sure not to over look this restaurant if visiting Parksville. If you live nearby (i.e. Nanaimo) worth the drive for an excellent dinner.

Thank Quinsam80
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

I love this restaurant. The menu is quite varied...from chow mein to delicious curry, and my favourite gulty pleasure, the deep fried bananas and ice cream for dessert. The staff are extremely nice, and there are plenty of gluten free options. Also, the restaurant is very clean, and open every day except Christmas, I believe. A great choice for lunch... More 

Thank Michele O

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Kids
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 Highway East, Parksville, British Columbia, 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?