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Mekong River

625 Island Hwy E, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1T5, Canada
+1 250-586-8000
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“spring rolls” (22 reviews)
“chow mein” (16 reviews)
“lettuce wraps” (8 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM Hours
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
625 Island Hwy E, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1T5, Canada
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

We had heard through friends that there was a great Vietnamese restaurant in Parksville, found it through Trip Advisor, and thoroughly enjoyed our lunch stop. Food was tasty and fresh and the service was second to none. Would highly recommend.

1  Thank Rhonnie56
Reviewed 29 August 2013 via mobile

We got our food to go, since we were tired from a long motorbike ride in the rain. The manager was so friendly and helpful with choices, and gave us some nice hot tea while we waited. We had salad rolls, lamb curry and the...More

1  Thank Kerr91
Reviewed 28 July 2013

Another restaurant we have repeatedly passed on our frequent visits to Parksville as a consequence of its rather uninviting exterior. Don't pass this place by. The interior of the restaurant is very pleasant with a bamboo treatment on the walls, comfortable booths, and interesting photos...More

3  Thank whasis
Reviewed 21 July 2013

The place is advertised as vietnamese, its not what I am familiar with when describing vietnamese (pho bowls, bun, ect,...) but I was very impressed with the service and the choices. I was told it was more upscale and since I really like most asian...More

1  Thank barniemaby
Reviewed 27 June 2013

It is so good to have authentic food in a small town. The family are Vietnamese, parents cooking in the back, their son taking your order. There is always a gaggle of Vietnamese (family) chatting, smiling, prepping and chopping in the open kitchen and it...More

2  Thank Wyllie1
Reviewed 19 June 2013

I am no expert in Vietnamese food or even Asian food in general but I love it. I've had the Ginger Chicken and the Spicy Chicken Stir-Fry and they both tasted excellent, if maybe a smidgen salty. They were $14 each which is not too...More

Thank Greek85
Reviewed 12 June 2013

The dishes are a little bit more upscale than your standard Vietnamese dishes. Emphases is on subtle coconut milk curries with an infusion of fresh herbs. Nice to see lots of items in the seafood section too. I started off with the green mussels, done...More

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 11 June 2013

Located on Hwy.19A...easy to find. If you are looking for something different, exotic, Asian, exciting Nam fare? you'll be disappointed. Mekong is to Vietnamese food, what Smitty's is to American food. Simple, bland, boring. Smitty's is better value. Where's the Sizzle Mekong? Atmosphere and decor...More

Thank glennr45
Reviewed 12 May 2013

My son requested Mekong River as the venue for a friends/family gathering in honor of his 19th birthday. When I made the reservation, I was told that we would get several adjacent tables to accommodate the 15 people in our group. When we arrived, mostly...More

Thank Islander280
Reviewed 18 April 2013

A little disappointing compared to Calgary Vietnamese Restauant food. The restaurant and cleanliness is up there and good efforts have made to make the most of the location and to provide a unique Vietnamese experience, but limits itself by trying to be too 'one of...More

Thank Varmintz
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Donn T
2 February 2018|
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Response from Sharon863 | Reviewed this property |
I often have a plate that has rice noodles, spring rolls and chicken. It comes with a light slightly sweet dipping sauce. Food is very authentic Vietnamese. My partner has a dish with crispy noodles. Mine is GF. They also... More
Helen S
10 September 2016|
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Response from Thien P | Property representative |
No there isn't a buffet and we are all booth so the max is 7 but we can seat you at 2 booth side by side
22 April 2016|
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Response from Daywalca B | Reviewed this property |
They do not deliver based on the flyer I took away in 2015
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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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