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Mekong River

625 Island Hwy E, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1T5, Canada
+1 250-586-8000
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“chow mein” (22 reviews)
“spring rolls” (23 reviews)
“ginger chicken” (10 reviews)
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Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
625 Island Hwy E, Parksville, British Columbia V9P 1T5, Canada
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Reviewed 10 November 2012

We've had a number of excellent experiences at Mekong River restaurant. This evening's dinner with friends was no exception. We were pleased with the prompt, helpful service which included our beverage orders being taken right away and the server(s) checking back to see if we...More

Thank Islander280
Reviewed 7 November 2012

Excellent food...........that's what one looks for. The restaurant is family owned and run. The care that is given to the preparation of the food is defined in the taste. If you like Vietnamese food look no further!

1  Thank FergusVictoria
Reviewed 4 November 2012

Four dined on a busy Saturday night. Comfortable, cosy surroundings. Excellent service with a smile. Beverages promptly served, appetizers (salad rolls) were perfect. Four different dinners - seafood hot pot - chicken curry - lamb curry - chicken hot pot - oh so good and...More

Thank Ted S
Reviewed 30 October 2012

I was looking forward to dining here with my out of town guests. Not impressed with my fish entree, greasy batter and dried out inside. The 'sauce' was a commercially prepared tomato product. The server kept telling us that the food is 'so very good'....More

1  Thank PallasNapal
Reviewed 13 October 2012

There are times when you just want food that is fresh, inventive, "different." The setting is casual and comfortable. The food is as good as any I've had in some of the Vietnamese settlements around N. America. We've most enjoyed taking our grandchildren to this...More

Thank Rivularis
Reviewed 31 August 2012

We had lunch at Mekong River. The owner was very friendly and welcoming. The food on the menu leaned toward Chinese (I felt) rather than Vietnamese. There wasn't even Pho on the menu. They had more traditional Chinese fare like fried rice and noodle dishes....More

Thank vanbabes
Reviewed 2 July 2012

First time for this great food and first time at Mekong River. I thought the quality was excellent, service and atmosphere also. The owner talked with us. I felt as if should i want something done special they would have.

Thank bucketlist50_11
Reviewed 27 June 2012

Parksville's restaruant scene is not a difficult one to compete in. If it was, this place would be closed in a week. On my recent visit (second overall) I had a vegetarian dish with tofu and vegetables. It was dry and unappetizing, and the vegetables...More

2  Thank room_surveyor
Reviewed 26 June 2012

Not a fancy place, put it was clean, and on a Saturday night, packed ! The wife had salad rools, and said they were excellent. I had chicken on Egg noodles ...it was good, nicely spiced, and a large portion, but a bit featureless. Still...More

Thank George2011
Reviewed 12 March 2012

We always get a good meal at Mekong! The staff is very friendly and very willing to explain the different options on the menu if you're not familiar with foreign foods.

Thank dhughesehansen
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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, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
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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