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Good location with easy access from street, lovely open and covered setting in the courtyard, children's playroom, one air-conditioned area, professional and attentive staff, kitchen that opens onto the courtyard, good and quick service, good choice of drinks and cocktail specials, excellent prices, good quality locally sourced homemade food.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
CUISINES
Cafe, European
FEATURES
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 29 June 2020

Just want to send out a huge thank you to Juan,Leo,the servers,kitchen staff and the security guard. You made our Friday evenings so enjoyable and welcoming.It is so nice to be welcomed by name when we would enter. Keep up the good work and I...look forward to seeing everyone when I return.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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JayTaylorWork, General Manager at Mekong Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2020

Thank you so much for your review and feedback it is always so nice to hear happy comments from our guests. Ill pass your comments on to the team and especially Juan they really do care about our guests and welcome them into the MM...More

Reviewed 17 June 2020

This was my go-to restaurant for breakfast and for the both of us, the occasional lunch and dinner. It's conveniently located on Thao Dien, the heart of the food district of District 2. However of late, my visits have been reduced to the point of...being far between. Not surprising, for their menu hasn't changed one iota for the past few years. True, some of the foods served are good, my highly recommended is the fish pot pie, but their breakfast menu is way out of date, and so is pretty much of the other menu items. Their saving grace is a list of "specials" which is usually for main cources, reserved for lunch and dinner. So my recommendation is only for first-timers or you'll run out of options pretty quick.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed 11 March 2020 via mobile

After 5 years of eating here or get delivered by them, they keep delivering quality. Service in the restaurant is relaxed. Delivery fast and friendly.

Date of visit: March 2020
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JayTaylorWork, General Manager at Mekong Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 August 2020

Thank you for your review Rene, so nice to hear. Ill let the team know and the delivery team will be very happy to hear. Thanks again :)

Reviewed 8 March 2020 via mobile

Mekong merchant is one of my favorite places to eat/drink in HCMC! The wine selection is great and the food is amazing! Happy hour is 4-7 and it’s so so so good! You even get free little tapas every now and then which makes you...want to stay all day! Long has served me every time we’ve been here and he is honestly the nicest and sweetest person ever! He’s cute smile makes you want to be around him all the time! 10/10 for Mekong merchant 💚More

Date of visit: March 2020
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JayTaylorWork, Other at Mekong Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2020

Thank you Hastobe for your super review of MM. Glad to hear you love our happy hour offering as much as we do. A lot of love goes into all we do and at happy hour you get to enjoy it at half price! I...More

Reviewed 5 March 2020

Arrived there by chance and got a great surprise. This is the one place we were not looking for, we got a lot of other suggestions but ended up walking in and to our surprise the service and food were fantastic. The atmosphere and the...decor are very cosy, overall our best gastronomic experience in Ho Chi Minh City.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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JayTaylorWork, Other at Mekong Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2020

Thank you Cesar and always nice to hear you found us. Thank you for mentioning our staff and also the food. We are also very happy to hear you had your best gastronomic experience with us and I will be very happy to pass your...More

Reviewed 14 February 2020

I went here for dinner. I had to wait for more than one hour. However, the food was so disappointing. The wagyu beef was tough and the spaghetti was greasy with too much oil.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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jayt464, Other at Mekong Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2020

Hello Vy, We are sorry to hear you did not have an enjoyable evening with us. I have tried to reach out to your partner so we can fix the experience for you both. I have not had any contact directly from either of you....More

Reviewed 14 February 2020 via mobile

Nice designed but overrated restaurant. Long wait on special day. We jave to wait over 1 hour for our dishes. And we do not recommend beefsteak here.More

Date of visit: February 2020
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jayt464, Other at Mekong Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 25 February 2020

Hello Huu Anh, I am sorry to hear you have not had the best experience with us on your recent visit. I have tried to reach out to be able to hear more about your experience and to try to fix the issues you have...More

Reviewed 12 January 2020

We visited this restaurant on two occasions during our stay and were very satisfied with its range of food and service . We had a lunch with western style food which was excellent and then came again and had an terrific dinner of tapas selections...accompanied by some wonderful wines . Wine list was comprehensive and reasonably priced by Vietnam standards with an excellent sommelier to assist ... We had a table in the courtyard which had a nice ambience about it on a warm evening . .More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Jay T, Manager at Mekong Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2020

Thank you for your review BenKris, Great to hear you dined with us on 2 occasions and we delivered on both. I'll pass your comments onto the kitchen that you loved the tapas and also that the manager was helpful with the wine selections. We...More

Reviewed 7 January 2020

Mekong Merchant has never disappointed us. We once lived in HCMC 10 years ago and returned to visit this past December. Mekong Merchant still delivered on service, flavor, selection, and ambiance. You'd never know you were just outside the bustling Thao Dien when you step...into Mekong Merchant. We LOVE having breakfast there as they have some of the best healthy breakfast options along with delicious coffee. They also have a wonderful children's menu and a play area for children. You really can't go wrong! I highly recommend visiting MM when you are in Saigon. You won't regret it!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Jay T, General Manager at Mekong Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 18 January 2020

Thank you smsmissy for your lovely review. We are very happy to hear you LOVED having breakfast here and so nice to hear that you dined with us 10 years ago and it is still serving amazing food with friendly service. We hope you move...More

Reviewed 3 January 2020 via mobile

Nice little place to stop by and get a bite to eat… Full of ex-pats but then again it seems everywhere in district 2 is full of ex-pats. Coffee was excellent and we just had a little cheese poured which was fine. Right next-door to...StarbucksMore

Date of visit: January 2020
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Jay T, General Manager at Mekong Merchant, responded to this reviewResponded 6 January 2020

Thank you Kurt. We put a lot of effort into our coffee at MM. Expensive Lavazza and lots of staff training to make sure we serve the best coffee to our customers. I will be happy to pass on your comments to the barista team...More

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Mekong Merchant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4.5