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“Great food and service!”
Review of Mekong River

Mekong River
Ranked #3 of 104 Restaurants in Parksville
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Having recently moved to the area from the lower mainland, we were craving some Vietmanse food. Mekong River hit the spot. Food was a little on the high side $-wise but was very tasty. The staff were attentive and very friendly. The Hot and Sour soup was the best we have ever had. Very flavourful - sour vinegar with a touch of pineapple. The vietmanese spring rolls were great. My husband tried the crispy CHow Mein with Chicken. It was a surprise with a crispy noodle bowl with a wealth of chicken and veggies poured ontop. He LOVED it and had enough to take home for lunch the next day. We will definately return.

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Thank Laurie W
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Reviewed 17 October 2017 via mobile

Very very good food this is my favorite place in town for sure fresh and very flavorful dishes. Only downside would be the atmosphere it's really in need of update or general upkeep . If they did a little Reno I think it would be number one restaurant for many years to come

Thank Jeff M
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Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

We had the lettuce wraps, chicken curry and spring roll and found them to be average. Taste was just ordinary - nothing to get excited about. The wonton soup at the next table looked incredible though, and service was friendly and fast.

Thank casual_adventurer
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Reviewed 14 October 2017 via mobile

We eat here about once a month and love the food. The dishes are fresh and hot and the service is always great.
The crispy chow mein is a favorite and the curries are yummy.
The only two drawbacks here are the prices which are high and the way they have tamed down the authenticity of the dishes for a more Western palate.

Thank breadandbutta
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Reviewed 4 October 2017

Generous portions arrived, fresh veggies lightly steamed, looked like it was going to be really good. But the sweet and sour pork dish had very little taste; there was an interesting looking sauce with almost no flavour. Pork (tenderloin) was tender but had little taste, which I expected - that's tenderloin - but I had hoped the sauce would make it tasty.

My partner's lemongrass chicken also looked great - two big pieces of chicken, veggies, rice, no sauce. But no flavour much to the chicken - and the chicken was almost certainly reconstituted, there was no grain to the meat (rubbery, I fear).

Our dishes were hardly recognizable as Vietnamese style food - more like cheap Chinese Western. We left very disappointed.

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Thank CarPilot
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