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“Dim sum just average, crab excellent”
Review of Mekong Palace

Mekong Palace
Ranked #82 of 1,013 Restaurants in Mesa
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Chinese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

We went on a Saturday for lunch time. They serve dim sum (push carts with a bunch of Chinese appetizers, you pay for what you pick). Dim sum was just average. I think two other places in the valley are much better (Phoenix palace and Great Wall). This applies to most dishes we had.

They had lobster as a dish and it was superb. We ordered a crab, and as always, it was excellent. The crab was fresh and meaty.

In summary. Go elsewhere for better dim sum. For their regular menu items, the food is very good.

Thank Jim W
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Reviewed 4 January 2018 via mobile

This was our first visit to the Mekong Palace and it will not be our last. We started with an order of potstickers, and with three of us dining we ordered three entrees and all were three large portions. We ordered the cashew chicken, Kung Pao beef, and Szechuan shrimp. All we're perfectly prepared equivalent to the same Chinese food that was authentic when I lived in Hawaii. So if you're looking for authentic high quality Chinese food, Mekong Palace is the place to go.

Thank Luv W
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Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

Food was excellent as always. Good selection and dishes are always tasty.

The reason for giving it only four stars is this time it was very noisy. It was a bit difficult to have a discussion around the table. Secondly, they eliminated a number of their specials (good food at inexpensive prices).

That said, prices are still very reasonable for good food.

Service was good. Including refills of ice water and hot tea.

Thank Jim W
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Reviewed 10 October 2017

We took our son and his friends there for a birthday dinner last week, which happened to be the Moon Festival as well. We are Chinese Americans from California and his friends are from all parts of the country. That is, we know what good Chinese food should be.

One of the young people is vegetarian and another is vegan and gluten-free. The waiter was very patient in explaining the dishes to us, and trying to modify them to suit our requests. When we asked if a dish that wasn't on the menu could be made, he knew right away that it could. That salt-and-pepper tofu was excellent!

Half way through the meal we realized that we ordered a wrong item (vegetarian chow mein) which had to be changed to vegetarian friend rice so that the girls who is gluten-free could eat it. We asked a waitress to find our waiter who ran into the kitchen to tell them the change. Then he said that we really didn't need the other fried rice we originally ordered, so we cancelled it. Such considerate service!

All the dishes came out nicely. They meats and vegetables were tender and flavorful, and each had their own distinct taste. This is a Cantonese-style restaurant that we would highly recommend based on the cooking alone. Bonus points for the attentive service and reasonable prices.

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Thank Cathy H
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Reviewed 26 September 2017 via mobile

This establishment boasts that it made highest honors for Best Dim Sum one recent year. For many of the dishes offered this was a reasonable approximation. The best dishes I ordered were the fried shrimp and squid, the siu-mai and the shrimp-pork dumplings.
However, there were many sub-Standard dishes that I encountered during my recent lunch. I ordered spring rolls that were as oily as they were crisp and barely stuffed. The Taro I so enjoyed in past travels had a peculiar and unpleasant after taste. The BBQ pork buns were filled with a too sweet overly wet filling that had few if any BBQ pork pieces. I’ve never tasted anything like that in either NYC Chinatown or in San Francisco where I used to live. So I assumed they were not a regional variation, just poorly and cheaply made.

But there were many types of Dim Sum offered and many were delicious.

The lowest rating belongs to the awful TV that is loudly played, including louder commercials, over the intense chatter of the dinning crowd. It’s really a very foolish thing to do. Instead of traditional Chinese Music to accompany the food, its the worst of day time TV. I dropped the overall rating because of the spoiled atmosphere. Very unpleasant at best. If you have non-acoustic earplugs bring them.

Thank Wegmanner
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