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Mekong River - CLOSED

215 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701-3625
+1 512-236-8878
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  • Excellent46%
  • Very good23%
  • Average4%
  • Poor23%
  • Terrible4%
31 Jan 2015
“Low price lunch”
9 Dec 2014
“Just Doesn't Cut It”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
215 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701-3625
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1 - 10 of 21 reviews

Reviewed 1 February 2015

If you are searching a low price lunch with Thay and Vietnamese dishes it is ok for you but don't expect any quality dish. Nothing more than a quick lunch.

Thank Daniele T
Reviewed 10 December 2014

Visited during recent Polar Vortex incursion. That was part of the problem. There is no apparent heating system other than the two ill-fitting front doors in this way more-than century-old building. This is a "pop-up" restaurant that operates from approximately 11AM until about 4PM in...More

Thank Rey17
Reviewed 15 November 2013

I looked for something away from the Convention Center for lunch and waled into Mekong River with a co-worker. We were greeted and sat promptly. We ordered drinks and some Fresh Rolls with shrimp. Fresh Rolls were somewhat rubbery, but the ingredients inside the wrappers...More

Thank agtraveler
Reviewed 4 September 2013

Mekong River is now taken over by the original owners, who started their restaurant in 1997 under the name Pho Cong Ly then later became Mekong River. They are now working together with Lit Lounge to operate as a restaurant for lunch and a bar...More

1  Thank Bach L
Reviewed 1 December 2012

Having spent a week in the US I craved Vietnamese to bring some freshness, herbiness and lightness to my diet. I headed to Mekong River as it was downtown Austin - near where I am staying. The omens were not good to start with as...More

Thank reybro
Reviewed 8 November 2012

It's right about in the middle of the 6th St area...All the food was great...the basil dishes the dump the kitchen seafood dish were great...Ate their two nights and would have eaten their again but the other parties wanted something different and prices reasonable and...More

Thank ralphpacejr1
Reviewed 25 October 2012

Friendly service. Did not have music blasting. Get the mekong bowl for 8 bucks. Fantastic! Plus, remember to get the sticky rice. On recent business trip to Austin, ate their twice it was so good.

1  Thank ThomasE646
Reviewed 16 October 2012

Everyone who works there are so inviting & friendly. Food is excellent and fairly priced. I loved eating here with my friend, that I brought my whole family with me again the next night. Wish I lived in Austin I'd come back weekly.

1  Thank mcseven
Reviewed 31 August 2012

I had eaten in the Mekong River several times over the past few years and liked it alot. We were in the mood for Pho so we stopped by. The fresh spring rolls in rice paper were anything but....soggy and tasteless. The peanut sauce was...More

1  Thank Jeff S
Reviewed 18 July 2012

We stopped for lunch with our grandboys and their parents and had a delicious lunch. The boys loved slurpping those long rice noodles. We had our favorite vermicelli with vietnamese rolls and pork or chicken-the bowls were the biggest I have ever seen and loaded...More

1  Thank RedMonkey25
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
USD 20
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 215 E 6th St, Austin, TX 78701-3625
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 512-236-8878
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