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“Don't waste your money.”
Review of Mekong Restaurant

Mekong Restaurant
Ranked #201 of 649 Restaurants in Kelowna
Price range: US$6 - US$18
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Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Central City
Description: Our family has been serving the best Chinese food in Kelowna for three decades. We are proud to offer fresh, delicious and authentic Chinese dishes to the Okanagan Valley. You can relax in our casual, yet charming dining room and enjoy fresh Chinese cuisine cooked to order. We use the freshest ingredients and can cater to your dietary needs or unique taste buds. Whether you prefer spicy, mild, vegetarian, or gluten-free, we will take care of your needs in the most delicious ways possible.
Reviewed 31 July 2014 via mobile

We recently dined at Mekong to celebrate a special occasion. What a terrible disappointment. We were quickly seated by what I believe was the restaurant owner. Our server had absolutely no personality, only showing up to write down orders with heavy sighs thrown in. The ambiance was reminiscent of the late 1980s, as was most of the service staff.

Onto what they assured us was food. We decided to split a few of their select entrees, classics such as beef and broccoli, sweet and sour pork, vegetable stir fry and chicken chow mein. It showed up unreasonably fast after we had ordered it, making me think it was pre made. Disgusting. All dishes were sludgy, unseasoned messes. I honestly can't believe people eat here. I guess their clientele of age 70+ diners must have either gotten used to it, or just plain forget what good food tastes like. As the one saving grace, the sweet and sour pork wasn't completely inedible.

After our still half full plates were cleared (no quality check) our server disappeared. All we wanted was the check so we could leave, but she must have gone on a smoke break. After 30 minutes she came back and slammed our bill and the leftovers on the table without a monotone "thanks" and disappeared again.

So will we. Never to be back again.

Thank KierKat
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Reviewed 23 June 2014

Impressed the moment we walked in to find a plaque on the wall celebrating long-term staff, of which there were many. Then we were served by a wonderful lady, named Rhonda, who just took our meal beyond enjoyable and ensured we left with both a smile and a full tummy !!! Kudos to all the folks who contributed to our evening meal !!

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1  Thank KiwiCanuck_13
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Reviewed 22 June 2014

Keep hearing great things about this place, so we decided to try it take out. Whoops. $30, only 2 containers. Tastless, sludgy, and just plain horrible.

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Thank thebluecar
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

My wife and I decided to go out for Chinese food. The restaurant is dated and in need of renovation. The 4 dishes came out quickly but were over cooked and did not have a lot of flavor. We ordered chop suey which traditionally includes bean sprouts, well not here. It was just a bunch of mixed vegetables with some kind of sauce on it. The waitress upon our dismay replaced it with something more traditional. The staff was very friendly and the other regulars seemed to enjoy the food and chat with the owner. Unfortunately, we came for a good meal to top the day off and what got something much less. I am thankful I don't live there therefore I won't have to go back.

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Thank Coloradodave53
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Every time we come to MeKong we are graciously greeted and treated wonderfully by all staff, owners included. The food is always hot, fresh and served quickly to our table. We have tried many other similar restaurants and have never been anywhere near as satisfied as we are here. The restaurant is kept meticulously clean as well. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for Chinese cuisine.

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2  Thank ShaunandElaine
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