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2422 N Center St, Hickory, NC 28601-1335
+1 828-322-9876
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good44%
  • Average4%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible6%
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“thai food” (11 reviews)
“red curry” (4 reviews)
“eggplant dish” (2 reviews)
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Asian, Thai
$$ - $$$
2422 N Center St, Hickory, NC 28601-1335
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Reviewed 14 January 2018 via mobile

I know, I know, the service is slow, but for me, it's worth the wait. Their red curry is always flavorful and the duck is crispy and perfectly prepared. Their Mee Ped is also a good choice if you like a little (but not too...More

Thank annef37
Reviewed 13 January 2018 via mobile

Love love love Mekvilai the food is so good yes you have to wait but so worth it! Love the owners also! Thank you for the awesome food we go alot!

Thank martyclontz
Reviewed 17 November 2017

The immense menu offers a range of choices and clear explanations of unfamiliar names. Wonderfully steamed vegetables in the Royal Vegetable with Beef. Tasty spring rolls. My only complaint is jasmine tea, which tastes like hot water. I kept adding lemon and sugar. We concluded...More

Thank aphrab
Reviewed 18 April 2017

I had a great lunch here. They greeted the table within minutes, tea arrived in minutes, they were very attentive. I had fried spring rolls, their version of hot and sour soup, and ginger veggies with chicken and Thai sauce. You can get things as...More

Thank Shelmay
Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

Food is good. However, the service is terrible. Especially at lunch. Don't come here unless you have lots of time to spend waiting on the serving staff.

Thank REP1958
Reviewed 1 February 2017

We went for lunch and while there wasn't a big crowd, my food was fresh and delicious and the waiter was accomodating and pleasant. Had the eggplant dish and soup. Pretty authentic and definitely the best Thai I have had in Hickory so far.

Thank Laura Z
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

I am a regular visitor of this restaurant and their food is always delicious. We always get the combo appetizer plate. So yummy. This time I had one of the fish dinners. It was divine. The fish was cooked perfectly. Thanks again for another wonderful...More

Thank agoofygrle1
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This place has very good quality food in a clean environment. I receive very consistent quality food that is always very good and fixed after you order. I just love everything I have eaten here and when Thai food is on my radar this is...More

Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

So much flavor in this rice dish and medium spicy is very good. Great ambiance. First time here and we will be back.

Thank Ray M
Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

On my love love this restaurant! We went all the time and have tried almost everything! Yes the service may be slow but hey they don't have the food made up ahead of time! Our 6 and 5 year old son's like Mekvilai! If you...More

Thank martyclontz
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2422 N Center St, Hickory, NC 28601-1335
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Hickory
  • Phone Number: +1 828-322-9876
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