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2422 N Center St, Hickory, NC 28601-1335
+1 828-322-9876
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 16:00
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Hickory, North Carolina
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44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Charlotte, North Carolina
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30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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
Hickory, NC
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109 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago 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 meal. We will see you again soon.

Thank agoofygrle1
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72 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 the place. A little on the pricey side it has always met my expectations and... More 

Hickory, North Carolina
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38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 go try going for lunch so you can have the lunch special! Love, Love this... More 

Thank martyclontz
Hickory, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

Roasted Duck in Red Curry - great as ever Our family has been eating here for years. We take out of town guests here. Food never disappoints.

Thank acs2752
Hickory, North Carolina
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46 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

I called in a take out order. They said 25 minutes and I was almost 10 minutes late in getting there to pick it up. As I was paying for it, they brought it out, first time I haven't had to wait! I ordered Mee Ped and it was excellent, as usual. My friend ordered a meatless cashew dish, which... More 

Thank annef37
Johns Creek, Georgia
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238 reviews
208 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

I have been here before and this time it was disappointing, Tom Kha soup did not taste that well. My wife ordered a eggplant dish and wanted it spicy hot on their scale and it was not up to par. My father Lin law ordered tuna which was watery. We were disappointed this time.

Thank Abu H
Hickory, North Carolina
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016 via mobile

Mekvilai is hands down the best Thai restaurant I have ever visited. The food is excellent, with huge portions. The tulip dumplings are hard to pass up, and the dipping sauce that comes with them is addictive. Each dish is freshly prepared for you, so they are happy to customize with more or less heat, different veggies, or any combination... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 16:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?