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Mekong River Restaurant - CLOSED

1120 S Front St # 1124, Philadelphia, PA 19147-5515
+1 215-467-6100
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  • Excellent27%
  • Very good57%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
9 Sep 2016
“Real Vietnamese Food”
14 Nov 2015
“Good Food in Nice Restaurant in unusual South Philly location”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Asian, Vietnamese
$$ - $$$
1120 S Front St # 1124, Philadelphia, PA 19147-5515
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Reviewed 10 September 2016

The restaurant has a large menu of traditional Vietnamese food. Large groups can be accommodated at the several big tables. The restaurant is simple, down to earth style. Don't expect atmosphere.

Thank rizadorojo
Reviewed 14 November 2015

Standard large Vietnamese menu. Everything we have had, whether Pho, appetizers, noodle dishes or other entrees has been fresh, hot and well prepared. As with several other Vietnamese spots this has a large "sports bar". Tables and booths are roomy and well spaced. It is...More

Thank Jon S
Reviewed 5 November 2015

Tried the charbroiled pork rolls (Thịt Nướng Cuốn), interesting variation on spring rolls normally served in Vietnamese restaurants, beef with noodles and chicken pho. All freshly prepared and tasty. Happy to go back and try other things. Decor a bit non-descript with mutiple tvs playing...More

Thank DavidPDE
Reviewed 22 September 2015

I ate here with my wife and her uncle both of whom were born in Vietnam. The food was up to their standards and mine as well. The restaurant was clean and modern and provided a much better atmosphere than many of the others we...More

Thank Darrel H
Reviewed 5 August 2015

Have to say I am a fan of this place. Clean, looks new, and the servers are friendly, helpful, and attentive. Prices are excellent for the quality and quantity of food. I consider this a hidden neighborhood gem. If you like Vietnamese food, this is...More

Thank SouthPhillyPT19148
Reviewed 16 July 2015 via mobile

Three of us stopped for lunch on our way to the airport. The food was delicious, especially the wonton soup. Staff was friendly and attentive. I would eat here again and often if I lived in the area.

Thank readydave
Reviewed 16 June 2015 via mobile

To my surprise there was plenty of free parking in a lot a crossed the street. This was my first experience with Vietnamese food. It was great. The wonton soup was the best I've had. My beef with a coconut curry dish #143 was great....More

Thank Golfer1365
Reviewed 16 May 2015 via mobile

Hey if you like pho this is the place to be in the city. Great food friendly staff and quick service. Most other pho places remind me of a cafeteria not this one. They spent some good money on the whole decor. Very nicely done...More

Thank Abarone5
Reviewed 4 February 2015

Mekong River Restaurant is a bit out of the way from the city center. Its off the beaten path location makes it a worthy destination. There is plenty of parking, so that is not a worry. And there is plenty of public transportation nearby. It...More

Thank 729ashleyr
Reviewed 11 November 2014

After meeting some great new friends at a yelp event we came here together for a bite to eat. We arrived separately and not being from the arrea we initially had a little trouble finding the place. There is not much else around the restaurant....More

Thank Celeste B
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Restaurant Details

Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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10:30 AM - 10:30 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1120 S Front St # 1124, Philadelphia, PA 19147-5515
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia
  • Phone Number: +1 215-467-6100
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