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Mekong Restaurant

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Mekong RestaurantMekong Restaurant
BA SCORE
100
world-class

81 Ratings
Ratings: 81
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 4.61
pDev: 8.03%
Taps: 50
Bottles: 55
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

6004 W Broad St
Richmond, Virginia, 23230-2222
United States
phone: (804) 288-8929

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @mekongrva

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Reviews by Hanzo:
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4.04/5  rDev -12.4%

Arriving at Mekong for lunch on a Saturday left me very skeptical, but I do not judge books by their covers. Headed in and was promptly seated at the tables near the bar. The place looks like your average Asian restaurant, but with beer signs thrown in to try to depict beer being their focus, place seemed slow and quiet for a Saturday afternoon. Finally ten minutes later someone came by to take our drink order. I order my beer and an appetizer, followed by entrees for my wife and I.

The food itself was very fresh, tasty and hot. I cannot complain about that or their massive beer selection between bottles and draft. Had a few beers and had planned to order one more but the waitress had already dropped the check off without asking if I wanted anything else, so I had to flag her down to order my final beer and have my check adjusted. Felt like I was being rushed off, which would be excusable to a degree if they were busy which they weren't.

I certainly would go here fairly often if I were closer than two hours away, but as it stands I won't be back until some Richmond BAs have an event there, they tell me that is when the place comes alive and is best experienced...but as far as just stopping in for a bite to eat and a few beers, I can think of many places that do it better.

Also, they need to go for their off-site license. There were several bottles I would have bought to take home if I could have.

EDIT: I have gone back since this review and had a much more enjoyable experience, when you go when they are busy it is a whole different atmosphere.

Hanzo, Feb 12, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

Walkerjgt, Sep 08, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev -1.1%

alangarrett, Aug 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

I would probably fly to Vietnam to this food with this beer selection, but I only have to drive to Richmond. Score! We shared spicy squid with lemongrass and beef curry while drinking Cigar City sours. Enough said.

TaiPan, Aug 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

Awesome selection with great food. They're doing it right

mkirkland80, Aug 15, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

Precog640, Jul 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

Rkaba804, Jul 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

Tuggy, Jul 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

Dicers, Jul 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

JFear, Jun 19, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev -0.2%

This is one of my favorite places to go for beer and a spring roll.
This is the first place I take out of town guests who really like beer.
The owner and the wait-staff are very knowledgeable of all kinds of beer. He (An) is also very generous and very personable. Hospitality is definitely in full abundance here. I highly recommend sitting at the bar if its just you and 1 or2 buds. This is truly a special and unique experience. The beer list is the best in Richmond. The food is average to good, but I highly recommend the crispy spring rolls and the wings. If you want a great beer outing Mekong is always tops. I have never seen another venue like this one. The experience is incredible. Soon there will be brewing just a couple of doors down. Don't miss the Kong. Its worth whatever it takes.

Shrek, Jun 13, 2014
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4.55/5  rDev -1.3%

Of all the places that I have rated, how did I miss this one? As everyone else has said, it is hard to spot if you are not paying attention. Despite its small location, the taps are vast! An, the owner, has an eclectic taste for beer, so the draft list offers an array of craft beers from around the world, as well as local. I don't think that I've ever been disappointed with what he has. His cuisine is quite interesting! I only order what I know, but I'm sure there are some dishes on there awesome.

The staff is funny, and if you don't have thick skin with some, you may feel like they are picking on you, but its all in good fun! I have come to know one waiter in there that is just incredible and hilarious! If you are ever in the are, this is a must visit spot. I'm looking forward to An's newst baby, "The Answer", which should be open soon.

Cubatobaco, Jun 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

RyanAU, Jun 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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Mekong Restaurant in Richmond, VA
100 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.