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Mekong Restaurant

Not Rated.
Mekong RestaurantMekong Restaurant
BA SCORE
100
world-class

96 Ratings
Ratings: 96
Reviews: 44
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:
Photo of Hanzo
4.04/5  rDev -12.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of woodchip
4.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of alexkwilhelm
5/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of gopens44
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Hrodebert
5/5  rDev +8.5%

Very good food, and awesome beer selection.
Also very friendly staff.
Had a great time here.

Photo of hoppymcgee
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of jaymo18
4.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of JLD78
4.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of embass
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of qchic
4.25/5  rDev -7.8%

Good, affordable food (Hot and Sour Soup was amazing), and impressive beer. Unassuming location, so I'm pretty much wild about this place--I'm turned off by places and service that's full of themselves. None of that here, just the real deal. Tons of 5's on here, which might be overdoing it a bit, but it's good.

Photo of DavidHume
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of Ihadbeer
5/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of rolltide
5/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of Soto
5/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.5/5  rDev -24.1%

Atmosphere: Located in a odd little strip mall, its not quite the spot I'd expect to see one of the highest rated multi-taps on the site. Inside there is a bar area and a sprawled out seating area. Decorations are all over and beer related.

Selection and Quality: For all the good things I have heard of people having there, I must have hit on an off night. A large selection of taps but nothing I saw was worth going out of my way for. Good local selection and enough taps to cover all the styles.

Food: large menu. great spring rolls. The entrees weren't overly special in my opinion, but they were definitely unique to a beer bar.

Overall: I was disappointed with the taplist when I was there, but thats definitely not to say I won't be going back. Maybe next time Ill have to plan on going for a tap event or something were they have a better selection

Photo of ToddThompson
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

One of the best tap lists I have ever seen. I was in awe

Photo of Walkerjgt
4.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of alangarrett
4.56/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of TaiPan
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.

Photo of mkirkland80
5/5  rDev +8.5%

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

Photo of babrett
4.4/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of HookemHoos
4.75/5  rDev +3%

Photo of thedizabides
5/5  rDev +8.5%

Photo of Zimm
4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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Mekong Restaurant in Richmond, VA
100 out of 100 based on 96 ratings.