Taps: 50 / Bottles: 55
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 50 | Reviews: 32 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Hanzo:
4.04/5 rDev -11.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Arriving at Mekong for lunch on a Saturday left me very skeptical, but I do not judge books by their covers. Headed in and was promptly seated at the tables near the bar. The place looks like your average Asian restaurant, but with beer signs thrown in to try to depict beer being their focus, place seemed slow and quiet for a Saturday afternoon. Finally ten minutes later someone came by to take our drink order. I order my beer and an appetizer, followed by entrees for my wife and I.
The food itself was very fresh, tasty and hot. I cannot complain about that or their massive beer selection between bottles and draft. Had a few beers and had planned to order one more but the waitress had already dropped the check off without asking if I wanted anything else, so I had to flag her down to order my final beer and have my check adjusted. Felt like I was being rushed off, which would be excusable to a degree if they were busy which they weren't.
I certainly would go here fairly often if I were closer than two hours away, but as it stands I won't be back until some Richmond BAs have an event there, they tell me that is when the place comes alive and is best experienced...but as far as just stopping in for a bite to eat and a few beers, I can think of many places that do it better.
Also, they need to go for their off-site license. There were several bottles I would have bought to take home if I could have.
EDIT: I have gone back since this review and had a much more enjoyable experience, when you go when they are busy it is a whole different atmosphere.
02-12-2013 20:12:11 | More by Hanzo
More User Reviews:
4.88/5 rDev +6.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
I really can't put into words how great this place is. the beer offerings are the best around period and the food is unbelievable. I swear they put something in that Pho that makes you crave it at least once a week. A word to the wise though, this place is on "island time" which makes it even better so don't expect to dash in & dash out because they won't let you (and why the heck would you?) We live an hour away and go there any chance we can get. Beer is the answer! This one's for you Tien-your the best!
03-09-2014 19:34:38 | More by hodsongolf
3.99/5 rDev -12.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75 | $$
The beer kilamanjaro of Richmond, soon to be expanded by it's beer sensi, An Mekong. If you have any questions about the beer, ask for An, as entertaining as he is knowledgeable, he'll tell you all he knows, and then some. And oh by the way, the food is pretty darn good as well! Try the appetizer sampler, the Pho and the Grilled Specialties. And make sure you pair it with something daring from among their 50 or so taps.
02-23-2014 16:41:43 | More by marcngin
4.18/5 rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Mekong seems like an average Asian restaurant on first impression. However, when you walk back to the bar you will see why it's rate so highly. The selection of craft beers is outstanding. I was there on the first night of firestone walker tap takeover. what an amazing experience. The atmosphere was a social as you can believe. I was in town on business and the regulars made me feel like I was just there yesterday. The food was amazing. The staff was very knowledgeable about the beer selections. Overall, I was pleasantly surprised. I would recommend and even make it a point to go again if even driving through the area.
01-25-2014 19:45:43 | More by Stevo1968
Mekong Restaurant in Richmond, VA
99 out of 100 based on 50 ratings.