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Mekong Restaurant

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Mekong RestaurantMekong Restaurant
BA SCORE
100
world-class

83 Ratings
Ratings: 83
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.6
pDev: 8.26%
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 Jimmys:
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3.43/5  rDev -25.4%

almost dismal looking from the outside. located in a cheap strip mall, the Mekong sign looks like just a cheap-o vietnamese restaurant. after entering, the decor reenforces the cheap-o vibe. cheap tables, table topping sprawled throughout a fairly large space with Tons of brewery/beer posters on the wall. many addressed to Mekong. it's asian restaurant meets college dorm.

let me get the other negative point out of the way, the service. servers are typically cold and dont seem very interested in your dining experience. it helped that i went in with low service expectations, hopefully it will help you too.

once your able to look past these areas, it's on to the good stuff. i thought the food was very good. i enjoyed some sweet and sour soup and a delicious bowl of pho. the beer selection is very good, and is probably one of very few vietnamese restaurants that have the belgian beer selection that they do. not a great state-side selection, but it is definitely worth coming for the belgians. following the belgian theme, the drafts are also note-worthy and are often rotated. sometimes even offering a cask.

my favorite thing about this place (besides the beer and the food) are the prices! everything was VERY inexpensive (especially being used to DC prices!). i was able to eat for under $15 and even the 750mL belgian bottles i was getting were only marked up a few dollars from their bottle shop prices. if you are in the area, Mekong definitely should be on your list for at least a lunch visit!

Jimmys, Apr 01, 2011
More User Reviews:
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5/5  rDev +8.7%

Soto, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of SportsandJorts
3.5/5  rDev -23.9%

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

SportsandJorts, Sep 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

ToddThompson, Sep 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Walkerjgt, Sep 08, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev -0.9%

alangarrett, Aug 25, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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 +8.7%

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

mkirkland80, Aug 15, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev -4.3%

babrett, Aug 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.3%

HookemHoos, Aug 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.7%

thedizabides, Aug 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Zimm, Aug 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

abrodsky, Aug 05, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.7%

CavemanRamblin, Jul 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Links41, Jul 24, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.7%

julielynndubee, Jul 19, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.7%

Eric03101, Jul 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.7%

Precog640, Jul 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.7%

Rkaba804, Jul 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.7%

joegard, Jul 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Tuggy, Jul 09, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.7%

Dicers, Jul 08, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.7%

JFear, Jun 19, 2014
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4.6/5  rDev 0%

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 -1.1%

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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Mekong Restaurant in Richmond, VA
100 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.