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Mekong Restaurant

Not Rated.
Mekong RestaurantMekong Restaurant

95 Ratings
Ratings: 95
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

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Reviews by Jimmys:
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3.43/5  rDev -25.6%

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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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

gopens44, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of Hrodebert
5/5  rDev +8.5%

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

Hrodebert, Nov 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

hoppymcgee, Nov 07, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

jaymo18, Nov 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

LeeEvolved, Nov 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

JLD78, Nov 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

embass, Oct 31, 2014
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.

qchic, Oct 30, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

DavidHume, Oct 20, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

Ihadbeer, Oct 14, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

rolltide, Oct 14, 2014
Photo of Soto
5/5  rDev +8.5%

Soto, Sep 23, 2014
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

SportsandJorts, Sep 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

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

ToddThompson, Sep 11, 2014
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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
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.

TaiPan, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of mkirkland80
5/5  rDev +8.5%

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

mkirkland80, Aug 15, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev -4.6%

babrett, Aug 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3%

HookemHoos, Aug 11, 2014
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5/5  rDev +8.5%

thedizabides, Aug 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

Zimm, Aug 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -2.4%

abrodsky, Aug 05, 2014
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Mekong Restaurant in Richmond, VA
100 out of 100 based on 95 ratings.