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Mekong Restaurant

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Mekong RestaurantMekong Restaurant
BA SCORE
100
world-class

106 Ratings
Ratings: 106
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.62
pDev: n/a
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 Zraly:
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4.48/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Easily one of the best beer bars in Virginia, if not the country. And I think the title of "bar" is maybe misleading as this really is a good Vietnamese restaurant that has a stellar tap selection.

I can't say enough about the tap list. Last night we had selections from Cigar City (yes -- six taps of CCB alone), as well as local breweries. Great selection of Belgian style ales including sours. Rare one-offs, too, such as the Kong Krush (DIPA made for Mekong). If you don't find something on tap that you like, maybe you should reconsider your beer geek status.

The food is excellent. Everything is appropriately spiced and the entrees are filling. There is something for everyone, too, including vegetarians. The carmelized tofu hot pot is not to be overlooked even by the more carnivorous type.

Service is more or less hit or miss; I remember it being a hit years ago when I went here a few times with grad school comrades. However, last night was a bit of a miss. I know for many of the servers language is a barrier and I am sympathetic to that. However, we would have liked another round last night but felt like we were being hurried out; the server brought the check right after he cleared our plates. There were plenty of tables open and no line at the door -- not sure what the rush was. But given all of the other pros of this place, I can live with this hiccup.

This is not only a great beer place but is unique in that the food served is not your standard pub fare -- a real gem of a place. If you are in RVA for any length of time, you are missing out if you do not make this one of your stops.

More User Reviews:
Photo of GFish
4.95/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of ZosoIII
4.39/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Spreetaper
4.53/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of EJXL
4.65/5  rDev +0.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of kristougher
4.57/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of macher0
4.83/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

This place is awesome! I visited Richmond for work and met Precog640 for an in-person trade and a beer. Tons of great beers: IPAs, sours, BA stouts, and everything in between. I chatted it up with the staff and they were great, definitely knew their stuff. I assume if you needed a recommendation, they could take care of you. This is THE spot in Richmond and probably the region.

Photo of pgirerd
4.71/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of hophead_87
4.9/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Awesome selection! Can't go wrong and they always have rare selections.

Photo of Roccova
4.05/5  rDev -12.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of usfmikeb
5/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of woodchip
4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of alexkwilhelm
5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of gopens44
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Hrodebert
5/5  rDev +8.2%

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

Photo of hoppymcgee
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of jaymo18
4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of LeeEvolved
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of JLD78
4.75/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of embass
4.5/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of qchic
4.25/5  rDev -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 -2.6%

Photo of Ihadbeer
5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of rolltide
5/5  rDev +8.2%

Photo of Soto
5/5  rDev +8.2%

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Mekong Restaurant in Richmond, VA
100 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.