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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 Zraly:
Photo of Zraly
4.48/5  rDev -2.6%

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.

Zraly, Aug 18, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of Soto
5/5  rDev +8.7%

Soto, Yesterday at 09:49 PM
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, Sunday at 03:34 PM
Photo of ToddThompson
4.5/5  rDev -2.2%

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

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

alangarrett, Aug 25, 2014
Photo of TaiPan
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
Photo of mkirkland80
5/5  rDev +8.7%

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

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

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

HookemHoos, Aug 11, 2014
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Mekong Restaurant in Richmond, VA
100 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.