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“Large selection of beer”

Mekong Vietnamese Restaurant
Ranked #48 of 1,603 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$10 - US$15
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
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Good for: Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: Dinner, After-hours, Lunch, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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297 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
“Large selection of beer”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2014 via mobile

Extensive craft beer selection was the highlight. Our waitress was friendly but did not speak English do I couldn't ask menu questions. Food was decent but not really fresh Thai - produce was old for sure. Place is not all clean. Fried appetizers ok. Pho was definitely not the best, almost flavorless.

Thank lab12345
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Edina, Minnesota
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181 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Awesome Pho and Beer”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2014 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

I had some of the best Pho that I have ever had, and the beer selection was amazing! The service was outstanding.

Visited June 2014
Thank jtdman37
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Gainesville, Fla
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25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Thanks for the recommendation”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2014

Recently my son was in Richmond, and, knowing that we like Viet Namese food, he insisted that we go to Mekong for a meal. So when we were in Richmond several days ago, we went for lunch. Mekong is in a tired little strip mall on west Broad. From the outside, it doesn't look like much. However, the first thing one notices once inside is a number of framed newspaper and magazine articles describing all the awards this restaurant has won over the past several years. There are four or five separate dining rooms, and when we were there for lunch, it was about 1 o'clock in the afternoon, and the restaurant was about 3/4 full (a good sign). The menu is extensive; nearly everything is authentic Viet Namese. I had a lunch special of spicy shrimp with lemongrass. This was a simple dish, but as with most Viet Namese food, the flavors were subtle but complex. This dish came with rice (of course), either jasmine or "healthy brown rice" and a delicious spring roll. It also came with a cup of soup, either hot and sour or wonton. I asked for a substitution of the crab and asparagus soup, and it too was excellent. One surprising aspect about Mekong is the extensive beer list, and the restaurant has won several awards for this as well as for the food. All in all, this was a great experience, and if you, gentle reader, like Viet Namese food and are in Richmond, be sure to go to Mekong. You won't be disappointed!

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank gnvfoodie
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Washington Dc, District Of Columbia
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137 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
“beer will blow your mind”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2014

The beer list is amazing. You would never know you were walking into a beer lover's paradise.
The wings I ate were just ok, other food looked really good. But I can't get over the beer selection.

Visited June 2014
Thank rhartogs
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Richmond, Virginia
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48 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Our favorite place anytime”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2014

We were patrons of this restaurant for probably 20 years and never had a bad meal there.
It is our favorite place for weekly family dinner or meeting with friends.
For years we were having family celebrations there(birthdays, anniversaries, rehearsal dinners). Food is great: tasty, flavorful, light and healthy. You never leave with a guilty feeling of "overdoing it", just with satisfaction of having delicious meal. Go there and enjoy variety of meats, fish, poultry and seafood. You will not regret it. Prices are very reasonable and portions are generous, you may use family style dining.
Lately Mekong became one of the most popular beer places in Virginia and it is attracting more crowd to it (to our dissatisfaction).
But we nevertheless we will be not diverted when we will have craving for delicious Vietmanese food.

  • Visited May 2014
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1 Thank Vera995
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