Mekong Restaurant | Richmond, Virginia
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Mekong Restaurant
World Class based on 61 ratings
Type: Restaurant

6004 West Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia United States 23230 [ print map ]
804 288 8929

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Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-10pm Fri-Sat 11am-11pm


Mayor: Kinz (8) | Taps: 50 | Bottles: 200


Mekong Restaurant

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Beer Available At Mekong Restaurant (arranged by most recent)
Hardywood WRIR X , Firestone Walker Sucaba 100, Strangeways Oscillate Wildly Blueberry Wild Sour Ale , Hardywood Raspberry Stout 96, Dogfish Head Beer Thousand 63, Moonlight Meadery Kurtís Apple Pie 99, Strangeways ‹berlin Berliner Weiss 81, Schlafly Tasmanian IPA (TIPA) 99, Lickinghole Creek Virginia Black Bear 94, Uinta Trader Session IPA 44, Sierra Nevada / Victory Beer Camp Alt Route 90, BFM Abbaye de Saint Bon-Chien (2013) 99, Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oatmeal 99, Smartmouth Notch 9 Double IPA 90, Strangeways Wake Me Up Before You Gose , Bockor Cuvee des Jacobins Rouge 99, Flying Dog Dead Rise 73, Evil Twin Molotov Cocktail 97, Allagash Confluence Ale 98, Center of the Universe Pocahoptas 91
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61 reviews for Mekong Restaurant
 Ambiance  77%
 Service  86%
 Selection  91%
 Food  86%
 Value  86%
 Overall  88%
 Rating  98%
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78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 15/20
Emeister84  (77) Charlottesville, Virginia | June 11, 2014
This is an interesting place to say the least. A large building with lots of seating, and a decent sized bar. Their selection is pretty incredible and the prices arenít bad considering the beers they offer. There is quite a bit of beer decor hanging on the walls, including many tin signs and framed poster art. The service is pretty solid. They donít let empty glasses exist unless you really want it that way.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
KeggyTapper  (3) Virginia | June 8, 2014
Iíve been to good Vietnamese restaurants before. And Iíve been to good beer bars. Here, youíll find both in one establishment. With 50 craft beers on tap, they have something to appeal to just about everyone, drink-wise. And the Vietnamese food ranged from simple and Americanized to authentic (i.e. a bit much for the average American palate); my only complaint about the food was that they used more sugar than I like, but it was nothing that a little Sriracha sauce and lime couldnít correct to my tastes. Both food and beer were priced a little above average (al least for what you get), but were still well within the reasonable range. The next time I pass through Richmond, Iíll definitely try to make it back to Mekong.
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
ben4321  (302) Hoboken, New Jersey | May 6, 2014
Iíd been meaning to go here for the longest time, but just never had a chance on a visit to Richmond. This was remedied last weekend. We came in here for dinner on a Friday, the place was reasonably crowded, but they have a good amount of parking and quite a few tables, so we had no issue getting seated. Our service was just fine, though Iíve heard that isnít always the case. The beer list was quite impressive, as youíd expect, and the food was very good too. I was certainly impressed.
62
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
RABinCO  (87) Colorado Springs, Colorado | April 20, 2014
Went back to Mekong for one last time before moving away from VA, because friends love it. Service is still bad, too many taps still dedicated to crappy local breweries just in the name of supporting the local, food still cheap. New renovated bar area seating is some of the most uncomfortable stuff Iíve ever sat on. Not a place Iíll miss. ------------------------------------------ I went to Mekong to eat awhile back before I was 21 while still living in Richmond. Since I moved all of my friends now spend a ton of time there always raving about the beer. And of course it was just rated #1 on CraftBeer.com. And well, I went back and itís still good, but the mythos of the Mekong beer experience has been a bit overblown I think. They have some interesting stuff, but as others have mentioned itís very unorganized. Service was slow (and we had a big party, and the rest of the place was empty). The food is above average, and itís good portions for a pretty good price. the owners enthusiasm for beer outweighs the barís actual selection.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Dogbrick  (793) Columbus, Ohio | April 11, 2014
(Visited 03/2014): Mekong Restaurant is located on West Broad Street not too far off I-64 north of Richmond. There is a private lot both in front and in back of the building.

The interior looks like a typical Asian restaurant, except there are bottles, signs and other breweriana throughout. Restaurant seating is in the front, and the bar area is in the rear. Behind the bar is a row of tap handles, as well as a giant sign with "BFM Loves Megong" in reverse lettering.

Mekong has around 50 taps with many nearby breweries represented like Strangeways, Hardywood, and Lickinghole. Other domestic and import craft breweries as well. There are a couple hundred bottled beers on the menu as well.

Service on an early weekday afternoon at the bar was good. The clientele was pretty much all locals and the bartender had a good rapport with them as well as a tourist like myself. He knew the beer list well and was attentive throughout my visit.

Food at Mekong is good. I am a novice with Pho but I definitely enjoyed my order.

Overall this is a good beer spot to visit in the Richmond area (they claim to be the #1 bar, not sure of the source) whether you want to participate in the Vietnamese restaurant part or not.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
SmashinSaxon  (20) Virginia | April 8, 2014
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
LeeS  (1) Glen Allen, Virginia | February 1, 2014
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
Foxbush  (92) Richmond, Virginia | January 26, 2014
This is a popular Vietamese Restaurant and bar on Broad Street, The beers are more focused on Belgain style. This style of beer does not appeal to me. They do keep at the bar the Firestone Walker beers. They are planing on a brewery called The Answer. The food is excellent. We were there on a Friday night and they honored our reservattion. The place was packed. The bar is a great place to taste some of the best beers made on their 50 rotating taps.This is a must stop if visiting Richmond.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
devman171  (149) Annapolis , Maryland | December 7, 2013| Updated December 11, 2013
More of a restaurant with a small bar in house, awesome local taps, hardywood gingerbread, BCBS, la folie, great selection. An gave me a bunch of fresh tapped beer! Andall beers on tap were fun, he house infuses beer.
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Beergeek23322  (121) Chesapeake, Virginia | October 26, 2013
I finally managed to visit this place for lunch and a couple of beers. Strip mall location and really easy to miss. As mentioned in other reviews, this is a restaurant (primarily) which a large bar in the back. Around 35 taps or so with weight on Belgian style beers and sours. I did try the Andall Mango Tango which seem to be Strangewayís Word! with added mango, peach and habanero. Very interesting. Food is great, the place was fairly busy and I would definitely come back next time Iím in the area.

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