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Cafe Mekong

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1405 South Main St, Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 953 - 2838
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 25
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good Vietnamese food

Located in a shopping center a little out of the way, but worth the drive. The dishes were tasty and enjoyable, and most are offered with beef, chicken, shrimp or tofu. Try the sweet potato noodles with Tofu. The staff is very friendly and will offer helpful suggestions.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Jerry O
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Winston Salem
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Winston Salem
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Located in a shopping center a little out of the way, but worth the drive. The dishes were tasty and enjoyable, and most are offered with beef, chicken, shrimp or tofu. Try the sweet potato noodles with Tofu. The staff is very friendly and will offer helpful suggestions.

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Radford, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

I have to say that I'm not a fan of this restaurant. First of all, the atmosphere is not great. Also, I ordered garlic rice. At cafe de Bangkok, I order garlic lovers which comes with mushroom and veggies with the tofu and I get to choose how spicy I want the sauce. Today, at Cafe Mekong, I chose to... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

This is a great place! Love the fried rice, drunken noodles, and Thai ice tea here. The spice level is adjustable and they cater to different palettes. Excellent consistency when it comes to the food. I've never found the food here "lacking". If you have a penchant for spice, you should head here ASAP.

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Blacksburg
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This Thai food is very good--some things better than others. Some dishes have that pre-minced garlic aftertaste. Pad Thai is okay--too bland, needs more vinegar, broth, and general flavor. I really like the red curry and the chicken noodle soup. Soup comes in a giant bowl. Ask for a bowl and a ladle and split it w a friend if... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I'm a big fan of Thai food and one of my favorite meals ever was on the Mekong River, so I had high hopes for this restaurant, but was not highly impressed. They have a very limited menu, and the food did not stand out. No delicious Thai soups! It wasn't bad--just nothing special. The atmosphere is very informal, more... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Cafe de Bangkok is a disgrace. This place is much better, especially by comparison. It could be more authentic and the menu selection wider, but it's a standard take-out joint for me and most of my friends when I'm too tired to cook a curry, myself. The spring rolls are pretty disappointing, as are most of the apps. The bun... More 

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Unpretentious place but a good standby for a very satisfying Asian meal. The pho is my favorite. I like the Pad Thai, too, although the "mild" version might be too mild for some. Bun and Pad Kee Mao are also tasty Portions are very good. Wish they had more vegetables -- we get the Chinese broccoli often. Pay at the... More 

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Christiansburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I've always loved Asian cuisine but had never experienced Thai until Cafe Mekong. Great service and excellent food. I will return.

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Blacksburg, Virginia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

Have a soup, or a curry, and a Thai Iced Tea, and things will be good. Skip the over-priced, skimpy appetizers, unless you've never tried them and are curious. Very high corkage fees for wine and beer for such an ordinary little strip-mall lunch spot.

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Christiansburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

been here twice with groups from work and both times with different people. both times everyone enjoyed their food. and price was wise its not bad either. quantities are huge. i can bet you will take food back home with you and will serve for your dinner too .. only thing i should warn though, if you are coming here... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1405 South Main St, Blacksburg, VA 24060
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Blacksburg
  • Phone Number: (540) 953 - 2838

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm

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