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1405 South Main St, Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 953 - 2838
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
very good

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Blacksburg
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Blacksburg
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29 restaurant reviews
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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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4 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
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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124 restaurant reviews
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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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32 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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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Blacksburg, Virginia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I really enjoy eating at this restaurant. My favorites are the Bun, the Vietnamese Pork and the Drunken Noodle. My least favorite is the mild Pad Thai. If you are going to order the Pad Thai ask for medium or hotter so that you get the heated flavor. The Bun is my go to summer dish at this restaurant and... More 

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Reston, Virginia
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88 reviews 88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

For a university town Blacksburg doesn't have much to choose from, so Cafe Mekong is a good choice for inexpensive food, mainly Thai. It seems popular with students from Asia, the food is OK, not very spicy but fairly authentic, and servings are generous. The Mekong theme could be made more interesting by adding more dishes from Laos, Vietnam and... More 

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Dugspur, Virginia
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114 reviews 114 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014

A good choice for a tasty oriental meal served quickly. Good assortment of Vietnamese and Thai dishes. Ordered a very tasty pho beef noodle soup, summer roll and Thai fried rice. All well prepared and tasty. Choices of wine, imported and craft beers, cider. Service was prompt and courteous. Serving size very ample and takeout provided a lunch next day.... 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: 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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