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213 2nd St SW, Charlottesville, VA 22902-5017
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Ranked #41 of 458 restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 20, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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90 reviews from our community

83% Recommend
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  • English first
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English first
Charlottesville, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

My friends and I went for restaurant week. We each ordered something different and shared...all 3 appetizers and entrees were fantastic. Not one single complaint from any of us. We were too full at the end to truly pay attention to the desserts, but the bites we took were yummy! The ambience was nice, drinks were delicious...definitely a successful evening... More

Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Bang offers $6 martini and tapas specials every Wednesday--it's the best way to conquer Hump Day and cruise into your weekend. Also, their menu is a unique offering to other options in and around Cville (Asian tapas). I've never had phenomenal service/food, but I've also never had a reason to complain. All in all, a solid bet especially if you... More

Charlottesville, Virginia
4 reviews 4 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

With vegetarian friends in town, I was not keen on denying my carnivorous tendencies for a purchased meal out. A local friend made the great suggestion of Bang!. "Asian-inspired tapas" was an interesting description, I kept thinking why isn't it "dim sum"? Answer: great variety of food and an intriguing bar menu. With more than a third of their menu... More

Baltimore, Maryland
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

After a recommendation from our B&B of where to get pre dinner drinks we found our selves really enjoying Bang! We had a few of their delicious martinis. The bartenders, even though they were swamped, we're very attentive.

2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2014

Low quality ingredients lack freshness & doom novel concepts. Tried previously ~1.5 yr ago and forgot why didn't return. Never again. Lettuce out of a bag, potatoes and soy from can. Freezer burnt tuna sashimi. Artificial flavors in martinis. No thanks.

artlover119, Owner at Bang, responded to this review

I am so sorry you were unhappy with your meal at Bang. I do, however, have to point out flaws with your review. Our lettuce is not from a bag, it either comes from a local purveyor we've had a relationship with for some 20 years, or in the case of our "lamb wraps", it is iceberg. We use the... More

Charlottesville, Virginia
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

Love the place. Right next to the Downtown Mall in Charlottesville, this is a great location for a great little restaurant. We sat outside on the front patio, which was really nice as we could watch people walk by and see other restaurant patios as well. We ordered the spice tuna and crab roll, crispy chicken dumplings, pulled pork tacos... More

Charlottesville, Virginia
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This place is not a vegetarian restaurant, but it has the best variety of vegetarian food in Charlottesville. It's also a fun place to come for drinks if you're bar hopping. My friends have a standing "girls' night out" here about once a month, especially in the warmer months when we can sit outside. Excellent variety of well balanced (tasty)... More

Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Quirky cool atmosphere, upstairs table with poufs to sit on. The bangarita is the best margarita I have ever had. Select a variety of tapas dishes to share with your group. Everything was delicious and service is fast and friendly. Variety of seating for intimate meal, or a group of friends.

Charlottesville, Virginia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

This place has great drinks, a great atmosphere, and great food. The service can be a little slow, but certainly fast for a Friday night downtown. Would recommend for dates or nights out with friends but not ideal for business.

Charlottesville, Virginia
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

What can I say, the title just came to me. Perhaps the black cherry 'tini's color all other perception, but dang those are good. Yes, the food is reliably good, assuming you like an eclectic fusion of Tapas and Thai; plenty of shredded varietal cabbages with nice savory spices. If you want a huge hunk of animal protein, go elsewhere,... More

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