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“Best Thai in town” 4 of 5 stars
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Cafe Mekong
1405 South Main St, Blacksburg, VA 24060
(540) 953 - 2838
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Ranked #26 of 111 Restaurants in Blacksburg
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Thai, Vietnamese
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
Blacksburg, Virginia
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100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Best Thai in town”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

We were so happy when this place opened to bring us some new southeast asian flavors with fresh ingredients from the next door international market. I've had a Pad Thai that was a bit too oily once, but everything else was pretty good. I like their Penang Curry, papaya salad, and the Kalbee short ribs. The price is very reasonable.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Willis
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Best Thia in Blacksburg, VA”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

The food is outstanding, as is the service and value. Interior could use a little love, but the food makes it easy to overlook.

Visited July 2013
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Very good food with reasonable price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013 via mobile

I like the place. Very good food with reasonable price. You can have lunch under ten bucks. Tastes very nice.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Cedar Bluff
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Trying Thai”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

My husband & I love trying ethnic food but live in far sw va so we only get to do so when we're away from home. .As we were in Blacksburg, we decided to visit Café Mekong. I had looked at their menu online and knew they had many gf dishes. We tried their Spring Rolls with fish sauce and they were great,crunchy with large shrimp. We like to order 2 dishes and share so I ordered Pad Thai and my husband ordered a red curry dish. The servings were generous,(we took enough home for the next days lunch)and the food was delicious. I will say the curry was a little hot for me but my husband loved it. The staff was friendly and attentive, regularly filling my water for which I was very grateful.This was only our 2nd time trying Thai but I would definitely return to this restaurant.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Blacksburg, Virginia
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“Feedback from regulars (:”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2013

That's an amazing place!
Among Asian oriental restaurants this one is simply the best.

We come here once a week and whenever we have someone visiting us, we bring them here.
There are few servers working there so that you know everyone after you come here several times. Each of them is super sweet and very welcoming. They work fast but give you due attention and care. The excellence of service and food is consistent!
We always come for the Flat noodles and Garlic fried rice. They make it vegan for us and it always tastes delicious. The portion size IS big (: we are always more than pleasantly full. (:
The place is rather small and it's always full but we always get seated. It's always clean and pleasant. People come here with friends, with kids, with families. It's very popular.
It's located on the S Main Street right across Kroger.
Next door they own an international market Oasis where you can buy food from anywhere in the world and even order something that they will try to find and deliver to the shop. Plus they always have fresh produce from local farmers!
Overall experience at these places is always excellent!
Thank you so much, guys (:

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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