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Cafe Mekong

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

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 9
    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
Let's face it...

There are really no *great* restaurants in Blacksburg. Having said that, Cafe Mekong is one of our favs; we eat here on a regular basis. My sons and I love the Fish Cakes, but my wife hates them. The satay is good, as are the spring rolls. I often get the Pork Rice; my sons (ages 10 & 12) get... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 22, 2015
farragut m
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Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

There are really no *great* restaurants in Blacksburg. Having said that, Cafe Mekong is one of our favs; we eat here on a regular basis. My sons and I love the Fish Cakes, but my wife hates them. The satay is good, as are the spring rolls. I often get the Pork Rice; my sons (ages 10 & 12) get... More 

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Thank farragut m
Blacksburg, VA
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2015

Overall, this place is OK--not outstanding. I like the spring rolls, the Thai dishes are a little oily for me, but pretty good. The service is good, but the ambience is pretty basic.

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Thank Bonnie B
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2015

During a recent visit a friend suggested Mekong for lunch and I was very impressed. I ordered curry which was delightfully spicy! I will visit again.

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Thank P S
Winston Salem
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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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Thank Jerry O
Radford, Virginia
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70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

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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Thank Savannahnashay
Blacksburg, Virginia
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31 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015 via mobile

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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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 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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Thank Beckyetz
Blacksburg, Virginia
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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Thank Chaos_Rabbit
Blacksburg, Virginia
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 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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Thank Bluebelldays
Blacksburg, Virginia
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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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, Chinese, 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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