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Mekong Vietnamese Restaurant
Ranked #70 of 1,729 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
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Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed November 16, 2012

Always sat in front room, but this time was seated in back near the bar. The food was good as always but it became evident that this is also a busy nite spot. Will be back but I think I'll wait for a table up front.

Thank HappyStop
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Reviewed November 10, 2012

Love this restaurant! And the food comes instantly! But the beer Flemish Sour Cherry is too sour and tastes like vinegar.

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Thank MIAMI-HURRICANE
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

I've always been impressed with Mekong. It is one of the best Vietnamese restaurants I've been to. the food is always fresh and flavorful, with a wide selection to choose from. I personally recommend their soups.

As for their beer selection: its smaller and Capital Ale house, but has much higher quality brews in general. There is a heavy lean towards high quality Belgian beers, and a good collection of American micro-brews as well.

My only complaint is that the service can be a bit slow at times, but its hardly a deal breaker.

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Thank Reifzero
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

I love Vietnamese food. However, my experience at Mekong was unexciting. This is probably because I made the wrong choice from the menu - my soup, which was lacking in substance and flavor, seemed to pale in comparison to the rice dishes my companions ordered.

The fried Banh Xep I ordered as an appetizer was also disappointing - a platter covered in lettuce, with way more fried dough than pork. Meh.

Of course, the beer menu is incomparable. I had a lovely, large Chimay, which might have been even better had the food been up to snuff. I'm still willing to go back here and try again. Maybe I'll go with something safe, like spring rolls.

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Thank nightrecordings
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Reviewed October 16, 2012

Delicious Vietnamese food (served in massive family style bowls), the noodle dishes are great, the soup dishes are flavorful, the beer list is incredible and An is an excellent host.

Everytime someone came to visit me in Richmond, I brought them here. I never heard any complaints.

In a nondescript strip center on Broad. Drive slow or you might miss it! Not fancy, and I like it that way!

Regular beer events (like "More fun than a barrel of Virginians" where they had 10 beers aged in different barrels (wine, scotch, etc). Make mekong a destination for beer lovers.

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Thank DC20something
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