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“Healthy, fresh variety of ethnic Vietnamese fare”

Mekong Vietnamese Restaurant
Ranked #60 of 1,638 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
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Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Takeout
Reviewed May 17, 2014

The menu offers a wide selection, even the vegetarian section. The tofu, vegetables, and shrimp in spicy chili sauce was excellent. Often times, restaurant food is too greasy, salty or not fresh and compromises quality ingredients. This dish was tasty and fresh. There was an ample amount of shrimp and fresh, stir-fried vegetables in a not too spicy sauce. I would have liked a bit more garlic but otherwise, was palatable. The price was reasonable. You can choose jasmine or brown rice. My friend, also vegetarian, ordered the eggplant, garlic and vegetables in spicy sauce and was equally pleased. The atmosphere is warm, staff very accommodating, and I look forward to trying so many more of their vegetarian dishes. This is one of a kind of Vietnamese food in Richmond. Many Vietnamese in Richmond frequent the restaurant, it was filled to capacity on this Saturday evening and many came for carry out, all which speaks for Mekong's reputation as to quality and authentic ethnic fare. I highly recommend it to anyone visiting the Richmond area. There is ample parking in back.

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Reviewed May 10, 2014

I have not eaten a lot of Vietnamese food but I enjoyed my dinner. We really chose this place because of the craft and imported beer selection which did not disappoint. The service was fine but the pace could use a little atmosphere. Every one in our group gave it a thumbs up.

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Reviewed May 7, 2014

Food was good, but nothing exceptional. The beer on tap, on the other hand, was amazing! 50 or so taps, with a specialty in Belgian style beers. Belgians and IPA's do go nicely with Vietnamese/Thai dishes.

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Reviewed March 24, 2014

The only problem I have with Mekong is that it's too hard to choose what I'd like to order from their vast menu. The staff is always willing to accommodate a special request towards a diner's preferences (extra spicy...sure! All scallops instead of a blend of shrimp and scallops...sure!) and offer suggestions about the selections. Mekong has a huge variety of specialty beers on tap or you could pick my favorite cocktail, the Volcano, and watch everyone around you be a little jealous. Even the most particular diner can find something delicious. Keep in mind that if you come at peak meal times, there will be a wait making the servers and kitchen very busy. Expect it or do like I do and go at slightly off-peak times. It's worth it!

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Thank Susan T
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

This used to be a local place with cheap, quick, good food and you could get in and out with no problems. They now are a nationally recognized tap house. The lines are out the door, and the service has suffered, which is unfortunate. I still love the food, and glad that they're doing well. They have great good and a very extensive beer menu. Don't expect to be coddled.

Thank SanDar1972
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