6004 W. Broad St.
Second Place: Peter Chang China Cafe
Third Place: Fat Dragon
In addition to winning best pho and best beer list honors, Mekong takes best Asian. Its extensive menu is appealing any way you look at it. Rolling your own spring rolls, broken rice, traditional Vietnamese hot and sour dishes — vegetarians and carnivores alike have plentiful choices to go with that beer. Now that local diners don't have to drive to Charlottesville for Peter Chang's strikingly unique take on Sichuan, voters nod their approval at his nondescript Broad Street restaurant. And don't get us started on the allure of his dry-fried eggplant, a wonder of texture and layers of flavor, and a sure bet to make an eggplant lover of anyone. Newcomer Fat Dragon is part of the Eat Restaurant group that brought us Osaka and Blue Goat, with a modern take on Asian, Sex on tap and a lively vibe with a DJ on Saturday nights.
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