After a short but successful run, Hungry in Hampton Roads has closed for the foreseeable future.  We would like to thank our loyal patrons, and we may be back.

Or maybe not.

Regardless:  stop eating at lousy chain joints and support your local restaurants.  They may have their shortcomings, but they are your neighbors, and they deserve your business far, far and above the corporate restaurant conglomerates … which we shall continue to wage war upon.

Just not here.

Restaurants Reviewed


Frank Beamer’s American Grill: An Incomplete (B-)  [CLOSED]
Brent’s Fine Food:  “Elite” is a Relative Term (B-)
Burritos and Beer: A Brilliant Concept Marred by Action (C+)  [CLOSED]
Conch & Bucket: Well, Your Friend is Kind of Cute (B)
Harpoon Larry’s Oyster Bar:  Dive In (A-)
Kaya: Killer Korean Cuisine (B)
Kenji Fusion: Lost in Translation (C+)
Six: Hampton Hits a Home Run (A)
Burger Battle: Five Guys vs. Smitty’s Better Burger
Soya Sushi Bar & Grill: Attention-Deficit Japanese (C)
Taphouse on Queens Way: A Serious Case of Puppy Love (A-)
Thai Papaya: Dining Dangerously (B+)
Tommy’s:Diner Done Right (B+)

Newport News

99 Main:  Pure Escapism (A)
UPDATED — Circa 1918:  Newport News’ New Dawn (A)
El Tapatio: ¡Me Gusta! (B+)
Pho 79: Get Your Phix Here (B+)
Salsa’s: One Taco Short of a Combo Meal (B)


Bardo Edibles + Elixers: Yin, Yang and Everything In-between (B+)
The Green Onion: Gourmet en masse (A-)
Luna Maya: Don’t Call it Tex-Mex (A-)


Stove, The Restaurant: Sweet, Savory and Slightly Surreal (A-)

Virginia Beach

One Fish Two Fish:  Shucking Pearls in Virginia Beach (A)
Pocahontas Pancake and Waffle Shop: History vs. Hash Browns (B)


Blue Talon Bistro: Those Talons Could Use Some Sharpening (B)
The Gazebo: Entirely Average (C)

Other Places

Nashville Gaylord: Real Food in a Fake Place (A-)