New in Downtown: Viet Kitchen

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​I love it when this happens.

I wish for something long enough, and then it comes true. So far, I haven't made it to Spain, and nobody's come to my door with a million-dollar check from Publisher's Clearinghouse, but at least there's a brand-new Vietnamese restaurant in Downtown -- the first of its kind in the area, as far as I know.

Viet Kitchen just opened its doors today at 114 W. Adams, and is the sister eatery to the original spot in North Phoenix (20235 N. Cave Creek Rd., at Beardsley).

Along with half a dozen kinds of pho, the menu features vermicelli noodle dishes (bun), Vietnamese sandwiches (banh mi) on freshly baked bread, salads, stir-fries, and house special hot pots filled with beef, seafood, or both.

A year ago, my Christmas wish list included a banh mi joint close to my office. Santa was a littler late in delivering, I suppose -- or else he's just early for this year. Either way, I can't wait to try Viet Kitchen.

Business hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Saturday. Call 602-262-5535 for details.


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Sst8769
Sst8769

They have closed downtown.  The location is now some sushi restaurant.

Paramountpablo
Paramountpablo

AWESOME!!!! I have been waiting for this for a long time!

krazy bill
krazy bill

Banh mi for 5 bucks- I'll pass. Da Vang or Pho Thanh for me!

John
John

I am so insanely happy about this. I've been eating Vietnamese 3-5 times a week for the past couple of years. I'm tired of making the schlep all the way to 19th avenue and anything or Tempe/Chandler. I am not excited about their pricing (I'm making an assumption that the increased rent will make for higher prices) but for convienence sake, I'm going to deal. Now lets see if they can make bun or nuoc mam as good as I do.

David Bickford
David Bickford

It's the first in two decades. I have dim memories of a Vietnamese restaurant near 12th St. & Van Buren circa 1990. It was good but tucked in an out-of-the-way location in an aging motel. It lasted only a year or two.

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