Vietvana opening next week at Ponce City Market and more dining news from the week

Pho from the menu of Vietvana. / Courtesy of Vietvana

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Pho from the menu of Vietvana. / Courtesy of Vietvana

VIỆTVANA Phở Noodle House is set to open Dec. 20 in the Central Food Hall at Ponce City Market at 675 Ponce de Leon Ave. in Atlanta.

The opening marks the third metro Atlanta location for the restaurant, which debuted in Avondale Estates in 2019, with a location added later in Midtown.

Husband and wife owners Dinh Tran and Khanh Dang offer up Vietnamese dishes including pho with housemade noodles, appetizers like spring rolls and Vietnamese wings and smoothies and milk teas. The restaurant’s recipes are created by Tran and his mother, Tina Nguyen.

Vietvana will be open daily from 11 a.m.-9 p.m.

Central Food Hall is in the middle of a major expansion, with the recent opening of Nani’s Piri Piri Chicken and several other concepts set to open in the coming months including Spicewalla and Umbrella Bar.

The restaurants and shops are located on the first floor of the Central Food Hall, with entrances across from The Roof’s Ticket Booth in the Courtyard and through the existing Central Food Hall, by Collier Candy Co. and El Super Pan. Design elements include “polished concrete floors, red accents and elements honoring the character of the existing historic building, including exposed brick walls and open ceilings.” In total, the new wing adds over 5,000 square feet of space to the Central Food Hall.

The expansion was announced in late 2020, with plans to add a four-story office building, additional shopping and dining space surrounding an outdoor courtyard and 400 units of what developer Jamestown described as “hospitality living.”

The existing development includes offices — more than 5,200 people work at Ponce City Market — and residential units in addition to dining and shopping.

Existing Ponce City Market food and beverage concepts include Sweetgreen, Bar VeganPizza Jeans and Eleven TLC as well as longer-term tenants like H&F Burger, Farm to Ladle, Marrakesh and Ton Ton.

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Vietvana menu

Credit: Vietvana

Vietvana menu

Credit: Vietvana

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Vietvana menu

Credit: Vietvana

Credit: Vietvana

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