Sunday, March 17, 2019

[FUN FACT] Pho King Finds Space at The Place on Ponce in Decatur

Local Vietnamese restaurant Pho King will open later this spring in Decatur.  The new restaurant, which will be the group's third in metro Atlanta, will open in the street level retail of "The Place on Ponce" apartment complex along West Ponce de Leon Avenue.  Specifically, Pho King will replace the 2,600 square foot former Taziki's Mediterranean Cafe which closed last May after a little more than two years in business


The first Atlanta area Pho King opened on Peachtree Road in south Buckhead at The Shops of Buckhead (2221 Peachtree Road) in mid 2015.  A second location was added in midtown at Plaza Midtown (950 West Peachtree Street) in early 2017.  Owner Khoa Vuong has reportedly sold the original Buckhead outpost, but continues to own and operate the Midtown location and is behind the Decatur location as well.  

As its name so openly suggests, the restaurant does offer pho, a classic Vietnamese soup, but it also features other Vietnamese fare.  

According to its website:

"Pho King Restaurant is an Asian diner that offers authentic Vietnamese cuisine. From pho noodle soup to rice plates, the restaurant has a wide variety of dishes that encompass most of the foods and beverages of Vietnam."

At the Place on Ponce, Pho King joins Highland Bakery and Orangetheory Fitness in the street level retail.  A restaurant representative indicated they plan to be open in May. 

Are you "pho king" excited for a new pho place in Decatur? What type of restaurant would you like to see open in Decatur next?  What is your favorite Decatur area restaurant?

Please share your thoughts below  

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

The Pho King on Peachtree has the worst service and food in the area. The new owners and staff are rude to customers, and many folks I know who have eaten there realize that when they bring the check, they often add phantom charges onto the bill, then make you wait before they clear it up.
More importantly, knowing how one should pronounce "Pho" phonetically as "fa" (with a soft "a"), how do they get away with using the name, which if pronounced correctly, is "fa-king"?

Joshua Isaacs said...

When my wife and I lived in Buckhead we loved Pho King. We really look forward to visiting their Decatur location now that we live in Tucker. We'll definitely be Pho King regulars again!
They were clean, quick, and quite delicious.

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