If you head to what you knew as the East Vancouver location of Mr. Red Café and don't see it, don't worry—it hasn't closed down. Instead, it has simply moved a block away.
After three years at 2234 East Hastings Street, the Northern Vietnamese restaurant, which specializes in dishes from Hanoi, relocated to 2131 East Hastings Street (on the other side of Templeton Street) to larger premises.
While the old location was about 750 square feet with 20 seats, East Hastings manager Nhi Hoàng (Roxy) told the Georgia Straight that they moved to the new spot so that they can serve customers better with a larger kitchen space and approximately double the seating capacity.
The restaurant held the grand opening of their new spot on July 9.
While the menus at their East Hastings and West Broadway locations previously differed, they are now the same for the two locations.
The menu covers a variety of traditional dishes, including dumplings, noodle soup, dried rice vermicelli, and sticky rice, as well as drinks and desserts. Hoàng said that one of their most popular dishes is bún chả hà nội, grilled pork belly and meatballs in sweet and sour fish sauce with vermicelli noodles and fresh herbs ($13).
The Kitsilano location at 2680 West Broadway launched back in February 2016.
Hoàng also informed the Georgia Straight that restaurant, which is run by head chef and owner Hong Duong and general manager Rose Nguyen, hopes to open a third location in Vancouver in the future.More