The Vietnamese restaurant Pho@NoDa will open its second location this fall in University City. It’ll be called Pho@University.
The big picture: Shoppes at University, the waterfront shopping center near UNC Charlotte, is now fully leased. The northern hub along the light rail has a variety of local restaurants, plus things to do like paddleboats and a seasonal farmers market back again this Saturday, April 30.
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What to expect: Pho@University will serve the same menu NoDa locals have come to love, including Vietnamese staples like pho, banh mi sandwiches and stir fry. Some of my favorites on the menu:
- Bao pork buns topped with carrots, cucumbers and fried onions (3 for $9).
- P1 pho ($13) – the combination of beef eye round, brisket, tendon, meatball, flank and tripe is always a good choice.
- Papaya salad ($9) topped with beef jerky and peanuts.
- View the full menu.
Timeline: Owner Trung Cao tells me they’re aiming for an October opening.
Location: Pho@University will be located in a new construction building within the complex next to the fast-casual Italian restaurant Piada and adjacent to the building with Dunkin and Cava.