Pho Cuong a new Vietnamese restaurant out east

Friday was the first day in business for Pho Cuong, a new restaurant in the old Koi Fusion space at 6605 E. 37th St. N. (Koi Fusion opened there in April but closed by early August.)

It’s owned by Cuong Huynh, who previously owned a Vietnamese restaurant in Fort Smith, Ark., and specializes in all the Vietnamese dishes Wichitans have become familiar with, from pho to the vermicelli noodle dishes known as bun.

Huynh remodeled the restaurant, which was an order-at-the-counter place. Now, the restaurant has table service. He says business has been good — and demand for pho was so high on Sunday that he sold out.

The restaurant is open from 9:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sundays through Thursdays and from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. For more information, call 316-220-8218.