Pho 79 opens Williamsburg location in New Town

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Courtesy of Waters & Bridgman Marketing Solutions
(Courtesy of Waters & Bridgman Marketing Solutions)

A new Vietnamese restaurant has come to town.

Pho 79, a well-established restaurant in eastern Virginia, recently opened its eighth location at New Town Shops on Main in Williamsburg, according to a news release from Waters & Bridgman Marketing Solutions.

The restaurant — boasting about 3,330 square feet of dining space on the corner of Courthouse and Center streets — specializes in fresh Vietnamese noodle soups, lemongrass skewered meats served with rice or vermicelli noodles and rice dishes served with marinated pork, chicken, beef, or shrimp, the release said.

The restaurant had its soft opening on Nov. 4, said Drew Haynie, vice president of Thalhimer, the leasing broker of New Town Shops on Main.

“[The] grand opening is still forthcoming, but the word is out and the place is very busy,” Haynie said.

Each selection is served with rice, lettuce and slices of fresh tomato and cucumber. Pho 79 also offers a full bar, micro-brewed beers on tap and Asian beers.

Pho 79 is a family-owned group started in 1999 by Nguyen Thi Vo and Hai Van Vo. There are seven other locations, which span the Peninsula and Southside Hampton Roads, the release said.

Pho 79 is open 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday and Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday.