A new Vietnamese pho restaurant just opened on West Alameda Avenue where King’s Land Chinese Seafood served dim sum for more than 15 years. Savory Vietnam Pho & Grill started dishing on Friday, January 4, while King’s Land shuttered January 1, according to Westword.
During its tenure, the sprawling King’s Land remained one of a few dim sum destinations in the neighborhood; it was popular too for big parties and wedding events. Nearby and still open are dim sum spots Super Star Asian Cuisine, the Empress Seafood Restaurant, and Star Kitchen.
It’s unclear why King’s Land closed when it did. A restaurant health inspection back in March turned up six Type 1 violations, which range from food temperature holding to soap and towel stocking. King’s Land’s report included “evidence of rodents,” but a follow-up inspection in April showed that everything was back in compliance.
Savory Vietnam completed some renovations on the building before opening late last week. The new restaurant will operate from 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. every day except Wednesdays at 2200 West Alameda Avenue.