Thuan Viet Restaurant Opens in Former Pho Duy Space — Next Door to New Pho Duy

Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

The Vietnamese restaurants along Federal Boulevard are like hermit crabs exchanging shells for the best fit. No sooner did Wonderbowl shut down at the corner of Federal and Kentucky Avenue than Pho Duy shed its two-decade-old shell, shuffling one address north into the bigger, more modern space — where it's now serving pho to a packed house nightly.

Pho Duy's original home didn't sit vacant for long, either. Newcomer Thuan Viet Restaurant opened there last week; it specializes in bun bo Hue, a beefier cousin of pho. Coincidentally, Wonderbowl made our list of noodle soups for a tasty version of bun bo Hue — so if that's the calling card of Thuan, it should be a welcome addition.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.