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Top-Notch Vietnamese Restaurant Near Seattle U Is Closed Temporarily for Renovations

Ba Bar is hosting a lunch pop-up at sibling restaurant Central Smoke during the closure

A bowl of pho with chopsticks.
Ba Bar is hosting a lunch pop-up at sibling restaurant Central Smoke during the temporary closure.
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Ba Bar, Eric and Sophie Banh’s excellent Vietnamese restaurant, has temporarily closed its Central District location for a couple of weeks while it renovates the kitchen. Meanwhile, some of the Eater 38 member’s top dishes are being served during a lunch pop-up at nearby sibling restaurant Central Smoke. And the South Lake Union and U Village Ba Bar restaurants are open for business as usual.

The Central Smoke lunch pop-up is running Monday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Ba Bar reopens. The closure took effect July 21 and is projected to run through August 5. The pop-up menu includes $6 cocktails, chicken wings for 60 cents, $3 beers and mimosas, oxtail pho, vermicelli, and rotisserie options.

Ba Bar, one of the city’s best Vietnamese restaurants, is renowned for its comfort food and street fare bursting with Southeast Asian flavors, from congee to vermicelli to one of the city’s best bowls of pho.

Ba Bar

500 Terry Avenue North, , WA 98109 (206) 623-2711 Visit Website


1318 E Union St., Seattle, WA 98122 (206) 328-1318 Visit Website

Central Smoke

1305 E Jefferson St., Seattle, WA 98122 (206) 328-7090 Visit Website

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