New reason to take a ferry ride? A Vietnamese restaurant called Ba Sa will be opening on Bainbridge Island later this summer, featuring dishes such as curry-glazed chicken wings, caramelized garlic shrimp, and ca kho to (braised catfish), highlighting local ingredients. Trinh and Thai Nguyen are the chef siblings behind the new spot, which pays homage to the food of their childhood, as well as their early culinary training working at their parents’ popular Poulsbo, WA, restaurant Pho T&N. “Thai and I have had a wonderful time in the kitchen coming up with creative twists on the food of our youth,” Trinh said in a statement.
Located at 101 Winslow Way East (around the corner from the acclaimed Hitchcock), the spacious 2,300 restaurant will have seating for 54, eight seats at the bar with a view into the open kitchen, and a patio with additional seating. The planned decor skews toward simplicity, with white walls, black trim, light wood tables, subway tiles, and stainless steel finishes in the kitchen.
Ba Sa will be open for both lunch and dinner, and closed on Tuesdays.