New Vietnamese restaurant opens today in Beavercreek

SNEAK PEEK: A look inside new Beavercreek restaurant that opens today

“Wat da Pho” — a family-owned Vietnamese restaurant offering soups, sandwiches, noodle dishes, rice dishes, stir-fried lo mein and a wide variety of appetizers — is located at 3464 Pentagon Blvd., in a retail center that also houses The Wharf and Eye Mart. The center is between Wright State University and the Mall at Fairfield Commons.

PHOTOS: Here’s a sneak peek inside the new Wat da Pho Vietnamese restaurant

Wat da Pho was founded by the husband-and-wife team of Todd and Trish Dang, who will oversee the restaurant with the help of their family.

The 2,000-square-foot restaurant seats 53. Its hours are 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday. For more information about Wat da Pho, call (937) 956-6060 or check out the Wat da Pho Facebook page.

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The dining scene in the area in and around the mall, WSU and medical center has been quite active in the last two years, particularly in recent months.

Mall officials last month announced that Melt Bar & Grilled would build a free-standing restaurant just outside the retail center. BRAVO Cucina Italiano, BJ’s Restaurant and Brewhouse and Chuy’s Tex Mex all have opened on mall property, and Primanti Bros. and IHOP are among the restaurants that have opened along North Fairfield Road near the mall.

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Along Colonel Glenn Highway just west of the mall, new Chipotle and Rapid Fired Pizza restaurants have opened, and two weeks ago, the Wandering Griffin brewpub and coffee shop started serving customers in a former Quaker Steak & Lube space.

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Logan’s Roadhouse and Don Pablo’s Mexican Restaurant are among the handful of restaurants in and around the mall that have shut down in the past year.