“Hope you will have a good story of us recovering one day soon,” the owner of Viet Chopsticks told The Washington Post in late March.
The recovery story is still being written, but the Vietnamese restaurant has taken an important first step: Viet Chopsticks opened at 4304 Connecticut Avenue yesterday.
Van Ness Main Street announced the news and shared some interior photos in its June 24th newsletter. VNMS also shared some of owner Ken Dinh’s thoughts on opening after a three-month pandemic-driven delay:
“Ken wants everyone to know how excited he is to be in Van Ness and genuinely looks forward to connecting with our community. He tells us his favorite part of being a restaurateur and the reason he does it is because of the people.”
In another recent newsletter, Van Ness Main Street noted that there were four delayed business openings in its area. Viet Chopsticks was one. Buckaroos, at 5029 Connecticut Avenue next door to Buck’s Fishing and Camping, is currently home to the carry-out pop-up Muchas Gracias. Across the street, Rosemary is getting ready to open in the former Tesoro space. And Pill Plus Pharmacy is preparing to open at 4215 Connecticut.
Viet Chopsticks is open Sunday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and until 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday. The restaurant is welcoming dine-in and carryout customers.