Politan Row’s popular Vietnamese eatery Tran An (215 NE 82nd Street) has opened its first standalone outpost in Little River, marking the second location for the restaurant.
The 20-seat spot, named after Nguyen’s grandfather, Tran An, draws inspiration from the flavors of the family’s hometown in Hanoi. The menu features several variations of traditional Vietnamese bánh mì sandwiches, pho soups, broken rice and vermicelli noodle bowls, and salads with protein options like Vietnamese grilled marinated pork, lemongrass sausage, and lemongrass braised beef stew. The restaurant also serves shareable dishes like shrimp spring rolls, pork and shrimp imperial rolls, pork and shrimp Saigon crepes, and more. Drinks are made with nostalgia in mind like its take on traditional Vietnamese iced coffee — an ode to Nguyen’s favorite childhood memories of drinking Nesquik strawberry milk. For guests dining on-the-go, Tran An will have their full menu available for contactless pick-up and takeout through their window counter.
The 750-square-foot space, which was designed in collaboration between Nguyen and interior designer Mark Alan Diaz, is inspired by the “soul of an immigrant family’s home” with red and yellow circular design elements, small areas for guests to sit, and a noodle bar with counter-seating that looks into the open kitchen.
The restaurant is open Monday through Saturday from noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 6 p.m.offering limited indoor and outdoor dining, takeout, and delivery.