by Luke Tsai
With the recent openings of Hog’s Apothecary and the new super-sized Blue Bottle coffee shop, plus a New Orleans-inspired wi-fi cafe and an outpost of Trueburger on the way, the Mosswood/Lower Temescal neighborhood continues to be an area of rapid growth in North Oakland’s burgeoning food scene. The latest newcomer is Monster Pho, a Vietnamese restaurant that's opening in a former printing services shop at 3905 Broadway.
Tee Tran, the 29-year-old owner, told What the Fork that the restaurant will be “modern and authentic,” and will feature his family’s secret recipes. In addition to pho, the menu will feature an assortment of standard Vietnamese fare — banh mi, fried chicken wings, and various rice plates. Check out the preliminary menu below.
Monster Pho’s grand opening will be Saturday, March 1.