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A Decades-Old Vietnamese Restaurant in Boston Will Close Next Week

New Dong Khanh will end its 32-year run in Chinatown, but it might not truly be the end

A bowl of bun thang from Boston’s 32-year-old Vietnamese restaurant, New Dong Khanh, which will close in August 2019
Bun thang from New Dong Khanh in Boston’s Chinatown
New Dong Khanh/Official Site

A staple of Vietnamese cuisine in Boston’s Chinatown neighborhood will close next month after 32 years in business — at least for now. New Dong Khanh (83 Harrison Ave.) announced its impending closure following business on Sunday, August 4.

“It is bittersweet but we are very thankful knowing we have served generations after generations the wonderful food our parents started 32 years ago in a small tight cramped space and a kitchen that barely fit three people inside,” a message posted to the restaurant’s Facebook page read.

The message went on to thank customers for their support throughout the decades-long run of New Dong Khanh, while praising the restaurant’s founder, chef, and owner, Tam Luu. It also indicated the family may have plans for a new venture in the future and updates would be posted to social media. “This is not the end, but just the beginning,” read the Facebook post. “We will be back soon.”

The menu at New Dong Khanh focuses primarily on Vietnamese dishes, with influences from China. Selections include vermicelli dishes with grilled meat and seafood, congee, banh hoi with assorted fillings, a wide selection of pho, rice plates, fried rice and noodles, and com phan. The restaurant also serves smoothies and bubble tea.

New Dong Khanh Restaurant in Boston’s Chinatown Is Closing [BRT]