BIZNOTE: Saigon Pho, and other Alki notes

Ever since the first tip that Saigon Pho (2632 Alki SW) had apparently closed, we’ve been checking on it; more than a week has gone by, and it hasn’t reopened. No explanatory/farewell sign, and we haven’t been able to reach the restaurant’s proprietor, but a peek through the window shows furnishings and other items stacked and boxed. While that building’s site has long had a mixed-use redevelopment proposal, newer documents in city files show a plan to expand the neighboring preschool/day care into the building.

Saigon Pho, which opened in early 2010, would be the sixth Alki business to close in a little over a year, along with:

Sushi Samurai
Alki Cleaners
Marée Bistro
Alki Urban Market
Tully’s Coffee

The latter three spaces are all posted with FOR LEASE signs. At the ex-sushi spot (2758 Alki SW), an application is in the city system to add second-floor apartments to the building, as was proposed in 2009.

5 Replies to "BIZNOTE: Saigon Pho, and other Alki notes"

  • Juggleoh October 11, 2018 (8:13 am)

    Alki really needs some revitalization. Beautiful area, but the restaurant/bar options are pretty sub-par for Seattle standards. Let’s get some exciting stuff in the area!

    • Patrick October 16, 2018 (4:52 am)

      What kind of shop do you suggest? Retail or restaurant?

  • Deftones October 11, 2018 (1:57 pm)

    If by “Seattle standards” you mean overpriced small plates nonsense keep that for the revamped SLU crowd.

  • Curtis October 11, 2018 (7:19 pm)

    The only thing that has really been “missing” is a casual Mexican place like a Taco Del Mar or Bluewater Bistro. Wouldn’t mind a beach themed Thai place that would be a bit. More accessible than that last place. Cuz you really can’t have too much Thai food.

  • Mitch October 17, 2018 (8:43 pm)


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