BIZNOTE: South Delridge restaurant closes

(WSB photos)

Thanks to the texter who sent word that the Vietnamese restaurant Hoang Kim (9418 Delridge Way SW) has closed. We went over for a look – here’s the note on the window:

Hoang Kim had been there for about two years, taking over what had been 88 Restarant. In a social media post about its closure, Hoang Kim said, “Hope to see you all again at a new better location!”

13 Replies to "BIZNOTE: South Delridge restaurant closes"

  • WS Pho Lover January 3, 2020 (4:36 pm)

    Oh no! We loved Hoang Kim. Hope to see them open up in a new spot.

  • Diane R January 3, 2020 (4:46 pm)

    There is already a new owner :)  Should make everyone happy soon!

    • WSB January 3, 2020 (5:51 pm)

      If you know them, please suggest they get in contact with us … otherwise we only get to find out via permit filings, signs on doors, reader tips. And of course frequently driving by, as the space is now on our ever-endless watch list … TR

  • john January 3, 2020 (5:37 pm)

    Sad to see such a small family-run restaurant close. Our vegan daughter had just got us primed on their Vietnamese plant based dishes.

  • Gxnx January 3, 2020 (5:51 pm)

    What happened to that bank of America branch…it is closed..?? In white center

    • WSB January 3, 2020 (6:12 pm)

      It’s been closed for months. No comment from B of A when we inquired.

      • Bryan January 4, 2020 (11:06 am)

        The BofA has definitely not been closed for months. I had been going there at least once a week for years. The first time I went and it was closed was early to mid December. 

        • WSB January 4, 2020 (11:32 am)

          Yes, the White Center B of A branch on 17th SW has been closed for almost six months. I still have a photo of the sign we photographed last summer. Here it is:

        • Theo Frey January 4, 2020 (3:10 pm)

          They’ve left the atm’s in operation but shutdown the inside months ago. 

          • AJ January 4, 2020 (7:50 pm)

            The ATMs are gone now, too. I tried going there on 12/20 and ended up going to the Westwood branch. 

  • Mj January 3, 2020 (6:01 pm)

    Operating a small restaurant is a 24 7 commitment and is really tough with thin margins.

    • Hailey January 4, 2020 (5:19 pm)

      Mj- restaurant management is tough- but 24/7? Do you know what 24/7 means?

  • Hoang Kim customer January 4, 2020 (9:05 pm)

    Hailey, I don’t think Mj meant 24/7 literally, it’s a figure of speech. When you own/operate a small business, the work often doesn’t end when you leave the ‘office.’ There’s often a lot of work and planning etc after hours. It can feel 24/7. Good luck to Hoang Kim! Their food is so good, some of the best Vietnamese I’ve had. Also, they were knowledgeable and helpful regarding gluten free needs. If/when they reopen, I hope more people will give them a try!  It was never as busy as it should have been.

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