You've only got until September 3 to visit Saigon Sally, because the casual Vietnamese restaurant is due to shut its doors after four years of service. The restaurant from the team behind Hanoi Hannah and Tokyo Tina will be replaced by a new venue from the group, who will be branching into Thai cuisine with a new restaurant called BKK.
BKK will be led by head chef Sean Judd (who previously worked at Longrain and Chin Chin), who will be cooking up Thai classics like gai yang, a turmeric and lemongrass grilled chicken, and som tam tod, a fried papaya salad. You can expect the restaurant to open in late September, with plans underway for a cocktail bar and function space to go in before Christmas.
And if you're sad about Saigon Sally, it won't be gone forever. Co-founder Simon Blacher is on the look out for a new home for the Vietnamese restaurant. "We're keeping our eyes peeled for a CBD or interstate site for Sally. We'd like to keep her spirit alive in the meanwhile so you'll be seeing some signature dishes pop up on the menu at Hanoi Hannah."
Look out for BKK at the end of September. It will be open Wednesday to Sunday from 5pm, and bookings are available for tables of six or more.