From the N&O
Veteran restaurateur and Vietnamese chef Quan Tran has opened Pho Super 9 (6401 Triangle Plantation Drive; 919-878-1599; phosuper9.com) near Triangle Town Center mall. The chef owned Pho 9N9 in Durham before selling it three years ago, and was a partner in Pho Cali before that.
Tran has given the old Hibachi Express space in Plantation Point Shopping Center a thorough makeover, transforming it into a casual contemporary setting with full table service and a granite bar where, pending permits, beer and wine will be served.
The main draw, not surprisingly, is the Vietnamese beef noodle soup that is the restaurant's namesake. But it's by no means the only attraction. A six-page menu offers a broad cross-section of the Vietnamese repertoire, making Pho Super 9 the chef's most ambitious venture yet.
Pho Super 9 is open daily from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. The restaurant's website is still under construction, but you can find them on Facebook.