With the Adelaide Fringe in full swing, Rundle Street has bloomed with new life and activity. The soul, energy, and exuberance from all the crowds and performers pours through every alleyway and doorway. More than ever the street is a hub for entertainment and culture within the city.
Not taking a moment to rest, a new player has emerged to introduce a new flavour and new approach to Rundle St dining.
Here enters District 4. A new Vietnamese restaurant bringing dishes from the heart of Saigon to the centre of Adelaide. Inspired by the culture and flair of Saigon’s home of urban street food, Vinh Khanh St. Taking it’s name from the name of the area, District 4 looks to introduce Adelaide to the flavours, uniqueness, and more importantly the atmosphere and kindness of inner-city Saigon.
Owners Nhi Huynh and Jayden Nguyen developed the idea for the restaurant after visiting the real District 4 in Vietnam. Describing it, “We fell in love with the kindness of its people, its vibrant market scene, the fresh flavours and the sumptuous seafood – we knew that we had to bring it all home to Adelaide.”.
Nhi and Jayden demonstrate a real love for Vietnamese culture and food and that passion shows in what District 4 has to offer. Presenting food which is as enticing as it is creative, D4 dishes take the popular modern trends in oriental food and step it up a notch.
Offering the increasingly popular “roll your own” making cold rolls with crispy roast pork, chargrilled squid, fragrant herbs, pickled veggies, Vietnamese soup and house-made dipping sauce, this all comes together to create an experience as well as wonderful food.
Adding to the scrumptious menu is crunchy shrimp cupcakes, vegan rice rolls and impressive chargrilled scallops with special Vietnamese scallion oil, it’s all an intense mouthful.
District 4 is open now. Located at 225 Rundle Street. It is open daily for lunch from 11am – 3pm and dinner between 6pm – 10pm. Check out their Facebook page here.