Photos by Bianco Vo
In 2013, Toly Tran and Tien Ho opened their successful street food franchise Toly Vietnamese in locations around Adelaide. Known for their delectable, cheap Viet eats, Toly and Tien’s franchise became a staple at numerous festivals across including Gluttony, OzAsia and countless others around the city.
Taking their passion for food a step further, Toly and Tran have opened Co and Nay, a new Vietnamese restaurant taking over the streets of Prospect.
Situated in the fringe of Adelaide’s bustling CBD, Co and Nay is a modern Vietnamese dining experience combining Toly and Tran’s traditional culinary backgrounds from when they first arrived in Australia.
Decorated with sleek wooden floors and a marble bar, Co and Nay ensures a cool dining experience on the up-and-coming restaurant strip on Prospect Road. However, a feature wall painted with traditional images of Vietnam allow diners to absorb elements of rustic Vietnamese culture.
“We wanted to combine traditional cooking with a contemporary twist that carries elements of the diverse flavours and culinary varieties from different regions of Vietnam,” Toly and Tien tell Glam.
On the lunch and dinner menu diners can expect Vietnamese favourites including meat and vegetable skewers, dumplings, noodle soups and banh xeo. However, Toly and Tien have also innovated traditional dishes with their distinct modern twist.
“We have pho cold rolls and vegan pork crackle on the menu now,” Toly says. “It’s always been a vision of ours to open a restaurant and share our vision of Vietnamese cuisine with people.”
Bringing their 30 years of passion and talent for creating sumptuous Vietnamese food to Adelaide, Toly and Tien provide a dining experience perfect for all palates at Co and Nay.
Co and Nay is open from Tuesday to Sunday during lunch (11am-3pm) and dinner (5pm-10pm). Visit them now at 80b Prospect Road, Prospect 5082.