DaLat, the New Late-Night Pho Spot on Fitzhugh, is Open. And Serves Tang. (Photos)

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Maybe the sign is being cleaned.
DaLat, Dallas' newest Vietnamese spot, held its soft opening over the weekend -- without booze, sadly. Not the ideal situation, but owner Khanh Nguyen should be securing the restaurant's liquor license soon, at which point those bar seats should fill up even faster.

But don't fret, lushes, there's a Super Save Liquor directly next door; that sweet booze-selling lady is so stoked on all the Pho-loving drunks.

The bar area and backsplash are bright and inviting, and the L-shaped bar hugs it so close that the seated patrons dreaming of house wells are comfortably removed from the dining room. Although the lights were a bit bright for 1 a.m., the light shows off décor that is modernly, gorgeously Vietnamese. Dark, wood-grain partitions section off the islands of tables while light walls and a huge mirror create a space that feels much larger than it is. The large windows that make up the storefront are retractable, lending a glorious breeze to our meal. A welcome cure to the vodka sweats.

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Creeptography.
Any one of DaLat's friendly staff members could be mistaken for a long-lost friend. Yeah, yeah soft openings are often an unbeatable customer service experience, but our server was like a Chick-fil-a and QT bastard love child who ate politeness steroids. It was awesome.

Oh, what's that? You want to know what else is awesome about DaLat? Hold on to your butt: they serve Tang. They serve straight-outta-your-childhood Tang.

You know what goes good with cold, cold Tang? Spicy beef Pho with fresh cilantro and bean sprouts. A squish or seven of Sriracha and soup bliss has become tangible.

The creative menu will expand and become even more midnight-munchies-friendly as DaLat continues to develop and carve out a niche on Fitzhugh. We just hope it escapes what ever curse befell RedFork.

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Breakfast of Champions

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Location Info

Dalat

2537 N. Fitzhugh Ave., Dallas, TX

Category: Restaurant

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Foodiedallas
Foodiedallas

Place is phenomenal!  try one of everything.... but start with shooters (abacus style) deconstructed pho (trust me)  and then the Khanwiches (french dip in pho ....try the beef) 

Trong Nguyen99x
Trong Nguyen99x

BEEF ITALIAN!!!???? No dau nan drink! No chap long, no rabbit, most importantly no pâté in your Banh mi is a culinary no no!!

Trong Nguyen99x
Trong Nguyen99x

This place is poorly named!! The menu doesn't even consist of food items from that part of central Vietnam! We don't need gringo pho restaurants!!

twinwillow
twinwillow

What kind of Tang do they serve? Orange or, poon?

Thaistickoflove
Thaistickoflove

Hey bad ass cool sassy foodie blogger.... how about giving us the hours of operation? Ya know, isn't the main reason you wrote about the place is its late night hours?

JohnDeere
JohnDeere

Odd I came here one night, loved the banh mi.. thought the pho broth tasted like the instant noodle mix kind... good thing I was drunk so the broth met my standards that night.

LaurenDrewesDaniels
LaurenDrewesDaniels

That dragon looks fierce. There aren't enough fierce dragons in restaurants!!!!!

Daily Reader
Daily Reader

That sandwich looks like it's made with Spam!

Mr. Khanh
Mr. Khanh

We're just another option.  No one is taking away your 200 other Vietnamese restaurants in town serving it up exactly the same way... as you seem to prefer it.  If you no likey, you no gotta to eatey.  Besides, do you know that we do a Xi Mui vodka infusion shot?  How can you hate on that?  

Dalat
Dalat

It's named that bc I'm from Dalat.  Hmm.  I wonder if Houston's serves only food from Houston.  Maybe you should post something on the interweb about their name too.  They may not be aware of this big problem.

Khanh
Khanh

Orange. The other flavor did not pair well with our dishes. Maybe you can find the other flavor when our bar opens in a few weeks. :)

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