We mentioned last year that Ridgewood’s fantastic Vietnamese restaurant, Bunker, was opening in a larger space in Bushwick. Well, the grand opening is tonight at 99 Scott Avenue. The menu, which you can check out here, will be larger as well. From their website:
Bunker was founded on the love of Vietnamese food focused on healthy ingredients and home style, street food cooking. We have had an amazing 3+ year run building a cult following and serving some of the coolest guests around the globe. Now we have expanded for our next chapter of Bunker, at our new Bushwick location, we’re ready for more serious Vietnamese fare. Come check out what the fuss is all about.
Eater has more:
The menu is considerably larger than the Ridgewood offerings. Tu wants to introduce more classic Vietnamese dishes to New York, which, he says, doesn’t have the ambitious Vietnamese restaurants of other cities. “I don’t think it’s well represented in the city, even compared to Philly or Minnesota or Virginia, where there’s a bigger concentration of Vietnamese community,” he says. “We’re way behind.” Expect dishes like bún chả, a grilled pork sausage and pork belly dish with vermicelli, and cá chiên, a whole fish that used to only be offered as a special. Beef pho, catfish banh mi, pork spring rolls, and papaya salad are also available.
For now, Bunker Bushwick is BYOB and will be serving a limited menu. Evidently, the owners plan on revamping the restaurant with a “lively, party vibe with live music” and “eventually, they’ll build a rooftop and outdoor space with a tropical vibe for events.” Um, just stick to serving great food guys.
99 Scott Avenue, Brooklyn NY 11237