As we wrote yesterday, LYFE Kitchen opened at Irvine Spectrum, right behind the new Sports Authority building and in a new building of its own. Pho Saigon Pearl also opened there this past weekend, just two doors down from LYFE.
This is Pho Saigon Pearl's second location. The first was at Irvine's Diamond Jamboree, where it remains the Asian plaza's sole Vietnamese food purveyor since it debuted there in 2011 and just recently won our award for Best Vietnamese Iced Coffee.
It's a Vietnamese food trailblazer at Irvine Spectrum as well, being the only place to slurp a bowl of pho in Donald Bren's outdoor mall, joining a kaleidoscope of Asian restaurants that now includes Capital (Chinese), Izakaya Wasa and Kabuki (Japanese), and Urban Seoul 2.0 (Korean).
Also opening any day now, between LYFE and Pho Saigon Pearl, is TLT Food, which is The Lime Truck's brick-and-mortar.
404 Spectrum Center Drive, Irvine, CA, United States 92618. http://phosaigonpearl.com/