• Sun. Aug 1st, 2021

Vietnamese restaurant Saigon Boulevard opens its doors in Livonia

There’s a new taste of Vietnam open in Livonia.

Saigon Boulevard, a restaurant featuring Vietnamese cuisine such as pho and bun, opened its doors in mid-January at 30975 Five Mile in Livonia. It’s the creation of Novi resident Van Nguyen, the first restaurant she’s opened.

“I’ve always wanted to open a restaurant because I’ve always loved to serve all the authentic food to the community,” said Nguyen, who moved to the United States from Vietnam 14 years ago. “This is a first, but we’ve been wanting to get into the restaurant business for a while.”

The restaurant — located in the space formerly occupied by a Mediterranean eatery in the Livonia Plaza shopping center east of Merriman — joins a growing number of area restaurants serving Vietnamese pho, a rice noodle soup made with ingredients such as scallions, onions and cilantro in a broth.