What has been Sixth Avenue’s revolving door of restaurants–Hue Asian Bistro and before that Thai Thai Hibachi–is now Pho on 6th. And the new eatery, with a menu that favors Chinese dim sum and pho (traditional Vietnamese rice-noodle soup), might just be a keeper.

While the past restaurants opened to little buzz, the month-old Pho on 6th has already generated plenty of talk. Neighbors have traded info and tips: the robust Central City pho is not to be missed; the enormous, spindly sculpture just inside the door is a petrified tree root; after three incarnations, the dark-wooded space is still owned by the Thai Basil crew; and the steamed vegetable dumplings are worth a trip in themselves.

When I dined for lunch, I sampled several dishes (although the Central City wasn’t available) and made sure to try the veggie dumplings. Dunked in soy, these delicate carrot-and-cabbage-filled wonton bundles were by far the table favorite. Shaped like purses and double the size of regular dumplings, these were large enough to stand in for a very light lunch, or shared as an appetizer. And, at $4, they’re a bargain.

1312 E. Sixth Ave., 720-570-8800

Amanda M. Faison
Amanda M. Faison
Freelance writer Amanda M. Faison spent 20 years at 5280 Magazine, 12 of those as Food Editor.