Chef Nyno Thol's been pulling double-duty since the opening of his Cambodian food cart Sok Sab Bai: He's also the owner of Division/Clinton-area sushi spot Bara Sushi. As Sok Sab Bai — famously Portland's first Cambodian food cart — draws raves for its pork belly buns and soup specials, Thol has announced he'll consolidate operations, closing Bara Sushi to make way for a Sok Sab Bai brick-and-mortar restaurant in the same space. Per a Facebook announcement:
"After six years, Bara Sushi is closing its doors. Our last night is Saturday, March 16th. We will be reopening as Sok Sab Bai, Southeast Portland's first Cambodian restaurant. Thank you for all of your support and hope to see you on our grand reopening."
The Sok Sab Bai restaurant will also mark the permanent closure of the cart. Thol's tentative hours of the brick-and-mortar are from 11a.m. to 9p.m., but no opening date has been set yet. More as it becomes available.
· Sok Sab Bai [Official site]
Image of Sok Sab Bai courtesy Facebook