Little Star Restaurant opens downtown

Downtown Red Deer has a new Asian-themed eating option. Little Star Restaurant opened recently at No. 130, 5017 49th St. Operated by Hanh Bui and her family, it serves predominantly Vietnamese food, with some Chinese and Thai dishes as well. The menu includes a broad selection of appetizers, salads, soups and vegetarian dishes, as well as beer, wine and cocktails.

Downtown Red Deer has a new Asian-themed eating option.

Little Star Restaurant opened recently at No. 130, 5017 49th St. Operated by Hanh Bui and her family, it serves predominantly Vietnamese food, with some Chinese and Thai dishes as well. The menu includes a broad selection of appetizers, salads, soups and vegetarian dishes, as well as beer, wine and cocktails.

The restaurant has seating for about 70, including a banquet room that can accommodate about a dozen people and is available for private bookings.

“It’s been good,” said Bui of business to date. “I haven’t really advertised yet.”

The lunchtime trade has been particularly strong, she said.

“Lots of business people.”

Bui and her family operated a restaurant under the same name in Saskatoon for about seven years, before relocating to Red Deer.

Little Star Restaurant is open from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday to Thursday; and from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday.