During ArtsGoggle, you can check out a long-awaited new Near Southside restaurant

Pork belly Bao at Four Sisters Vietnamese restaurant.
Pork belly Bao at Four Sisters Vietnamese restaurant. Four Sisters

In August 2017, Star-Telegram “Eats Beat” columnist Bud Kennedy wrote: “Tuan Pham’s new Four Sisters Vietnamese restaurant doesn’t even have walls or floors yet, and diners are already talking about it.”

Now the Near Southside restaurant (official name: Four Sisters — A Taste of Vietnam) has walls and floors, and doors that will open Saturday during ArtsGoggle.

It won’t be the full menu yet, and grand opening won’t be until November. During ArtsGoggle, Four Sisters will be open from noon to 10 p.m. with a sample menu.

According to a Facebook message, starting next week Four Sisters plans to open from 4 to 9 p.m. Thursday and 4 to 10 p.m. Friday and Saturday. It will still be in soft-opening mode with those limited hours, but the goal is to have a full soft-opening menu.

Pham, a former Shinjuku Station and Tokyo Cafe chef, named the restaurant as a tribute to his sisters and mother and the Vietnamese home cooking he knew growing up.

“Growing up I had to sleep in the same room as them,” Pham told Star-Telegram contributor Celestina Blok recently. “In the morning, I was always kicked out to the kitchen to change and brush my teeth. I was finding myself more in the kitchen, helping my mom.”

Dishes will include lobster fried rice, skewered beef wraps, pork-belly buns and house-made tofu dishes using family recipes. Pho noodles will be made in-house, according to Blok’s story.

The restaurant, part of the developing and growing South Main Village, was originally looking at a late-2017 target date, but restaurants rarely hit their target dates.

Four Sisters is at 1001 S. Main St. Suite 151 in Fort Worth. The website,, is live, but there is not a lot of info on it yet. For updates, follow @foursistersfw on Facebook or Instagram.