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This June, the brains behind Vietnamese Street Kitchen are launching an exciting new seafood boil restaurant called Seafood City in the Arcadian.

The concept takes inspiration from the original southern ‘seafood boil’ made famous in Louisiana in the USA’s Deep South, which uses a traditional cooking method to lock in the taste of the sea.  Since then, the cooking style has been adopted by the Vietnamese community and emboldened with new flavours that has taken London by storm and is set to be the next foodie Tik Tok sensation in the Midlands.

General Manager, Oliver Ngo, is expecting the ‘get down and dirty’ concept to be trending here in Birmingham in the not-so-distant future. 

He said: “It’s all about diving right in, putting your bib aprons on and getting your hands messy so that you can enjoy seafood in an unpretentious way. The idea is to bring friends, families and seafood lovers together to enjoy the riches of the sea in the simplest way possible.

“The seafood boil is a wonderful way to enhance individual flavours and textures. Our concept is simple, you can boil your choice of seafood, pairing it with our signature sauce, garlic butter or our XXL sauce for those who like it hot!

Not only that, but you can mix it up  and grill and fry your favourite seafood too.

Our signature lobster rolls and crab and prawn burger with a side of seasoned fries are a must-try. We will have you hooked in no time!”

The team has been working hard to create bold flavours and memorable experiences and the result is a lip-smackingly good mouth-watering menu that takes you on a tasty adventure capturing the best of the sea from lobsters, crab, shrimps, oysters, mussels, clams and crawfish. It’s the perfect treasure hunt for seafood lovers!

The brand concept and interior design by Faber is an explosion of neon colour and bright lights and will be just as bold as the menu.

Inspired by the energy and visual excitement of Asian cities, the designers coined the term ‘retro-futurism’ - think K-Pop meets Tokyo - a bold and colourful identity inspired by Japanese typography - and a hidden mascot, Larry the Lobster - spot him if you can!

The drinks offering is exciting too with international lagers on tap and a specially curated cocktail menu.

The 1700 square foot venue is in the unit once occupied by Rozu and will seat 99 people inside with a cocktail bar as the centrepiece, plus outdoor seating for lazy days in the sun, sipping cocktails. The independently owned business will create 22 full and part-time jobs.

Vietnamese Street Kitchen already has successful venues in Bullring and Resorts World and is looking forward to launching its new concept, Seafood City, in early June.

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