Clifton's Cilantro Vietnamese Bistro to Close at the End of January

Cilantro says it owes its "success and continuity over the past 16 years of business to you, our customers," in a Facebook post

Jan 29, 2020 at 10:40 am
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Cilantro Vietnamese Bistro

Clifton's Cilantro Vietnamese Bistro has announced that it will be closing its doors at the end of January. The restaurant made the announcement via its Facebook page on the morning of Jan. 29. The restaurant's last day of business will be Jan. 31. 

"It is with great sadness that we announce we will be closing our doors for the final time on Friday, January 31. We owe our success and continuity over the past 16 years of business to you, our customers," the post reads.

"We’d like to thank everyone — from those who helped build the foundation of the business, to our various staff members over the years, to our regular customers — for being a part of this incredible journey with us. We hope that you can stop in for one last bowl of pho, noodle bowl or stir fry with us this week. It will be a strange feeling waking up Saturday morning knowing that Cilantro will not be opening, but it’s a decision we know is right for us and our family at this time."

The restaurant briefly closed in March 2018 after being purchased by restaurateur Simon Verderame. Verderame reopened the space as High Steaks steak and frites shop. It closed after five days in operation. Cilantro then reopened under original owner Darren Phan, with new executive chef Shelbi Nation in July 2018. 

Cilantro had been originally located in a small space on Clifton Avenue before relocating to its current address at 235 W. McMillan Ave. in 2012.

Cilantro Vietnamese Bistro, 235 W. McMillan Ave., Clifton.