Downtown's Assembly Food Hall Announces New Vietnamese Restaurant to It's Lineup, Han's Banh Mi

Assembly Food Hall, the preeminent downtown dining and entertainment destination announced today the addition of Han’s Banh Mi & Pho.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Dec. 12, 2022)Assembly Food Hall, the preeminent downtown dining and entertainment destination announced today the addition of Han’s Banh Mi & Pho, an authentic Vietnamese cuisine serving the Nashville community since 2019. Han’s Banh Mi opened this week in the South Hall, offering Assembly Food Hall guests a new Vietnamese option.

Husband and wife duo, Han Hong and Tram Nguyen, along with a seasoned business owner, Elden Gillard, opened Han’s Banh Mi & Pho in 2019 out of a passion for Vietnamese cuisines and culture. The restaurant's banh mi bread is made in-house, baked fresh daily and its pho is made from scratch, traditionally low and slow-simmered with the highest quality local meats and bones. Some of Han’s specialties include banh mi, pho, bubble tea, grilled baguette with salt and chili, and more.

“At Assembly Food Hall, we proudly feature Nashville’s top restaurant owners who specialize in local favorites inspired by global cuisines, and we are excited to add a Vietnamese option into the mix,” said Kulsoom Klavon, Vice President of Curation at The Food Hall Co., the parent company of Assembly Food Hall. “Han, Tram, and Elden have perfected their family recipes and are passionate about sharing their Vietnamese culture through their trademark menu items.”

Han, Tram and Elden learned from Tram’s mother, Chef Loan Nguyen, a 40-year veteran in Vietnamese cuisine and currently the chairman of the Middle Tennessee Vietnamese community. The trio mainly practiced their crafts at Vietnamese festivals and events but eventually found an opportunity to take over a struggling small corner café in South Nashville. Han’s Banh Mi & Pho then opened, serving fresh, delicious, and authentic Vietnamese staples ever since.

“Our mission is to provide our customers the best quality food and convenience, without sacrificing authenticity,” said Han Hong, co-owner of Han’s Banh Mi. “We are thrilled to join Assembly Food Hall’s exceptional lineup of eateries and look forward to bringing a unique taste of Vietnam to the hall.”

Han’s Banh Mi joins a host of eateries at Assembly Food Hall, offering various cuisines with chef-curated menus serving the highest quality ingredients including:

  • Chilangos 
  • Cotton & Snow 
  • DeSano Pizzeria 
  • Dock Local
  • Donut Distillery 
  • Hattie Jane’s Creamery 
  • Hōru Sushi Kitchen 
  • Istanbul Shawarma 
  • NoBaked Cookie Dough 
  • Oke Poké  
  • Pharmacy Burger 
  • Pharmacy Garden 
  • Philly Special 
  • Prince’s Hot Chicken 
  • Saffron 
  • Smokin Chikin 
  • Steam Boys 
  • Thai Esane 
  • The Liege Waffle Co.  
  • Velvet Taco 
  • Whisk Crepes Cafe

For more information on Assembly Food Hall eateries, bars and events, visit

About Assembly Food Hall

Assembly Food Hall, owned and operated by The Food Hall Co., is an innovative, European-style food hall with chef-curated menus, craft cocktails and live music in downtown Nashville. As one of the largest food halls in the country, spanning across 100,000 square feet of dining and entertainment space, Assembly Food Hall houses more than 30 eateries and bars. It’s also home to Skydeck on Broadway, a concert venue and Nashville’s largest rooftop bar with expansive views of Broadway and downtown Nashville. Assembly Food Hall is open seven days a week from 9 a.m. – 1 a.m. at Fifth + Broadway, 5055 Broadway Place.

About Skydeck on Broadway

Skydeck on Broadway, located on Level 3 of Assembly Food Hall at Fifth + Broadway, is a premier entertainment venue and bar on the largest rooftop in downtown Nashville. Operated by the Assembly Food Hall team, Skydeck features a 30’ x 23’ stage in front of a 20-foot screen to host concerts, sports watch parties and themed events for up to 1,800 guests. With two elevated mezzanines for VIP treatment, Skydeck offers a premium Music City experience.

About The Food Hall Co.

The Food Hall Co. is an anchor tenant that creates world class dining and entertainment destinations which offer a platform for aspiring chefs, restauranteurs, mixologists, brewers and entertainers to bring their craft to an engaged local community, all under one roof. The Food Hall Co. is the parent company of Assembly Food Hall in Nashville.