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NoLibs Street Food Spot Upgrades Into a Modern-Vietnamese BYOB

Same Same is now Tri on 2nd

Chad and Thuy Kubanoff's year-old Vietnamese street food restaurant Same Same closed around two weeks ago to re-conceptualize into a dinner-only, polished Vietnamese BYOB called Tri on 2nd, named after their one-year-old son.

According to, Tri is open (every Wednesday to Sunday, 5 - 11 p.m.).

Why the change? Same Same's street food menu was more conducive to take-out and delivery, so there wasn't a real need for the large dining room. As for Tri's modern-Vietnamese bend, a newly remodeled dining room with "stained wooden tables, banquette seating, and dramatic red lighting", is more appropriate. Call the restaurant to reserve a table (215-625-4575).

The menu is broken into Starters ($11), Noodles, Dumplings, Rice ($13), Mains ($15) and Desserts ($9), and features what Tri's Instagram describes as "unique Vietnamese inspired food, paired with the best local ingredients the northeast has to offer."

Kubanoff and his partner Michael Crostarosa are still on the search for a smaller location more befitting of the Same Same concept.

Same Same

614 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123 (215) 625-4575

Tri on 2nd

614 N 2nd St, Philadelphia, PA 19123, USA