Fire Street Food's Laos egg noodle soup — Photo courtesy of Fire Street Food
Restaurateur Ele Tran has created an empire in Savannah, with a trio of top-notch restaurants including Tangerine Fusion and Sushi Bar, The King & I and the eponymous Ele Fine Fusion. Just when it seemed impossible for Ele and her partner, husband Sean, to outdo themselves, they changed the playing field completely, opening Fire Street Food, a Historic District eatery that's fast-paced, affordable and full of all the same great cuisine as their other establishments.
Fire Street Food's bright, modern decor is a welcome change from many other Historic District eateries — Photo courtesy of Fire Street Food
Located on East Perry Street in the heart of Downtown Savannah, Fire Street Food features a bright, modern décor that perfectly complements the restaurant’s Japanese-, Thai-, Vietnamese- and American-influenced cuisine. The simple menu is divided into several categories including starters, salads, street eats, teriyaki and skewers. The most expensive item on the menu is the Wagyu Kobe burger, a hamburger made of Wagyu ground beef that’s served with fries or a salad. At $14.95, it’s nearly twice as expensive as most of the other menu items, but well worth the splurge.
The decadent Wagyu Kobe burger — Photo courtesy of Fire Street Food
More affordable options include the gang dang gai, a homemade curry dish with coconut milk, basil, lime leaves, chicken, eggplant, veggies and rice, and a chicken sandwich topped with Japanese-battered avocado, pickles, lettuce, tomatoes and onions. The menu also boasts 11 sushi rolls, all reasonably priced at $5.95 each.
Fire Street Food's pan-seared dumplings — Photo courtesy of Fire Street Food
Fire Street Food’s concept has been such a big success that Ele and Sean recently opened a second location in Charleston, South Carolina, on the city’s famed King Street.