Family-Owned Vietnamese Restaurant
About Our Company
The story of Vietnamese Restaurant 224 is that of determination, courage, and hard work. Our company is owned by Dung Nguyen, whose father was an officer in the Army of the Republic of Vietnam. Dung fled the socialist state of Vietnam to start a new life in Canada.
The first time Dung tried to leave Vietnam, he found himself in Indonesia. He lived there for 4 years before he was deported. The second time he tried to escape, Dung was finally able to reach Canada.
Starting Fresh in Canada
Dung arrived in Saskatoon, SK in 2007. At first, he worked for a manufacturing plant while also doing a part-time job at a Vietnamese restaurant. After he was let go from the plant in 2014, he worked full-time at the restaurant.
The budding entrepreneur soon began to think about doing business for himself. In 2014, Nguyen took over Vietnamese Restaurant 244 in downtown Saskatoon.
His wife, brother, and sister-in-law pitched in to help make the restaurant a success. Restaurant 244 serves Vietnamese favorites, like beef soup and noodle bowls, as well as dishes that hail from other Asian nations.
Vietnamese Restaurant 244 Today
More than 2 years since it opened, Vietnamese Restaurant 244 continues to gather rave reviews. Our customers love the friendly atmosphere and excellent service, as much as they love our delicious yet reasonably priced dishes.
Dung often works 12 hours a day, and he remains grateful for the opportunities that Canada has afforded him and his loved ones. As he said in his interview with the Saskatoon Star Phoenix, “When we came here, we started without (anything), with empty hands. Now, we can have something. We can do the business because Canada gave me a chance.”