The restaurant is run by new food and beverage entrepreneurs, Mr Marcus Soo, 26, and Ms Jacinta Lee, 24, who are backed by their parents.
Both graduates from National University of Singapore’s Business School, the couple, who are dating, had worked in the corporate sector for less than a year.
They graduated last May and left their jobs earlier this year.
Mr Soo had worked as bank executive in enterprise banking, while Ms Lee was a management consultant.
Their 70-seat restaurant cost more than $400,000 to set up.
Ms Lee had chanced upon the six-year-old Vietnamese chain, which has 10 outlets in Vietnam and Australia, while holidaying in Ho Chi Minh City in December 2010.
She thought it would be a viable business opportunity here.
Fresh herbs and vegetables from Vietnam will be flown in twice a week.
Other Vietnamese ingredients include rice paper, and sauces, which are manufactured by Wrap & Roll Vietnam.
The entrepreneurs are planning to open two outlets next year and have their eyes on Orchard Road for their next outlet.
The Star Vista, 1 Vista Exchange Green, B1-11, tel: 6694-411, open: 10am to 10pm (Sundays to Thursdays), 10am to 11pm (Fridays and Saturdays).
Source: TST 16/9/2012