Dragon’s Pond, a new Chinese restaurant featuring Hunan and Mandarin cuisines will be opening within 2 weeks at the old Da Lat Vietnamese downtown Walnut Creek location (1353 Locust St.), which closed a few months ago. There is a loose connection with Da Lat as the new owners are distant relatives. Anyway, as you can see by the picture above it’s not completed yet, but it looks quite nice and I look forward to checking it out when it opens. One commenter noted previously the over-abundance of Vietnamese restaurants in Walnut Creek so this is a nice change for downtown. As far as downtown Walnut Creek Chinese restaurants go, there is also OI-C Bowl on N. Main St. and PF Chang’s across from Nordstroms.