Celebrate Lunar New Year at these top Vietnamese restaurants in Minneapolis

Ready to celebrate Lunar New Year? On February 5, families around the world take part in the celebrations for Tết, the first day of the Lunar New Year — and spring — for Vietnamese families. To kick off the celebration, families gather at home or at a favorite restaurant on New Year’s Day for a reunion meal, featuring specialties that include dưa hành (pickled spring onions), bánh chưng (sticky rice with meat or beans wrapped in leaves) and boiled whole chicken.

If you’re looking for a feast to celebrate the Year of the Pig with friends and family, Hoodline has crunched the numbers to find the top Vietnamese restaurants in Minneapolis, based on Yelp ratings and our own methodology. Happy Lunar New Year!

1. Lotus Restaurant

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Topping the list is Lotus Restaurant. Located at 113 W. Grant St. in Loring Park, the Vietnamese spot is the highest rated Vietnamese restaurant in Minneapolis, boasting 4.5 stars out of 669 reviews on Yelp.

2. My Huong Kitchen

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Next up is Whittier's My Huong Kitchen, situated at 2718 Nicollet Ave., Suite 101B. With 4.5 stars out of 338 reviews on Yelp, the Vietnamese spot, which offers bubble tea and juice and smoothies, has proven to be a local favorite.

3. Quang Restaurant

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Whittier's Quang Restaurant, located at 2719 Nicollet Ave. South, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the Vietnamese spot, which offers sandwiches and noodles, four stars out of 936 reviews.

4. Pho 79

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Over in Whittier, check out Pho 79, which has earned four stars out of 320 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Vietnamese spot at 2529 Nicollet Ave.