Celebrate Lunar New Year at these top Vietnamese restaurants in Saint Paul

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 Saint Paul, based on Yelp ratings and our own methodology. Happy Lunar New Year!

1. iPho By Saigon

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First up is Summit-University's iPho by Saigon, situated at 704 University Ave. West. With four stars out of 351 reviews on Yelp, the Vietnamese spot has proven to be a local favorite.

2. Trieu Chau Restaurant

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Summit-University's Trieu Chau Restaurant, located at 500 University Ave. West, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the Vietnamese spot, which offers seafood and more, four stars out of 250 reviews.

3. Tay Ho

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Over in Summit-University, check out Tay Ho, which has earned four stars out of 86 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Vietnamese spot at 302 University Ave. West.