Ready to celebrate Lunar New Year? On Jan. 25, 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 specialities 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 Rat with friends and family, Hoodline has crunched the numbers to find the top Vietnamese restaurants in Colorado Springs, based on Yelp ratings and our own methodology. Happy Lunar New Year!
1. Banh Mi Viet
Topping the list is Banh Mi Viet. Located at 3315 N. Academy Blvd., it is the highest-rated Vietnamese restaurant in Colorado Springs, boasting 4.5 stars out of 166 reviews on Yelp.
2. Pho Buddy
Next up is Pho Buddy, situated at 1861 S. Academy Blvd. With 4.5 stars out of 76 reviews on Yelp, it has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Donuts & Noodles
Briargate's Donuts & Noodles, located at 7607 N. Union Blvd., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the restaurant 4.5 stars out of 142 reviews.
Pho-Nomenal is another go-to, with four stars out of 332 Yelp reviews. Head over to 5825 Stetson Hills Blvd., Suite 100, to see for yourself.
5. Saigon Cafe
Finally, check out Saigon Cafe, which has earned four stars out of 150 reviews on Yelp. You can find the restaurant at 20 E. Colorado Ave. in central Colorado Springs.