Ready to celebrate Lunar New Year? On January 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 Saint Paul, based on Yelp ratings and our own methodology. Happy Lunar New Year!
1. Hoa Bien Vietnamese Restaurant
Topping the list is Hoa Bien Vietnamese Restaurant. Located at 1105 University Ave. West in Midway, the Vietnamese spot is the highest rated Vietnamese restaurant in Saint Paul, boasting four stars out of 102 reviews on Yelp.
2. Pho Ca Dao
Next up is Thomas Dale's Pho Ca Dao, situated at 439 University Ave. West. With four stars out of 134 reviews on Yelp, the Vietnamese spot has proven to be a local favorite.
3. iPho by Saigon
Summit-University's iPho by Saigon, located at 704 University Ave. West, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the Vietnamese spot four stars out of 385 reviews.
4. Tay Ho
Tay Ho, a Vietnamese spot in Summit-University, is another go-to, with four stars out of 100 Yelp reviews. Head over to 302 University Ave. West to see for yourself.
5. I Heart Pho
Over in Payne Phalen, check out I Heart Pho, which has earned four stars out of 75 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Vietnamese spot at 850 Maryland Ave. East