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 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 Rat with friends and family, Hoodline has crunched the numbers to find the top Vietnamese restaurants in Chula Vista, based on Yelp ratings and our own methodology. Happy Lunar New Year!
1. Pho Hung Cali
Topping the list is Pho Hung Cali. Located at 1060 Broadway, Southwest, it's the highest-rated Vietnamese restaurant in Chula Vista, boasting 4.5 stars out of 426 reviews on Yelp. A sister location, Pho Hung Cali 2, is another popular choice.
2. Pho Nhu Y
Next up is Northwest's Pho Nhu Y, situated at 864 Third Ave. (between K and L streets). With 4.5 stars out of 98 reviews on Yelp, the Vietnamese spot has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Pho Ca Dao & Grill
Pho Ca Dao & Grill, a Vietnamese eatery in Northwest, is another go-to, with four stars out of 131 Yelp reviews. Head over to 303 Broadway (at F Street) to see for yourself.
4. Dragon Express
Last but not least, check out Northwest's Dragon Express, which has earned 4.5 stars out of 213 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Vietnamese and Chinese spot, which offers soups and more, at 678 E St. (at Jefferson Avenue).