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 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 San Jose, based on Yelp ratings and our own methodology. Happy Lunar New Year!
1. Pho Kim Long Restaurant
Topping the list is Pho Kim Long Restaurant. Located at 2082 N. Capitol Ave. in Berryessa, the Vietnamese spot is the most popular Vietnamese restaurant in San Jose, boasting four stars out of 2,570 reviews on Yelp.
2. Pho 89
Next up is North Valley's Pho 89, situated at 2095 N. Capitol Ave., Suite E. With 4.5 stars out of 160 reviews on Yelp, the Vietnamese spot has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Vung Tau Restaurant
Downtown's Vung Tau Restaurant, located at 535 E. Santa Clara St., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the Vietnamese spot four stars out of 1,445 reviews.
4. Pho Ga Hung
Pho Ga Hung, a Vietnamese spot in East San Jose, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 84 Yelp reviews. Head over to 1818 Tully Road, Suite 120 to see for yourself.
5. Hue Restaurant
Over in East San Jose, check out Hue Restaurant, which has earned four stars out of 798 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Vietnamese spot at 3005 Silver Creek Road, Suite 190.