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 Minneapolis, based on Yelp ratings and our own methodology. Happy Lunar New Year!
1. Lotus Restaurant
Topping the list is Lotus Restaurant. Located at 113 W. Grant St. in Loring Park, the Vietnamese spot is the highest rated Vietnamese restaurant in Minneapolis, boasting 4.5 stars out of 721 reviews on Yelp.
2. Pho 79
Next up is Whittier's Pho 79, situated at 2529 Nicollet Ave. With four stars out of 341 reviews on Yelp, the Vietnamese spot has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Pho Tau Bay
Whittier's Pho Tau Bay, located at 2837 Nicollet Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the Vietnamese spot four stars out of 221 reviews.
4. Vo's Vietnamese Restaurant
Vo's Vietnamese Restaurant, a Vietnamese spot in Calhoun, is another go-to, with four stars out of 139 Yelp reviews. Head over to 3450 Lyndale Ave. South to see for yourself.
5. Bep Eatery
Over in Downtown West, check out Bep Eatery, which has earned four stars out of 28 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Vietnamese spot at 800 Lasalle Ave., Suite 211.