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 Austin, based on Yelp ratings and our own methodology. Happy Lunar New Year!
1. Pho Phong Luu
Topping the list is Pho Phong Luu. Located at 9200 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 104, in North Austin, the Vietnamese spot is the highest rated Vietnamese restaurant in Austin, boasting five stars out of 68 reviews on Yelp.
2. Heo Eatery
Next up is Brentwood's Heo Eatery, situated at 6214 N. Lamar Blvd. With 4.5 stars out of 327 reviews on Yelp, the Vietnamese spot has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Pho With Us
Pho With Us, located at 9900 S. Interstate highway 35, Suite P500, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the Vietnamese spot 4.5 stars out of 201 reviews.
4. Pho Dan
Pho Dan, a Vietnamese spot, is another go-to, with four stars out of 448 Yelp reviews. Head over to 11220 N. Lamar Blvd., Suite 200, to see for yourself.
5. Pho Van
Over in North Austin, check out Pho Van, which has earned four stars out of 341 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Vietnamese spot at 8557 Research Blvd.