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 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 Phoenix, based on Yelp ratings and our own methodology. Happy Lunar New Year!
1. Pho 43
Topping the list is Pho 43. Located at 2844 N. 43rd Ave., it is the highest-rated Vietnamese restaurant in Phoenix, boasting 4.5 stars out of 572 reviews on Yelp.
2. Pho Thanh
Next up is Pho Thanh, situated at 1702 W. Camelback Road. With four stars out of 901 reviews on Yelp, it has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Da Vang
Da Vang, located at 4538 N. 19th Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the restaurant four stars out of 689 reviews.
4. Pho Viet
Pho Viet in Glendale is another go-to, with four stars out of 579 Yelp reviews. Head over to 4232 W. Bell Road, Suites 8 and 9, to see for yourself.
5. Viet Kitchen
Last but not least, check out Viet Kitchen, which has earned four stars out of 377 reviews on Yelp. You can find the restaurant at 20235 N. Cave Creek Road.