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 Boston, based on Yelp ratings and our own methodology. Happy Lunar New Year!
1. Pho Viet's
Topping the list is Pho Viet's. Located at 1095 Commonwealth Ave. in Allston, the Vietnamese spot is the highest rated Vietnamese restaurant in Boston, boasting four stars out of 436 reviews on Yelp.
2. Anh Hong
Next up is South Dorchester's Anh Hong, situated at 291 Adams St. (between Christopher and Lincoln streets). With four stars out of 280 reviews on Yelp, the Vietnamese spot has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Saigon Hut
East Boston's Saigon Hut, located at 305 Meridian St. (between Trenton and Princeton streets), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the Vietnamese spot four stars out of 167 reviews.
4. Pho 2000
Pho 2000, a Vietnamese spot in South Dorchester, is another go-to, with four stars out of 160 Yelp reviews. Head over to 198 Adams St. (between Arcadia Street and Dorchester Avenue) to see for yourself.
5. Pho Common
Over in Kenmore, check out Pho Common, which has earned four stars out of 114 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Vietnamese spot at 468 Commonwealth Ave.