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 Pig with friends and family, Hoodline has crunched the numbers to find the top Vietnamese restaurants in Pittsburgh, based on Yelp ratings and our own methodology. Happy Lunar New Year!
1. Banh Mi & Ti
Topping the list is Banh Mi & Ti. Located at 4502 Butler St. in Central Lawrenceville, the cafe and Vietnamese spot, which offers bubble tea and more, is the highest-rated Vietnamese restaurant in Pittsburgh, boasting 4.5 stars out of 258 reviews on Yelp.
2. Ineffable Ca Phe
Next up is Lower Lawrenceville's Ineffable Ca Phe, situated at 3920 Penn Ave. With 4.5 stars out of 132 reviews on Yelp, the Vietnamese and breakfast and brunch spot, offering coffee, tea and more, has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Maiku Sushi
Strip District's Maiku Sushi, located at 1611 Penn Ave., is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the sushi bar and Vietnamese spot, which offers soups and more, four stars out of 190 reviews.
4. Two Sisters
Two Sisters, a Vietnamese spot in East Liberty, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 127 Yelp reviews. Head over to 216 N. Highland Ave. to see for yourself.
5. Tram's Kitchen
Over in Bloomfield, check out Tram's Kitchen, which has earned four stars out of 327 reviews on Yelp. You can find the Vietnamese spot at 4050 Penn Ave.