About Us

Asian-Mexican Fusion Delights at Chao XO

From Vietnam to our vibrant community, we welcome you with open arms, warm hugs, and the flavors of a shared table.

Chào XO is a casual neighborhood Bistro that brings the flavors of various Asian cuisines to National City, situated along E Plaza Blvd. The name “Chào” reflects both a friendly greeting and farewell in Vietnamese, while “XO” symbolizes hugs and kisses. The restaurant is designed to be a casual and cozy space where patrons can savor delicious food, complemented by a selection of coffee, wine and beer, all in the delightful company of good friends.

Behind the scenes, 3 women with a story: A grandmother, a daughter, and a granddaughter; Our grandmother Thuy is a Vietnamese chef who brought her family to the United States and inspired her generation to share love through food, and her daughter and granddaughter are following in her path with great passion.

Where Asian and Mexican Flavors Unite

The menu at Chào XO is a fusion of diverse Asian culinary influences, celebrating the owner’s passion for the rich tapestry of flavors from Vietnam, Mexico, Philippines, Korea, and Thailand. This eclectic mix of dishes is a testament to the love of food from different ethnicities, all coming together harmoniously right in the heart of National City.

The Bistro aims to create an atmosphere reminiscent of home, inviting guests to enjoy the warmth of hospitality and the umami flavors that showcase the diversity of people from various origins living together harmoniously. Chào XO strives to be a place where patrons not only savor exquisite cuisine but also experience the joy of cultural fusion and community in the heart of this incredible city.