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Cafe Saigon

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1280 St Andre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
514-849-0429
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11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Visitor rating
  • 25
    Excellent
  • 16
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Tasty surprises

We ate at three downtown Asian places during our week-long stay, all of them highly rated on TripAdvisor. Cafe Saigon had the best dumplings by far. The service was friendly and helpful. One of our orders came with fried spinach chips, not something you see often. What a delightful and tasty... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 16, 2015
waynequest
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Ottawa
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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The area (outside) can fool you. Does not look like much. You get inside and you get greater immediately. They bring you tea (for free !) . The food is amazing whatever you take. I've been going there for the last 26 years ! I've moved far away but when I am in Montreal I make sure to stop by... More 

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Thank emmtaika
ReponseClient, Responsable relations publiques at Cafe Saigon, responded to this review

Hi, What an outstanding review! Thank you so much! Feel free to stop by next time you are in town! See you soon. More 

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31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

the food was excellent .I had all my dishes from the chefs recommendations..each and every dish was so good..i suggest friends go and share dishes it's much more fun to have a variety...beef saigon was excellent..the shrimp scallop dish was well worth it.the peanut chicken and the general Tao chicken excellent..also they bring you a bucket of ice to keep... More 

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Thank patricia b
ReponseClient, Responsable relations publiques at Cafe Saigon, responded to this review

Hi Patricia, Thank you so much for your very detailed review! We are glad to read you enjoyed your visit at Café Saigon! See you again very soon. More 

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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Poor isnt that bad but the service just sucks and at the end when i was paying my bill they tray to over chatged me so never coming back here

Helpful?
Thank Ginna O
ReponseClient, Responsable relations publiques at Cafe Saigon, responded to this review

Hi Ginna, First of all, thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We are so sorry to hear you didn't fully appreciate your experience at Café Saigon. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience we may have caused. We still hope to have a chance to serve you again the delicious food that we strive... More 

Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We walked around Old Montreal and we pleased to find a Vietnamese restaurant. The location was convenient and since it was in a place that we thought had to have good food to survive. We were wrong. The service was lax the food tasteless. We like Vietnamese food and have had good and very bad. This place ranked as one... More 

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Thank Jerry S
ReponseClient, Responsable relations publiques at Cafe Saigon, responded to this review

Hi Jerry, First of all, thank you for taking the time to share your comment with us. We are sorry to hear you didn't fully appreciate your experience. We've been in business for many years, we serve hundreds of customers a week and we strive to offer the best authentic Vietnamese specialties. We would therefore love to have another chance... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

General Tao chicken highly recommended. Excellent service and free tastings too. All the food was above spectacular.

Helpful?
Thank Danny G
ReponseClient, Responsable relations publiques at Cafe Saigon, responded to this review

Hi Danny, We are so glad to hear you liked your experience with us! See you again soon! More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 via mobile

Tasty and delicious. Quite cheap and filling. Good portion sizes. Authentic southeast Asian cuisine. I tried the curry stir fry and curry noodle soup. Both were great.

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Thank Kyle L
Ottawa
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We ate at three downtown Asian places during our week-long stay, all of them highly rated on TripAdvisor. Cafe Saigon had the best dumplings by far. The service was friendly and helpful. One of our orders came with fried spinach chips, not something you see often. What a delightful and tasty surprise!

Helpful?
Thank waynequest
Beveren, Belgium
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

We liked this place very much. Great woton soup and excellent beef vegetable dish with noodles. Absolutely will return. Great food and very friendly.

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Thank Daan44
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46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015 via mobile

This humble restaurant is nestled on a side street just below St.Catherine's in the Gay Village. Food and Service are good and the family run restaurant does a great job at keeping it together given its 100% capacity on The weekends. Bring your Own wine with complementary bottled water ensures you don't leave thirsty. This is a great spot for... More 

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Thank Lisa H
Montreal, Canada
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

Excellent general tao and saigonaise steak, don't need to eat fish or see fruits to enjoy it. They have even a peanuts sauce for the spring rolls if you can't eat the fish sauce, amazing!!!!! Very cheap THANKS TO THE TEAM FOR THINKING ABOUT US, THE ALLERGIC PEOPLE

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Thank Yulemi G

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1280 St Andre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > The Village (Gay Village)
  • Neighborhood: The Village (Gay Village)
  • Phone Number: 514-849-0429

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in The Village (Gay Village)

Neighborhood Profile
The Village (Gay Village)
The rainbow pillars of Beaudry Métro Station shepherd the way into to The Village, one of the largest hubs for gay and lesbian culture in North America. With an open layout and a congenial aura, the refurbished buildings along Rue Sainte-Catherine pay a special homage to menswear and to caffeine, with showrooms and cafes. By morning, the antiquing gems along Amherst Street are packed with collectors. An incredible party spot, The Village comes alive at night, when clubs, bars, and dance halls open their doors and the revelry is high, epitomized by the fanciful trimmings of the apropos Oscar Wilde building. From May to September, the area closes to automotive traffic, allowing restaurant terraces to pour onto the streets, creating a dynamic sense of community. Les Boules Roses, thousands of pink baubles, are hung to welcome in the festivals and celebrations, including Montréal en Arts, Divers-Cité, and the Pride Parade.