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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: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 1
    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
Just ask for the vegetarian menu

My son was craving southeast Asian & my sister checked some online reviews and found one of the best rated restaurants was right across the street from our hotel. It was a busy place, with other large family parties, but the friendly manager seated our group of 7 right away. One staff member... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2014
Albiart
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Seattle, Washington
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English first
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

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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Montreal, Canada
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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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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2014

My son was craving southeast Asian & my sister checked some online reviews and found one of the best rated restaurants was right across the street from our hotel. It was a busy place, with other large family parties, but the friendly manager seated our group of 7 right away. One staff member wasn't comfortable with English but immediately called... More 

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Southern Calif
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

The second nite had the Ginger Chicken and it was totally unacceptable. Recommended by the hotel Concierge Bell Boy! Over rated and inconsistent quality, but popular for reasonable prices.

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Aalst, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

After some shopping in Rue St-Catherine we were dying for some good Asian food. You can bring your own wine in Cafe Saigon. Don't we love this? The atmosphere was quite busy and noisy, but that didn't bother us. I think some people had a bit too much of the wine they brought ;-) The place itself hasn't got a... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Excellent customer service! Very attentive waitstaff (well the one and his busser)-had to a wait a bit-but understood on a busy Friday night. The Satay spicy soup with "3 red chill" peppers I ordered, was great-I had hiccups which means it was just spicy enough. Saddle, the combo noodle/roll bowl was unimpressive. I've eaten at a good number of other... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

I dine here ounce in March 2013. I ordered a Viet dish and nems. I asked for Vietnamese nems, i.e. fried Viet rolls, but was served Chinese ones. I used to work and live in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. So I can distinguish between the Vietnamese nems and the Chinese rolls. But the main dish was very good and... More 

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2013

I've been going to Cafe Saigon for about 12 years now and never thought about writing a review. So here's one that I hope will help my favorite restaurant of all time. I've toured the menu so many times that it's hard to say what is my favorite dish but here's one thing I can tell, each dish feels homemade.... More 

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Gig Harbor, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012

Although it is in a basement location, the atmosphere is very pleasant. When other places in the area are empty, this place is often crowded.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2012

A real gem, a cash only resteraunt with a constant flow of people. Fantastic food, the Pad Thi to DIE for such amazing depths of flavour and so cheap. Hubby had chow mien which was also sub stantiel. Nice entrees and BYO everything. Walked passed the place as its tucked away, please do yourself a flavour ! I mean favour... More 

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Additional Information about Cafe Saigon

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

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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: Vietnamese
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 have gluten-free options?
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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.