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Saigon Cafe & Restaurant

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6 Bigg Market, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1UW, England
441912602040
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Little Saigon has now closed. A new restaurant with new owners has taken...
Little Saigon has now closed. A new restaurant with new owners has taken over. We are waiting for TripAdvisor to remedy the listing. Please visit saigoncafe for information on the new restaurant.
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  • 130
    Excellent
  • 105
    Very good
  • 42
    Average
  • 30
    Poor
  • 15
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Same chef, very tasty food, and refurbished restaurant

This informal restaurant on the busy Bigg Market has usually turned out excellent food, and has re-opened after a big makeover! It now has a clean and modern look, but fortunately the chef is still there, and producing excellent food. The menu is slightly less extensive than previously, but some of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 31, 2015
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Newcastle, UK
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English first
Newcastle, UK
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123 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

This informal restaurant on the busy Bigg Market has usually turned out excellent food, and has re-opened after a big makeover! It now has a clean and modern look, but fortunately the chef is still there, and producing excellent food. The menu is slightly less extensive than previously, but some of the old favourites remain - chilli squid, caramel chicken,... More 

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Newcastle
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2015 NEW

Been here a few times since it reopened and the lunch menu is amazing value and great food. For less than the price of a McDonalds you can have a fresh, spicy sandwich, sweet potatoe fries and drink, all delicious and quick. Good service too. Recommended either the Pho soups or sandwiches for lunch.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

I came across the restaurant by chance when looking for somewhere to eat on Sunday evening, after I'd had a very long day and needed to relax. I'm so glad that I made the effort to go into the city centre. The staff were immediately attentive and welcoming, and the service very speedy. I love seafood, and the sizzling mixed... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

It is clear that the restaurant/cafe is under new management and it does look nice inside after the refurbishment, but I couldn't help but feel that the previous decor was more authentic. The new decor is lighter and more spacious, but the only things I could really see that was particularly asian was a little Buddha statue and a little... More 

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Ho Chi Minh
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

I'm always craving for Vietnamese food while studying in UK and I must say that the food here satisfies me very much with the very authentic Vietnamese taste. The traditional "Banh mi" with Vietnamese coffee reminds me about the very popular street vendor in Saigon. I would take my friends here to introduce about Vietnamese cuisine:) Excellent service with friendly... More 

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Newcastle and Gateshead, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We popped into Saigon. BF had been there before before the new refurbishment and before the new take over and said it was okay, nothing special. So we decided to pop in and boy we were surprised. Not only does the new layout look amazing but the deco and new design is not only welcoming but fantastic! The music was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

From the management Fully refurbished. With great food and excellent service. Just like to inform that the restaurant has re opened after a major refurbishment. New management, new staff.

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devon
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172 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 220 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Attended here on my own, it was a nice quiet relaxing place to eat, had the meat spring rolls, they and the dipping sauce were lovely, although eating these meant I only ate half my main, egg fried rice and sizzling fish, both of which were lovely! Although I did not like the soggy monk fish! Service good!

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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19 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

We have been to this restaurant several times, but obviously not recently as it was closed for a refurbishment. Passing by, we decided to try it again and were not disappointed. We ordered, and although one of the dishes was unavailable, the waiter recommended something else, which we then agreed, after tasting, that it was an excellent substitute. I am... More 

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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156 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

Revisited this place tonight after a lengthy break. Found the refurbishment to be very pleasing but we were worried that the standard of the food might have dropped. No need to worry, they still have the same chef and we enjoyed our meal very much. A gem of a place in the centre of the city. Well done

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6 Bigg Market, Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 1UW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Phone Number: 441912602040

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 46

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business

Description

Little Saigon has now closed. A new restaurant with new owners has taken over. We are waiting for TripAdvisor to remedy the listing. Please visit saigoncafe for information on the new restaurant.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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