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189 Quay Street, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700‎, Australia
07 249270888
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Wed - Mon 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 42
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 11
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Odd place, food tasty but not great value

Very strange place, eating behind cafe blinds in tired hexagonal premises overhanging the river, hoping like crazy we wouldnt get attacked by mozzies in the evening, so ate quickly & left hurriedly at the first sign of one. The food was tasty enough but overpriced for what was basically cheap eat... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
Shy321
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Dining on a budget
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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English first
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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30 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Very strange place, eating behind cafe blinds in tired hexagonal premises overhanging the river, hoping like crazy we wouldnt get attacked by mozzies in the evening, so ate quickly & left hurriedly at the first sign of one. The food was tasty enough but overpriced for what was basically cheap eat style asian in a quite rundown restaurant, got the... More 

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Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

We recently ate at Saigon Saigon By The River and found the staff to be inviting and the service great. The food is more of the Australian Asian variety. All meals were delivered promptly, the Sweet and Sour Pork was predominately a large ball of fried batter which was disappointing, all other members of our group enjoyed their dishes. It... More 

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Canberra
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

The venue by the river is very good but it is let down by the food. The Deep Fried Dim Sims were heavily coated in batter - never saw that before. The Chicken & Cashew Nuts was bland and the Sweet Sour Pork was a small cube of overcooked pork in thickly coated in an oily batter with a small... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This is no longer a Vietnamese restaurant but more towards Australian Chinese. Entrees were the usual spring rolls etc. The rolls were OK but not much filling. The biggest surprise was the sweet and sour pork. Instead of the usual thinly coated pork there were very large doughballs with a smidgeon of pork in the middle and the sauce was... More 

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Rockhampton, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

I heard this was a good place to eat and maybe in Rocky it is but not for me. All a bit dull really. I wanted spicy and got dull! Decor old and dull! Just dull,dull,dull ! I now live in Rocky and haven't been back.

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Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

There were six of us who wanted to eat on a Monday night that was a public holiday. Very few places were open in central Rockhampton. Despite not having a booking, the staff welcomed us and were prompt with their service. The menu was extensive so we chose various dishes. All of the food was delicious and filling. We would... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Have never had a bad meal here. Will continue to dine here for as long as it is open! Great views, great service and the food is to die for! Love it!

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

Despite its name, the Saigon provides a principally Chinese menu. Nevertheless the dishes were excellent, prepared quickly and served very hot. After a few weeks of pub food in the outback it was a refreshing change to have some quality Asian food. The service was great and the meals reasonably priced. Just don't expect Vietnamese dishes!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Have dined here multiple times and always enjoy. Staff are always efficient with service and food is tasty, fresh and always out in great time. Decor is dated, but I believe everything else makes up for that. S&P tofu is a must

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

Went for Lunch on a Saturday, expecting some nice pho or the like reminiscent of my travels to Vietnam. Was disappointed, noodles were undercooked and soup was of the kind found in 2 min noodles. I am not sure if I had a bad service, or if this is normal. Nothing like the good food in Vietnam!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 189 Quay Street, Rockhampton, Queensland 4700‎, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Rockhampton
  • Phone Number: 07 249270888

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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