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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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 19
    Excellent
  • 39
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
South Asian Vietnamese in Rockhampton

Talk about cultural (con)fusion! My first Vietnamese restaurant without a Vietnamese in sight. After weeks of solid anglo-australian fare we were desperate for some Asian flavours and this was the recommendation of Trip Advisor. The wine list was adequate and the food about the same. The service... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
Balwyn
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Melbourne
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
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Melbourne
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

Talk about cultural (con)fusion! My first Vietnamese restaurant without a Vietnamese in sight. After weeks of solid anglo-australian fare we were desperate for some Asian flavours and this was the recommendation of Trip Advisor. The wine list was adequate and the food about the same. The service was prompt and friendly and there was no problem with finding a table.

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Gladstone, Australia
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51 reviews 51 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I was impressed by the quality of the food at this restaurant. The service was good on our visit and the food is delicious. I was particularly impressed by the vegetarian choices. I had the mock duck, and this was the first time I'd tried it. No real negatives.

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Ballina, Australia
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Dined here on a Monday night so it was nice and quiet. Didn't have entree as I personally found them a bit on the pricey side for Asian cuisine but a friend did and enjoyed the spring rolls. I ordered for main dish Garlic Beef on a sizzling plate.. It was one of the nicest garlic beef I have ever... More 

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Queensland
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52 reviews 52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015

We recently dined here on a night that wasn't very busy, so were disappointed with the very slow service on offer. While the food was good, it was not outstanding, and the wine list was limited. Venue overlooking the river was very pleasant.

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Caloundra, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This is the very best in Asian food anywhere. My husband and I love our Asian food but you can only get the best at Saigon, Saigon by the River. It is 3 days since we ate there on Saturday night and I am still experiencing the flavours of the food in my mind.

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2015

Enjoyed my evening supper on the deck overlooking the river. The service was average, but the food was very good. It was served quickly and nice and hot. Yummy!

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Rockhampton, Australia
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9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I have dined here countless times as well as ordered take away. I have never had a bad dining experience at Saigon by the river. The restaurant decor is very casual. Service is friendly. The food is excellent and good value. If your looking for good Asian Cuisine in Rockhampton I would recommend Saigon by the River.

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

Have dined in countless restaurants in the rocky cbd, this place is very well priced with mains around $14-18 Food is excellent and I would have easily paid $25 for a main

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Rockhampton, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Me and my wife went for dinner here several months ago. I found the service to be friendly and timely, as you do at a lot of Asian style restaurants. The ambience by the river is nice and the upper area of the restaurant is open air. On a summers evening, it can be a bit hot as the top... More 

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35 reviews 35 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

The view was lovely and the staff were very nice. The meals were delicious but nothing out of this world. There could be more other toppings with some of the meals. It is a bit pricey but I think all in all, it was good.

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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: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
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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