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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
  • 41
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 9
    Poor
  • 5
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good service and food

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
Sydney_guy
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Sydney, Australia
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
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92 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sydney, Australia
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43 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

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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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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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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Melbourne
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

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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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 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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21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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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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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Additional Information about Saigon by the river

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

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