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Saigon In & Out

1230 State St #A, Santa Barbara, CA
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Ranked #321 of 442 Restaurants in Santa Barbara
Cuisines: Vegetarian, Vietnamese
Most recent review
- Mar 11, 2013
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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30 reviews 30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

There is nothing superb at this Vietnamese Restaurant on State Street. Food is ok, a little above average, ambiance and service, the same. You can get better Vietnamese in NYC. We ordered the spring rolls and the roasted pork with rice. The rolls were crisp, but the filling was bland. The pork dish was very good, but was very skimpy... More

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Fernandina Beach, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

Interesting, delicious, restaurant, I typically enjoy their soups but have learned about their Fish and pork dishes which are equally great.They offer a whole fish boned either steamed or char grilled.that is simply amazing.... Curries are fantastic too

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2012 via mobile

Having lived in Paris as a student, I had eaten a lot of Vietnamese food, and missed it in Santa Barbara. So when Saigon opened on Milpas, we became regulars. Still find it convenient when we are downtown or at Five Points. The pho are good eaten in the restaurant, but don't travel we'll. whereas spring rolls, papaya salad, and... More

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Oxnard, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012 via mobile

i am giving this place an average. food is okay but pricey compared to nearby restaurant. Not too many patron quiet empty suring lunch time when i visit.

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16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2012

I love the pho soup and the cold rice noodle dish (can't remember the name). Decent prices but you get more food for your money at the Milpas location.

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Ventura, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012 via mobile

Nice food rice curry with roasted duck is awesome And service was ok

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Santa Barbara, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2012

It's called Saigon In & Out, and after eating there several times, I'd rather be out than in. The Vietnamese food is just okay. Perhaps they have Americanized this exotic cuisine to satisfy a larger audience. Note that the portions are skimpy, so you'll have to order more dishes...which hurts the restaurant from a value point of view. Pleasant people,... More

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Boston, MA
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61 reviews 61 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2011

Usually, I avoid restaurants with pictures of the food on the menu but having been taken to this restaurant in the center of Santa Barbara by locals, I agreed. Far from a fast food restaurant, this place serves a variety of southeast asian specialties and in a group of 12 everyone exclaimed their happiness with the food. All the plates... More

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