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Saigon In & Out

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1230 State St #A, Santa Barbara, CA
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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
afternoon noodles, to get through until dinner

shared with six, nicely done noodle dishes, ok service, outdoor seating on a nice sunny day. not much else to say

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
retireetraveller47
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Greenville, Ohio
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Holmes Beach, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

Place was cold , server colder, plates even colder and guess what when the food eventually came it was cold as well.

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Greenville, Ohio
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79 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

shared with six, nicely done noodle dishes, ok service, outdoor seating on a nice sunny day. not much else to say

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Paris
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41 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

We have eaten at Saigon many times and it has always been good. My daughter was visiting recently and we had a disappointing dinner. All dishes were poor, pho and its broth, bun.... The waitress explained that there was a new chef. Well...... We will try once more and hope it will be better.

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Thank Penny1968
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 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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Thank Lonestar970
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 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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Thank Tish O
Oxnard, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2012

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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Ubud
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Thank Balilocal
Ventura, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2012

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

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Santa Barbara, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1230 State St #A, Santa Barbara, CA
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Vegetarian, Vietnamese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?