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Saigon City

1315 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1745
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Ranked #30 of 71 Restaurants in Old Saybrook
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Thai, Vietnamese
Dining options: Reservations
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Hamden, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Awesome Wait staff, Food always Hot, Owners and Chef's Bernadette and Wu will cook food to order- as Spicy and Hot as you dare ! Best Vietnamese Food outside of Saigon, Vietnam. Served there with Phu Lam signal battalion 1966-67 and 1968-69. this Place serves the most authentic tasting Vietnamese food I have ever had in the states, including Hawaii... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Went out late on a Friday night. Seated right away, our drinks took time but were tasty (but a little weak). Food was quick and delicious. Only complaint was that it was extremely hot & humid inside. Made it a little difficult to fully enjoy food. Loved the lemongrass chicken. Yum!

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Old Saybrook
14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Excellent interesting food served in a relaxed but efficient manner. Soups and apps are always delicious. I have been here five or six times with my wife. Like dining in an old fashioned house wit huge fireplace. Main meals are priced reasonably. We leave each time saying glad we came.

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Old Saybrook, Connecticut
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5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Disclaimer: this review is based on takeout, perhaps the popularity of this restaurant is based on the atmosphere and staff. I am always leery when Thai food is served with lemon and not lime, my first clue. The "pho" was greasy mystery meat, broth, overcooked noodles and a few fried basil leaves. The pad thai had the same greasy mouth... More

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Killingworth, CT
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154 reviews 154 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

The setting is a little odd: Saigon City is situated in a two hundred year old Colonial house that is loaded with non-Asian charm. The service is impeccable and pleasant. Drinks, wine, and beer are all good. The menu has very good Vietnamese and Thai food--solid pad thai, very good curries, some excellent seafood. All in all Saigon City is... More

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Shelton, Connecticut
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71 reviews 71 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

Had a terrific dinner here. All of the food was great. Strange decor: colonial house with shabby kitschy decor.

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Senior Contributor
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33 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

We are from the Hartford area where the Asian community is huge and the restaurants are very competitive resulting some excellent food. I am particularly interested in Vietnamese Food (which is practically non existent on the shoreline). We have been to Saigon City a number of times, mainly because we love to eat Vietnamese food because we love it and... More

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Mystic, Connecticut
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

Saigon City is located in an beautiful old building. The dining area has exposed beams and old wooden floors. There are beautiful pictures of Vietnam and Vietnamese artwork adorning the walls. The menu is extensive for dinner, although somewhat limited at lunch time, with all types of soups, salads, appetizers, and main dishes containing beef, poultry, pork, and seafood. They... More

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Madison, Connecticut
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant offers a good atmosphere for Asian food, and lots of choices -- mainly Thai; good salads and specialty dishes. Be sure to ask about spice levels. They were able to make most dishes without hot spices. There's a Gelato shop next door that's run by the same management.

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Lido Beach, NY
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157 reviews 157 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2013

Saigon City resides in a home built in 1710. The exposed beams, wide-plank wood floors and fireplaces add cozy touches. The layout rambles, due to following the footprint of the 300 year old home; the parlor has become the main dining room, the living room is now a bright and airy bar/sitting area, there is also an ice cream take-out... More

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