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Saigon Cafe

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188 Newark Ave, Ste A, Jersey City, NJ 07302-5830
201-332-8711
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12:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 16
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 0
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Carefully Crafted Cuisine

This is the real deal. A family run business whom is local and cares about their craft. The food is home cooked, delicious, and authentic. My husband and I love coming here, every meal did not disappoint. Extensive menu and compares with food I've had when in Vietnam !

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
creamybuddha
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New York
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New York
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58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is the real deal. A family run business whom is local and cares about their craft. The food is home cooked, delicious, and authentic. My husband and I love coming here, every meal did not disappoint. Extensive menu and compares with food I've had when in Vietnam !

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Thank creamybuddha
Hoboken, New Jersey
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2015

There is nothing I hate more than wasting hard earned money on an overpriced mediocre meal. I had a bowl of less than average pho for $14! The shrimp summer rolls were $8. THAT'S CRAZY! The service was good...but I just cannot shake how bad I feel about spending so much money for pho. I will stick to my hole... More 

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Thank Sharon S
Stockholm
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761 reviews
507 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

The entire restaurant radiates a family-owned restaurant.The interior is as it gets when picking up things without having an interior decorator, personal without being clumsy.The range for lunch was limited but with a little guidance you end up right.The Vietnamese cuisine is nowhere near as spicy as its neighbors, but with chilli paste and fish sauce highlights dishes.The entire neighborhood... More 

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Thank Phayao13
Bayonne, New Jersey
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109 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2015

Saigon Cafe is a small Vietnamese restaurant in downtown Jersey City. The interior is simply decorated but attractive. Tables are a bit small, but if the restaurant isn't crowded, the staff will put two tables together without being asked. The restroom was immaculate. Service is friendly, efficient, and discreet. The menu is remarkably diverse, with specialties you probably can't get... More 

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Thank NJWil
New Jersey
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Very nice atmosphere. Good food, great service. I love the lemon chicken and the summer rolls. Kids friendly too.

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Thank yayalola
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2015 via mobile

About max 30 to 40 people medium size restaurant. Nice foods and not so expensive. Also there are a bar inside and you can order alcohol not only beer but also wine or Japanese sake!

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Thank koheis266
New York City, New York
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195 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2015

Following my parents' 4 visits, we went there together too. The food was excellent and authentic. We shared a soup followed by various dishes thereafter. I had stuffed octopus and my wife some spicy pork. The service was very friendly. Will certainly come back.

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Thank Markus_Ldn
Maryland
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90 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015

I think this is a great little Vietnamese restaurant for lunch. I travel to Jersey City a couple of times a month and always make a point of visiting the cafe. The owners a really nice, it is never busy and you can get in and out pretty quickly. Prices are reasonable. I hear it is much busier at night,... More 

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Thank jb8865
Dayton, Ohio
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2015 via mobile

Exquisite attention to details from cocktails to ingredients to plate. Go; ask for specialties; enjoy!

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Thank Chuck R
Jersey City, New Jersey
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Just walking down the street in Grove Street, we walked in to this yummy little place. Small restaurant but big on food! I tried a homemade tamarind soda that was delish.. and shared an entree with my hubby - the randang chicken. and curry puffs. Everything was so good! Surely will go there again to try something else out!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 188 Newark Ave, Ste A, Jersey City, NJ 07302-5830
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey City
  • Phone Number: 201-332-8711

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?