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526 West State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 257-8881
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 94
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  • 48
    Very good
  • 12
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  • 1
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Not Your Typical Vietnamese

The reasonably priced menu offers a variety of Asian cuisines - from traditional Vietnamese to Thai to Chinese. The lemon basil sauce to which one can add chicken, beef, shrimp or tofu is a particular favorite. The hot and sour soup is also delicious and filled with vegetables as are all dishes. A... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

The reasonably priced menu offers a variety of Asian cuisines - from traditional Vietnamese to Thai to Chinese. The lemon basil sauce to which one can add chicken, beef, shrimp or tofu is a particular favorite. The hot and sour soup is also delicious and filled with vegetables as are all dishes. A minor negative is lunchtime plating (sloppy) and... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

A good range of typical Vietnamese restaurant items and some leaning to the Chinese. Good service and a pleasant dining room.

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

Went here for lunch with a large group. They were busy but we were easily accommodated. The service was timely and lunch was amazing!

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Ithaca, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

The only bad thing here is actually a good thing - it's always crowded, because the food is fresh, tasty and priced right! I love the Pho soups and the fish dishes.

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Roselle, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We are spending a couple weeks on Cayuga Lake & decided to head in to town for a quick & early dinner - thank goodness we got there early - by the time we left there were 6 standing in line for take out & more waiting for tables! A solid sign that this is a consistent place! We could... More 

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New York City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

We were only able to try two menu items, ordered for takeout: pho tai gau with rare eye round steak and brisket, and shrimp summer rolls. The pho was excellent, a rich, full flavored southern style broth, which came with typical accompaniments (basil, lime, mung bean sprouts). The eye round steak, which comes raw, happily -- you cook it yourself... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

Like many devotees of Saigon Kitchen, we cannot say enough about this top-notch, family-run Vietnamese restaurant. We've visited Vietnam and can say that not only does this fare stand up next to the excellent mid-range restaurants in that country, it's actually better than many. The restaurant is clean, and the food is consistently well-seasoned with the fresh flavors of Vietnam... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

I love this restaurant -- its ALWAYS good!!! must haves are the Pho -- the fresh rolls (the unfried spring rolls) and the coffee....the coffee is a treat....but its worth all that sweet milk, its delicious!!!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I enjoy the food every time I go. It's a small place and very quite service. If you like noodles and rice, you should try it out.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 via mobile

We discovered Saigon Kitchen in December 2011...when most places were closed and the weather cold. The hot and sour soup warms up the body and soul nicely. The house and chicken pho got us hooked and we're regulars ever since. Hubby and I used to share the avocado smoothie but these days we want our own cup of smooth green... More 

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Additional Information about Saigon Kitchen

Address: 526 West State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Phone Number: (607) 257-8881
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 526 West State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: (607) 257-8881

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm

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