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526 West State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 257-8881
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Ranked #4 of 243 Restaurants in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Sun 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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  • English first
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English first
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

The flavor profiles along with the quality of ingredients, the reasonable prices and the consistency of their food make Saigon a wonderful place to dine. The house Saigon soup is brilliant as is their Pho. Also make a point of trying their Jungle Rice and Volcano Beef which can be made as little or as spicy as you desire. Top... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

We were in Ithaca for only on night and thought that it might be fun to try dinner at a local restaurant instead of one of the many chains restaurants in the area. We happened upon Saigon Kitchen. What a hidden jewel! Long ago we had Vietnamese friends who cooked on a regular basis for a group of us. We... More 

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19 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

I got addicted to pho back in California when I lived in the Bay area. We first ordered from this restaurant in June 2014, during a trip to scope out apartments. The servings of pho are pretty large, which is great when you feel like you're starving. The first time I ordered, I got the tai nam bo vien, and... More 

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Ithaca, NY
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

I have been here a few times now for lunch, in small and large groups. We are always seated quickly, and I've never seen this place slow. It's always busy! The hostess is very warm and makes us feel so welcome. Service is fast and attentive without being annoying. And the food is amazing! I haven't had a miss yet.... More 

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Ithaca, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

Really, what else do you want in a place? Service can be hectic as this place is almost always packed. But I love the food so waiting is part of the package. Try any one of these - fish with bean sauce, pho, bun noodles, sugarcane steak skewer appetizer...and be happy! Overall, you cannot really complain about anything when most... More 

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upstate NY
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73 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

We're going to Vietnam in a few weeks for a vacation and I decided I should get a preview of the cuisine. Everything the four of us ordered was fantastic! Generous portions, quick service. I had the chicken pho, pork pot stickers and haddock with tamarind. I like things not too spicy and they were able to accommodate me. They... More 

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Rochester, New York
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63 restaurant reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Went here based on a recommendation and was very pleased. The placed was packed from the minute we walked in until we left but never felt rushed. Food came out incredibly fast and was absolutely delicious. I had the flounder with black Bean and ginger and it was spiced perfectly. Lots of people were eating Pho, which I love, but... More 

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Mentor, OH
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23 reviews 23 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

Visited recently with a party of 10. Although they don't take reservations, they suggested we come early, which we did. We still had about a 20 minute wait, but the staff could not have been more gracious. They first sat us at several tables they put together, but said they would add another table as soon as the party next... More 

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Columbia, Maryland, USA
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

We ordered Fish, Tofu, Shrimp Fried rice. We liked Tofu more than anything else. It is a good small restaurant.

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Painted Post, New York
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74 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Full Disclosure it was my first time eating Vietnamese food and I was very impressed by this place. It isn't very big so be prepared to wait on busy nights. I can't begin to tell you how great the service was. They staff was very friendly and was a big help explaining anything I didn't understand. They also were constantly... 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: Vietnamese

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