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526 West State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 257-8881
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11:30 am - 9:30 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: Reservations

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  • 74
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious meal

We all enjoyed our meal. We had steamed veggie potstickers and stir fry dishes. Mango smoothie was very refreshing. Slight wait for a table and the staff is very friendly and accommodating. We will definitely return.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 7, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We all enjoyed our meal. We had steamed veggie potstickers and stir fry dishes. Mango smoothie was very refreshing. Slight wait for a table and the staff is very friendly and accommodating. We will definitely return.

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

No reservations here. Show up and be prepared to wait to be seated. It is a great time to learn that new game on your iPhone (TM). Once we were seated the menu was extensive, the service was fast and attentive, and the food was good. No alcohol is available. They don't spend money on décor; they invest their money... More 

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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
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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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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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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21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
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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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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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18 helpful votes 18 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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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: 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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