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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

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  • 81
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  • 35
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 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
Great food, great value, great service

The restaurant was busy, but the wait wasn't very long. The food was great. We tried a variety of food - pho, noodles, appetizers, etc.. and it was all well presented, tasty and reasonably sized portions. The service was friendly and efficient. Will certainly try to return on our next visit to... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 17, 2015
RobW572014
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Cary, North Carolina
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Cary, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

The restaurant was busy, but the wait wasn't very long. The food was great. We tried a variety of food - pho, noodles, appetizers, etc.. and it was all well presented, tasty and reasonably sized portions. The service was friendly and efficient. Will certainly try to return on our next visit to Ithaca.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015 NEW

Best tasting food in Ithaca. Try the Singapore noodles in a curry sauce or the basil and lemon grass stir fried vegetables.

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Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2015 NEW

It's fantastic! We had the pho and the crispy squid. Amazing! The building is small but the service is fast and friendly. It's always packed when ever I've been there which is a testament to the quality of the food.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Just had dinner tonight there and it was over expectation! Service was super fast, food was fresh and delicious and a lot to eat!! The price is more than reasonable and the place was very crowded for a Wednesday! Next time I'll stop by Ithaca, I will definitely come back here!!

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Cape May Beach
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

The menu is filled with wonderful, typical Vietnamese offerings. All of the food we had was delicious (crispy squid, beef stew pho and pork rice platter). All of the servers were efficient and very friendly. My only complaint is the open kitchen concept, so I smell like grease and now have to go home to change all my clothes.

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Ithaca, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Saigon Kitchen is owned and run by a lovely Vietnamese lady who knows how to prepare excellent food.She will spend time recommending dishes based on your tastes. The fish is fresh, delicious, and can be prepared in a variety of ways, as is the chicken, beef, shrimps and tofu.There are a variety of noodle dishes. This restaurant is very popular... More 

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Endicott, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Stopped in for the first time. Made it just in time before the lunch hour rush. Was seated right away. The service was very good however it helps if you know what you want. The waitress was not much help in selection however the menu explains itself pretty well. The wings were the bests I ever had and Pho was... More 

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Lansing
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My husband and I have been here a few times. Food is tasty and well presented. I have no idea if it's "authentic" or not, but the portions are generous and the services is good. They have a very busy take-out counter. The place has been full whenever we've been there so that certainly says a lot.

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Ithaca, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I can't speak to whether this is absolutely authentic South Vietnamese cuisine, but it is as good as any I've tried. i've been here for lunch and dinner, and tried almost everything on the menu. The only thing I would not order again is the whole, deep-fried filet of sole, which was greasy and flavorless. I'm an adventurous eater, so... More 

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Central NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We had a very good lunch here. The dishes were fresh and hot and beautifully presented. Service was attentive and helpful. The place was pretty full, but the service was prompt in spite of that. One thing to know is that they have no liquor license, but they're happy to let you bring your own.

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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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