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Saigon Kitchen

526 West State Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
(607) 257-8881
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Ranked #2 of 234 restaurants in Ithaca
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Ithaca, New York
Top Contributor
165 reviews 165 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014 NEW

Last trip here was not very good. Service was slow, owner was more concerned about us sitting at a two person table rather than a four person table even though the place was mostly empty. Food just was not very good either. Soup was bland. Have had good meals here before but this one was not good.

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Nes Ziona
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27 reviews 27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

We went to this restaurant because of its high rating on Tripadvisor and because we were curious about Vietnamese food. Unfortunately, we were disappointed. The appetizer we shared, Imperial Meat Rolls was fairly tasteless. The Pho Ga we shared was just OK, nothing special. The same was true of the Saigon Kitchen Curry. Perhaps we just chose the wrong things,... More

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Sonoma, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Food was delicious and very fresh. Service attentive. Love the photos and very vibrant atmosphere though it was pretty noisy. Will definitely return.

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Trumansburg, New York
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

A delightful spot off the busy downtown; very popular as the food is good and the lunch crowd can be large so expect a wait...but worth it. Prices are very fair and staff is very friendly and accommodating. Try the Pho...yum.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014 via mobile

I had golden crispy noodles with shrimp along with an appetizer of pork potstickers. All of the food was fantastic and tasted better than any Asian food I have ever tasted. I would recommended this restruant to any one willing to try different things.

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Ithaca, New York, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The owners and wait staff are very attentive. The food is excellent, beautifully prepared and served. Prices are reasonable - we returned several times & have recommended it to many of our friends.

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Manila, Philippines
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Easy to find and not too hard to get a table, even on a Saturday night! There was a bit of confusion and delay in seating, but after that service was quick and good. Food was great and reasonably priced.

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New York City, New York
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121 reviews 121 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

A very casual Asian experience...expansive menu...good, not great, food...had Pho (good), caramelized eggplant (too sweet, but good flavor and not spicy enough) and Singapore noodles with chicken (tasty but way too bland and good have used some punch in terms of heat and flavor). Service what you'd expect of this level operation (no tablecloths but tables clean [if you count... More

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Alabama
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

I went to Saigon on a busy Sunday afternoon with friends, and despite the line at the door, the waiting time wasn't long at all. We probably waited for about 8 minutes or so for a table. Again, it was rather busy that day so we had to be a little more patient after we had made our order but... More

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Ithaca NY
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51 reviews 51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This restaurant looks very unprepossessing from the outside, but when you get inside, the joint is jumping! It's crowded atmosphere is a testimony to the excellent food and reasonable prices. It's a small place and we waited about twenty minutes to get seated for lunch. All tables seemed engaged in lively conversation, which on the up side gave it an... More

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