We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Saigon Cafe

6 Lagrange Ave, Apt A, Poughkeepsie, NY 12603-2411
Improve this listing
Got a photo?
Add it.
Ranked #119 of 240 restaurants in Poughkeepsie
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Most recent review
- Nov 19, 2013
Restaurant details
Write a Review

9 reviews from our community

55% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Pai, Thailand
Top Contributor
64 reviews 64 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013 via mobile

I've been going to Saigon Cafe for over 20 years and have introduced scores of friends to this "hole-in-the-wall" restaurant. The owners are the nicest people and the food is very good. Have never had a bad dish here. It's not gourmet but yummy nonetheless. I love their Happy Pancake. If you're looking for fancy or great atmosphere this is... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New York
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

I feel bad leaving this review as my husband and I have been loyal customers for many years. The owners must be struggling because not only has the food quality deteriorated significantly, but the owner has now taken to adding extra food to your order and charging for it. I know I am not the only one this has happened... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Poughkeepsie, NY
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2012

Was an authentic, reliable Viet cafe - with great Vienamese pancakes. An old stand-by that's gone the way of so many marginal (economically) places.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Marlboro, New York
Top Contributor
72 reviews 72 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

We eat at this restaurant several times a year. My teenage son loves the Steamed Imperial Rolls (served with a peanut dipping sauce) and the Lime Chicken (served on wooden spears). I enjoy the Hanoi Soup (beef, over thin noodles), and my husband the Chicken Nest (chicken with noodles and mixed vegetables). If you are new to Vietnamese cuisine or... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
New Paltz, New York
16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

We were looking for lunch around Vassar College and happened upon this tiny little place that was jammed at 1:30 on a Saturday so we went in. Although I had some reservations about this place all the reviews hanging on the wall were amazing and the host was so eager to please. The food, however was just average Vietnamese food.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2009

We ordered beef noodle soup, BBQ pork vermicelli, BBQ hoggie, two spring rolls. The noodles had aweful taste of dust and yucky flavor. The soup was too sweet. Horrible.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2009

Having dined at many fabulous and inexpensive vietnamese places around the world, Saigon falls short in several way: Not much in the way of vegetables, and the dish we ordered, Curry chicken with potato came with a chicken wing and a piece of potato that was about an inch in diameter. Kind of a disappointment. Owner was quite personable. Perhaps... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2008

One of my favorite poughkeepsie restraunts

Was this review helpful? Yes
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2008

Good food but the place is a little icky. Hole in the wall.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Saigon Cafe also viewed


Been to Saigon Cafe? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Saigon Cafe, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing