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Bistro Saigon

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1 Railway Rd., Ilkley, England
01943 817999
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Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars

On our last visit the slow service was a disappointment. This time the service matched the superb food. Highly recommended.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Nick H
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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English first
West Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The initial impression was that the restaurant was now dark , this was our first visit since the refurb. We were seated in the corner near the steps at a table for four booked for 7 pm. The service was very slow. The food as ever was excellent in every way. Unfortunately the waitress had a very abrupt manner throughout.... More 

Thank Hazel310_10
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39 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On our last visit the slow service was a disappointment. This time the service matched the superb food. Highly recommended.

Thank Nick H
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59 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ate here on a busy Friday night. The food was fantastic, very authentically Vietnamese, (apart from the slightly out of place prawn crackers?), and the staff were friendly and fun. The cost of around £35 per person, including some great wine, was remarkably good value. One star has been dropped as we were seated downstairs. Not only are the... More 

Thank MichaelDonkin
Ilkley, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a wonderful treat for the tastebuds as always!. I have been visiting the restaurant since it opened and enjoy the experience every time. The staff are always friendly and the chefs superb. Surprised to find a comment regarding "vile mannered staff". I have always found the staff very accommodating. polite and helpful and the person in question superb in... More 

Thank Jojo2065
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Rather than give a bite-by-bite account of our dining experience, I will outline the main points: Service: Extremely pleasant, prompt and attentive staff. Food: Generous helpings of freshly prepared, imaginative and delicious dishes which exceeded all expectations. Drinks: Good choice of beer, wine and spirits; something suitable to accompany every meal. Ambience: Relaxed. Value for money: Very good. Would I... More 

Thank MTSkull59
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After visiting here numerous times with both family and as a couple we honestly loved the food and visited once a month. The last time we visited I got horrendous stomach cramps and had to pull over in the car to be sick twice, as soon as we got home my partner was also very sick and we spent the... More 

5 Thank travellerx23
Leeds, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went with some friends had a great time, brilliant food full of flavour, good portions , great staff, booking essential

Thank Sarah C
Leeds, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We went on a friday night with some friends for dinner. One of our friends is a usual there and thus we trusted here to go there. The place was already full at 18;30. Our table was close to the entrance and the sits were nice and spacious. We ordered the deal of 5 starters for 7.95 to share between... More 

Thank Victor G
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

After reading the reports on trip advisor I expected a authentic Vietnamese meal but it was nothing like. Surely with all the Asian wholesalers in leeds this should not be a problem. I thought it may have been me who expected to much as I have spent a long time in Asia and Vietnam but the couple next to us... More 

Thank mickygreen
Leeds, England, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

I adore the food here. It has amazing, fresh flavours and subtle textures. I could keep eating them until I popped. The steamed sea bass is absolutely wow. I was super impressed with the friendly staff who were very happy to help and eager to explain dishes to us. A total winner.

Thank Nikki M

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1 Railway Rd., Ilkley, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Ilkley
  • Phone Number: 01943 817999

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions


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