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4455 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92115
+1 (619) 2844215
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Dining options: Takeout

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  • 12
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  • 5
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Just Try One of Everything!

Truly exceptional. I don't know why they say it's a bare bones decor. It's clean and rather pretty, not a hole in the wall compared to many other pho places. This one distinguishes itself with the vast variety of dishes, flavored and spiced to perfection. The service is the usual, a bit formal and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 3, 2015
TravlingBard
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Dallas, Texas
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Dallas, Texas
Top Contributor
82 reviews 82 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

Truly exceptional. I don't know why they say it's a bare bones decor. It's clean and rather pretty, not a hole in the wall compared to many other pho places. This one distinguishes itself with the vast variety of dishes, flavored and spiced to perfection. The service is the usual, a bit formal and a bit stiff, but they will... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

Don't bother ordering take out. It took far longer than ordering in. We came in and ordered and waited nearly 30 minutes for our order to be ready.

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Cottonwood, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

I love this place! I think about it more than once a week! Everytime we visit San Diego, we go here. It is the best food ever! Grilled meats, fresh herbs and vegetables, whole fish, the most delicious Pho! I miss you so bad Saigon!!!! Cant wait to go back to San Diego to eat authentic Vietnamese! all I crave,... More 

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San diego
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I've been coming here since I was a little boy the food here is out if sane. By out of sane I mean really great Vietnamese food. I recommend the crispy noodles and the seafood fried rice.

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

My favorite Vietnamese restaurant in San Diego area. Authentic, large portions and at a great price. I love #22, their extra large bowl of beef Pho.

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Torrance, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Yummy food! Everything we ordered was good! Price is very reasonable. Don't be deceived by the outdated decoration of this place, it has an "A" rating which makes me feel good to eat here. Service is very good. Will definitely go back!

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Destin, Florida
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57 reviews 57 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

Authentic Viet food but was just missing something. Had Beef Pho, Fresh Rolls a chicken stir fry. Just a bit bland for Viet Food. Paid my bill and was not returned my CC card. Realized this the next AM, called and returned to the restaurant and spoke the very guy that waited on us. He went to the register to... More 

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San Diego, California
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80 reviews 80 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

This restaurant has a menu a mile long, (well no not literally). It is so difficult to choose an entree because the menu is extensive! Everything we have tried here is good. We especially like the chicken and rice in a clay pot, just delicious. For dessert try the three-bean dessert, sounds odd, but it is very good.

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Oceanside
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

Saigon on El Cajon Blvd (across from Hoover HS), is worth a monthly trip from North County. We love the variety of items to choose from. I classify it as Chinese/Vietnamese, with freshly prepared ingredients and little use of oil. We like the veggie spring rolls with a great peanut sauce and I usually get a rice or noodle dish... More 

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Oceanside
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48 reviews 48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

we like to trek down to Saigon on El Cajon Blvd. we like their food style. very fresh and a clean mouth feel. it used to be so busy at lunch that we had to wait nearly half an hour for food, well worth it though. we like the veggie spring rolls to start with. the staff is very attentive... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4455 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92115
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 (619) 2844215

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
  • Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Vietnamese

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