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

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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
Fresh and delicious

Of friend of mine (who is a frequent diner at Saigon) took me here for lunch on a weekday. I don't think I would have ever walked into the place on a whim on my own as it doesn't look like much from the outside, but was pleasantly surprised when we walked through the door into the bright, clean... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
Dreamwoman
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Descanso, CA
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Descanso, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Of friend of mine (who is a frequent diner at Saigon) took me here for lunch on a weekday. I don't think I would have ever walked into the place on a whim on my own as it doesn't look like much from the outside, but was pleasantly surprised when we walked through the door into the bright, clean interior.... More 

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Houston, Texas
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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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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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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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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Address: 4455 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego, CA 92115
Phone Number: +1 (619) 2844215
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
Average Prices: USD 5 - 20
Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Vietnamese

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  • 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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Asian, Vietnamese

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