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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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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2013
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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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Oceanside
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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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Davis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012

I came down to San Diego to visit my friend. We came by to eat dinner here and I have to say the Vietnamese Cuisine is very delicious. We ordered the family dinner with 7 course dish. We had the garlic crab, fish sour soup, fish pot with oyster sauce, and more food. In all, it was some delicious food.... More 

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

FOOD The pho was cooked with quality ingredients making for an incredible broth. The beef was a little fatty for me, but I understand that can be a plus for some. I tried some of my friend's Mongolian beef which was delicious. ATMOSPHERE Nice, large dining room. Felt a bit uneasy seeing two large rear projector TVs right above the... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

There's many Pho/Vietnamese restaurants in San Diego, but IMO I think Saigon is the best. Every dish I've had exceeded my expectations. Their spring rolls are huge! I get full on just an order of spring roll. My wife and I always come here for Pho and every time our families and friends are in town, we bring them here.... More 

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Miami Beach, FL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

Saigon is a basic restaurant, no fancy decor, waiters with (often) minimal English, but the food is excellent, tasty, and very Vietnamese. The pho is made with fresh ingredients and is spiced very well, though there are the usual spices and condiments at the table to add to it. Other dishes--I've been there three times--are also fresh, light, and flavorful.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2009

authentic viet namese. good prices and good service and good atmosphere

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San Diego, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2009

Straight up traditional Vietnamese dining. Not for the faint of heart, but definately for the adventurous. I have had shark fin soup, crispy duck and various frog dishes here as well as my favorite vietnamese preparations. The have live seafood in tanks for ultimate freshness. Service can be it hard to understand but relax and take a trip to Saigon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2009

Good Pho!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2008

BEST PHO!

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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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