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3900 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3121
619-220-8828
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11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 am
Good for:
Doing business

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  • 49
    Excellent
  • 19
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great Vietnamese Food with an American Twist

I have been to this restaurant many times with friends and with large groups. The food is fresh and tasty. There is both indoor and outdoor dining available as well as separate rooms for parties.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 23, 2015
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san diego
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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san diego
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015 NEW

I have been to this restaurant many times with friends and with large groups. The food is fresh and tasty. There is both indoor and outdoor dining available as well as separate rooms for parties.

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60 reviews 60 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

I usually dine alone, and I like prompt service so I can get in and out fairly quickly. They always take my order quickly, and give me good advice if I need it. The 360 beef is amazing. It is cubed beef tenderloin, and is a very good cut of meat indeed. Their other traditional Vietnamese dishes are better than... More 

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San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The food is fresh and well-prepared. Try the fresh spring rolls but make sure to ask for extra peanut sauce as it's the best. Great takeout service and they're open until 3:00 AM.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

We are the pho lovers :) 4 stars for pho not for service. We were aware of bad service there. And it was pretty poor. But the Pho is so good. the meat it very tender and the broth is really good, veggies are fresh. Difficult to find good pho place. The atmosphere is nice, not a cheap fast food... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews 43 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

While their food may be tasty, they seriously have the worst service I have experienced in a seemingly decent restaurant in a long time. While we were there for almost two hours at our table, I assure you, we were not eating or chatting all of that time. We were waiting. The worst was when food finally arrived at our... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

A friend had recommended Saigon on 5th and said it was among the best Vietnamese he'd had anywhere! My husband and I agree! We liked it so much that we returned a second night, just to have the Vietnamese crepes (think combination of crispy omelet and crepe) again. We also loved the lotus stem salad one night and green mango... More 

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Seattle, Washington, United States
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51 reviews 51 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

The food here is incredible. The Fish of Hue is amazing. The lemon-grass chicken is the most tasty I've ever had. The spring rolls are really fresh. The décor is very pleasant and the service friendly and efficient. The wine list by the glass is very good. Plus, the restaurant is in a fun part of town to explore.

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Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Saigon delivered excellent service, featured an extensive menu packed with many options, and was quite tasty to boot. Highly recommended!

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San Diego, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

This is a very good Asian/ French fusion Restaurant. It is in the Hillcrest area of San Diego. Everything I have ordered there has been good to excellent. The Duck plate is very good and I enjoyed their soups and salads as well. You must ask for the amount of spice you want as I like my food spicy but... More 

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San Diego, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

We had a great evening here Saturday night with friends. We ordered lots of items and shared. The place was packed and the service was excellent. I hadn't had Vietnamese food before, but it is a lot like Chinese, so it was easy to order (except for the very large menu, which made it a challenge - we wanted to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3900 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3121
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 619-220-8828

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vietnamese

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 2:00 am
Monday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 2:00 am

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