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Saigon on Fifth

3900 5th Ave, San Diego, CA 92103-3121
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Ranked #67 of 4,041 restaurants in San Diego
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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89% Recommend
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San Diego, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Discovering Saigon on Fifth was a total surprise and now is a favorite destination for us. It is elegant, has extended hours and parking and one of the best menus in the area. It is family-owned and the family acts as chefs for preparing authentic Vietnamese dishes that are outstanding. In particular we like the Vietnamese beef (sometimes called shaking... More

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San Diego, California
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222 reviews 222 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Tried something new tonight and it was great spring rolls with peanut sauce was very good as well as dumpling soup tried mango fish and chicken basil both excellent great service

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Yuma, Arizona
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33 reviews 33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Great Vietnamese food. Quickly seated and served. Go hungry because you will have a bowl-full. Nice atmosphere, inside and out. Extra nice seating hiding in the back. The servers didn't have a good sense of reaching across the table putting armpits in my face numerous times, but that's my only beef. I think i expected better attention to that detail... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The restaurant is classy, reasonably price and the best thing is that the food is great :) Another plus is that they are open until 3 AM. I am from Miami and we are used to have restaurants opened 24 hours or until morning.

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New York State
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34 reviews 34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Visited during a recent San Diego vacation. Creative menu with some different twists on usual Vietnamese food and interesting presentation. Decent prices for what you get. Very good service. A good find. Small quibble: While the building it's in is on Fifth, the restaurant entrance is around the corner on University and not immediately visible from Fifth.

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Cape May Beach
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184 reviews 184 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

Our visit was based on the recommend of a friend in the area: "Best Vietnamese food in the area." It was very good, so that may be. I cannot compare with others here. However, compared with others in the US I have visited, it was good and the menu was interesting! I had the tamarind soup, since I never saw... More

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San Diego, California
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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

This is an elegant restaurant with gracious service and excellent food. We especially like their Beef broth Pho. Highly recommended. (Don't be frightened by the look of the restaurant. You can have two bowls of Pho and spend less than $10 per person!) Also open very late!

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Colton, California
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52 reviews 52 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

one of the best meal i have had. all of us in a party of 6 were very impressed --- food excellent, ambience was well set for a date or family get together, service and the price. we had all fish dishes - the best was the creamy basil bass dish they have only 2 desserts in the menu -... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013 via mobile

We were trying to find a good pho place and stumbled across this Gem. We had the spring rolls and vegetable pho. Both were amazing. Our server was one of the best we have ever had at a Vietnamese restaurant. A very pleasant experience and we would definitely come back next time we are in town.

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Vancouver |Canada
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

The decor is elegant and the service was super fast. Very tasty food in large portions. My friend and I ordered two dishes, ate a lot and had enough leftovers to give a homeless person a super meal.

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