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234 West 48th Street, New York City, NY 10036
914 227 2575
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not too bad

I probably wouldn't go here again if I was ever in New York again. It felt like the staff were watching us the entire time. But the portions were huge and value for money.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
Bristol, United Kingdom
via mobile
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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133 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Bristol, United Kingdom
Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW via mobile

I probably wouldn't go here again if I was ever in New York again. It felt like the staff were watching us the entire time. But the portions were huge and value for money.

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Toronto, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

Doesn't look great from the outside but it's a hidden gem in NYC. Amazing food and great service. Lots of variety to choose from. The Hot and Sour soup is fresh and delicious, lots of entree options for anybody including great vegetarian options.

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33 reviews 33 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We really enjoyed the food - I had Thai Pad. Good food and lots of it. Service was excellent and we thought the prices were great especially since there was so much food and it was so good! Can't go wrong here!

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Oslo, Norway
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My girlfriend a I was here the other night for dinner as the restaurant looked cozy and was close to our hotel. Great atmosphere and the staff was warm and welcoming. Not much people I the restaurant on that evening so the food came quick and fresh. Large portions and great taste. Would have been a four star rating it... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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34 reviews 34 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant is located on the ground level of Best Western President Hotel. The restaurant is small and cozy. We ordered the Spicy and Tasty chicken, Chicken and Vegetable noodles, beef pho and crispy spring rolls. Everything was good, except for the chicken noodles as the serving is too much (I'm an average Asian girl). The serving would be nice... More 

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Macomb, IL
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

The warm atmosphere and friendly service. Inexpensive but huge portions. Always take some back to my room.

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Smithtown, New York
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27 reviews 27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

Upon arriving at the Best Western President's hotel at 10pm where I was spending the night after an international trip, I wasn't hopeful of finding a healthy way to fill my tummy. LO and behold ,adjacent to the hotel was this gem of a restaurant. I was the only customer for most of the time, but they treated me warmly... More 

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South Hadley, Massachusetts
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We've been twice to Saigon 48 and have eaten very well both times. Most recently we shared the steamed fish and garlic broccoli. Steamed fish can be very bland, but this was delicious, subtly seasoned, and it came with all sorts of just-crunchy vegetables. The broccoli was indeed laced with powerful amounts of garlic, and we enjoyed it. Portions are... More 

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Rome, Italy
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

It's by no means THE high Vietnamese quisine showing decades of French garstronomic influence. It's more like chinese there, minus glutamate. Very good fresh steamed fish. The serrvice is mild, unobtrusive and unlike many – I'd say most – NYC restaurants you don't feel hassled with empty smiles, passive-aggressive how's-everythings, and a constant Damocle's sword of 20% gratuity one is... More 

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Top Contributor
65 reviews 65 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I visited Saigon 48 in September of 2011 and it did not disappoint. Fast forward 3 years and it did not disappoint again! The food is fresh, the wait staff friendly and attentive and the prices very reasonable. It is a must do if you are around 48th street.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 234 West 48th Street, New York City, NY 10036
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 914 227 2575

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vietnamese
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm

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