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1753 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4176
(907) 452-4399
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Grandma's sunday dinner

I was very pleased to choose this place to eat, on the outside it looked like if it was closed, on the inside it was like going to visit grandma, ms. Mai (the owner) is a very sweet lady and her food taste delicious, I had brisket and flank Pho, if you are looking for a super fancy place to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 10, 2013
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Fairbanks, Alaska
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I'm born and raised In Fairbanks yet hadn't tried Little Saigon. Had passed by it for many years and finally decided to try it for lunch, the exterior doesn't have the dazzle of today's restaurants. We sat down and first impression it was dingy, less polished, and were going to leave but decided to be polite and give it a... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I'm a long time Fairbanks resident born and raised in Fairbanks. I had always gone by this restaurant and finally stopped in. The food was amazing!! it was hot, fresh and authentic. The PHO amazing and we ordered 3 more entrees to go. You may find the place not quite up to what you would expect in America for looks... More 

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Victorville, California
Top Contributor
102 reviews 102 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

This had great food, we go there a lot during my stay. Fast service, hot food and great prices. The ambiance is nice too.

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Barcelona, Spain
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16 reviews 16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014

If you want the soup ONLY, but the rest of the dishes are not worth it. I had a chicken salad that was made with packed tyson chicken and the cook skimped on the meat. Not enough for the price. The lettuce was soggy and wilted. The sup smelled amazing but not my flavor, ONLY BEEF WAS AVAILABLE. It does... More 

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Olympia, Washington
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2013 via mobile

I was very pleased to choose this place to eat, on the outside it looked like if it was closed, on the inside it was like going to visit grandma, ms. Mai (the owner) is a very sweet lady and her food taste delicious, I had brisket and flank Pho, if you are looking for a super fancy place to... More 

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Anchorage, Alaska
Top Contributor
246 reviews 246 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2013

The Little Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant in Fairbanks is a must-visit place, if you enjoy excellent food that is well-prepared and tasty. The owner and cook is an elderly lady who does everything, and she create fabulous dishes one at a time. The fresh rolls (with yummy fillings), the BBQ pork (slightly sweet and really tasty), the noodle and rice dishes... More 

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LA
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100 reviews 100 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2013

It was just like other reviews had said, it appeared to be this Vietnamese woman cooking in this small shop which almost in a way seemed like her home. When she finished cooking she went back to her laptop and continued playing solitaire. We had the Chicken vermicelli, shrimp egg noodles, and spring rolls – all of which were really... More 

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Cebu City, Philippines
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48 reviews 48 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Rumors of this restaurant demise are exaggerated. We recently had lunch at Little Saigon. I had Pho with well done beef and my wife had Bun with Pork. Cooked to order, fresh and tasty, REAL VIETNAMESE COOKING. The owner/chef/waitress assured me she is open and working everyday. If you have ever been to Vietnam and eaten in a neighborhood Pho... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
Top Contributor
117 reviews 117 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

we were on our way to the airport and stopped by here for lunch. The place looks run down and outdated but still cozy on the inside with pictures and souvenirs from Vietnam being hung up. The pho bo (beef soup noodles) and vegetables (black mushrooms with vegetables) were good and have adequate portions. It even comes with a plate... More 

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

The pho was very unexpectedly fantastic - a welcome surprise to someone used to pho in urban areas with many Vietnamese restaurants. I dare say it was the best that I'd had in my life. Another plus was that it was also very inexpensive. The only negative I can think of was that it was a little hard to find.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1753 College Rd, Fairbanks, AK 99709-4176
  • Location: United States  >  Alaska (AK)  >  Fairbanks
  • Phone Number: (907) 452-4399

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vietnamese

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