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“Great for Yellowknife, average compared to a big city” 4 of 5 stars
Review of A Taste of Saigon

A Taste of Saigon
4913 50 St, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2P7, Canada
867-873-9777
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Ranked #14 of 56 Restaurants in Yellowknife
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
Yellowknife, Canada
1 review
“Great for Yellowknife, average compared to a big city”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2011

I first started going to Taste of Saigon as a visitor to Yellowknife, and I continue to go now that I'm a resident. By Yellowknife standards, the food is tasty and affordable. However, it's more expensive than a similar restaurant in a big city, and you don't get the same fresh ingredients (e.g. herbs for pho noodle soup or bun vermicelli). If you're a local or a visitor looking for a reasonably priced, fast and tasty dish I highly recommend it. If you're a visitor looking for an authentic, cheap Vietnemese noodle house, you might be disappointed.

  • Visited May 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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NWT
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83 reviews 83 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
“Excellent, Every Time”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2010

Probably the cleanest most consistent restaurant in Yellowknife.
Quick, friendly service, fresh food, and good prices.
If you plan to go for lunch, get there before 12, or make a reservation.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Clean, Delicious & Made to Order”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2010

Some comments from travellers outside of Yellowknife has indicated TOS is average Vietnamese food. While that may be true when you come from a major city, Taste of Saigon is a gem unlike any other in Yellowknife.

The food is inexpensive, fast, flavourful, and unlike any competing restaurants. The restaurant is spotless. The servers are always pleasant, even when the place is packed and a line is forming out the door.

Once you've eaten here, you'll find a reason to come back at least once a week. One such reason would be the "small" version of any soup for only $7. I say "small" because while it is certainly smaller than the regular, it is still large enugh for a filling meal at lunch time.

The other Vietnamese place in town also serves Western diner food and is typically of lower quality in terms of cleanliness, quality of ingredients, and flavour.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Ingersoll, Canada
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
“Terrific value for money”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2010

The food is consistently good. Good place for lunch. Fastest in Yellowknife.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“I love TOS!! Order #1 and #63, must haves...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2010

I love TOS!! Order #1 and #63, must haves :)

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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