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“Delicious!” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Saigon Cafe

Saigon Cafe
Leidsestraat 95-1, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020-737 0848
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Ranked #1,251 of 2,317 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Plymouth, Wisconsin
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Delicious!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

This VietAsian restaraunt was a real surprise. I had a green curry dish that was excellent. Also had really good cocktails, service, and comfortable contempory atmosphere.

Visited July 2013
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  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Amsterdam
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Decent Vietnamese food”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

I have been here a couple of times, before and after my trip to Vietnam. The food is definitely good and you can find some typical Vietnamese food that you cannot find in any other place in Amsterdam.
The service is decent and the location (really close to Leidseplein) it's just perfect.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Delicious Vietnamese food and friendly staffs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2013 via mobile

It is very good atmosphere with delicious food! They have a joyful waitress, who always had smiles on her face, such that giving customers very warm feeling!
Food is extremely good! Vietnamese doing rolls and lemon grass ice tea are recommended! Well services!

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Northern Ireland
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25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
“Well Worth a Visit”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

We are not that familiar with Vietnamese food but are Thai food addicts - so tried out Saigon Cafe. The restaurant is very well appointed with friendly young staff - with tables afording overviews of the busy street - so first impressions were excellent. Toilets were sparklingly clean.
Starters of goi cuon tom thit heo and goi cuon ga nuong sat were excellent - given an extra zing by the dipping sauce provided. Prawn lemongrass curry (ca ri tom) was absolutely lovely but we found the beef noodle dish (bo pho xao) a little mild - needing a zing from an extra dipping sauce we requested. While everything else was excellent (including a Saigon beer and a Jameson whiskey) the noodle dish was somewhat dissapointing. As we are more used to Thai food, perhaps our choice of this particular dish was not suited to our taste - but we will learn in due course I expect.
The food at €52 for two was very reasonable and we will be back to Saigon Cafe when next in Amsterdam.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Great food, efficient and friendly staff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

I recently ate here with my partner and having dined in overpriced Dutch restaurants before I was pleasantly surprised at the amount and quality of food here. The beef in lemongrass was beautiful! The staff was very professional and friendly too.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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