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“Dissapointing” 2 of 5 stars
Review of Saigon by the river

Saigon by the river
189 Quay Street, Rockhampton, Queensland, Australia
07 49270888
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Ranked #31 of 118 Restaurants in Rockhampton
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Special occasions, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Brisbane
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“Dissapointing”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Awesome location.. on stilts perched out over the river - but the good stuff ends there. Yup, nice outlook, very peaceful if going on a quiet night. But the food unfortunatly matches the decor and level of upkeep of the restaurant.. terrible. Food is reasonably cheap.. but when it's not enjoyable then you still like you've paid too much.

Some serious money needs to be spent to revitalise the place.. and then the staff may start taking more pride in their service and meals.

Tried it twice now (just to be sure) and wont be back.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Rockhampton, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
“So good they named it twice!?!?!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2012

Went here with a couple of friends for a mid week dinner. Great location. Service is adequate. Large selection on the menu. What ever we ordered tasted good and was good value

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Rockhampton, Australia
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51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
“Lovely spot on the river”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

Menu choices are vast, the only downside is that as an 'authentic' restaurant tea and coffee is not available with dessert.

Visited December 2011
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5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Lovely food but better as a daytime venue”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012 via mobile

As a single diner, I was placed inside even though the balcony was not full. But that's ok, as you couldn't enjoy the river as it was too dark. Food was very yummy and came fast. Service was fine and pleasant except they forgot to give me cutlery. I'd go back, but during the day.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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“Terrible Service”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2012

Went to dinner with my family on a Friday evening. The initial greeting downstairs was warm but once at the table there was no service whatsoever. The two young girls working were more interested in talking amongst themselves. Had to get up and ask if we could have a drink...twice!
Bowls were not removed after entree, even though they had scraps in them and were told they were to be used for the main course also!! Food was quite tasty but the lack of service ruined the night for us.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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