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Cafe Saigon

#380 of 4,494 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Neighborhood:
The Village (Gay Village)
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1280 St Andre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
514-849-0429
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4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat - Sun 4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Montreal, Canada
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I were looking for a restaurant before going to see a show at the OLYMPIA.Our first impression of the restaurant was omg I think we made a mistake,the restaurant is very outdated but as they say don't judge a book by its cover. The service was very good, price was reasonable but the food was excellent. So... More 

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Thank lynn m
ReponseClient, Responsable des relations publiques at Cafe Saigon, responded to this review

Hi Lynn, Thank you for this review. We are glad to see that you enjoyed your meal, and that the service was good! About the ambiance, we will take your comment in consideration. We always want to do our best for our customers, so it will help us to become better. Have a nice day, and we hope to see... More 

Oslo, Norway
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

Two hotel receptionists recommended it (on two separate nights) when I asked for a nearby dinner spot, and when I decided to give it a go I was a bit underwhelmed with the environment, but pleasantly surprised by the dish. Can recommend the wok with lemongrass and chicken. (It is a bring-your-own-wine place, which means they serve no wine nor... More 

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Thank FrkFerie123
ReponseClient, Responsable des relations publiques at Cafe Saigon, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for this review. We are glad to see that you enjoy your experience! We hope that you'll come back soon! Have a nice day! More 

Montreal
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15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

This place is ancient and I've been there many times. The service is friendly and fast. It is off the main street of St.Catherine's on St. Andre in the Middle of all the club and restaurants and Parc Emilie Gamelin. It's a nice place to meet your friends and have an affordable meal. - I've had better "General Tao" Else... More 

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Thank eater2010
ReponseClient, Responsable des relations publiques at Cafe Saigon, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We are glad that you like us and you enjoy the service. Thank you for your fidelity. We hope to see you soon! More 

quebec
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70 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

You can bring your own wine and have a nice decent meal at a very reasonable price. The dumplings and the scallops are really goog and surprisingly so is the wonton soup which is slightly sweet. Service is fast and attentive.

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Thank crabbycranberry
ReponseClient, Responsable des relations publiques at Cafe Saigon, responded to this review

Hi, Thank you for this review. We are glad that you enjoy your meal and the service. Have a nice day and we hope to see you soon! More 

Toronto, Canada
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

Cafe Saigon is a decent family run restaurant on the edge of the gay village in Montreal. The menu was underwhelming, with a relatively small selection of items. I chose the General Tao chicken. Frankly I felt that it was a little too sweet, far from being the best I've had. However the food quality was overall good, not great,... More 

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Thank John W
ReponseClient, Responsable relations publiques at Cafe Saigon, responded to this review

Hi John, Thank you for this review. It will helps us to become better. Have a nice day and we hope to see you soon! More 

Ottawa, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

The area (outside) can fool you. Does not look like much. You get inside and you get greater immediately. They bring you tea (for free !) . The food is amazing whatever you take. I've been going there for the last 26 years ! I've moved far away but when I am in Montreal I make sure to stop by... More 

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Thank emtaika
ReponseClient, Responsable relations publiques at Cafe Saigon, responded to this review

Hi, What an outstanding review! Thank you so much! Feel free to stop by next time you are in town! See you soon. More 

Level Contributor
47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

the food was excellent .I had all my dishes from the chefs recommendations..each and every dish was so good..i suggest friends go and share dishes it's much more fun to have a variety...beef saigon was excellent..the shrimp scallop dish was well worth it.the peanut chicken and the general Tao chicken excellent..also they bring you a bucket of ice to keep... More 

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Thank patricia b
ReponseClient, Responsable relations publiques at Cafe Saigon, responded to this review

Hi Patricia, Thank you so much for your very detailed review! We are glad to read you enjoyed your visit at Café Saigon! See you again very soon. More 

Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015 via mobile

Poor isnt that bad but the service just sucks and at the end when i was paying my bill they tray to over chatged me so never coming back here

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Thank Ginna O
ReponseClient, Responsable relations publiques at Cafe Saigon, responded to this review

Hi Ginna, First of all, thank you for taking the time to share your comments with us. We are so sorry to hear you didn't fully appreciate your experience at Café Saigon. Please accept our apologies for any inconvenience we may have caused. We still hope to have a chance to serve you again the delicious food that we strive... More 

Asheville, North Carolina, United States
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36 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

We walked around Old Montreal and we pleased to find a Vietnamese restaurant. The location was convenient and since it was in a place that we thought had to have good food to survive. We were wrong. The service was lax the food tasteless. We like Vietnamese food and have had good and very bad. This place ranked as one... More 

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Thank Jerry S
ReponseClient, Responsable relations publiques at Cafe Saigon, responded to this review

Hi Jerry, First of all, thank you for taking the time to share your comment with us. We are sorry to hear you didn't fully appreciate your experience. We've been in business for many years, we serve hundreds of customers a week and we strive to offer the best authentic Vietnamese specialties. We would therefore love to have another chance... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

General Tao chicken highly recommended. Excellent service and free tastings too. All the food was above spectacular.

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Thank Danny G
ReponseClient, Responsable relations publiques at Cafe Saigon, responded to this review

Hi Danny, We are so glad to hear you liked your experience with us! See you again soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1280 St Andre, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > The Village (Gay Village)
  • Neighborhood: The Village (Gay Village)
  • Phone Number: 514-849-0429

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in The Village (Gay Village)

Neighborhood Profile
The Village (Gay Village)
The rainbow pillars of Beaudry Métro Station shepherd the way into to The Village, one of the largest hubs for gay and lesbian culture in North America. With an open layout and a congenial aura, the refurbished buildings along Rue Sainte-Catherine pay a special homage to menswear and to caffeine, with showrooms and cafes. By morning, the antiquing gems along Amherst Street are packed with collectors. An incredible party spot, The Village comes alive at night, when clubs, bars, and dance halls open their doors and the revelry is high, epitomized by the fanciful trimmings of the apropos Oscar Wilde building. From May to September, the area closes to automotive traffic, allowing restaurant terraces to pour onto the streets, creating a dynamic sense of community. Les Boules Roses, thousands of pink baubles, are hung to welcome in the festivals and celebrations, including Montréal en Arts, Divers-Cité, and the Pride Parade.