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Reviewed October 8, 2020 via mobile

We had the pho with wagyu and brisket, it was very tasty but most of the brisket was like chewing gum . The service and flavor of the pho were very good and I will definitely give this place another shot .

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed June 13, 2020

I ordered Mi Hoanh Thanh yesterday for a friend and while I was on the phone with her actually eating it, she said she could taste a difference in the filling from one bite to the next. Today she told me she got sick from...it. Boo.More

Date of visit: June 2020
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Reviewed February 11, 2020

Food was good, service was good, our party of 4 enjoyed the meal, but it was loud and difficult to hear

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed February 1, 2020

Got taken here by a local who recommended it highly. He knew what he was talking about. Excellent food and service, nice atmosphere, good for social occasions or business discussions. Try the gelato wing that just opened about a month ago -- great way to...put out the fire from the main dish.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 27, 2020

We have been visiting this restaurant since it opened numerous times and it has never disappointed us. It has the best Vietnamese food which can be found in the area. I am visiting Vietnam often and really long for the freshness and authentic taste of...the food and this place is the closest where I can find this at home. The flavors are amazing and I like the modern take on traditional food. The restaurant itself is hip and modern, service is very friendly and attentive, This will not be the cheapest Vietnamese food you can find but some of the best.More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed December 9, 2019

My friend and I went to Sunday in Saigon for dinner because she is a vegan and they have a lot of options for her. I live very close to this location, so I was looking forward to trying it out. However, the service and...some of the food left a bit to be desired. The restaurant is one huge open room, so the noise can get a bit much if there are a lot of people. Also, in the winter there’s a gust of cold air every time someone opens the door. I asked to be seated far away from the door because of that. They have a fairly sizable menu, with a lot of standard Vietnamese food and some dishes that I hadn’t tried before. Because it was my first time here, I tried the egg noodles, a standard dish. It was a huge portion, but there was almost a soup underneath but they never offered or recommended rice (which it desperately needed). The appetizer wraps were just OK, some of them were fried and some were not, which would’ve been nice to know in advance. Service was not great. They ran out of Vietnamese beer, and basically only had one or two beers total. I opted for wine, but that would not be my preference here. Our waiter couldn’t really explain the food to us, so we hesitated from trying stuff we weren’t sure if it had meat/soy/dairy or stuff like that. I don't think I'll be back.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed December 8, 2019

Ate here for dinner. Appreciated the light-up menu, so I could read the menu. More restaurants should do this. Ordered the Thit Heo Kho Tieu (caramelized pork with black pepper in clay pot). It was good, but the cut of meat was on the fatty...side, which I didn't appreciate as much and which reflects in my overall rating of the restaurant. Prices are in line with what I'd expect to pay in Alexandria. Eden Center is cheaper and/or tastier, though. Pro tip: in the winter, don't sit by the front door, as it gets a bit cold/drafty there.More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed October 13, 2019 via mobile

Andy was our server and on a buffet selection helped choose an amazing taste experience. Food on small plates kept coming, each better than the previous selection until we had to stop only because we were totally satisfied.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed October 3, 2019

One of the best restaurants in the DC Area. This is authentic delicious Vietnamese food at a great value. Restaurant is beautiful and designed nicely. Must go if you're ever in Old Town Alexandria.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed August 6, 2019 via mobile

origonally we wanted to go to Caphe Banh Mi but it was closed. The sign asked us to go to its sibling Sunday in Saigon. What a mega experience. Everything was finest asian food, but with a special taste and fresh herbs in every dish....And it was cheap as well, with one shared appetizer, 4 mains and two beer we launched at only $90.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed May 10, 2019 via mobile

Heartbreaking. That’s all I can say. I dined at this upscale Vietnamese restaurant in Alexandria shortly after it opened to rave reviews. The place was packed, the food was great, the cocktails were perfect and it was a very satisfying experience (I see now that...I never reviewed it back then… I must’ve been crazy busy, which was a mistake because it deserved a great review). So now it’s been open for a while and tonight I had a strongly negative experience. It began on the reservation site. I’m here for business. I’m alone. When I tried to make a reservation online and changed the default guest count from 2 to 1 all of the available times disappeared. I had to go back to a two person request to be able to secure a reservation. I should have been a little worried. Because every single time-slot increments was available. I was seated promptly by courteous staff. The place was not full. It should have been. It’s Friday night in Alexandria. I asked for a seat with a banquette (my preference). The table I was given was where two cushions met and they were 6 inches apart at exactly where I was set (my place setting) to sit. I was seated at a double two-top, so I shifted everything over to the next table. Or at least I tried to. The placemat was stuck to the table. I had to peel it off. It resisted. Actually my shirt sleeves stuck to the table. Everything was tacky/sticky on the wooden table. Next realization... the table wobbled a full couple inches. I called the manager over and asked, after telling him I don’t mean to be a pain in the neck, for a different table. He happily switched me. The new table? Sticky... but happily no wobble! I ordered a cocktail. I waited. I waited. I waited. I was then asked if I wanted to order. I ordered three courses. No cocktail yet. My first course arrived. Halfway through it the cocktail arrived. My father taught me that a cocktail is a cocktail… not a beverage. First course: Hoanh Thanh Sate. Heavily fried. Very oily to the touch. Before I was finished the first course... the second course arrived. Nem Ran Hai Phong. Tasty, spicy, very enjoyable. Before I was finished the first and second course the main course arrived. Cua Lot Rang Me. I told the waiter I felt like I was being pushed. I felt like I was being asked to run a race. He mumbled an apology and said that no one told him that I wanted to eat slowly. Really? The main course, which was market price ($32) softshell crabs, was overcooked and mushy. I didn’t finish it. I just wanted to get out of there. And that’s what I did. One more comment about the restaurant. I noticed that the small area they have for waiting or sipping a cocktail (not at the bar but a different area) was edged with a variety of large plants. One of the planters contained a completely dead plant and another had recently had a plant removed. There were scummy rags at the bottom of some of the planters to catch water. Not particularly appetizing (see photo). They also had a floor drain and water line coming out of the floor under a small gaming table (see photo). All of this is evidence of compromise and doesn’t speak to the high standards the restaurant originally had. Note to owners: you have a beautiful place in a beautiful location. Shake it off and make it what it was. BTW: the final blow? I asked if they validated parking tickets. They kindly gave me a ticket with the instructions to insert my parking ticket first and then the ticket they gave me second. I did so leaving the garage. The gate machine could not read their ticket. I tried several times. Parking cost me $13. An appropriate number. It was an unlucky night for dining out. These are first-world problems. I get that. Still it was upsetting to see how far this restaurant has fallen.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 12, 2019

Anytime someone asks me to try a new Vietnamese place and it is not in Eden Center I shudder and cringe on the inside. A-L-O-T. Particularly even more and resist going if it is out of the way. Imagine my surprise when my brother and...sister both insisted we pop into this place for lunch when I was visiting them. On this nice wintery day, we ordered: *Nem Nuong - This felt like the star of the show. Definitely have never had it made this way. I loved the crunchy crispy rice thrown inside with the meat, noodles & veggies; it gave the roll a nice crunch to every bite. *Cha Gio Ga - Served, nice, hot, and crispy. I have nothing else to say other than it was tasty. *Bang Bao Ba Roi - Nice stacked hearty pork belly sandwich that was reminiscent of peking duck (buns), or rather, their take on it. *Pho with Waygu - Interesting broth, served hot, and hearty portioned. I feel like this pho fell short just a bit, as it is a Viet staple and there was nothing special about their pho or the meat. *(Brother and sister also ordered a fried rice and clay pot fish dish, which I did not try) Big open space restaurant with Asian, modern decor. There is a little lounge-ish area off the corner. They have one of those new vino dispensers that is proudly displayed in between the lounge and receptionist desk. Bathrooms were clean (you walk past the kitchen and bar area before finding it). They will validate parking if you parked in the adjacent parking structure. Overall, solid "neuvo" Vietnamese food and def worth the visit if you are in Old Town Alexandria!More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed March 19, 2019

It was a long time coming but a 2 lb. fried rockfish was well worth the wait. Maybe a little pricy at $45, but certainly delicious. The accommodations were maybe a little less desirable but nevertheless comfortable. The service was OK - no complaints. this...restaurant is maybe overpriced given the atmosphere and service but the redeeming factor is the good food.More

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed March 6, 2019

I lived across from this restaurant through several variations, predominantly Asian, although I don't remember for sure. Like a python worrying its prey, the spot eventually strangled all comers to a slow, painful death. Maybe Sunday in Saigon can hang around for a while? I...think it's a safe bet. Full Disclosure: One of my son's soccer coaches works here. He's pretty cool and a good soccer coach too. Little Alexandria Soccer League support here for S I S. Keep our coaches employed! Can't give a full review after one dinner, but we had some decent Pho and I succumbed to a crispy, chicken roll, which my wife thought was spicy. I only thought it was too small (which it wasn't). She took the other roll off my son's plate and devoured it before I could get to it! There's plenty of parking in the garage. You can validate the card at Trader Joe's until 9 p.m. for sure. Not sure if SIS validates. Street parking works too. Staff seems friendly, albeit young. They seemed to know what they were doing. Cute trick having the menu light up when you open it. My old man eyes thank you! Menu had some nice variety. Lot of choices. Wonder if they can keep quality as volume hopefully increases. Haven't seen it on weekends. Don't see my old haunts as much as I used to. I think you can safely give this place a shot. Worst comes to worst, cross the parking lot drive and pick up something at Trader Joe's. You can walk to any place in Alexandria in about 10 minutes. One thing I might pass on to the romantics, is that SIS is just 4 blocks from the Alexandria Waterfront. Nice dinner, strolling with your significant other down the waterfront and onto King Street and then circuit back to SIS on Saint Asaph Street...Not a bad first date venue. Can't tell yet whether it could be an Anniversary or birthday spot.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 3, 2019

Just very interesting and wonderful flavors at this restaurant. Full all you can eat brunch is a bit pricey but they do have individual off the menu items that a really great. Not the conventional Thai dishes that i have had in other restaurants....some interesting...variations. Was very impressed at the quality and melding of different flavors.....If you are adventurous and enjoy different tastes then this is the place.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4