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Saigon Vietnamese Restaurants

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1230 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2608
+1 805-966-0909
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Santa Barbara, California
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334 reviews
237 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 7, 2017

I love their food and it is priced really reasonably. The waitstaff and management don't seem to care about service however. Everything was slow. They blamed the film festival, but why don't they anticipate and have more people ready?

Thank expectquality1942
Santa Barbara, CA
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 2, 2017

Very good soups and broths. Not too salty and very fresh and tasty. A little far up State Street for tourists...maybe but very good.

Thank maxwell r
Goleta, California
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309 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016 via mobile

Nice change from typical SB menus. I love the pho with beef and rice noodles. Vietnamese iced coffee is a special favorite beverage. Service is sometimes a bit slow but thorough. Good location, lots of seating.

Thank Cathy M
Santa Barbara, California
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226 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2016

I dined in and took a to go Pho for my wife who was getting off work in a half hour. Great dining in and take out as well. We will dine in next time. Great food!

Thank Heligypsy
Santa Barbara, California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2016

A family owned restaurant that has the best Vietnamese food in Santa Barbara. It has two locations and both are excellent

Thank jcsmsb
San Jose, CA
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 19, 2016

Decent hot pot soup with decent price. Nice decor, friendly service. A lot of selection - the price range is decent

Thank hieverybody
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

Saigon's ambiance did not draw me in on this cold day as we left our coats on through the ordering process. The menu choices were many, but we managed to spotlight the warmer noodle/soup choices to thaw us out fairly quickly. The friendly staff arrived at the table in good time with our duck curry with noodles and a plate... More 

Thank Adverturousone
Barcelona, Spain
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57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Attentive and friendly staff, but menu with way too many options and very little written in Vietnamese (or english phonetic equivalent) if I recall correctly. The beef phō with beef slices was very good - exactly what I expected, as were the fresh spring rolls. Nothing to complain about, but also nothing to rave about. For my preferences, the menu... More 

Thank GregOh-12
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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195 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 7, 2016

This spot was recommended by my Vietnamese nail tech, so we figured it would be authentic, and were pleased to see a Vietnamese family dining when we arrived. Perhaps we just ordered the wrong things. Our appetizer shrimp spring rolls were overstuffed with lettuce (and some obligatory mint and cilantro), very few bean sprouts and a few tiny shrimp stuffed... More 

Thank TravelbeeSantaFe_NM
Bangkok, Thailand
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304 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2016

Really enjoyed my lunch here at the Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant in Santa Barbara. The noodles were authentic and generous in portions and the sauvignon blanc wine by the glass was delicious. I had a nice aftertaste leaving the place and the price was fair and high value. I wasn't really thrilled by the service though; there seemed to be long... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1230 State St, Santa Barbara, CA 93101-2608
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Santa Barbara
  • Phone Number: +1 805-966-0909

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