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Saigon Kitchen

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526 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5222
+1 607-257-8881
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
526 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5222
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Although very popular and not accepting reservations our wait was less than 10-15 minutes. Tradition Vietnamese fare, with pho, vermicelli, and fried rice dishes, with beef, chicken, and vegetarian options—all excellent. Entrees $10-14. There are many excellent restaurants in Ithaca; this is one of them.

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Saigon Kitchen is extremely popular with locals, students, and visitors. Most likely this is due to the low prices, very quick service and generous portions. We have been frequenting Saigon Kitchen for years, and it remains popular, though the quality has gone down hill. There...More

Thank Lisa Z
Reviewed 1 week ago

Small, family owned business on State Street in Ithaca, serving authentic Vietnamese food. Interior Not tons of room, but very clean and neat interior. Attendants are all dressed in Saigon Kitchen black t-shirts, very friendly and attentive, offering great advice on any and all menu...More

Thank Randy Jay W
Reviewed 1 week ago

visited on a Thursday night. a popular spot not sure why but mostly with millenials not with foodies (who go to the other Vietnamese restaurant in Ithaca) no reservations so you have to wait, no place to sit or have a drink while you wait,...More

Thank StevieZVB
Reviewed 1 week ago

Firstly, I want to say that I love the Pho here. The broth is rich, the meat is good (not too fatty), and the noodles are perfect. I've been twice recently and it fills me with happy, soupy goodness. I understand with a restaurant with...More

Thank ceruleantides
Reviewed 1 week ago

I have eaten here several times over the years and have enjoyed it less and less each time. Its the classic case of fame overtaking the original qualities that got this place its initial recognition. The food is OK but the overall dining experience makes...More

Thank EddieInIthaca
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for lunch after a college tour and were so blown away by the food that we went back for dinner. I had the lemon basil stir fry lunch special and it was so good I just might push my son to go...More

Thank joshgQ4500MC
Reviewed February 18, 2018

This is an enormously popular restaurant. Go early (like 11:30am) for lunch - or mid-afternoon (like 2:30pm) - only times there is not a line. BUT WORTH IT. Favorite of college students, locals and the lucky visitor who discovers it. Simple ambiance - always bustling....More

Thank rndtompkins
Reviewed February 9, 2018 via mobile

After skiing at Greek Peak, my daughter and I decided to make our first trip to Saigon Kitchen. We have wanted try it for a while. It was worth the trip, the food is fantastic and so fresh. First, we had the pot stickers and...More

Thank Scott K
Reviewed January 24, 2018 via mobile

We were visiting & drinking at Liquid State around the corner & asked the locals where to get a bite to eat. My two friends kept calling it Fo instead of Fa but loved it. My other friend really didn’t even want to try “unknown”...More

Thank xyliafanta
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Response from Knohanz | Reviewed this property |
Google it.
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I don't recall seeing liquor on the menu. Call ahead- they may allow BYOB.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Families with children, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 526 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5222
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-257-8881
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