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Bistro Saigon

Certificate of Excellence
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1 Railway Road, Ilkley LS29 8HQ, England
01943 817999
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King's Lynn, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

As a pre-holiday treat the Saigon lived up to our friends recommendation. Good service with humour and appropriate engagement gave the four of us a fine evening. Would recommend the shared starter platter and the truly scrummy spring rolls. The caramelised ginger chicken is also one to try.

Thank CornishSuspect
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56 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Visited Bistro Saigon with friends last night. Some of the friendliest waiting staff I've come across for ages. Attentive without being obtrusive. The food was very good, especially the sharing platter of mixed starters- great for if you can't decide which to have. The food was good value and well cooked.

Thank Scillygirl27
Menston, United Kingdom
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42 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Ate at this restaurant for a friends birthday after hearing great reviews, but sadly we were rather disappointed. The restaurant was quite cold and the fact that the toilets open up right onto the restaurant floor quite close to the tables is a bit off-putting, particularly as they were not very clean. The food was good, with the exception of... More 

Thank Shelly T
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118 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My friend and I have both travelled around Vietnam and were blown away by the quality and authenticity of the food. The pork pho was wonderful and I can't wait to visit again when I return up north.

1 Thank Travellingtoes
Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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55 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I had a mid-week dinner here in October 16. We booked the table on-line from their website which was easy to use and confirmed by email quickly. We were advised on the night that booking for weekends could be more difficult and to get a particular table we may be better off booking by phone when we... More 

Thank Matt L
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming here since it opened and finally got around to reviewing. This is the only restaurant I know where the good seems to get better and better. Thai basil squid is a particular favourite tasty and very tender, so much squid is rubbery but not here.

Thank Colin C
Ilkley, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

We've been coming here since it first opened & have recommended & visited with countless friends, we've not however been this year so were very much looking forward to the evening. The portions (starters) were notably smaller but still very good if not a tad cool, the mains were good but the rice & noodles were almost cold. The main... More 

4 Thank Steve H
Leeds, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

I was recommended to this restaurant by a friend, and wasn't disappointed. The food was excellent, clean & fresh flavours, good selection & variety of dishes (flavoursome rather than spicy), and all reasonably priced. The service was borderline slow; there's a difference between well paced and too slow, and this was borderline - not enough to complain or spoil the... More 

Thank pfm18
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2016

Been there 3 times now, and the highlight for us is the 5 mixed starters, and there is plenty of choice for everyone. They serve a particularly delicious Gewurztraminer which complements the spicy food perfectly. The Thai curries - both red and green were superb.

Thank TioPep1967
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 17, 2016 via mobile

This place is a little gem. We attended for a surprise 18th for my niece Olivia, in a party of 18 people. We all ordered drinks at the bar attended by a very friendly and knowledgeable young lady. The host or head waiter, Ashley was a credit to the restaurant, although he had only been there two weeks, he was... More 

Thank Colin V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Thai, Vietnamese, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children, Romantic, Special occasions
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1 Railway Road, Ilkley LS29 8HQ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  West Yorkshire  >  Ilkley
  • Phone Number: 01943 817999

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