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Review of Saigon on Main

Saigon on Main
Ranked #98 of 197 Restaurants in Penticton
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed February 22, 2013

OK, this is a modest little place, and like most of the restaurants on Main Street, it has seen better days. That is, the decor is tired and the furniture well-worn. Given the state of the local economy, I can understand why the owner hasn't opted to renovate. However, all that aside, this restaurant is very clean, and the service is outstanding: very friendly and prompt. While far being from up-scale in atmosphere, it is comfortable enough to enjoy a good meal.

As for the food - I can only review the modest meal I enjoyed there today, their signature Pho Bo. (beef noodle soup)

THAT was perfect. Excellent stock, sweetened and seasoned to perfection, with a generous portion of shaved beef, and the very welcome addition of some very nice beef balls (Thit Bo Vien). The mung sprouts, lime and basil served on the side were fresh and tasty. The requisite condiments of hot pepper, hoisin, and hot sauce were all great...

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Reviewed January 7, 2013

Nice atmosphere. Enclosed glass area with view of street and shops. Food was good and prices were reasonable

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Reviewed December 8, 2012

I would have given this place a 2.5 if I had option, simply because the food was so so. There was plenty of food, quick friendly service, nice atmosphere, lots of Asian food options on the menu, but the food itself was nothing to write home about. I had their special, a chinese combo type plate heaped with monochrome chow mein, fried rice, a dried up looking spring roll, and sweet and sour pork. Everything turned out to be edible, and I even took home the leftovers just because I don't waste edible food, particularly if I'm feeling lazy. I won't rush back here, but I didn't leave feeling hungry either.

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1  Thank YuccaBC
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Reviewed October 2, 2012

Very ordinary food........with not very creative spicing. The sauces taste like they're out of a can. It's sort of like generic Asian.

1  Thank LarryTheRadioGuy
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Reviewed July 19, 2012

Very good value for the money spent. Very tasty food right downtown Penticton.

Thank Roddinbc
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