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“Not very good”
Review of Saigon

Saigon
Ranked #735 of 2,744 Restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Vietnamese
Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
Restaurant details
Neighborhood: Byward Market Area
San Diego, California
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42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Not very good”
Reviewed September 23, 2012

We arrived at restaurant just for something quick, but it take quite long time just to order food and another half house to get them to serve. The taste of food is average,

  • Visited September 2012
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  • English first
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English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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100 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Middle of the Pack”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

Not the best, but not the worst. The staff try very hard and the location is good but the food is average and did not overwhelm. Very kid friendly so that was a plus as our friends had a toddler.

  • Visited July 2012
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Charlottetown, Canada
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good Vietnamese food”
Reviewed June 27, 2012

Good vietnamese food.

good attention to kids. Really took great attention to my son. Loved the service!


Thought a bit costly for the value. But good food. Been here twice already.

  • Visited February 2012
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Thank Nair_VJ
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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Saigon Was Boring”
Reviewed June 8, 2012

I was disappointed. We took our daughter there to celebrate her graduation and the food was so bland. The salad rolls were lacking flavour as they consisted of lettuce, vermacelli noodles and maybe 3 shrimp. The small soup was bland and had exactly ONE shrimp. Really!!! And the spice was brought to our table with 2 plastic squeeze bottles. Usually Vietnamese soup (because we have visited Vietnam) is served with a plate of vegetables and herbs. Ours came with these pathetic squeeze bottles and no vegetables. Our waiter had this entitled attitude like look at me, I am special and arrogant and above you. Come on guys. You can do much better than that. Nice location but give it some heart and soul.

  • Visited June 2012
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Thank nowisthetime2
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Ottawa,Canada
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322 reviews
148 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
“OK but disappointing”
Reviewed May 27, 2012

Saigon was one of our favorite places when shopping at the Byward market. We went several times a year but yesterday was the last time. The restaurant was packed and the waitress was alone. It took 15 minutes to get a beer and 35 to get pour meal. In the past, they had a special at lunch time and the service was fast; not anymore. Still not very expansive but 50% more than the old specials and way too slow

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank MichaelOttawa_Canada
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