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“Are You Kidding ?!?!?!?!!!!!”
Review of Saigon Garden

Saigon Garden
Ranked #30 of 103 Restaurants in Parksville
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Reviewed March 26, 2013

Went here because of ALL the good reviews...What a disappointment !!! The place is a DUMP !!!! Does Parksville NOT have a Health Inspector ??? Ordered the Wonton Soup and #31 Lemon Grass Chicken W/ spring rolls and prawns...Also a side order of Deep fried Wonton...The Wonton's in the soup were doughy and mushy...The Deep-fried Wonton's were burnt as were the Spring rolls and prawns !!! TERRIBLE FOOD !!! NOT at all what I was expecting !!! The Chicken looked and tasted like it was run-over by a car on the Island Highway....The place itself was VERY filthy !!! From your "Beer" selection being written out on the back of the napkin dispenser to the mirror on the back wall that hasn't been cleaned since the day this dump opened !!! Not only will I NOT ever set foot in this place again, I'm also calling the Health Inspector, As someone is going to get awful sick eating here and soon...!!! And for all the good reviews of this place, The people writing them have NEVER had REAL Vietnamese cuisine.... HUGE disappointment !!!

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Reviewed January 9, 2013

Fresh, hot food served very fast, even on the busiest days and this restaurant is always busy. Very good authentic Vietnamese food with lots of flavour. Very affordable, there is only one item on the menu that costs more than $10.00 and that one is only $10.50!! Although very clean the decor does need updating. I highly recommend this restaurant!!

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Thank evanch
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Reviewed December 20, 2012

The Vietnamese food is amazing at the Saigon Gardens! Decor is tacky, the waitress is very efficient, and it is cheap. Take out is good too.
Hot and sour soup clears nasal passages and is my favourite with a choice of prawns or fish balls.
Salad rolls are good too!

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Thank Moonbeams7
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

We used to go to Saigon Garden on a weekly basis a few years ago. We enjoyed the quaint simplicity and found the meals to be flavorsome and inexpensive. However, in over 10 years, the owners have done very little to improve the cleanliness and atmosphere. After our favorite server left, we began to notice the sticky tables, uncomfortable chairs, and a smell lingering from the bathroom. That is when we stopped going. We recently decided to give them a second chance and ordered the spicy Tofu stir fry to go. The meal was excellent and was of great value. A tasty meal for 2 under $20.00 is hard to find anywhere. However, the restaurant and it lack of ambiance remains. I would highly recommend Saigon Garden for their appetizing and economical meals. But, do yourself a favor and get your meal to go…

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Thank drlarr
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Reviewed October 24, 2012

This place is a small family run restaurant. The food is tasty, plenty , affordable. Best kept secret in Parksville. #29 is my winner :) Yummmmmy

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Thank Braoul50
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