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“Authentic Vietnamese food with great service” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of SaiGon Moon

SaiGon Moon
Ranked #117 of 634 Restaurants in Basel
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese, Soups
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Authentic Vietnamese food with great service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

Coming from a Vietnamese family, I'm a pretty harsh judge of Vietnamese cuisine that isn't made by my mum.I also live in London, which has its fair share of pretender Vietnamese restaurants so I was mega impressed when it came to Saigon Moon.

I would completely bypass all the Chinese type dishes and skip straight to the actual Vietnamese dishes (ask the staff if you're not sure - they're really nice). My husband and I shared banh cuon as a starter, I had pho bo and he had hu tieu xao. Everything was lovely but the real star of the night was the pho which was the freshest and most flavoursome I've ever tasted. It got passed back and forth between the two of us because it was so delicious. Definitely worth a trip

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank tpte
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  • English first
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  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Korean first
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English first
Basel, Switzerland
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48 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Bees knees”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2013

This place is absolutely divine. I had the best food I have eaten in Basel here and one of the best Thai or Vietnamese meals I have had all over the place.

We had a lovely starter of prawns with various accompaniments that were to be eaten in pepper leaves which were wonderful and then a red curry and also some lovely wok fried chicken.

It is excellent value for money, and our server Tabitha was brilliant.

Will have to come back here. I recommend it to any foodies and people who are in Basel missing some authentic Asian food.

  • Visited July 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank memonge
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Basel, Switzerland
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55 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Good service - dull food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2013

Anyone ever been to Asia shouldn't eat here. Sure, the service was great, but the food dull and uninspired. Maybe what Swiss people think, Asian food should taste like...

For the love of god, there are several Asian restaurants in and around Basel, but most of them serve the same bland food. Where is the taste of Asia?

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Alanisette
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Basel, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Hidden Treasure”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

Everything we ordered, from the Goi Hai San salad, homemade spring rolls, Bun bo xao sa ot beef noodle, Vit Peking (wok-fried duck) to the fried bananas, was tasty and refreshingly different from the 'usual Thai and Chinese' in Basel. In addition, best value for money you get in Basel and very friendly service. Location could be better.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Of_Simple_Tastes
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London, United Kingdom
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108 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Great place and good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 22, 2013

Probably eat here 3 or 4 times a month and that says how much we enjoy it. Food is generally good, service excellent and pretty good value for Basel.

Visited June 2013
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