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“Absolutely delicious range of asian food”

New Saigon Restaurant
Ranked #129 of 393 Restaurants in Surfers Paradise
Price range: $6 - $17
Cuisines: Chinese, Thai, Vietnamese
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Takeout
Description: This Gold Coast eatery features a range of authentic and well-priced Vietnamese, Thai and Chinese dishes on the extensive menu. Indecisive diners might want to turn their attention to the substantial list of chef's specials. The Chef, Hue Trieu, has worked in the restaurant business since her teenage years. Cooking is true passion for her. She learned and developed her cooking skills from her family's restaurant in Vietnam as well in different Chinese and Thai restaurants in Germany. In 1993 She and her husband set up their first restaurant in Geelong, also named New Saigon and then the second one named Hi Hi restaurant, both were successful. Deeply impressed by Gold Coast's lovely weather and lifestyle, She and her family moved to Gold Coast in 2003 initially for early retirement but only 1 year later she missed the hospitality scene so much, so they decided to open New Saigon Restaurant in Gold Coast in April 2004. Although the position is not really ideal for a restaurant but thanks to the good support of regular local customers as well casual tourists, New Saigon Restaurant has established itself as a good place for authentic Vietnamese and Asian foods on the Coast.
Reviewed May 13, 2014

Visited last night with the family - four adults and one 8 year old. If you are wanting atmosphere, this is probably not the place to dine in however the food was surprisingly spectacular. We ordered a range of dishes including mild red fish curry, ginger prawns, vietnamese prawn pancake and mongolian beef. Couldn't fault any of them (except maybe too much lettuce). Flavours were fantastic. Even the fussy 8 year old loved it! We are Gold Coast locals and will be coming back.

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Reviewed April 23, 2014

We visited yesterday with my family. The manager refused to acknowledge us. We patiently waited 20 mins because we were at a loss as to what was happening. We got up to leave and at this point we were finally acknowledged. The manager said to us "you busy, you busy? Good you can go"
We did and had a wonderful dinner at a thai resteraunt at burleigh heads.

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hihirest, Owner at New Saigon Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded April 28, 2014

Hi Visitor23_13,
We are very sorry about your unhappy experience with us that night.
It was simply we were totally once again overloaded. Although we, as owners, have always tried our best, we couldn’t make all our customers happy just because we couldn’t “magic” and serve all the meals for so many customers as quick as requested.
We may take this opportunity to remind our value customers that we are running our restaurant by only my wife and me and we’ll keep it so as it is. We mean we may not always serve as quick as expected, especially at busy time, eg. peak hours of weekends, holidays…
We apology again and wish you and your family always good luck in dinning out.

PS: Small helpful tip for you: when you come to a busy restaurant for dinning without booking, don’t just serve yourselves the seats as last time by us, but try to as staffs first if they can serve you at all and if yes how long you have to wait, so you can decide if you can wait or leave. This way you won’t waste your time to wait for nothing and then time to write a “terrible” review to them!

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Reviewed April 4, 2014

A quick feed for Friday lunch.
Only three others there. Waiter super friendly. Menus. Study. Order.
Both of us had Pad Thai. One chicken and one pork.
A short time later the steaming plates arrive. Ribbon noodles with the normal inclusions. Peanut sprinkles and a quarter lime.
The noodles were a tad over sauced for my liking but were tasty and filling. For ten bucks. Good value.
Would like to try the main fare at dinner.

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Thank MurielMelbourne
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Reviewed April 2, 2014

I eat here at least once or twice a week. The Vietnamese choices will never disappoint, I love the Spicy Beef Noodle Soup and the Vermicelli Noodle dishes. Quality of food is always very consistent and delicious! If you love real Vietnamese food then you will love this restaurant. Please don't pass this little restaurant up!

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Thank CaityC
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Reviewed January 26, 2014 via mobile

Second visit here in 2 years. Both times faultless. This place has real authentic vietnamese food and is just amazing value for money. Be sure to try the bahn khot!!

Thank timd2234
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