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“Not bad - but not outstanding either”
Review of Saigon

Saigon
Ranked #4 of 23 Restaurants in Rivonia
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Johannesburg, South Africa
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59 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Not bad - but not outstanding either”
Reviewed June 21, 2014

I think of this as a fairly safe bet in Rivonia for a meal out, although recent reviews indicate it's a bit variable these days (I haven't had a really bad experience, but we don't go often). The food is not outstanding, but decent enough. Service wasn't great last time though.

  • Visited May 2014
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Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Johannesburg
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25 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“used to be good ... now pretty average”
Reviewed May 1, 2014

This used to be one of my favorite place... I understand that the patrons have changed, and it shows. Last night, the spring rolls were small and greasy (with hardly any lettuce or mint), the dumplings were hard, the sweet and sour pork a bit soggy, .. and the waiters absent. The spicy prawns and the wok beef were pretty good. Bit disappointing nevertheless.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank R B
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Gauteng, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Terrible Food”
Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

Went for dinner last night. The service was good, however, the food was awful. Ordered the pancake and pot stickers for starters...no flavour whatsoever. Had to eat the basil and mint that was served with the pancake to make it edible. Luckily we had not ordered mains yet. Will definitely not return or recommend Saigon to anyone.

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1 Thank Jo-AnnSaul
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Lephalale, South Africa
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Thoroughly enjoyable evening.”
Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

I was slightly worried as the six of us arrived without a reservation on a busy evening. Without any reason as the service was excellent.
We shared a combo starter. My main, BBQ duck breast in orange sauce arrived first at which point others were doubting whether their choice of main course would be as good. Nobody was disappointed. Amongst us we tried 4 desert options and again all were delighted.
A thoroughly enjoyable evening. I would certainly recommend Saigon, although the decor can perhaps be spruced up a bit.

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Thank MartieSharrock
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89 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Used to be better”
Reviewed April 5, 2014 via mobile

Food was average
Service good
Drinks expensive as well as the food
An average experience very average

  • Visited March 2014
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Thank Aidan B
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