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“Perhaps the best shrimp pad thai ever...”
Review of Saigon City

Saigon City
Ranked #40 of 79 Restaurants in Old Saybrook
Cuisines: Thai, Vietnamese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Globe trotters
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51 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
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“Perhaps the best shrimp pad thai ever...”
Reviewed September 10, 2010

Perhaps the best shrimp
pad thai ever. Better than Thailand , actually. And somehow this eclipsed the fact that the service was a joke.

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Windsor, CT
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“Real Vietnamese/Thai & Outstanding Service‎”
Reviewed June 26, 2010

Saigon City is the best little restaurant in Old Saybrook - dare I even say the best Vietnamese/Thai dining on the East Coast shoreline... As soon as you enter, you are led into a warm dining room with wooden floors, a crackling fireplace, and unique Vietnamese art hanging from the walls. The steamed dumplings are the most delicate and fresh you'll ever have. The sauces of their signature dishes (i.e. the lemongrass chicken) present a subtle kick, and are truly in a flavorful league of their own. My wife and I have been coming back to Saigon City for over 5 years, and are never disappointed. They have wonderful and polite staff, a charming atmosphere and very reasonable pricing.

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Hamden, Connecticut
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“SAIGON CITY FOOD BETTER THAN IN SAIGON”
Reviewed May 9, 2010

Excellant Food, Wonderfull Restauraunt, Professional Staff Beautifull atmosphere. I am a Vietnam Vet and this food is as authentic Vietnamese food you will ever get in the UNITED STATES of America. Ate Vietnamese food in Saigon, Honolulu and Paris France and There is nothing to compare with the Taste of the Food that Saigon City has on their Menu.

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CT
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“Fresh, authentic, friendly!”
Reviewed June 10, 2009

Wife and I went for dinner on a Saturday night. Promptly seated at a table for 2 near a window. Our drink orders were taken quickly, and questions we had about the menu were answered accurately. The pho was amazing, as was the bun thit nuong I had (pork over rice noodles). Wife enjoyed some really fresh goi cuon (summer rolls in rice paper) and a vegetarian dish in coconut milk. 2 apps, 2 entrees, 2 beers and an iced tea was $50 ($60 with tip), so a good value. We can't wait to go back.

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Connecticut
1 review
“An Atmosphere for All”
Reviewed April 10, 2009

Saigon City has been a favorite place of my friends and mine for over five years. The owners work to create a warm and hospitable atmosphere. Often one or both of them will come to greet the guests to catch up on the latest news. The attentive staff provide people of all ages and situations with professional and personable care. I have seen newcomers from out of town genuinely welcomed and accommodated as an unfamiliar menu item is explained. Even though the fare of the restaurant is different from most, the owners and staff adjust the dishes as much as possible to please the guests. The elegant presentation of the meal, the helpful alertness of the staff, and, of course, the deliciously tasty food make Saigon City a place which I will continue to visit for many years to come. Enjoy!

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