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“A favorite!”
Review of A Saigon Cafe

A Saigon Cafe
Ranked #4 of 106 Restaurants in Wailuku
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $0 - $10
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
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Good for: Families with children, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Reviewed November 27, 2013

All time favorite to get together with family & friends. The tofu burrito is excellent - but then again, everything here is. A must try!

Thank Denise C
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Reviewed November 9, 2013

So glad we returned to A Saigon Cafe after a nearly 2 year hiatus because of a prior bad experience. Our luncheon was superb and one of our best meals ever on Maui! We started with the yummy spring rolls and peanut sauce, followed by mahi mahi in black bean sauce, bak choy with beef and brown rice. The mahi mahi was one of the best food experiences ever. Our colorful waiter had recommended this combination. The restaurant has been updated and the new decor and design was excellent. We will be back soon!

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Thank jwwcpa
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

Did some work in the am, then took the brother and nephew out for a lunch at A Saigon Cafe aka 'Jennifers' (the owner...the waiter 'Charlie' is not the owner as other reviewers have thought)...at any rate it was a quiet day there so we just settled in and chowed down...

started with the summer rolls...fresh, not like the deep fried spring rolls...these were with shrimp...also available veggie style...2 lge rolls to the order, cut in half, plenty for the 3 of us...

veg head brother opted for the lemongrass tofu...a fav of mine, but I usually get it with chicken...got to say the tofu preparation was outstanding...most tasty...

I took the sweet n sour mahi...served with sweet onion and peppers (green and red)...also fresh Maui pineapple...light and tasty, though I did add some heat to it with the chili sauce available...

nephew went for mixed clay pot...brown rice on the bottom...veggies...shrimp and chicken...he didn't share, but said it was some ono...

brother and I each had a beer chosen from a huge selection (all bottles, no draught), they have full bar and lots of great selections as Jennifer, the owner is a big wine fan (that would be red)...

tab for all was 55usd...
for the pupu, 3 entrees, and 2 beers...not bad...18usd per plus tip...

this place is a hidden gem as many other reviewers have said...there is a sign now, even lit up at night! Wow...what next? lol...

Jennifer recently spent time, effort and kala, in redoing / updating her place...totally replaced/redid the bar and added an outdoor area on the back side of the bar for groups or just a libation...one of the nicest things I like about her redo is her Buddha displayed in a simply beautiful wooden 'shell' which is your greeting, upon entering...

go check it out...they are open every day, from 10 to 9...heavy favorite of the locals...that's gotta tell you something...

aloha from Maui...

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3  Thank mauimann
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Reviewed September 2, 2013

This place is a bit out of the way, but if you happen to be in Wailuku, it is worth a try. The food was very tasty and fresh, and the service was attentive and entertaining. We had a curry dish, some lettuce wraps and the Vietnamese "burritos"--chicken and veggies wrapped in rice paper that we dipped in sauce. All of it was very good, not too expensive and very filling. There were a number of other dishes that looked really good. Our waiter was very funny, as was the owner. We were there well after lunch and too early for dinner, so there was not much of a crowd, other than a handful of locals who wandered in and out. Very casual but a fun experience.

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1  Thank sdanskin
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

We visited this restaurant every time we visit Maui. The food is good compared to other Vietnamese restaurants on Maui. The pho is ok, but the Hot and Sour Hot Pot is very good. Service is ok, typical of any Vietnamese restaurant and definitely much better than the Vietnamese Cuisine restaurant in Kihei. That was the WORST experience ever. I recommend this place for better food and service.

1  Thank cpambakim
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