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“An authentic, inexpensive find in San Diego's Vietnamese neighborhood.” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Saigon Restaurant

Saigon Restaurant
Ranked #1,191 of 4,570 Restaurants in San Diego
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese, Chinese
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Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Miami Beach, FL
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116 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“An authentic, inexpensive find in San Diego's Vietnamese neighborhood.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2011

Saigon is a basic restaurant, no fancy decor, waiters with (often) minimal English, but the food is excellent, tasty, and very Vietnamese. The pho is made with fresh ingredients and is spiced very well, though there are the usual spices and condiments at the table to add to it. Other dishes--I've been there three times--are also fresh, light, and flavorful. I don't eat meat, but all the vegetables and fish items have been delightful. The prices are outstanding: a large meal with one beer can be had for about $20. Be warned however that the word is out, and the restaurant is often very busy, with a clientele that seems to be mostly local Vietnamese. The restaurant has a fairly good sized parking lot, but I've seen that full on a Saturday night.

  • Visited August 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 2 of 5 stars
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    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“authentic viet namese. good prices and good service and good atmosphere”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2009

authentic viet namese. good prices and good service and good atmosphere

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Straight up traditional...”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2009

Straight up traditional Vietnamese dining. Not for the faint of heart, but definately for the adventurous. I have had shark fin soup, crispy duck and various frog dishes here as well as my favorite vietnamese preparations. The have live seafood in tanks for ultimate freshness. Service can be it hard to understand but relax and take a trip to Saigon.

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“Good Pho!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2009

Good Pho!

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“BEST PHO!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2008

BEST PHO!

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