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Saigon

Kloof Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 7669
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good39%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“pho” (16 reviews)
“dumplings” (20 reviews)
“spring rolls” (19 reviews)
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CUISINES
Vietnamese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
RR - RRR
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LOCATION
Kloof Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
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1 - 10 of 383 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The food we had was incredibly tasty. I would highly recommend the caramalised black pepper pork, and the pho.

Thank Craig G
Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed our meal here at Saigon and it was the first time we'd tried Vietnamese food. We both had different types of duck which were excellent. The restaurant doesn't look much from the outside but is really nice inside.

Thank Baldipaul
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very nice location and excellent ambiance. Great food choices and a nice bar. Waiters are super friendly. Super service.

Thank Rob F
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food, nothing to find fault with. The service was excellent and everything tasted the way it should. A nice find on our last night before starting a 3 week overland safari to Vic Falls. The Pho was just what I needed and did not...More

Thank MARK SAMUEL N
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Firstly, they MUST fire that horrible hostess. She is not smiley, happy or very welcoming, she looks like she cannot be bothered to work there and is very rude in her demeanour, as a hostess she is the first thing i get when i come...More

Thank brainless69
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Popular restaurant in Cape Town. Had a great dinner in this excellent asian. All the dishes were great. Always like a place were the owner is involved. Popular and good.

1  Thank angelo65Geneva
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate with friends (6 people in total) at this very popular restaurant - we had 6 starters and all had mains with 2 bowls of rice. This was much too much food! Loved the calamari starter and the duck spring roll as well as...More

Thank Sue53_11
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

We had the mushroom potstickers, lemongrass chilli tofu and cauliflower poppers. Lip smacking freshness and flavor. I’m delighted the chef added these to their menu! To mention the mushroom trio with Smokey egg noodles is also delicious! I’ve been to Vietnam and this is an...More

Thank inxvdh
Reviewed 2 November 2017 via mobile

Nice restaurant, decent service. Food ok- nothing special and not as spicy as advertised. Overall a bit disappointed given reviews. I would be unlikely to go back.

Thank Giovanna C
Reviewed 31 October 2017 via mobile

I have never been a foodie, but now and then it's nice to try something new. In our circle of friends are lucky to have a Vietnamese girl, who volunteered to walk us through the Vietnamese food experience and that was well needed since the...More

Thank rgrizane
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Monday
12:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Tuesday
12:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Wednesday
12:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Thursday
12:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Friday
12:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Saturday
12:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Kloof Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Cape Town  >  Cape Town Central>  > City Bowl
  • Neighbourhood: City Bowl
  • Phone Number: +27 21 424 7669
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Description
Saigon in Cape Town has become one of the hot spots. With magnificent views of Table Mountain and their soft, muted lights, Saigon has acquired the perfect ambience. The Vietnamese decor is done elegantly without giving the restaurant a themed feeling. The menu is mainly Vietnamese with Japanese influences. Starters to try includes the Grilled Chicken Skewer and do-it-yourself Lettuce Wraps accompanied with prawns, fresh herbs, noodles and sweet chilli sauce. Some of the more popular Main Courses are the Chicken Cashew Nuts, their Spicy Beef Basil with chilli sauce and the Saigon Ginger Fish covered in a batter. All the Main Courses can be served with rice or noodles. Saigon's exotic Deep-Fried Ice Cream is a must if you have space after your lavish First and Main Courses. The ice cream is deep-fried with a batter casting and then served with their honey syrup. Holding its own between the many restaurants in Kloof Street, this is one of those restaurants were one should book in advance as it is always busy no matter what day of the week it is.
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