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Saigon

Kloof Street, Cape Town Central 8001, South Africa
+27 21 424 7669
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good38%
  • Average11%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible4%
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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 426 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

this is one of our favourite Asian Restaurants The food is very tasty and service prompt My only criticism is that the tables are close together so it does get noisy

Thank Tessa S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When in Cape Town this is our first stop! The food is always delicious, fresh and authentic. The service is good with attentive happy staff. There is an extensive menu, catering for all palette and lots of vegetarian plates on offer. Great wines too!!!

Thank lckoukla
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you want delicious Vietnamese food while visiting Cape Town, this is the place. Surprisingly, a rather large dining room with glasses all around to give customers a pleasant atmosphere. Food is Vietnamese authentic.

Thank ted n
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Friends decided to take us for dinner to Saigon tonight. Place was pretty packed out. Tables are so tightly packed that you literally feel like you are on the neighbors lap. Had a really bolshy waiter who couldn’t make any recommendations and wouldn’t stay at...More

Thank NATO2012
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

this is my favourite spot to have sweat and sour pork with a good bottle of chardoney to start all visits to cape town

Thank Antonie v
Reviewed 13 October 2018

We enjoyed the various starters and entrees we ordered. Did not think food was exceptional however. Crowded but not noisy. area questionable for safety at night

Thank jonjo7
Reviewed 4 October 2018

we hadn't been to the Saigon for a while but is is still as good as ever.Thewaiters know their stuff and it is worthwhile taking their advice.

Thank hanns b
Reviewed 3 October 2018

Delicious food in a venue that needs a bit of a spruce up. Thoroughly recommend this spot for its cullinary delights, so take the positives and enjoy a fantastic meal.

Thank GrantS1498
Reviewed 2 October 2018 via mobile

Ate there last night with the family. Enjoyed a delicious meal. Their wok-fried calamari was a winner. Also enjoyed the mushroom trio crystal roll served in peanut sauce. For main course, we had the beef chilli hot plate and bbq duck which didn't disappoint. Enjoyed...More

Thank Zahrahca
Reviewed 1 October 2018

We love Saigon! It is one of our favourite restaurants in Cape Town. Bernard, Gino and the team are just fantastic as well. The food is consistently excellent and so is the service. The Asian Oxtail (when on the menu) is truly sublime and our...More

Thank monkeyCapeTown
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John C
2 March 2018|
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Response from janab871 | Reviewed this property |
Hi, a small parking area is available adjacent to the restaurant . I found parking in a side street close to the restaurant.
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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, Validated Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
12:30 - 21:30
Monday
12:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
12:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
12:30 - 21:30
Thursday
12:30 - 21:30
Friday
12:30 - 21:30
Saturday
12:30 - 21:30
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
  • E-mail
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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