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“Wonderful”
Review of Saigon

Saigon
Ranked #98 of 1 246 Restaurants in Cape Town Central
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: After-hours, Dinner, Reservations
Neighbourhood: City Bowl
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.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely evening at Saigon. Having lived in Asia for a few years we have missed those authentic Asian flavours. The dim sum were delicious and as close to anything we’ve had before. We definitely had our fill of tasty food and Saigon will be added to our must do restaurants when we visit Cape Town. Service and food were second to none.

Thank shangers4n
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Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Traveled to S. E. A many times and this place is a watered down western version of Vietnamese cuisine.

The service was average.
The food was average.

Overall disappointing and overpriced.

Thank Eli U
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Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Had a rushed meal of just some of the starters. Pho Ga (chicken soup) which they kindly changed for us as the on had Pho Bo( beef) on the menu. Tasted authentic perhaps just lacking Thai basil but the base soup and the rice noodles brought back great memories( we were lucky enough to live in Ho Ch Minh City ( old Saigon ) for three years. Had various selection of spring rolls, fresh and fried and all where delicious and if you get the light sauce pairing right, just wonderful. Perhaps being in South Africa the spring rolls are huge compared to their original cousins, but then I suppose South Africans are huge in relation to the Vietnamese.....
Service was efficient and very friendly and the parking right next to the return to was very convenient
I think it’s definately worth another ‘proper’ visit.

Thank andrewe232
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

This restaurant has been going strong for over 20 years. The food, service is always excellent. Incredible menu selection, lovely wine menu as well. We ordered a table full of starters all fresh and so tasty, we left feeling satisfied nut not bodged!

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Thank Jillypickle
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Another great find 2 blocks away from our hotel. Really nice wine selection, friendly staff and delish cuisine. A second visit is necessary to work our way around that menu.

Thank Greg D
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