Saigon Saigon

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Vietnam, a land of vibrant cultures, vivid contrasts, and an intricate history gives way to some of the most delicious and intriguing food in the world. A colonial background of China and then France, food of Vietnam was the first true fusion cuisine, blending the techniques and ingredients of France and Chinese culinary traditions allowing Vietnam to create a cuisine with a spirit and a flavour all in its own.


Our chefs refer to their cooking as “the nouvelle cuisine of Asia.” Our dishes rely on an abundance of fresh herbs and vegetables, the use of contrasting flavours, varied textures, exotic ingredients and by using methods such as grilling, braising and steaming, Vietnamese food is among the healthiest in the world.


Saigon Saigon aim to provide you with all the pleasures of the Vietnamese table, a captivating taste of an irresistible cuisine and look forward to welcoming you.
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HH
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and a very warm cozy ambiance. An excellent dip in Vietnamese food and hospitality. Slightly noisy - but the place makes you happy...

RF
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Food ok but not great. A little on the expensive side. We prefer Pho District up the road, which is more authentic and better value.

V
London
3 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Fantastic place to taste original Vietnamese food. The Pho is one of the best in London and the atmosphere is traditionally Vietnamese. Must visit.

A
London
71 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love it: food is just amazing.

c
London
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience3

Pho is really good as well as the spring rolls. But portion is small, compared with other Vietnamese restaurants not great value.

I
London
9 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

A prompt and courteous welcome saw my friend and me shown to our table within a minute of arrival.

We ordered:

(a) starters: (i) Vietnamese spring rolls with minced chicken and prawns; (ii), steamed rice rolls stuffed with minced pork and black mushroom, topped with steam pork sausage; and (iii) char-grilled beef in wild betel leaves, served with herbs and boiled vermicelli;

(b) main course: special steamboat with assorted meat & prawns, served with egg noodles (for two people).

We drank: (i) Diet Coke; (ii) fresh lime juice; and (iii) water.

The bill for two, with no alcohol and including service, came to about GBP 110.00. A little on the high side, perhaps, but given the overall experience, Saigon Saigon is an eatery to be reserved as an occasional and very worthwhile treat.

TU
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food is incredible. As a Saigonese, I must say that the food at Saigon-Saigon Restaurant tasted 90% alike authentic Vietnamese food. The staffs are very friendly and helpful. Highly recommended.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered the egg fried rice, noodles and beef stir fry. Every dish was packed with flavour. The service was top class and the ambiance was very warm. Very nice place for Vietnamese food!

AW
London
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent authentic Vietnamese food, wonderful service and somewhere we will be returning to again and again.

HH
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I have been a regular at Saigon Saigon for over two years - that's at least 20 great meals had here!
The food has always been delicious and generously proportioned without any lengthy wait times.
Any special requests to add or change something have always been accommodated.
The staff have always been very welcoming and hospitable without any of the overbearing or pushiness you find in some restaurants. The Manager is excellent - and keeps her eye on the ball checking that everyone is being attended to and that everything is maintained to a very high standard.
The environment is aesthetically pleasing, well decorated, lighting is gentle, seating is comfortable and well spaced so you don't feel squashed in. It's very clean - top rating from me on this point after having dined at many restaurants across London over the years that have looked attractive on the menu and surface but have very poor hygiene standards. You won't find a dirty glass, plate or amenity here.
It has a warm and joyful ambience. It can get busy at weekends in a fun, lively way that is welcoming to all.
Saigon Saigon is a definitely a gem and I definitely keep coming back.

a
London
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every dish was fragrant, full of flavour and tastefully presented. The service was attentive and cheerful. Delicious and delightful evening guaranteed. Don’t hesitate.

B
London
4 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Glad I got chance to try this resturant. Manager really friendly and checks to make sure you are ok. Food was good aswell.

LB
London
26 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Repeat customer over the years. Last two visits the food has been underwhelming.

r
London
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

First time at the restaurant and overall a 3.8 out of 5. Food was enjoyable, well cooked and a good variety.restaurant layout and decor were good and staff are friendly and recommended dishes on request which was helpful. For 2 people we had 3 starters , 3 main dishes and a fried rice with a bottle of rose which came to a touch over £105. Food was not spicy but on asking i did receive fresh red chillis and chilli sauce which did the trick. Choice of beer limited and spirits were mainstream so dont expect any rum or something more tailored. Did have red and white wine selection but only 1 type of rose. The only thing i would say is the experience felt a bit rushed as the staff were keen to clear away courses and move on. A more relaxed atmosphere in that sense and empty glasses were not topped up by staff but thats not a biggy.. and some front of house hospitality/attention would have added to the evening. would recommend and would consider visiting again.

TK
London
51 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Quail starting is outstanding. The Fish was great. The service and VFM was perfect.

CZ
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was excellent and the staff were friendly and efficient. Restaurant is popular but you never feel rushed even with the table time limit. Dining room nicely spaced with out door dining in front during the warmer months

A
London
25 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent: food, service, pacing. Recommended to anyone.

m
London
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always a delight all around. Thank you. I will be back again and again

k
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I’ve been to Saigon Saigon on a number of occasions and wanted to take some friends that hadn’t been there before, I was very disappointed with the experience.
Service was very slow and non attentive, we had to ask for water several times and even a jug to be left but they didn’t listen and took considerable amount of time to bring water.
The food didn’t taste fresh, I ordered a prawn on baguette that was so tough to eat that had a skin on it that you could tear off as it was so dry and probably premade.
My friends chicken skewers were also tough.
The mains were also a disappointment, I ordered a braised chicken and the quality of meat was not great had a lot of skin on the meat that was just put me off eating it and my friends meal was no better. We ended up leaving most of the food.
I previously have enjoyed the food immensely at this restaurant but was very disappointed by both service and quality of food. Only saving grace was the company I was with and we didn’t want to spoil our night by making a seen. Paid over £100 for a very mediocre meal and service.
Will think twice about going again.

d
London
38 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Delicious beef pho with plenty of subtle flavour and aromas. Spring rolls were good too (great rice latticed pastry) as was the beef in betal leaf. Some of the portion sizes were a bit small for the amount charged, but not outrageously so. I would recommend Saigon Saigon for authentic Vietnamese flavours (having travelled the length of Vietnam myself) and plenty of choice on the menu

JP
London
11 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Consistently good place, service can get a little confused sometimes but very kind

V
London
15 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food is always great. But can you please put some more tables outside!

MK
London
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It wasn't my first time to the restaurant and I have to say every time I find myself there I enjoy the food and the nice environment very much.The menu has a long list of choices to satisfy all taste and have never been disappointed :) The staff is friendly and welcoming. It was another excellent night and I am looking forward to visiting again soon!

MH
London
23 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

First time visitor. Nice authentic food. Attentive waiting staff.

SD
London
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I’m a big fan of Vietnamese food and have eaten lots of it, I’d say the food is great here. Authentic and good quality ingredients used. I have been for dinner and most recently for lunch, the lunch set menu is good value however I ordered from the normal menu as I’m a bit fussy. Decor is a little dated and it can be a loud environment when it gets busy as tables are pretty close to each other. All in all if you’re a Vietnamese food fan I’d recommend this place but not the best place for an intimate meal due to proximity to other diners. I’ve had both fantastic and passable service spread over various visits but no cause for complaint on any occasion.

OT
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great decor, warm friendly service and delicious Vietnamese food

OT
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Me and my partner were very excited for a Vietnamese cuisine for a day. The starters we had were very good, great suggestions from the server. Service was flawless as well and will definitely go back to eat with the whole family.

MA
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The food was very poor and not cheap, don't mind paying as long as one comes away having enjoyed the food.

KB
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Regular patron to this local gem.
Can always expect a good night out as the management and staff make you feel special. always welcoming
and professional in approach.
Delicious authentic Vietnam dishes , a favourite of mine is the quail starter with spicy aubergine together as a main dish.
Vegan and veggie friendly and those dishes are prepared appropriately. Personal requests present no problem.

AB
London
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience3

Good selection on menu. Starters were good. The mains were a let down. The Cari-ga was too watery and the pork ribs were salty and dry. The mochi dessert was completely frozen and took a lot of effort to break apart. The bill was cash only because the card machine was down and the change never came back to me. If we weren’t too tired, we would have taken an issue with it. Overall a dissatisfying experience.

R
London
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fabulous, the food is fantastic. Quality and excellence

J
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came here on a recommendation and it didn't disappoint. Lots of unusual dishes to choose from, pleasant atmosphere and friendly and attentive staff. Will definitely return if I'm in the area again.

D
London
58 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Love this place. Starters fantastic especially the pork steamed spring rolls. Had a curry for mains which was lovely but the seafood and vegetable main didn't have enough seafood and was a little bland. Maybe we didn't pick will this time, but we shall return

LB
London
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience1

Very upset
Booked table week or so before
We were told the table was only available for two hours
Staff rushed us and served mains before we finished our starters
I was very disappointed as family were visiting

FH
London
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were given warnings by email the time limits of how long one could be there before we went there. It appeared less welcoming but we weren't rushed in any way. It was appreciated.

P
London
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

Everything it’s amazing like as always but the team seems to be new and inexperienced.

FL
London
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Excellent as usual. Good food, very polite and prompt service, nice friendly atmosphere. Several families with children (it being a Saturday night).

AW
London
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Busy place, glad we booked in advance. Great food, kids enjoyed their 1st time.

r
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall2food4service1ambience4

We are regulars at Saigon Saigon but on the last couple of visits the service has been very poor. The food is excellent but we had to ask repeatedly for our drinks, the food arrived before the drinks, our previous visit we waited over 30 mins for the desert menu then we were told we had to leave because our time slot was up. Not sure what's happened as the service used to be great. Now the service charge is added automatically, which is another thing I can't stand! It's such a shame as their fresh summer rolls are the best I've tasted outside of Vietnam.