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Saigon Cafe

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188 Newark Ave, Ste A, Jersey City, NJ 07302-5830
+1 201-332-8711
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Today
12:00 - 22:00
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Hours:
Sun 05:00 - 22:00
Tue - Thu 12:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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Paranaque, Philippines
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Firt time here and their rainbow on banana leaf trout is sooo good. Portion is just enough so you don't feel like you're overeating as one is apt to when food is this excellent! Good for families and for this who just wants a good meal.

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Thank Ollie758
Jersey City, New Jersey
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55 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

Fresh and tasty. Awesome peanut sauce with the satays. Delicious pork and chicken. Service was good. Nice quiet little place.

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Thank Nancoix
Jersey City, New Jersey
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62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Revisited this establishment after initially having lunch there several years ago. Glad we decided to stop by. The service was good and food was fantastic. My only issue was that they were slow on offering a second round of drinks. But the food made up for it!

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Thank Cindy B
New York City, New York
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80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

My daughter just moved to Jersey City, and we took her for lunch to this lovely restaurant. It has been there for 17 years. Fabulous food, pleasant service, reasonable prices. We will be back!

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Thank 943rons
Jersey City, New Jersey
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18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016 via mobile

Solid if not spectacular Vietnamese restaurant in JC. I would give it 3.5 stars if TA allowed. Food is authentic, but not overly flavorful. Ca phe sua da about the same, but it's hard to go wrong there. I didn't think prices were unreasonable, but done expect cart banh mi prices. Come with measured expectations and you'll be pleased.

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Thank Hubbito
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 March 2016

My wife and frequent this place often. We recommend the lean pork for dinner and the bread pudding for dessert.

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Thank Jamil A
Jersey City, New Jersey
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56 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2016

I went to Saigon Cafe for the first time today with a group of friends, as it was one of the top rated restaurants within walking distance from home. Even though I didn't have a lot of expectations going in, I was pleasantly surprised by the place - the interiors, the staff and most importantly, the food. Probably because we... More 

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Thank rks286
New York
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75 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 January 2016

This is the real deal. A family run business whom is local and cares about their craft. The food is home cooked, delicious, and authentic. My husband and I love coming here, every meal did not disappoint. Extensive menu and compares with food I've had when in Vietnam !

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Thank creamybuddha
Hoboken, New Jersey
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37 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 November 2015

There is nothing I hate more than wasting hard earned money on an overpriced mediocre meal. I had a bowl of less than average pho for $14! The shrimp summer rolls were $8. THAT'S CRAZY! The service was good...but I just cannot shake how bad I feel about spending so much money for pho. I will stick to my hole... More 

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Thank Sharon S
Stockholm
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1,327 reviews
768 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

The entire restaurant radiates a family-owned restaurant.The interior is as it gets when picking up things without having an interior decorator, personal without being clumsy.The range for lunch was limited but with a little guidance you end up right.The Vietnamese cuisine is nowhere near as spicy as its neighbors, but with chilli paste and fish sauce highlights dishes.The entire neighborhood... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
05:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 22:00
Thursday
12:00 - 22:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 188 Newark Ave, Ste A, Jersey City, NJ 07302-5830
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Jersey City
  • Phone Number: +1 201-332-8711

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?