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“Fresh cooked to order” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Saigon Restaurant

Saigon Restaurant
Ranked #44 of 501 Restaurants in Amarillo
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Good for: Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dallas
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540 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 337 helpful votes
“Fresh cooked to order”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2014 via mobile

Could not believe they had really good Vietnamese food in Amarillo. I had ba luc lac. Fast cooked beef with veggies. Very good. I had wanted pho but they were already sold out

Visited August 2014
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English first
Santa Barbara, CA/Dallas, TX
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261 reviews
193 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
“Road Trip Stop...with 11 people!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2014

We stopped in on 7/12 with 11 people (3 adults, 8 teenagers) around 1PM. Many of the teens had never had Vietnamese food before and this was a great "starter" restaurant. They had a range of authentic food and food that was easy for Americans to eat (IE: grilled chicken with rice). I had the pho and was pleased with the portion, the broth and noodles/meat. My husband had some vermicelli with pork. Both were SO good! One of our teens had shrimp (heads and tails on!) and loved it. Our waitress showed him how to eat it with the shell on and he loved it. Excellent service, great food, affordable prices. You definitely need to stop here!

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank NicoleHT
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Melbourne, Australia
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Best vietnamese outside Vietnam”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2014

What a fantastic experience. The food was fresh and tasty, the service excellent and the staff very friendly and knowledgeable about Vietnamese food. Well Done Saigon.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cjpmelbourne
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Bend, Oregon
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55 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“A dining oasis in the land of chain burger joints”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 March 2014 via mobile

After a long drive we arrived in Amarillo anticipating a disappointing meal at a burger chain. Instead, we happily stumbled upon Saigon Restaurant. While the location along US 40 and outward appearance of the restaurant are not terribly attractive, the food served within is excellent. The menu features an extensive selection of traditional Vietnamese cuisine along with a few other Asian dishes. The staff were very friendly, accommodating and efficient. I strongly recommend that you pass by the usual sad dining choices along US 40 and give Saigon Restaurant a try; you are sure to be pleased.

Visited March 2014
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2 Thank Windknot54
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Chattanooga, Tennessee
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Exceptional, Authentic Vietnamese Made from Scratch!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2014

Stuck in the middle of a 1,500 mile move with an overnight in Amarillo we had resigned ourselves to what we thought would be a night of American chain restaurants. Craving some noodles we decided to do a quick TripAdvisor search, just in case Amarillo had a hidden gem... and boy does it ever! Saigon Restaurant has an authentic menu that provides wonderful variety for those looking for a true Vietnamese experience (although they ask offer a few "safe" dishes for those in your party who might not be that adventurous). For pho connoisseurs, the pho was better than any we have had in big cities like Seattle and San Francisco- the manager served us directly and told us their pho is made from scratch, with a broth that simmers for over 8 hours, you could taste the difference, with hints of star anise even (worth the wait!). We asked for something unique to drink and were treated to a Vietnamese salty lemonade made with preserved lemons- delicious! The manager rounded out an excellent dining experience by recommending we take a dessert back to our hotel room- the dessert (banh khoai mi nurong), a cassava root and coconut cake, was served with fresh jasmine tea and was the most delicious ending to an incredible meal. Do not miss this restaurant, whatever you do- if you are passing through Amarillo eat here- even if you aren't hungry yet!

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Roshana M
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