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“One disappointed Vietnamese-American here”

Miss Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant
Ranked #63 of 112 Restaurants in Norwich
Cuisines: Asian, Vietnamese
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Monterey, California
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41 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
“One disappointed Vietnamese-American here”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2013

As a Vietnamese American who grew up in Southern California, the prime mecca for Vietnamese food, I had hopes that I had found an authentic Vietnamese restaurant in Connecticut. After all, that was the only food they served. Yeah, not so much.
This place is not Vietnamese run, they were Chinese. The one staple I look forward to when I roll into a Vietnamese restaurant is ca phe sua da. This place didn't have any, that's blasphemy! I ordered the goi cuon (spring roll) and the bun thit nuong cha gio (vermicelli rice noodles with pork and eggrolls). First, the goi cuon did not come with any dipping sauce. And like my previous venture into Connecticut Vietnamese food, I got a roll that was mainly noodles and no herbs. In Vietnamese food, herbs are part of the vegetables, not a garnish! The noodle dish was only slightly better. They got it right with the vegetable, the pork was good, but the eggroll wasn't fully cooked! That was a bit gross.
There was only one person in there that spoke English. I watched the American guy at the table across from me try to communicate with the older lady while they younger girl was in back, that was pretty entertaining. If you don't know Vietnamese food, this place would be okay. If you are Vietnamese and want a taste of home, don't eat here. You'll be very disappointed.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank crzydvl
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English first
Mamanuca Islands, Fiji
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30 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“wow !!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2013

the pho soup is AWESOME !
the fruit shakes are perfect!
the service is great !
love this place i go there when i can for their pho!
unbelievable pho, and fruit shakes, i like the avocado shake i tried recently
the durian shake is amazing

the summer rolls are very pleasant
it gets better every time i go there !

  • Visited April 2013
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1 Thank louispravo23
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Norwich, Connecticut
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“diappointed miss saigon”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 February 2013

back they changed new chef (who's appearance very filthy looking) the chicken we ordered took so long we got it it was uncooked inside (seemed like still frozen )then when we told the cute waitress had it exchange the chef got mad and started fight with waitress even using "F" word dining room it's was very very very very disappointed ,i hope the mangement will had the lady chef or at least some one with manner when it dealing with public! i will try vietnamese in hartford instead thanks miss saigon !

Visited January 2013
Thank yen l
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Perfect food for a perfect price”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2013 via mobile

Busy cosy nice tasty!

Really nice traditional food and also many options for vegetarian dishes and the food is also well priced. Every city should have a restaurant like this one!

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1 Thank Cecci90
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Bad experience at this restaurant...”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2012

We ordered take out and they were still cooking it when I arrived to pick it up. I rushed home with the hot food and when we opened the contaners, we were very shocked to see dry pieces of chicken and broccoli and a pile of white overcooked rice, a equally dry and extremel tough shaken beef dish with no sauce, same pile of rice. No sauce no flavor and we couldn't eat it!
My daughter ordered summer rolls and they were edible but again flavorless!

I can't help but wonder what is going on at this restaurant. Did they loose their chef? If they keep cooking like this they will certainly not be in business for very long.

What a disappointment!

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank andreaandrobert
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