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“Disgusting”
Review of Saigon Restaurant - CLOSED

Saigon Restaurant
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Jacksonville, Florida
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Disgusting”
Reviewed 20 October 2012

This place was a shame to vietnamese people, they didnt even try to make it good. there pho which is the most popular dish in vietnam tasted like water and hoisin sauce. there was a group of four in our party and we were the first group in there when they opened for dinner and we waited for 1 hour and 50 mins for some disgusting food that probably took them 5 mins to make. they never once came back to check on us. they waiting an hour to tell us that a few things we ordered were unavailable. whoever gave this place good ratings either works there or crazy. word of advice to owners of this place because you desperately need it, stop treating your customers like crap and learn how to cook.

  • Visited September 2012
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2 Thank yen t
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English first
Miami Beach, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
102 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“AVOID THIS PLACE...”
Reviewed 8 October 2012

We have been here twice for dinner and were very disappointed with each time. The food here is horrible, the worst spring roll anywhere. The pork was dried and tasteless. The pho was bad and so was the soft-shell crab. We don't recommend anything on their menu. Service was not so great either and not at all very friendly or welcoming. This place is very depressing to say the least. I am sure this place is a major tourist trap! Avoid! Avoid! Avoid!

  • Visited August 2012
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Thank TWOFLORIDATRAVELERS
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Charleston, South Carolina
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“under-rated”
Reviewed 16 September 2012

This is a great spot with gluten free selections for those so restricted.. Very reasonable prices for Savannah with appropriate wine list. Vietnamese is superb, but curries are also well executed. A favourite place for lunch.Ambiance is admittedly less than thrilling, but all-glass surround is entertaining. Try it.

Visited September 2012
Helpful?
Thank homme_sur_la_ville
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Atlanta, Georgia
Level 3 Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Wrong choice!”
Reviewed 4 September 2012

My wife and I stopped by the restaurant because of its location.

We ordered several typical Thai’s dishes and we got something that we could not imagine. It seems that the dishes were mixed with a bunch of ingredients without any order and they had no flavor at all.

The dishes were not Thai and definitely not Chinese or Vietnamese

  • Visited September 2012
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Thank Toan L
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Miami, Florida
Level 6 Contributor
188 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“WHAT A MISTAKE!”
Reviewed 31 July 2012

Dinner at the Saigon restaurant was a bad experience all around. We should have walked out as soon as we saw the dining room, but we were hungry and it was getting late. What a mistake!

The dining room is unfriendly and the food is awful. I ordered a Vietnamese noodle dish. I got two rubbery shrimp and a few pieces of chicken over soggy spaghetti. It was obviously nuked because some pieces were hot, others cold.

My husband's dinner was just as bad- dried out salmon covered with a mystery red sauce.

We never eat fast food, but we would have been better off at KFC or Taco Bell!

Visited July 2012
Helpful?
Thank evamaria13
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