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795 Forest Ave., Portland, ME
+1 207-874-6666
09:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Thu 09:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 09:30 - 22:00
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Concord, New Hampshire
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80 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I met some clients here at their request. The outside of the building and area would not lend itself to a visit unless you were referred to this place. Look 👀 past the appearance and go in for the food. The service is excellent and the dishes all looked fantastic and my clients enjoyed theirs. They frequent Saigon and say... More 

Thank Smillerick
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2016 via mobile

My mom (who is an avid fan of pho) took me here for dinner. They have great selections on their menu. We had the seafood pho and their beef vermicelli bowl, and I was in awe. The broth of the pho is flavorful with generous amount of seafood. Their portion is big, but I can finish the large because it... More 

Thank JBM_GlobeTrotter
La Jolla, California
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141 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2015

The food here is very fresh and delicious. The ambience is very nice as well. I think this is a great Vietnamese restaurant where the food is not too spicy or over the top. I would highly recommend Saigon Restaurant.

Thank tubetop
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128 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 August 2015

We decided to have dinner in Portland on our way back to NY and found ourselves on Fore st. Using the trusty tripadvisor and yelp app we started to find a place to eat...and after an hour we were still looking. It was a Monday night and everywhere we asked the wait times were 1 1/2 hours to 2 hours.... More 

Thank MitchMicahandKaykay
Bangor, Maine
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83 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2015

I had the pho. It was tasty and a tad too sweet. But I just hated the after effect of msg. I was thirsty for hours after that. The summer rolls were good, but very small. Another thing that I deplore is sticky table. I had to clean the table with the complimentary jasmine tea that was given. The mini... More 

Thank asiantraveller101
Portland, Maine
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2015

I eat regularly at Saigon and it is time I wrote a review. I have enjoyed Vietnamese soups for many years and when I returned to the Portland area I began looking for a place to get good Pho; found Saigon. The folks at Saigon are friendly, welcome their guest with a smile, provide exceptional service, great food, good value... More 

Thank AFF921
Crown Point, Indiana
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424 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2014

Medium sized restaurant with ample off street parking. The menu is just the right size. Delicious complimentary cup of soup! Try the pork chop with plain rice. Reasonable pricing. Go early for diner. Restaurant fills quickly. Good food and good service.

1 Thank MrWarrenM
South Portland, Maine, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2014

When my favorite pho house closed in South Portland I was in down in the dumps. I'm a huge fan of this traditional Vietnamese soup, and while there are places around Portland that serve it, there is a certain level of quality and authenticity that I was searching for- and after bouncing around to a few places and feeling fairly... More 

Thank cbtlr
Augusta, West Virginia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2014

My wife and I ate at Saigon the afternoon of September 15th. The meals were once fine, but both of our meals had so much sugar, that it was not good. My wife had inedible food and when we told the waitress, she said she would tell the cook. My wife had no meal and we paid full price for... More 

Thank Onlinevendor
New York
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91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2014

There's a sad dearth of authentic asian restaurants in Portland. For such a foodie town, it's surpringly short on great Asian places. A nice break from the gastro joints and lobster shacks. If you're in the mood for good solid Vietnamese food in a fairly typical humble environment, this is it. Service is super friendly and nice.

Thank QuakesNewYork

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 21:00
09:30 - 22:00
09:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 795 Forest Ave., Portland, ME
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-874-6666

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