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Saigon Restaurant offers Greenwich residents a wide selection of fresh Chinese and Vietnamese dishes from its friendly location on Nelson Road.

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Opening Hours
Opening Hours
Mon-Sat 11:30-23:30
Sun 11:30-23:00

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By V A.

There is a female waitress in her fifties who I suspect is the wife of the manager and therefore no matter how rude she is to customers she will never be fired. The manager will always side with her. She decided to have an argument in front of all my guests so from a customer service standpoint the place is atrocious and horrible. Do not go here for any sort of special occasion such as a date, a birthday celebration, valentines, wedding unless you fancy the waitress showing you up and being rude. She has been known to treat customers this way and purposefully drives customers away, my personal opinion is she's afraid you will eat your heart out - which is what you are supposed to do at buffets. So she'll give you dirty looks every so often during your meal. If you do go try to go on a non special occasion and order lots of unlimited seabass fish to get your money's worth, don't go there expecting any sort of welcoming customer service. Do not trust your reservations to be carried out, do not bother reserving this place go elsewhere.

By Testse T.

The worst service I ever had. We were 2 adults and 2 kids entered the hotel. After selecting a table waited for 20 min for a waiter. Did not gave us water we asked. We ordered more so requested them to pack one dish. The waiter simply gave us two boxes and asked us to pack the food. I feel like I am in a jail. Food is OK, But the service is the the worst in the world. Never go if you want to feel welcoming.

By Andy R.

What a super find. We've just finished a day at the Paralympics and stumbled upon Saigon. The Eat as much as you like menu worked really well for our family of 5 and the staff couldn't have been more friendly. It was my daughter's 10th birthday and they even let us bring in our own cake. If we're in the area again we'll definitely be back. PS the food is freshly cooked to order and we had over 60 dishes to choose from. Top stuff.

By Luap M.

We were so excited going to this restaurant as it was recommended by a friend that food was good and cheap. All the way from south of London, got lost in the way but still managed to locate, we were disappointed by one of the staff's poor customer relations service but overall it's food and ambience (except for that annoying loud door leading to the toilets) is a OK! Sea bass with ginger sauce, was delightful, vegetable wonton soup refreshing. Recommendable... just watch out for that moody waiting staff.

By Betty P.

After being persuaded by the View London's positive appeal, I paid the restaurant a visit. A group of us were looking for somewhere local and affordable for a birthday and eating here fore the first time has left a rather positive impression on the group of 8! Clean, calm, trendy and extremely tasty, its hard to believe that it is sitting so local to me, and to think I have wasted the years attending elsewhere for double the price! Saigon restaurant really is one of Greenwich's hidden treasures!! Fantastic!


Forget about dodgy-looking Oriental buffets. Greenwich’s Saigon is that rare thing: a restaurant serving simple, freshly cooked food for under a fiver.

The Venue
Saigon is a short walk from Cutty Sark DLR, Greenwich Park and the museums, nestled next to boutiques and cafes in a prime spot on Nelson Road. It’s quite a small restaurant with a dark wood exterior and plain, generically-trendy decor. Think dark wood tables, plain red benches, beige walls. Although Saigon doesn’t look particularly special it’s clean, simple and right at the heart of Greenwich.

The Atmosphere
Saigon may not be as showy as some of its neighbouring eateries, but it really doesn’t need to be. It has a wide appeal, attracting locals and tourists, groups and couples. The staff are welcoming, friendly and chatty, offering service that actually feels personal. That goes a long way towards making the quiet, unremarkable space feel warm and relaxed.

The Food
Warning: bring your best appetite if you’re going to Saigon. Portions are enormous, and prices are recession-defyingly low, at £4.80 for most mains. The menu offers lots of Oriental staples: wonton soup, roast duck with rice, steamed fish, curries, and fried noodles. A meal for two, with a shared starter, two main meals and a pot of Chinese tea costs less than £14.

As a starter, fried squid with chilli is fantastic; the squid is cooked perfectly, without a hint of toughness, and the batter is crisp, light and salted. There’s plenty of it, too, piled on top of fresh sliced red chilli, spring onions, garlic and pepper. The waitress describes the chicken curry as spicy, but actually it’s very mild, thick, creamy and onion-rich, with a generous amount of chicken. It has a rather glutinous appearance, but the flavour is fragrant with lots of coconut. It’s accompanied by a large bowl of boiled rice.

Pad Thai is the real star though, a massive, heaped plateful of spicy, soy-fried translucent rice noodles, with lots of large, juicy prawns, mussels, squid, shrimps, bean sprouts, red chilli and sliced pepper, topped with crushed peanuts and coriander. A squeeze of lime adds a strong zesty flavour to the fishy richness. All of the ingredients are fresh-tasting and the noodles, although soft, are still slightly firm and not too floppy or greasy.

The Drink
Saigon offers a selection of beers, including Vietnamese ones, from about £2.60 to £3, plus wines (from £2.60 a glass and £9.50 a bottle) and soft drinks. A pot of Chinese tea, topped up regularly, costs about £1.50.

The Last Word
Saigon’s filling, fresh dishes and low prices make it the perfect place for a casual, quick meal.

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