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Saigon Saigon is a bar and restaurant offering a seasonally changing menu of authentic Vietnamese cuisine. It is a stylish venue attracting a young and sophisticated crowd.

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Opening Hours

12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 22:30


12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 23:00


12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 23:00


12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 23:00


12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 23:30


12:00 - 15:00, 18:00 - 23:30


12:30 - 15:00, 18:00 - 22:30

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Saigon Saigon reviews

By Andrew M.

Having been recommended Saigon Saigon by a friend, we decided it to pop by on a Friday evening. Having not made a booking, we were shown to the bar where we enjoyed a few glasses of wine before a table was available. The menu was extensive so we opted for a few of the recommended dishes. Wow, the food was amazing - full of flavour and so tasty - best Vietnamese food I have had yet! We will definitely be returning to Saigon Saigon very soon!

By J.

Saigon Saigon is another Vietnamese admittedly but it is quite a good one. On my visit to Saigon Saigon I had some fantastic Pho soup which ahs definitely made an impression.

By J.

Saigon Saigon is a lovely place to drink, I had some fantastic tea at Saigin Saigon the other day after my meal. Lovely!

By Henry H.

Friendly staff, authentic decors, excellent food and good wine what else you can expect with £30 per head for 3 course meal including wine in Chiswick ? My advice is to ask if you are not sure about the dishes, you can easily get lost with big menu and different kind of sauce/dipping. Try Vietnamese coffee here, it is amazing. Henry

By Anja P.

Vietnamese food is one of my favourites so I was very pleased to stumble across this lovely restaurant which I found by accident in some London food guide.

Vietnamese restaurants usually have that "cheap and cheerful" look about them that does not make you want to linger in them after the food is done - plastic chairs and tables and the like. But not this one.

A bit more like what we have come to expect Thai restaurants to look like, it is the perfect place to want to linger over your food experience.

Even in the summer they have tables and chairs out on the pavement to make the most of the good weather. The owner, is Chinese Vietnamese, and is incredibly helpful and knowledgeable. I am on a gluten free diet and I always make sure that I ask him what I can and cannot eat and he is extremely helpful and trustworthy.

I could quite easily pig out on just the starters as they are soooo delicious, so don't skimp on them. Mains are delicious too, but I would try to steer clear of the more Chinese dishes on the menu and stick to the Vietnamese ones, after all you are in a Vietnamese restaurant. If in doubt then ask the friendly staff.

We have had a delicious beef dish with wonderfully cooked and super tender little cubes of beef fillet; fab pork with lemongrass and chili (not the stir-fried one); prawns or pork in caramel sauce is top too. Makes me hungry just thinking of it! Soo many great dishes, I want to move in next door and eat there every day!

Another plus point, although the food itself deserves all the praise, is that it is really very reasonably priced and not that much more expensive than if you went to one of the "cheap and cheerful" places in Shoreditch.

By David H.

I and my Vietnamese wife find this the best authentic Vietnamese restaurant in London we have ever visited.

Great atmostphere with table lamps, exellent dishes, good wines, sufficient service and good value for money.

Try yourself but do not forget to make a reservation.

David Holmes

By Richard H.

ya its awesome restaurant i really enjoyed food n behaviour of staffs.

but i m shocked because of behaviour of manager. i went there at Friday nite .

the staffs were really doing best to satisfy the customers but manager use very harsh word to one waiter in-front of me which even i can't write .

its is totally shocking. the most disgusting is service charge which i think goes to boss not to waiting staff.

when i asked about it the staffs were really confused about it n finally said yes we will get service charge. but overall its good place to dine .

By Sarah H.

Having read the reviews of Saigon Saigon,my husband and I decided to try it out for ourselves. We weren't disappointed! Great decor, romantic atmosphere with little oil candle lights on each table and fantastic wine. Attentive staff, considering the resturant was full to the brim. Now for the most important part, the food. Superb!!! We had chicken satay and vietnamese spring rolls for starters. Mains were squid, garlic and onion and prawns cooked in a clay pot with morning glory, chili and garlic. Cooked to perfection, and mouthwateringly delicious. A definate winner. It was reasonably priced too. Drinks: glass of house red and a beer, and then a bottle of £16 wine. Food: 2 Starters and 2 mains, and 1 veg side dish, came to £63.00.
We will defiantely eat here again!!

By Ben N.

Saigon Saigon is high end dining Vietnamese style but the glamour of the restaurant is no threat to either authenticity or wallet.

The Venue
Taking its name from one of Vietnam’s biggest cities, Saigon Saigon blends rustic Vietnamese dishes and a sleek metropolitan style. The relaxed yet vibrant atmosphere is fitting of its location on the border of busy Hammersmith and more genteel Chiswick. Along with the ground-floor restaurant, there is a downstairs bar area and, during the warmer months, there is outside seating available on the wide pavements at the quiet end of bustling King Street.

The Atmosphere
Entering the restaurant and turning the corner past the bamboo screens, diners are transported to an Asia of old. Polished wood floors, dark wood furniture, Buddha statues and elaborate wooden carvings evoke ideas of colonialism, nostalgia and regality. Staff standing on hand ready to guide are warm, welcoming and eager to explain and recommend from the extensive menu. Down below, a bar area continues in the same vein but ups the ambience with spot lighting whilst several small alcoves create a quirky style and offer intimate seating for pre- or post-meal drinks – an area which is handy at weekends when the restaurant is undoubtedly busy.

The Food
As is usual of Vietnamese restaurants, Saigon Saigon’s menu is vast and somewhat confusing. Prawn crackers (£1.80 for a basketful), which are homemade, crisp and full of shrimp flavour, sustain whilst browsing the menu. Starters include perfectly made classics such as Vietnamese spring rolls and sesame prawn on French toast (both £4.95) along with a whole host of Vietnamese soups. Interesting additions which raise Saigon Saigon above your average Vietnamese joint include: char grilled quails marinated with honey, minced garlic and five spice (£8.95), which are succulent and aromatic; crispy soft shell crab with garlic, cut chilli and sea salt (about £6), which are juicy beneath their crisp exterior and explode in the mouth; and char grilled prawn meat wrapped on sugar cane served with rice paper and vegetables (£8.50) which is a meal in itself consisting of exceedingly meaty minced prawn sweet from being cooked on sugar cane, salad, dipping sauce and rice paper in which to wrap it up in – easily enough for two to start.

All the usual rice, curry and noodle dishes are available for mains in numerous variations but the house specialty has to be the Steamboat. This brings a plate of raw meat, seafood and vegetables to the table along with a simmering pot of stock on a gas burner in which to cook it. A pot and a very generous serving of meat and seafood is good value at £19.95 for two people and includes pork, several different cuts of beef, prawns, pak choi, carrot and mange tout. A soy dipping sauce and plenty of fresh egg noodles are also provided as accompaniments. The stock itself is rich and slightly spicy with a pleasant saltiness from the addition of fish sauce – perfect for adding flavour to the raw ingredients and noodles. The Steamboat is, apparently, a traditional party food – a kind of Vietnamese fondue - and certainly makes for a fun and unique meal.

The Drink
A large wine menu offers selections from all corners of the new and old wine world. The highlight has to be a Vietnamese rice wine (£3.80 for a small glass) which comes in a shot measure and is served just slightly warm. The rice flavour predominates over the hit of the alcohol with a taste reminiscent of a creamy rice pudding. Another authentic option is the Saigon Export beer (£3.60 per bottle) which is dark and malty tasting, more like an ale than other Asian lagers.

The Last Word
Saigon Saigon serves elegantly presented Vietnamese specialties in classy surroundings, bringing a touch of Eastern colonial charm to Western London. The Steamboat is a must-try.

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