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Essence of Saigon Garden

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128-3604 52 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T2L 1V9, Canada
+1 403-210-4909
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Calgary, Alberta
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

My fiance and I went to Essence of Saigon for a late morning Saturday lunch. Let me preface this by saying, everyone/place has their off days so to be fair, we owe them another visit to confirm our assessment. Having said that - the decor was average and the environment was decent. The service was definitely one thing that stood... More 

Thank Danoj10
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168 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017 via mobile

Consistent food all the time. Very tasty dishes in a pretty plain decor. The staff are very friendly. We come here often for lunch and it's always busy.

Thank ghuizer
Calgary, Canada
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

The food here us consistently good, and great value! Not to mention the excellent service! The Pho here, is hands down the best in the city of Calgary!

Thank melissahartwell
Calgary, Canada
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

One of my family's favourite Vietnamese restaurants in the city! Always fresh ingredients and always tasty! Good for eat in or pick up!

Thank ES012
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

I may have stated this previously but since we've "discovered" this place, it has been good Vietnamese and consistent quality. We've used them twice this month, including once for take out. Eat in is a good amount although take out "seemed" less so but maybe that is a normal. Either way, we appreciate it.

Thank Rick H
Calgary, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

When we lived in Calgary we had eaten here many many many times. The last time we were visiting family and friends the obvious place to go for dinner was Essence of Saigon. The food as usual was amazing, the staff is sooo friendly and the prices are great ! We highly recommend it !

Thank LoriandJeff
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

I've been eating at this restaurant for the last 13 years and not once have I ever had a bad meal. The staff and service are always exceptional. I now life in a different quadrant of the city but still make the treck back to visit this restaurant

Thank Dianne W
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 July 2016

Located in a small strip mall, this restaurant serves excellent food at very reasonable prices. One of my favourites is the mixed noodle bowl, filled nearly to the brim with flavourful broth, springy noodles, beef, chicken, shrimp & a fried spring roll. The service is quick, friendly & efficient. They also make a wonderfully fresh chicken or beef Vietnamese bun... More 

Thank Garry O
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016 via mobile

I've been to this restaurant many times. It's popular with the high school students from across the street so it can be noisy and crowded during their lunch break. Service consists of writing your order out for the server. Food arrives quickly. It is always hot, presented well and delicious. The restaurant is very basic as far as decor goes... More 

Thank Retiredtraveller27
Calgary, Canada
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 21 April 2016

My co-workers and I frequent this hidden gem for lunch. The service is always great, the food is always consistently delicious, and there is never a long wait. One of the best Vietnamese restaurants around.

Thank Mike B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 128-3604 52 Ave NW, Calgary, Alberta T2L 1V9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Alberta  >  Calgary
  • Phone Number: +1 403-210-4909

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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?