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Saigon Kitchen

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2-5148 Metral Dr, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 2K8, Canada
+1 250-751-0333
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
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Parksville, Canada
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this place. Small and quaint with excellent food and service.My wife always has her favorite noodle dish but I like to try different things and am never disapointed.

Thank Gord236
British Columbia, Canada
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46 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The service - our waitress was great , but she was being bossed around by someone else, often , it made me feel uncomfortable. The food unfortunately was not very good. I had been here in the past & enjoyed everything about the meal, this time was disappointed. We were there on a Friday night & everything felt rushed. The... More 

Thank Cantfindaname666
Vancouver Island, Canada
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205 reviews
143 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Not knowing much about Vietnamese food i was unsure what to order. The server was very helpful and we decided to order a variety of dishes. The Pho was good, Caramel chicken was fantastic. Parking outside and a nice atmosphere inside. Friendly staff and a good range of dishes available on the menu. I will definitely go back

Thank islandholidaymaker
Nanaimo, Canada
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

The pho soup is fantastic...i get the spicy beef, you do not leave hungry. We sometimes get the soup to take out....love it

Thank markwarriner
Nanaimo, Canada
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81 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

This is the second time this year we've eaten here. The first time was not bad enough to stop us from ordering take out ... but last night's order will stop us from ever eating there again. We had a vegetable hot pan which was mostly tough tofu and onions on a ton of rice. We had Chicken Royal which... More 

1 Thank RoadWarrior
Nanaimo, Canada
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125 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I do mostly take away from this restaurant but their small location seems busy. The food is good but not consistently and that might be due to who is actually coking in the kitchen. Their prawns spring rolls are excellent and served with a peanut sauce. Their soups can be very salty at times. However, everyone is very pleasant on... More 

1 Thank J T
St. Albert, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

My husband and I went to Saigon Kitchen a couple of years ago on a friend's recommendation. On our first visit, we had lamb curry, which was excellent. Our second visit, however, was nothing to write home about. Average curry, over salted, over sweetened... overcooked vegetables, very littke lamb. The lamb itself was nice and tender, though.

1 Thank Alison N
Bellingham, WA
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

Ate there twice this week. I had chicken pho the first night which was light, flavorful and very satisfying. The second time I had Saigon Kitchen's version of chicken chow-main with noodles. The flavor was good but I ate too much of this generous portion. I should have substituted rice since the noodles made the plate much too heavy for... More 

Thank Pondmapper
Kelowna, Canada
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102 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

When you enter, you get greeted with a smile from "sparrow". The walls are covered with paintings from Vietnam. The menu is a beautifully layout with many choices and nice prices. The servers are pleasant and good at their jobs and they seem to like working here. I had the crepe, stuffed with chicken and prawns and it was delightful.... More 

Thank rojo-amigo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

I have been to Saigon Kitchen in the past and have always enjoyed it, but I returned today after many years while on trip back home. It is STILL DELICIOUS!! On this visit I only had the lemongrass chicken and it was so tasty and nailed my craving! The staff is so friendly and attentive, without being oppressive. Exactly how... More 

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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
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-5148 Metral Dr, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 2K8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-751-0333

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