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Cafe Saigon

#269 of 4,632 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Neighbourhood:
The Village (Gay Village)
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1280 St Andre, Montreal, Quebec H2L 3S9, Canada
+1 514-849-0429
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11:00 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 16:00 - 21:30
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Although some might say this place is not much to look at or that it's not necessarily a place for a date I must disagree. I've been here many times with my girlfriend and we love it, Minh is great, he always checks up to see if everything is good, always a little sample of something and every tastes great.... More 

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1 Thank AlejandroMendoza91
ReponseClient, Responsable relations publiques at Cafe Saigon, responded to this review

Hello Alejandro, We're so happy to hear from you! Thank you for this incredible review. We look forward to seeing you and your girlfriend soon! Have a nice day. More 

Montreal, Canada
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103 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went for dinner at around 8 pm on a Friday night. It was PACKED. It was actually very messy, they seem to have trouble managing the amount of customers/bookings they have since we had to wait 30 minutes to get our table. The place is not cute, there is no nice atmosphere (they were playing the news on TV... More 

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1 Thank Fredddou
ReponseClient, Responsable relations publiques at Cafe Saigon, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for this good review. We are sorry you had to wait to get a table but we're happy to hear you still enjoyed your dinner! We hope we get to see you again soon. More 

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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

Café Saigon, while not in the main foodies area, is offering very good value. In particular we love Genaral Tao Chicken. The fact that you can bring your wine is attractive. There is a Liquor Store (SAQ) 2 minutes away, opne until 10:00 PM. Service is fast. It's a good place to go before a show.

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1 Thank Bernard P
ReponseClient, Responsable relations publiques at Cafe Saigon, responded to this review

Hello Bernard, We are happy to hear you enjoyed our food and our location. We hope we get the chance to see you again! More 

Blainville, Canada
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

For anyone looking for quality food, excellent service, reasonable prices and BYOB, this is definitely the place to choose. We often choose this place for family gatherings and were never disappointed. The crew is always very happy to bring samples of food that they serve. We will be going back soon and highly recommend a visit there.

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1 Thank mariadipasquo
ReponseClient, Responsable relations publiques at Cafe Saigon, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your review and for recommending our restaurant! We look forward to seeing you again soon! Thanks again. More 

Lauderdale by the Sea, Florida
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94 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

My first time to this tucked away restaurant, although I have walked by hundreds of times.. I live close by and really wanted a nice warm soup on a cold winter day. Minh was a very gracious host, had me try 3 different broths so I could choose, even offered a sample piece of general tao chicken on the side.... More 

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1 Thank A-Spa-Traveler
ReponseClient, Responsable relations publiques at Cafe Saigon, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you for your kind review! We would be very happy to have you again soon. Have a wonderful day! More 

Montreal, Canada
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 290 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We had a great coffee break here with our vietnmese friends. The capuchino was lovely and delicious . Highly recommended

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1 Thank TheMinHoang
ReponseClient, Responsable relations publiques at Cafe Saigon, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for your amazing review! See you again for dinner maybe! Have a nice day. More 

Toronto, Canada
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89 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

The restaurant isn't much to look at from the outside but inside it was bustling. The service was quick and friendly and the food was tasty. The lemongrass beef with vermicelli was particularly good. Warning: cash only.

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2 Thank Chris W
ReponseClient, Responsable relations publiques at Cafe Saigon, responded to this review

Hello Chris, Thank you so much for your amazing review! Come back soon! More 

2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016 via mobile

While visiting Montreal with my son and his wife, we were staying just down the street from the Cafe Saigon. It was a very rainy day, but we didn't feel like cooking. Less than 100 feet away from our door, but what a wonderful surprise! We enjoyed 2 types of spring roll, the General Tao Chicken, Vermicelli with Lemongrass Beef,... More 

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1 Thank Alan W
ReponseClient, Responsable relations publiques at Cafe Saigon, responded to this review

Hello Alan, Thank you for sharing your great review with us! We are glad to hear you all enjoyed your experience. Come back soon! More 

Saskatoon, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had a good meal at Cafe Saigon last night. The restaurant isn't pretty or fancy, but has inexpensive, good food and is BYOB. Also, the staff are lovely and welcoming and kept bringing us free tastes of dishes to try! I would go back in a heart beat. Also, if you are a vegetarian make sure to tell them... More 

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1 Thank Peter G
ReponseClient, Responsable relations publiques at Cafe Saigon, responded to this review

Hello Peter, Thank you so much for your lovely review! We look forward to seeing you again very soon! More 

St. John's, Canada
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2016

Personnel is very friendly and the service is excellent. We tried one appetizer and 2 different dishes and food was delicious! The restaurant is very cozy and the atmosphere is relaxing. Honestly a great experience!

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1 Thank LasMarta
ReponseClient, Responsable des relations publiques at Cafe Saigon, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for your wonderful review! Come back soon! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
16:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 21:00
Saturday
16:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1280 St Andre, Montreal, Quebec H2L 3S9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal>  > The Village (Gay Village)
  • Neighbourhood: The Village (Gay Village)
  • Phone Number: +1 514-849-0429

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

Staying in The Village (Gay Village)

Neighbourhood Profile
The Village (Gay Village)
The rainbow pillars of Beaudry Métro Station shepherd the way into to The Village, one of the largest hubs for gay and lesbian culture in North America. With an open layout and a congenial aura, the refurbished buildings along Rue Sainte-Catherine pay a special homage to menswear and to caffeine, with showrooms and cafes. By morning, the antiquing gems along Amherst Street are packed with collectors. An incredible party spot, The Village comes alive at night, when clubs, bars, and dance halls open their doors and the revelry is high, epitomised by the fanciful trimmings of the apropos Oscar Wilde building. From May to September, the area closes to automotive traffic, allowing restaurant terraces to pour onto the streets, creating a dynamic sense of community. Les Boules Roses, thousands of pink baubles, are hung to welcome in the festivals and celebrations, including Montréal en Arts, Divers-Cité, and the Pride Parade.
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