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Asian, Vietnamese
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Ville-Marie
1.3 km from Notre-Dame Basilica
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We dined at Restaurant Café Saigon on the later side (9:30 pm). There were many vegetarian options, and the dinner I ordered was tasty (tofu ginger stir-fry). It came with salad and noodles or rice. My boyfriend enjoyed his dumplings. The servers were friendly and...helpful. There was a large table of friends drinking wine and another table with small children, and we enjoyed being there as a couple, so it seemed like a good atmosphere for everyone.More

Date of visit: October 2022
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Reviewed October 2, 2019

This place was recommended by the receptionist at our hotel. We came in, were seated and noticed that everyone brought their own wine. Asked the waitress and she sent us to a store around the corner to get ours. The restaurant doesn't charge any corkage...fee, but they provide an ice bucket, glasses and open the wine for you. Very impressive. The food was excellent and the owner came by to talk to us and recommended other restaurants for us to try while we were in town.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed September 26, 2019 via mobile

This is a lovely local place. We thoroughly enjoyed all the dishes we tried particularly the breaded shrimps and the chicken spring rolls. We took our own wine - as most people do - there is a good wine shop on the main street just...around the corner. All the staff are delightful and helpful. Gets busy so go early or book.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed July 26, 2019

We had dinner here the first night we arrived in Montreal. It was a convenient location to our Airbnb, just a block and a half walk. Definitely a local favorite with many of the patrons being from the neighborhood. It seemed like everybody knew everybody....The decor is nothing to write home about, but the service and food were very good. One drawback is they have no beer wine or liquor, but on the upside you can bring your own bottle of wine to have with your dinner.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed July 18, 2019 via mobile

Equipped with a good bottle of ice cold white wine, we discovered this hidden place just off Rue Sainte-Catherine in ‚the village‘ area of Montreal. Nothing fancy but with excellent food, well cooked and reasonably sized. Highly recommendable are the very crispy chicken spring rolls...well as the ‚General Tao‘ main course, available with beef, pork or chicken.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed June 10, 2019

My first try of Vietnamese food was a good experience. Predominantly french speaking, good service if a little slow to begin with due to being busy. Good choice of fresh food cooked to order and nicely presented. A popular place

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed June 3, 2019 via mobile

Arrived into Montreal late in the evening, booked into our hotel, and walked across the road to the Cafe Saigon for a late supper. What a great little find. A lively atmosphere, staff were super friendly, and the food was absolutely delicious. A great start...to our weekend in Montreal.More

Date of visit: June 2019
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Reviewed May 3, 2019 via mobile

Food was ok - but annoying that no credit cards are accepted. They have a cash machine in the restaurant - which provides happily cash for a fee. No real reason to go back.

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Hands down one of the best red curries I have ever had. The portions are on the smaller side -- wouldn't recommend it if you are absolutely starving. The reason for my lower score is that service could do with a bit of work. My...server was trying to usher me out of the restaurant before I had even eaten. She also insisted on speaking to me in French every time she came to check on me even though I apologized and made it clear from the beginning that my French was very basic. As an Aussie in Montreal, this was one of my fears and it came true at this restaurant.More

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed August 24, 2018 via mobile

Found this place on TA. Amazing! Bring your own wine. Service was amazing such lovely and friendly staff. They brought out a few freebies to taste as well! Spring rolls and mains were so good felt like being back in Vietnam. Really good price too.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

We went for a diner, it’s really close to my work and never see peoples going inside. So I was a bit suspicious about the place, but when we open the door the place was actually crowded! We didn’t wait long for a table but...it was really noisy. The food is really good and the taste it’s authentic ( I was few months ago in Vietnam so I know what I’m taking about ) and the prices are cheap. I recommend this place for a good lunch or diner with friends! The staff is friendly and try theirs best !More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

I had the chicken red curry with coconut milk and lemongrass. The flavors were amazing. Way too spicy for my liking but I survived. We even got a little sample of general tao which I also loved. Honestly everything was so tasty and flavorful. We...got there at 6, good thing because by 7:30 the place was packed. The service was very good, quick and the waiter was helpful with the questions we had about the menu. The only bad thing was the noise level and the cash only.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed August 3, 2018 via mobile

This little restaurant is just off St Catherine Street. It is great food, gluten free options, and very reasonable priced. Love this little family run place. You need to go there.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed July 29, 2018

My friend recommended we go here for supper, saying the food is great and so are the staff, he was not wrong! The three of us had a great meal for under 10$ and the staff was so friendly! I would highly recommend them! Please...note it is CASH ONLY!More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed July 23, 2018

(Cash only written in capitals just to make it clear and plain, not a criticism!) We looked for a Chinese take away in Montreal to take back to our Airbnb flat and came across Cafe Saigon. We popped in to check that it indeed did...do take away and the proprietor immediately gave us some samples to try - General Pho chicken which was delicious. He then gave us some of the Vietnamese beef to try too which was equally delicious. We went away for a drink and came back half an hour later to order. We were offered some pad Thai to try as we waited. We enjoyed te take away so much that we went back for a sit down meal the next night. Again we were given some free appetisers, some dim sum in this case. All the food we had was fresh, beautifully cooked and delicious. The beef was amongst the best I have eaten in any restaurant anywhere! It is on a little side street which doesn't look terribly promising after the colour and vibrancy of Rue Sainte-Catherine but worth visiting. Cafe Saigon is cash only so make sure you have your Canadian dollars with you before you arrive. It is also a BYO with a SAQ liquor store just round the corner.More

Date of visit: July 2018
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Cafe Saigon is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5