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Saigon Bay

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249 Oxford St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9360 3220
17:00 - 23:00
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All hours
Mon - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 23:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

What a terrible experience- disgusting food, dirty glasses and cutlery with inattentive staff. Never go here.

Thank Anita S
Sydney, Australia
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68 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

The pho was thin, but actually pretty good. It would have been nice to have basil and chili and sprouts on the sides, but it was still ok. The vermicelli salad with prawns was a mis-step, the sauce was too dark, , with no cucumber or coriander, and just didn't feel like. Good bowl for summer.

Thank Miles A
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28 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

It may be different management as has undergone more makeovers but it just looks worse, the prices are no better and the food average, service non-existent. Give up and go home as most patrons have; let the space to someone who cares about dining

Thank Constantchewer
Wollongong, Australia
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46 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2016

Cash only restaurant that has a limited lunch time menu in a very simple setting but the meal was delicious. Friendly staff attend to you and ensure that you are enjoying your meal. Service was friendly and efficient and perfect for that quick lunch catch up.

Thank David L
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2015 via mobile

...while ThaiNesia a few doors down, Balkan etc., are all busy. The most recent review is right--management has changed and they have NO idea about hospitality! Average food indifferently served; boring menu; had to ask staff more busy on their devices to put on music as the place is desolate; more people in the kitchen than dining & making a... More 

Thank Constantchewer
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4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 April 2015 via mobile

We have been coming to Sydney for over 20 yrs and always included a trip to Saigon Bay to enjoy the 'campfire beef' . Always a busy place we often had to be squeezed in. We were disappointed to find on this trip that the owners and menu had totally changed. We were still hopeful of a good Vietnamese meal... More 

1 Thank Terry P
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6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2014

Beef pho from this restaurant is amazing. The service is very friendly and efficient, I just love coming here. Have made some adventurous other choices from the menu but find the other items very oily. Especially the vietnamese pancake - inconsistent outcomes here. Still, great spot for cheap eats and value for money for sure.

1 Thank Kimberley A
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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88 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2014

I ordered two dishes from an online order site for delivery at 6pm from this restaurant. The food was on time and tasted good. I had made a special request that wasn't accommodated which was to swap prawns in one dish for chicken. I also asked for both dishes to be cooked spicy and neither was. So, there's an issue... More 

1 Thank MrYellowDuck
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89 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2014

Great Service and excellent location. The food was amazing. Try the Duck and Pumpkin curry...its the best. We went on a week night so there werent many people, this made it very pleasant.

1 Thank scooter2273
Sydney, Australia
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87 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 March 2014

Went there on Wed night this time and found the place not as busy as a weekend (which was a nice change). The waitress was very helpful and gave us some suggestions which we are glad we took on board. We started off with some Vietnamese Spring Rolls which were really nice, then onto my favourite thing of the night... More 

2 Thank Lisa D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$20
Asian, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 249 Oxford St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Darlinghurst
  • Neighbourhood: Darlinghurst
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9360 3220
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Staying in Darlinghurst

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Home of the small bar revolution in Sydney, Darlinghurst has more bars per capita than any other suburb. Themes range from American whiskey bars and 1950’s theme bars to hidden bars requiring secret passwords. Oxford Street is the "Gay Capital" of Australia, where gay and lesbian-friendly venues feature “diva shows” and dancing until the morning. Vintage lovers flock to Crown Street, and small designer boutiques can be found along Victoria and Bourke Streets. Dining in Darlinghurst is a gastronomic adventure. Food from all over the world is on the menu, from American ribs to tapas, sushi to gelato and every ethnicity in between.
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