We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Saigon Kitchen

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
526 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5222
+1 607-257-8881
11:30 - 21:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:30 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

242 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 237: English reviews
Level Contributor
273 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

A nice variety of traditional Vietnamese foods. Food was very tasty, fresh and plentiful. The place was crowded and I had to wait a short time, but well worth it. Food is very authentic and has wonderful flavors... may go back tomorrow and try the squid!

Thank Hoach
Jersey City, New Jersey
Level Contributor
14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016

The menu is similar to all other Vietnamese restaurants and the food the above average. This place is popular among the college students.

Thank Anna Y
Level Contributor
9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

I had visited this restaurant three times. Sep., 2016 is the latest time that I dined with my friends. The service is good , however we need o wait for about an hour to get a table. Similar waiting hours in my past two experiences as well. If the food worth the long wait? My vegetarian dish is good but... More 

Thank Calvin L
Kalamazoo, Michigan
Level Contributor
45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We were visiting Ithaca and saw this place on the way. My friends ordered a bunch of dishes and everyone really liked what they ordered. Unfortunately I ordered a vegetarian Pho and it wasn't very good. However based off of what my friends said, their dishes were flavorful and plenty. The coconut based curry was especially liked by some. The... More 

Thank Jess0615
Level Contributor
4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Just ok nothing to rave about. I thought all the dishes we ordered were very bland. Nothing like some of the more authentic Vietnamese we've had before in our travels.

Thank Garlen C
Trout Run, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Celebrating my birthday by taking a day trip. Happened to stop here for lunch by looking up reviews on tripadvisor. SO GLAD WE DID!! First time for Vietnamese food for both husband and I. We so much enjoyed the freshness of your plates. This experience was great, now .......onto your Fair!!

Thank Tdalena
Level Contributor
19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016

Excellent and inexpensive Vietnamese cuisine. Somebody suggested that it was one of the best places to eat in Ithaca. And I agree with that. Service was quick. Food is nice. We had Vietnamese Steak and Lemon Basil Stir Fr. Restaurant was packed and there was a long line of people waiting to get in, which is pretty good indicator of... More 

Thank beach4bum
Level Contributor
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We did not expect the taste come from this cusine, its great and we think we cant eat it anywhere else

Thank Chung Cheuk Hin A
New York
Level Contributor
16 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

It was a quiet Tuesday night and we drove from our hotel to this little nondescript Vietnamese restaurant on West State Street. The place was full, with its patrons enjoying their meals. We were seated in about 10 minutes and the staff was super busy but attentive. We ordered two phos (house special and beef stew), Saigon Stir Fry Chow... More 

1 Thank garrett678
Taipei, Taiwan
Level Contributor
14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

If you are a Cornell student, you definitely need to try this restaurant cause this is one of the best restaurants in Ithaca and you know you don't have many options, haha! I always order house special and crispy squid ! Try it

Thank PoanChen

Travellers who viewed Saigon Kitchen also viewed

Ithaca, Finger Lakes
Ithaca, Finger Lakes
Ithaca, Finger Lakes
Ithaca, Finger Lakes

Been to Saigon Kitchen? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 526 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5222
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Ithaca
  • Phone Number: +1 607-257-8881

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Saigon Kitchen and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Waltham, Massachusetts
3 months ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Saigon Kitchen staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?