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Saigon Kitchen

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526 W State St, Ithaca, NY 14850-5222
+1 607-257-8881
11:30 - 21:30
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Sun 11:30 - 21:30
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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4 reviews
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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
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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 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 

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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
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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 

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Taipei, Taiwan
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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
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

With a wide & plentiful variety of East Asian restaurants in Ithaca, Saigon Kitchen stands out among the crowd. Its Vietnamese cuisine is mouth watering and the genuine article. The staff is friendly & the place is always packed. The prices are reasonable, but its the delicious food that truly stands out.

Thank BaliloverNewYork
ithaca, ny
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016

Saigon kitchen has amazing food every time!!! The ingredients are fresh and delicious. it is always busy, but they work hard to serve everyone fast without you feeling rushed when you are eating. Amazing staff and food.

Thank traveldetective66
New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

Even though the restaurant was understandably very busy and quite noisy, it didn't detract from the excellent service & delicious food. All of the amazing flavors! Very reasonable prices. Can't wait to go there again!

Thank Lexi2000
Toronto, ON, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and 3 young kids and I wanted to dine in after driving for several hours visiting from Toronto. The place was packed! 5 servers and an order taker. Take out order took 20 minutes which is a little longer than expected but the food was fresh and even for takeout was presented nicely in the containers. Authentic taste.... More 

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats
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

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