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.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

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
Open now
See 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

248 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
Showing 243: English reviews
Dunedin, New Zealand
Level Contributor
37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

We were on the waiting list for a table but were overlooked while waiting outside. Service continued to be a struggle while we were brought what was one of the most delicious Vietnamese meals I've ever had. I am often wary of southeast Asian cuisine because of the abundance of fish sauce, not because I don't like it, but because... More 

Thank echoriath
Burdett, New York
Level Contributor
111 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

A very nice menu of Vietnamese, Chinese and Thai specialties. The pho is the main attraction but the luncheon specials, not as generous are quite good as well.

Thank KestrelHaven
Newport, Rhode Island
Level Contributor
80 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Although not the quality you would find in a restaurant of its kind in a major american city, the food is credible enough to satisfy a basic hunger lunch. The prices are reasonable and the staff very welcoming.

Thank GeorgesPitard
Level Contributor
152 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed dinner there last night. It's walk ins only. No reservations and BYO. The only disappointment was that although we ordered starters, appetizers and entrees all arrived at once. Some of the dishes seemed more Chinese than Vietnamese but the food was fresh and very tasty The Vietnamese salad and was nice and crisp and the seafood "Pho" was... More 

Thank Lisa V
San Diego
Level Contributor
110 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

Have people not had authentic Vietnamese food? We stopped in for lunch, based on the reviews. While they were able to bring out our shrimp dumpling appetizer quickly to sate my son, our dishes were atrocious! No flavor...very Americanized. We won't be back.

Thank Sameer R
Hong Kong
Level Contributor
38 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

After a long day at Cornell, we were tired, hungry and wanted something other than burgers, pasta or sandwiches. Found Saigon Kitchen on my GPS and got a resounding yes from the family so I punched it in and found it easily. Meter parking on the street right in front of the restaurant, no problems there. Not a large restaurant... More 

Thank bbrhk
Efland, North Carolina
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Great place for reasonably priced noodles and other Vietnamese dishes - true college student hangout.

Thank HPH919
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

Food was just ok. Pho and soup was good. The beef in the soup was so-so. Perhaps overcooked. Pork chop was well... Just alright. Nothing special. Maybe it should be rated higher considering the location? Quite true it's hard to find better Vietnamese restaurant in this area.

Thank Sang C. S
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

I have lived in Ithaca for three years and fell in love with Saigon kitchen the first time I tried it. I go here whenever I have family in town or there's something to celebrate w friends. Reasonable prices for fresh, amazing food. Try the vermicelli pillows (can't remember the Vietnamese name but I will forever remember this adorable menu... More 

Thank Meera M
Level Contributor
42 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

Saigon kitchen is always busy at Dinner time, so plan to be a bit early or wait for 15-20 minutes Food was really good and brought out the tastes of Vietnam in soups, starters and well as main course. Note: they are particular about closing times so reach an hour earlier than the closing time.

Thank AnilChadda

Travellers who viewed Saigon Kitchen also viewed

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
Kids, Child-friendly, 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

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
6 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?