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Saigon Cafe - CLOSED

1703 Allied Ln, Charlottesville, VA 22903-5336
+1 434-296-8661
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  • Excellent15%
  • Very good48%
  • Average30%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible0%
11 May 2013
“The owners have retired...:(”
13 Jan 2013
“Update to previous reviews. Excellent visit which means 3 good out of 4”
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1703 Allied Ln, Charlottesville, VA 22903-5336
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

Sadly, Saigon Cafe has closed. The owner couple have at long last earned their retirement. We will miss their friendly smiles, conversation, and food. The spot has reopened under new management and is serving Chinese and Salvadoran food...not sure about that business model.

Thank VaPeanuts
Reviewed January 13, 2013

Saigon Cafe was one of the first restaurants we had eaten at in C'ville. We went while checking things out before we moved here and loved it. It was a Saturday. We went back after we relocated here and it was a Monday. Terrible. We...More

1  Thank chloesmomNJ
Reviewed August 9, 2012

The Saigon Cafe is a small family run operation, with the wife out front and the husband cooking. Their lunch special is one of the best in Charlottesville with several Chinese dishes offered, including a soup (the hot and sour is great) a small piece...More

Thank onevagent
Reviewed May 14, 2012

We just stopped by this place when passing through Charlottesville, Virginia and it popped up as an option on our navigation system. When arrived early afternoon, there were a few customers and one person serving. We never judge a restaurant by it's look and once...More

Thank ChuckDickens
Reviewed December 27, 2011

This is a good option for eat-in or take-out when you need a healthy meal. Their Vietnamese dishes seem very authentic.

Thank ThePixinator
Reviewed October 31, 2011

The first time we went to Saigon Cafe it was amazing. My husband and I couldn't get over it. The service was slow, but the food more than made up for it and it was incredibly affordable (about $20 for the two of us including...More

Thank chloesmomNJ
Reviewed October 4, 2010

Pros: Fast service. Decent food. Cons: The food is very Americanized, but if you’re not Vietnamese then it shouldn’t be a problem. We’ve been very spoiled by great authentic Vietnamese food so we won’t be back to this place.

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Reviewed April 21, 2010

Excellent food for an amazingly low price

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Reviewed May 27, 2008

Food was bland, overcooked, and the flavors clashed. Generally I have found tripadvisor reviews to be pretty reliable, but I would never go back to this restaurant.

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Reviewed January 29, 2008

It was good a number of years ago but I haven't been in a while.

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  • Address: 1703 Allied Ln, Charlottesville, VA 22903-5336
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-296-8661
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