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“I eat here twice a week.”
Review of Saigon Deli

Saigon Deli
Ranked #150 of 493 Restaurants in Montgomery
Cuisines: Deli, Vietnamese
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Reviewed July 6, 2009

I first experience Vietnamese cuisine in Birmingham, Alabama. It became one of my favorites. I was thankful to find Saigon Deli when I moved to Montgomery a few years ago. It is by far my favorite restraunt in town. The atmosphere is somewhat humorous. The place was formerly a Logan Farms restraunt. I know this because the wall paper still says "Logan Farms." They added some Vietnamese flare though. The place is family owned and once you get to know them, they are very polite. I can see how a first-time visitor could get teh impression that they were rude. However, it doesn't detract from the delicious food. I would recommend going again and again.

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Reviewed June 30, 2009

The food is definitely the star here because the restaurant is a little tacky and a little worn. Nice selection of meals ranging from your usual fried rice to Pho, a Vietnamese staple. Great egg rolls and we LIKED the service (and we're all pretty white). The owner was very helpful in determining just how hot we wanted things and was exceedingly nice to our children (13 & 9). Maybe the other reviewer visited while he was away? The cooks looked to be Hispanic and laughed at me when I discovered just how hot that red chili oil can be. I wasn't insulted - it was dang hot! If you can overlook the threadbare (but clean) location, in a non-descript strip mall on a declining side of town, then by all means go! WWBB, too.

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Thank hhbeverly
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Reviewed May 22, 2009

I concede the risk in just the inference of "preferred" customers; but Asians are treated distinctly different in this restaurant. My wife and I are white; we were greeted with a bland stare and a pointing of the waitress to a nearby table. We were not offered/asked about drinks; she arrived with pad in hand. When I asked if they had beer, I got a "nuh-uh"; nothing verbal. The matron of the restaurant delivered our spring rolls; laid them at the edge of the table and literally piled our utensils in one spot beside my wife, and walked off. A granddaughter of the owner literally rode her bicycle between the tables, bumping into customers and arguing with her oblivious, more likely apathetic, parents. Comparatively, when a family of Asians, and then a group of Asian business men arrived, the waitress and owner nearly fell over themselves to serve them. It was brazen and unmistakeable. The food was acceptable and served promptly. But we shall not return.

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Thank ArmyAviator
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Reviewed April 1, 2009

On a cold winter's day, Pho certainly hits the spot! And the other menu selections are excellent.

My only gripe is that the restaurant was closed for about six weeks during the coldest time of the year.

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Thank foodmontgomery
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Reviewed January 26, 2009

I never thought I'd be interested in Vietnamese, but I went in here on a lark a couple of years ago. They serve Pho--pronounced fuh--make all the jokes you want. What the fuh you eatin? But once I got used to the menu, I was intrigued. I really like the soups and the vermicelli bowls. Crispy egg rolls and cilantro on EVERYTHING!! Yum. And you can add hot sauces--or not. Best thing--iced coffee.

Thank rocketgirl1970
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