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Saigon Noodle House

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2401 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
+1 250-703-0001
09:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Sat 09:00 - 22:00
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19 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016

Can't figure out why people speak so highly of this place. Went there with a friend who insisted it had the best Vietnamese food around, but honestly I've had better. Lunch was very busy and I asked the server (owner?) if he thought we'd be able to get out in less than an hour as I had to get back... More 

Thank MacEnCheez
Cobble Hill, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Interesting and nice little Pho place. Wonderful service and large portions. I would have sacrificed the portion size for less fish sauce in the food and an improved flavour profile. However if you are looking for value for your dollar then you should consider this easy to find, central spot.

Thank Kourie
Courtenay, Canada
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

it's not a large place but the first sign that it's a local treasure is that it is usually quite busy. As a fan of Wonton soup, it is a sort of yardstick I sometimes use to compare. Theirs is the tastiest. There are not a large number of wontons, and the wontons are on the smaller size but the... More 

Thank Rob N
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

I've been going to this restaurant for years. It has the best Vietnamese food that I've tasted on the Island. (And I try every place I find.) The spring rolls are amazing. The service is fast, even when it is busy. This place packs out at lunch so show up by noon to guarrantee a seat, or there is one... More 

Thank ComoxJared
Powell River, Canada
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2016 via mobile

My wife, who is from Vietnam, and I found this small restaurant on our last trip to Courtenay. Very typical family restaurant. Small, friendly, busy and with very authentic food. My wife ordered some things not on the menu and they were happy to accommodate her. I had salad rolls and beef ribs that were both excellent. We picked up... More 

Thank Hans E
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 September 2016 via mobile

This is definitely my favourite restaurant in Courtenay. I always order take out as I prefer to eat at home, and the owner always remembers me and my order. Portions are generous. The ambiance is not to die for, but the food is. It is always full when I pick up my order.

Thank Veronica B
Fanny Bay, Canada
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016

We love this place for an inexpensive and consistently good meal. The staff are always friendly and service is fast but it can be very busy and hard to get a table at certain times. Some people would not like the decor but we find it fun and kitchy with the plastic hanging fruit lights and strange ornaments. This is... More 

Thank wkabean
Courtenay, Canada
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13 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

Excellent, hot and tasty every single time, take out or eat in. I'm not a foodie but I look forward to eating 14c (Lemon Grass Beef) whenever I can. Portions are good and always fresh. Bring cash they don't take credit or debit.

Thank RecAndTour
Courtenay, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Great food. Great service. Cheap. Will be going back again. One of our best dinner places to go when I don't want to cook.

Thank TiffanyBern
Nanaimo, Canada
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58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

I had heard that the food was good but had never tried it because this is a cash only business and I didn't feel like having to run to the bank or pay ATM fees in order to grab a quick lunch. One day I ended up in Courtenay with cash in my pocket and decided to stop here. The... 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
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2401 Cliffe Avenue, Courtenay, British Columbia, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Comox Valley  >  Courtenay
  • Phone Number: +1 250-703-0001

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