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249 Oxford St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
+61 2 9360 3220
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12:00 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 12:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 17:00 - 23:00
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Sydney, Australia
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149 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2016

Small restaurant on busy Oxford St, just like eating in Saigon with street traffic noise. Small laminated tables ,but clean.Have eaten there twice and find meal tasty and value for money , Two entrees and a shared main around $ 22.00. Food has been tasty and freshly prepared, close to transport and St Vincents hospital. Had been going to the... More 

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Thank Alan F
Nowra, Australia
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Great little place for a quick snack or substantial meal. Bargain prices. Soft drinks or 333 available

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Thank TimnLiz_13
1 review
Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

What a terrible experience- disgusting food, dirty glasses and cutlery with inattentive staff. Never go here.

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Thank Anita S
Sydney, Australia
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82 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

The pho was thin, but actually pretty good. It would have been nice to have basil and chili and sprouts on the sides, but it was still ok. The vermicelli salad with prawns was a mis-step, the sauce was too dark, , with no cucumber or coriander, and just didn't feel like. Good bowl for summer.

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Thank Miles A
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

It may be different management as has undergone more makeovers but it just looks worse, the prices are no better and the food average, service non-existent. Give up and go home as most patrons have; let the space to someone who cares about dining

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Thank Constantchewer
Wollongong, Australia
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47 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2016

Cash only restaurant that has a limited lunch time menu in a very simple setting but the meal was delicious. Friendly staff attend to you and ensure that you are enjoying your meal. Service was friendly and efficient and perfect for that quick lunch catch up.

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Thank David L
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2015 via mobile

...while ThaiNesia a few doors down, Balkan etc., are all busy. The most recent review is right--management has changed and they have NO idea about hospitality! Average food indifferently served; boring menu; had to ask staff more busy on their devices to put on music as the place is desolate; more people in the kitchen than dining & making a... More 

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Thank Constantchewer
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 April 2015 via mobile

We have been coming to Sydney for over 20 yrs and always included a trip to Saigon Bay to enjoy the 'campfire beef' . Always a busy place we often had to be squeezed in. We were disappointed to find on this trip that the owners and menu had totally changed. We were still hopeful of a good Vietnamese meal... More 

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1 Thank Terry P
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 December 2014

Beef pho from this restaurant is amazing. The service is very friendly and efficient, I just love coming here. Have made some adventurous other choices from the menu but find the other items very oily. Especially the vietnamese pancake - inconsistent outcomes here. Still, great spot for cheap eats and value for money for sure.

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1 Thank Kimberley A
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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136 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2014

I ordered two dishes from an online order site for delivery at 6pm from this restaurant. The food was on time and tasted good. I had made a special request that wasn't accommodated which was to swap prawns in one dish for chicken. I also asked for both dishes to be cooked spicy and neither was. So, there's an issue... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 20
Cuisine
Asian, Vietnamese
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 23:00
Monday
12:00 - 23:00
Tuesday
12:00 - 23:00
Wednesday
12:00 - 23:00
Thursday
12:00 - 23:00
Friday
12:00 - 23:00
Saturday
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 249 Oxford St, Sydney, New South Wales 2010, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  New South Wales  >  Sydney>  > Darlinghurst
  • Neighbourhood: Darlinghurst
  • Phone Number: +61 2 9360 3220
Description
Looking for exotic Vietnamese Cuisine? Maybe you ought to think Saigon Bay Vietnamese Restaurant in Darlinghurst. Perhaps an exquisite vegetarian meal? Well, then, why not think Saigon Bay Vietnamese Restaurant in Darlinghurst? Or is tonight time for multiple dishes, contrasting flavours, varied textures and exotic ingredients? Once again, it's a good time to think Saigon Bay Vietnamese Restaurant in Darlinghurst.Saigon Bay Vietnamese Restaurant is located at 249 Oxford Street Darlinghurst since 1993. Darlinghurst is known as the heart of Sydney gay scene and the home of the Mardi Gras, this area is best known for its clubs, pubs & restaurants, one of the best place for most people hang out with friends after work.Saigon Bay offers authentic Vietnamese Cuisine in the warm friendly atmosphere, the restaurant had operated for more than 15 years and serves foods to a lot of happy returning customers. Vietnamese food has long been appreciated in France, the former colonial power; U.S. residents are only beginning to discover its many fine features.Our Vietnamese chefs like to refer to our cooking as "the nouvelle cuisine of Asia." And indeed, with the heavy reliance on rice, wheat and legumes, abundance of fresh herbs and vegetables, minimal use of oil, and treatment of meat as a condiment rather than a main course, Vietnamese food has to be among the healthiest on the planet.

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Darlinghurst
Home of the small bar revolution in Sydney, Darlinghurst has more bars per capita than any other suburb. Themes range from American whiskey bars and 1950’s theme bars to hidden bars requiring secret passwords. Oxford Street is the "Gay Capital" of Australia, where gay and lesbian-friendly venues feature “diva shows” and dancing until the morning. Vintage lovers flock to Crown Street, and small designer boutiques can be found along Victoria and Bourke Streets. Dining in Darlinghurst is a gastronomic adventure. Food from all over the world is on the menu, from American ribs to tapas, sushi to gelato and every ethnicity in between.
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