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New Saigon Restaurant

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2798 Gold Coast Hwy, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
+61 7 5538 7588
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Tue - Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Wed - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
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Reviewed 29 December 2016 via mobile

We went there on the 28th Dec for dinner. After sitting down for a long time outside, no one bothered to come to get orders so we decided to go inside and ordered at the counter (i saw waiter took others at table for others) and were told we had to order at counter. We ordered 4 chicken noodle soups... More 

1 Thank Lien V
hihirest, Owner at New Saigon Restaurant, responded to this review

Sorry, We couldn't serve your starving people as quick as you wanted. If your family were starving or in hurry emergency and wanted a express service then the best way was asking staff if we can meet your request. If yes then OK , if not you can leave and seek for another try at another place. You just ordered... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

Very basic inside but the Beef Pho and rice paper rolls were delicious. The service was basic but prompt and professional. The only downside was a minimum $30 on Eftpos with a 3% surcharge. Given the amount of restaurants and competition these days I find the unnecessary and greedy. I would come back here.

1 Thank Roger W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

Chose the new saigon for a takeaway. The food was of high quality. The only downer was it was low tide on some of the dishes. Would recommend also to dine in though. The atmosphere was placid with dinner's enjoying their night.

1 Thank BrizzyBear
Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

The food here is fantastic, fresh and aromatic everything that you want in Vietnamese food, run by a couple wife in the kitchen and husband on the floor if it's busy be patient the food is more than worth the wait. Chicken noodle soup is one of our favourites and great value for money.

1 Thank Simon H
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Don't be put off by the décor, the food and service will more than satisfy! Excellent range of authentic Vietnamese and Thai dishes all under $20. Fresh and flavoursome casual dining that's really hard to beat

2 Thank Lorena B
Kota Kinabalu
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 July 2016

This little restraunt provided fantastic customer service and the food was magical so many flavours with good sized servings. Great value for money.

1 Thank 233Traveller1234567
Torquay, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 June 2016

Very good food of a mixed variety (Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai). The service was good - efficient and friendly. Only a small café with limited seating, so a very informal environment.

1 Thank Axiomwatson
Kiwi on tour
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016 via mobile

The better half and I have frequented the G.C as we call it 11-12 times over past 10 years. Our first time visit to this restaurant. We were looking for a Vietnamese meal, this came up on trip advisor with mixed reviews. So visited with no expectations. Yes the decor is humble and the building is curiously odd as well.... More 

2 Thank mccdzyne
Gold Coast, Australia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2016

We ordered some Thai and some chinese. It was nice, but too be honest - I have had better. We had asked for super spicy and it was at best mild. The sauces were a bit thin. I really liked the coconut sticky rice (although quantity for $4.5 was a bit small). Also they don't split bills and we were... More 

1 Thank Atul C
Gold Coast
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 February 2016

What you see is what you get at the New Saigon. But this is an honest place that serves authentic food at a very reasonable price. They haven't spent much on decor but who cares when you get food this good. Service is up and down but it is one of the most authentic Vietnamese restaurants on the Gold Coast.... More 

1 Thank skaz67

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 6 - USD 16
Asian, Vietnamese, Chinese, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2798 Gold Coast Hwy, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Gold Coast  >  Surfers Paradise
  • Phone Number: +61 7 5538 7588
This Gold Coast eatery features a range of authentic and well-priced Vietnamese, Thai and Chinese dishes on the extensive menu. Indecisive diners might want to turn their attention to the substantial list of chef's specials. The Chef, Hue Trieu, has worked in the restaurant business since her teenage years. Cooking is true passion for her. She learned and developed her cooking skills from her family's restaurant in Vietnam as well in different Chinese and Thai restaurants in Germany. In 1993 She and her husband set up their first restaurant in Geelong, also named New Saigon and then the second one named Hi Hi restaurant, both were successful. Deeply impressed by Gold Coast's lovely weather and lifestyle, She and her family moved to Gold Coast in 2003 initially for early retirement but only 1 year later she missed the hospitality scene so much, so they decided to open New Saigon Restaurant in Gold Coast in April 2004. Although the position is not really ideal for a restaurant but thanks to the good support of regular local customers as well casual tourists, New Saigon Restaurant has established itself as a good place for authentic Vietnamese and Asian foods on the Coast.

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