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Saigon City Restaurant

418 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-3351
+1 650-340-8878
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good51%
  • Average16%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“grilled pork” (2 reviews)
“pho” (9 reviews)
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Asian, Vietnamese, Soups
418 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-3351
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Reviewed 21 May 2018

My wife wanted some sushi but the Japanese restaurant she picked in San Mateo, California just closed at 3pm and we were told that they would not reopen until 4:30pm. My wife found ‘Saigon City Restaurant’ online while we were parked in downtown San Mateo...More

Thank 317elwynm
Reviewed 14 May 2018 via mobile

Arrived for lunch a little after 1:30 on a Sunday. We were immediately seated. The restaurant is clean, has a good wait staff and has two main dining sections. We ordered tendon and rare steak pho and Arrived for lunch a little after 1:30 on...More

Thank lwj
Reviewed 28 January 2018

Arguably the best Vietnamese restaurant in the area, and a real bang-for-your-buck kind of place. I've been coming here for years, and it has yet to disappoint. Note that it is a bit of a hole in the wall, and the dining room tends to...More

Thank Kaysonwel
Reviewed 22 January 2018 via mobile

Pho and fresh spring rolls and Vietnamese sandwiches. Who could ask for anything more. Delicious. Great service and very authentic and tasty. Beer and wine and Vietnamese coffee of course. Nothing better.

Thank travelagentreplies
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

I must say I wasn’t too sure coming to this place. Surprisingly, everything we ordered tasted good. The only thing I would say perhaps they need to dress their dishes a little bit nicer. I’m a foodie, I like to see my food pretty. One...More

Thank W3694DLchris
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

I ordered an egg wonton noodle soup for almost $8. It was a generous amount, I couldn't even finish it but it was really delicious! The service was very good even though the restaurant was very busy and popular. 😊 P.S. the wontons contain prawns....More

Thank Mulan H
Reviewed 27 March 2017

This is a small, simply furnished restaurant. Don't let the basic appearance fool you. Maybe this is how they keep the prices so low. Go for an adventure in tasting the best Vietnamese food around. If you don't mind fried food order the fabulous Saigon...More

Thank Terry A
Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

Been here frequently and enjoyed the pho, rolls, and vermicelli dishes. Service is quick but depending on who serves you, it's a hit or miss.

Thank Marco S
Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Had lunch on a Sunday. All the tables were full but the turn around seemed pretty decent. Was seated in about 10 minutes. The Imperial Rolls was good and it came with all the garnishing. The soup of the Pho was good but the steak...More

Thank Plus2kids
Reviewed 6 June 2016 via mobile

Picked up take out and was pleasantly surprised with the Saigon pot stickers. I've never had anything like them! Interesting meatball covered with fried sticky rice and spicy sweet sauce. We also ordered an imperial roll with grilled beef over vermicelli. The rolls were delicious...More

Thank MTSDave N
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 am
11:00 am - 9:30 am
11:00 am - 9:30 am
11:00 am - 9:30 am
11:00 am - 9:30 am
11:00 am - 9:30 am
11:00 am - 9:30 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 418 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401-3351
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Mateo
  • Phone Number: +1 650-340-8878
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