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Saigon Cafe

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520 Elmwood Ave, NW Corner at West Utica, Buffalo, NY 14222-2057
+1 716-883-1252
12:00 - 23:00
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Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 22:00
Fri 11:00 - 23:00
Sat 12:00 - 23:00
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2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

The refreshing crisp water, perfectly battered and fried shrimp tempura appetizer, and pho' bo were all absolutely delicious with all fresh ingredients. I would love to give this restaurant five stars based on the food and ambiance alone, however, whoever the waitress was working today (October 25) around 2pm almost ruined the experience. She was very snippy, snotty, fake, and... More 

Thank lfr2
Fort Lee, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

I love Thai food and this establishment definitely did not disappoint. I had the Pad See Ew, which was delicious and had all sorts of freshly cooked vegetables. The Thai iced tea was wonderful. Service was great at well.

Thank Nydia B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

The first problem was the flies. We had seated ourselves next to a large window. We didn't immediately realize that when the flies stopped by our food for a visit, they were trying to get outside. Part of the issue was that the outside door was open (very hot day). Our server finally changed our table which helped, My wife's... More 

Thank markmd
Rochester, New York
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107 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

If you're vegetarian, plan on taking your time to peruse the menu, as there is quite a variety of good choices. The spring rolls were deep-fried and served with a chili sauce rather than peanut sauce. A nice, light appetizer prior to the excellent entree, Panang Curry (bell peppers, onion, peas and basil) with lightly fried tofu chunks. The accompanying... More 

Thank KenMaher
Grand Cayman
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73 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016

This is a corner restaurant (we went for lunch). IT's not particularly kid-friendly, but there are no difficulties too. Food was yummy! The fusion-style cuisine resulted in good tasting meals. The place is in a busy intersection and you might want to plan for parking, especially peak hours.

Thank PitonsFan
Buffalo, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016

I've never been disappointed...been there for lunch, dinner and brunch on Sunday. The menu is interesting and comprehensive. The service is always good, the food is consistent and delicious. The location is great...in the Elmwood Village.

Thank suzen211
Buffalo, New York, United States
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68 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

On Wednesday evening, May 18th, my friend enjoyed Asian cuisine at the Saigon Cafe located in the Elmwood Village area on Buffalo's Westside. The Vietnamese and Thai entree menu offerings were plentiful in making a dining choice. The restaurant/bar ambience is casual upscale where local residents are making it a staple drinking and dining spot. The wait staff is friendly... More 

Thank DCHill_12
Niagara Falls, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2016 via mobile

Went here with my boyfriend for lunch on a Friday. We ordered three apps and split a noodle dish. Everything was amazing! We got the coconut shrimp, the spring rolls, the pot stickers, and pad see ew. My boyfriend who has not had Thai dishes before was hesitant about trying the pad see ew, but he loved it! The restaurant... More 

Thank Ashley K
New York City, New York
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121 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 May 2016 via mobile

The food was amazing !!!! It was so fresh and delicious this restaurant superseded my expectations. I had the big B and my husband had the beef Pho. I would highly Suggest this restaurant!!!

Thank bens2787
Caeur D Alene
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

I have been blown away by the quality variety and number of great places in buffalo to have great food. Loves this place too. Easy to park on the street. Great decoration. Open space. Good window views of the steer and cross street. Sarah the bar tender is fabulous. Friendly attentive and quirky. Great service. Good options on the menu... More 

Thank Jaime U

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Vietnamese, Asian, Thai
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
12:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 520 Elmwood Ave, NW Corner at West Utica, Buffalo, NY 14222-2057
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Buffalo
  • Phone Number: +1 716-883-1252

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