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At The Saigon Vietnam Restaurant, you will be served authentic Vietnamese cuisine alongside creative, new dishes designed by part owner and chef, Lan Chen.

Accompany your meal with our own exotic creations of Saigon cocktails, such as the Sugar Plum or Lychee Sake-tini.  

Everything is served with a warm, friendly atmosphere to make your dining experience an unforgettable one.


      Vegetable Dumplings
Pineapple Fried Rice with Shrimp

Beef Wrap and Coconut Rice Cake

Mango Fried Rice with Shrimp
      Asparagus Shrimp Salad

Basil Chicken w/ Eggplant

      Shrimp and Pomelo Salad w/ Shrimp Crackers
Garlic Bean Chicken
      Tempura Platter with Shrimp
Garlic Bean Scallop     
Mango Shrimp

Pineapple Shrimp


Curry Tofu

Golden Shrimp
      Garlic Tofu
Chef’s Special Lobster Tail
      Basil Tofu with Eggplant
Banana Spring Rolls With Ice Cream


207 Newark Shopping Center
Newark, DE. 19711 
(302) 737-1590



      Tuesday to Thursday  //  11 am to 9 pm    
      Friday to Saturday  //  11 am to 9:30 pm    
      We are closed on Monday.    
      Most major credit cards accepted.    
      We offer Catering Services
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Yelp Reviews


* Mike M.
West Grove, PA
1.0 star rating 3/4/2014
We went back to this place for lunch after going several years ago, but it hasn't improved, in fact it has gotten much worse.

The bummer is, we cannot find an authentic Viet place in this area - with out driving up to Lancaster PA. Btw, the place in Lancaster is really good - showing under my other reviews.

For this place:

We started with spring rolls, which were rice noodles and iceberg lettuce and NO flavor what so ever. I had the tofu and my wife had shrimp version - both bland. They serve with a plumb sugar sauce that was nasty.

My wife had a BUN dish and these folks are not making the dish even close to what authentic places make BUN dishes. The plate was a pile of rice noodles with 5 small shrimp and more iceberg lettuce with carrots. All that for $9.95

I tried a CHI KHO, which had nice veggies but had so much salt I couldn't eat it. The flavor tasted like a Chinese take out version of beef and broccoli - but again way way way to much salt. That dish was 10.95 for the veggie version. Classic point is a veggie dish with beef gravy flavor - chef is clueless.

Service was less than average

Our bill was $33.95 for one of the worst Asian meals we have ever had.


*** Yingbo W.
Seattle, WA
3.0 star rating 11/17/2011
The prices here are darn expensive for what you get. It's not something you would expect from a restaurant in a run-down looking shopping center with a Goodwill and a dollar store. I went here for dinner not expecting the price and ended up with a $40 bill for two entrees, two appetizers, and drinks. This would be fine except the food was takeout quality, the portions were stingy, and the ingredients were not the freshest.

The entrees my friend and I ordered consisted of lemongrass bun with beef and pineapple chicken. Saigon charged $9 for a smaller than average portion of the bun that tasted okay. The pineapple chicken was disgusting, drenched in a sickening red sweet sauce on a bed of plain white rice. There were no vegetables in the dish, just some red sweet duck sauce like syrup, chicken, and canned pineapple chunks.  This was no way worth the $12 they charged. In fact, the pineapple chicken was not even Vietnamese food. I was fake Chinese takeout and not even good takeout!

For appetizers, we got their pork and shrimp spring rolls, recommended by the waitress, and tofu tempura. The tofu tempura came with honey dipping sauce and was tasty and filling ($6.50 for about 8 pieces because tofu's a dirt cheap ingredient). The pork rolls however was such a rip off! There were 6 pieces of cut up spring roll that were about 1 inches wide each. I can't believe I paid like $6 for the dish. It tasted good but there was barely any substance.

We also ordered drinks (bubble tea and french coffee) so that bought the total to around $40.

I have also been here once for pho several years ago when there were no other pho restaurants in the area. The pho here was abysmal. I doubt it has changed since because this restaurant does not specialize in pho. To cook good pho, you need to frequently simmer large pots of beef stock and they just don't have to customer volume to bother to do that. If you order pho here, for like $10, you will get a tiny bowl of rice noodles in broth that basically tastes like water and small chunks (not slices) of scraggly beef.

I do want to mention that although the regular menu is a complete rip off, their lunch specials are a very good deal. You get 1 cup of soup, a sampler appetizer (1 dumpling or half a spring roll), and a full size entree for around $7. The soup choices were lemongrass or wonton soup but I would not recommend either. The lemongrass soup tasted oddly sour, salty, and pungent (almost medicinal from the lemongrass). The wonton soup was just water with fake chicken flavoring and msg. I think the entree and the mini appetizer is worth the $7 though. Pair that with the tofu tempura and you got a decently filling lunch.


*** Chai M.
Wilmington, DE
3.0 star rating 1/2/2015
Reasonably good Vietnamese food. Some of the sauces taste the same across different dishes. They have nicely priced lunch combo specials. Tried most of their menu and find myself going back to their Pineapple Lychee Duck and a bowl of Lemongrass Soup. Both are delicious and comforting. Im a fan of duck and love the crispy skin. You can also get bubble tea here with a nice selection of flavors.

Left my prescription sunglasses here and called to see if they had them. They did, but when I arrived to pick them up, the glasses' lens were badly cracked. They said they had found them under the table at the end of the day. Most likely some one had stepped on them. The frames were ok so I decided I would just get the lens replaced at the e commerce site, where I usually buy my Ray Ban glasses frames. They have a section on the site specifically for replacement lens. While I was on the site I decided to check out their mens Ray Ban glasses styles to see if I might just get a whole new glasses - frames plus prescription lens. The frames I liked were a bit pricey so I decided to put that purchase off for a while and just get the lenses replaced. I mailed in the frames and two weeks later my glasses arrived back, looking good with the new prescription lens. Next time I ate lunch at the Saigon I showed them the glasses. They were surprised I was able to get just the lens replaced. Had a great lunch that day as well- Pineapple Lychee Duck and a bowl of Lemongrass Soup, of course!


**** Crystal C.
Chandlerville, IL
5.0 star rating 11/23/2014
Amazing Chicken Curry. I know, I know, that's not my go to at a Vietnamese restaurant either, but I stumbled upon it one day and have been hooked ever since. I moved away from Newark in 2010 and still drive through to do some takeout on my way from Philly to DC.

I will always love this place.


** Rohit T.
Manalapan, NJ

2.0 star rating 3/7/2014
We came to this place for Pho and were fairly disappointed. The one thing I can say is that the broths for our pho were pretty good; however, they did not come with the the typical condiments. Lemon instead of lime and no jalapeños. These are customary for any Pho dish. Furthermore, the basil leaves and bean sprouts did not taste fresh. Lastly, there weren't many options for Pho dishes. Most restaurants have multiple options with various types of meat. This place does not have much selection and the meats were once again not very fresh. I ended up getting a variation of a pho dish that had transparent noodles that are sort of hard to chew compared to rice noodles. If you are looking for Pho, I would not recommend this place, but I am not sure how their other styles of dishes are.


** Su I.
Pinellas Park, FL
2.0 star rating 1/14/2013
1 check-in
The place is trying to be up scale and so they fix the place up a little bit and increase the menu prices on the food.  Well if the food is good and delicious, then fine.  I had the BBQ pork vermicelli and it wasn't anything to remember about.  It was way too sweet and way too expensive compared to other places I have been.  I am in the area for business for 4 months and I probably won't return.