Austin >Food & Dining > Saigon Kitchen
4323 S Ih35, Austin, TX | Directions 7874430.208827 -97.754717
Mon. - Wed. 11am - 9pm;Thu. - Fri., Sun. 11am - 9:30pm;Sat. 11am - 10:30pm
Neighborhoods: Southeast, Franklin Park
MMM, MMM Good – When I come in, which is very often, I get either the pork noodle bowl or the beef pho noodle soup and as an appetizer usually a spring roll. I have never had a bad experience here and will continue to go back. The food and atmosphere is great, wonderful. Keep up the good work!!!
Definitely coming back! – Sure it's a restaurant next to a hotel but hey, it's like finding a diamond in the rough! Most good places are like that. The selection is good and the food tastes great. The "Bo Luc Lac" was great and my wife had the Pho which she said was great as well. The food was fast and the wait staff are nice. In general, it's a nice cozy little place. If you like Austin and its "laid-back" attitude and love Vietnamese and Chinese food then Saigon Kitchen is for you.
Not coming back – We visited this place because of the good reviews I read on Citysearch.
They served some vegetables while we waited for our Vietnamese egg rolls. The egg rolls looked like they were over-fried. They also tasted like they were fried in old oil, yuck.
I had a roast pork and shrimp egg noodle soup which was pretty good, until I ate the last shrimp. It tasted funny and I had to expel it! My SO ordered the combination pho. The flavor of the soup and the noodles were good, but the beef was TOUGH.
Not sure where the good reviews came from. But we?re not giving the place a second chance. We have had better Vietnamese food even at the chain restaurant Pho Que Huong in Dallas.
I had a stomach ache a few hours later, which I suspect was from the bad shrimp. If it matters, I am Asian and I am not really prone to getting sick eating at Asian restaurants.
Good ! – This place has good food. Fast delivery. Loved it. I'd recommend this restaurant all my friends...!!
Great place – This place is great for Pho!! It is hardly ever full, so no worries about lines! The service is very prompt! ( if you like crab ragoon - ask for it!! it's not on the menu but they will make it and it's great! )
Place was empty at 6:30 PM on Saturday night – Place was oddly empty when my wife and I visited it on a Saturday evening [By the way, it was a UT game night so that may have something to do with it being empty].
The waiter was polite; however, when I asked which fish or shrimp dish would he recommend that was spicy, he suggested the garlic salt shrimp which was very greasy and defintely way too salty. I probably should have played it safe and gone for a noodle bowl.
My wife ordered the sweet and sour shrimp soup which she liked.
We ordered the fried seseme banana for dessert and this was very delicious. Try this.
If you go, make sure you know what kind of dish you are getting before being too adventurous.
Excellent Clay Pot Dishes – Saigon Kitchen is one of my favorite restaurants. The location could be better - many people might overlook it sandwiched between a motel & Subway franchise - but the food is excellent. In 10 years, I've never had a bad meal. My favorite is "catfish simmered in a claypot." It takes a little longer to come to the table, but the flavor is out of this world!
Best Secret in Austin – I've been eating at Saigon Kitchen off and on for 20 years and it's always been some of the best Vietnamese food in town, and the Chinese food isn't bad either. You could easily miss it, or be scared off by the fact that it's on the highway attached to a hotel, but this is a genuine locally operated business and the food is great.
A wonderful experience! – I have been eating here once a week for over two years. Vegetarians, this is the best Asian Restaurant in Austin. The vermicelli bowlsl, curry tofu and sesame tofu are amazing. Eating here once a week is always a treat!!!
Large Menu, Nice Lunch Special – The lunch specials are a great price for the amount of food you get. The menu is huge and has something for everyone. There are also a good amount of vegetarian items to choose from too.
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