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Saigon on Fifth

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3900 Fifth Ave, San Diego, CA 92103
(619) 220-8828
https://www.saigonon5th.com/
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Wow phenomenal late night Vietnamese food! I'm so impressed! The pho is perfect!

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West Covina

Good place for vietnamese, the price can be pretty steep. The mussels in basil are great

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Local from San Diego, California, USA

My favorite Vietnamese restaurant. I love the food presentation, it's delicious and affordable.

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San Francisco, California, USA

Elegant eatery with outdoor seating serves refined Vietnamese classics into the wee hours.

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Local from Del Mar, California

We walked into the restaurant at a little after 8pm tonight. It was only 1/3 full. It is 40 degrees outside and even though most of the tables are empty they tried to sit us right next to the door which would have blasted us with cold air anytime someone came in or went out. They took our order. Our spring rolls came in about 5 minutes. Then, we did not see our waiter for over an hour!!! We finally stopped another waiter and asked if they had forgotten about us. About 3 minutes later our waiter shows up. Tells us they have a backroom and there's a Christmas party and our food is delayed because of it. No sorry, nothing! 10 minutes our food finally comes. The rice is completely cold because the other waiter had served it 15 minutes earlier. Then, the waiter proceed to interrupt our dinner every minute or two the rest of the meal. The entire restaurant had already cleared out by the time we started to eat. There was never a sorry. They did not take anything off our bill. They never told us when we sat or during the hour we waited that they were sorry or that there was big party nothing. This is a failure on every level! No excuses. Had they been apologetic. I could have forgiven them. But, they really should have taken something off the bill or given us dessert or something. I worked in a fine restaurant in college. I am more than understanding. This was totally unacceptable! Period!! The food was nothing to write home about. There are dozens of restaurants in San Diego that do as well or better.

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Good Vietnamese, the best thing about this place is they are open super late!

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Local from San Diego, California, USA

The BEST pho in the Downtown/Hillcrest area. Everytime I eat pho, it is mind-blowing delicious. Broth is so good and full of flavor. Plus, they stay open until 3am!! Even better is you want amazing pho at 2am! Staff is always friendly and prompt. Love the fountain when you walk in the restaurant.

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Los Angeles, California, USA
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Wow phenomenal late night Vietnamese food! I'm so impressed! The pho is perfect!

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San Luis Obispo, California, USA

I really like the decor of this place. The Pho was below average but the Mi was excellent. A lot of guests were having wine with their meal which is something you don't often see at a typical Vietnamese restaurant.

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Emeryville, California, USA

Don't come here expecting amazing, authentic Vietnamese food. I lived in Little Saigon in SF for two years, next to OC for two years, and even in Saigon, and this place is average at best. The prices are good for downtown and the service is fast for those on a lunch break. Not bad, not amazing food.

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