Saigon Uptown Restaurant

★★★★☆

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Stopped in for lunch other day, I wanted to give them a try as they were close to work. I was one of 3 tables in the place. I ordered quickly (cheese wontons, and a salad), then waited...and waited. 25 minutes later and I finally flag

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★★★★★

Stopped in for lunch other day, I wanted to give them a try as they were close to work. I was one of 3 tables in the place. I ordered quickly (cheese wontons, and a salad), then waited...and waited. 25 minutes later and I finally flag

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I have frequented this independent restaurant over the past eight years and have come to enjoy the great menu of tasty Vietnamese dishes. Recently, I have enjoyed the curry dish with potatoes, carrots and mock duck. My partner has liked

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★★★★★

I have frequented this independent restaurant over the past eight years and have come to enjoy the great menu of tasty Vietnamese dishes. Recently, I have enjoyed the curry dish with potatoes, carrots and mock duck. My partner has liked

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I always get the beef and potato and it is always great, yes the service is slow but come on this nice older woman is often doing most of it herself with the help of some family members. The prices are beyond reasonable, and get take out if you cant wait too long.I have gone to Saigon for a long time and I definitely disagree with the "hostile servers who will threaten children" completely not true.

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★★★★☆

I always get the beef and potato and it is always great, yes the service is slow but come on this nice older woman is often doing most of it herself with the help of some family members. The prices are beyond reasonable, and get take out if you cant wait too long.I have gone to Saigon for a long time and I definitely disagree with the "hostile servers who will threaten children" completely not true.

Pros: Inexpensive, good food

Cons: Slow wait

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Despite being the only party in the entire restaurant it took more than half an hour to get food that should have only taken a little while to cook. The food was not totally inedible but it was pretty bad. Then we had to go up front to pay because they didn't think to bring the check.

At least it was cheap.

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★☆☆☆☆

Despite being the only party in the entire restaurant it took more than half an hour to get food that should have only taken a little while to cook. The food was not totally inedible but it was pretty bad. Then we had to go up front to pay because they didn't think to bring the check.

At least it was cheap.

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The server crashed right into my infant daughter and did not even apologize... strange and frightening. Luckily my daughter was so tired she only woke and fussed before she fell back asleep.

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★☆☆☆☆

The server crashed right into my infant daughter and did not even apologize... strange and frightening. Luckily my daughter was so tired she only woke and fussed before she fell back asleep.

Pros: good food

Cons: slow, hostile servers who will threaten children

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I was really hoping this would be my new go to spot since all of the good Lotuses are gone now, but wow, I cannot believe the dish they served me. I only took a bite and really could not take another. It was the Teriyaki Tofu. It was basically a bunch of breaded and deep fried tofu with no flavor served with a small bowl of some kind of sauce that had no flavor, just heat. It was really nasty, and I'm surprised they were not kind of embarrassed to serve it.

The cream cheese puffs would have been sooo good if they would just put some garlic or something in them. They had NO flavor at all. But they looked amazing!

I might give it another go with another dish here though..the prices are fantastic!

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★★☆☆☆

I was really hoping this would be my new go to spot since all of the good Lotuses are gone now, but wow, I cannot believe the dish they served me. I only took a bite and really could not take another. It was the Teriyaki Tofu. It was basically a bunch of breaded and deep fried tofu with no flavor served with a small bowl of some kind of sauce that had no flavor, just heat. It was really nasty, and I'm surprised they were not kind of embarrassed to serve it.

The cream cheese puffs would have been sooo good if they would just put some garlic or something in them. They had NO flavor at all. But they looked amazing!

I might give it another go with another dish here though..the prices are fantastic!

Pros: Awesome prices. Family owned (I think?)

Cons: Wow my meal was B-A-D

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Agreed -- their egg rolls are to die for, but so is the curry chicken with coconut milk. I order this every time and, if I get to choose my "last meal," this would be it. You can get dishes spiced as you like; I order this "medium." A few friends and I ordered takeout a couple weeks ago, and we ALL ordered the curry chicken (and egg rolls, of course).

The Saigon is a favorite haunt of many friends, and has served consistently great food over many years. Yummm....

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★★★★★

Agreed -- their egg rolls are to die for, but so is the curry chicken with coconut milk. I order this every time and, if I get to choose my "last meal," this would be it. You can get dishes spiced as you like; I order this "medium." A few friends and I ordered takeout a couple weeks ago, and we ALL ordered the curry chicken (and egg rolls, of course).

The Saigon is a favorite haunt of many friends, and has served consistently great food over many years. Yummm....

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Saigon Uptown has UNBELIEVABLE food. My husband and I have been putting up with rush hour traffic from St. Paul to go there ever since we moved 6 years ago. The price is wonderful, the food is divine. Like others have said, the restaurant is not an architectural or design show-piece, but man is the food excellent. If you're looking for a delicious satisfying meal and the decor is not your priority, try Saigon.

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★★★★★

Saigon Uptown has UNBELIEVABLE food. My husband and I have been putting up with rush hour traffic from St. Paul to go there ever since we moved 6 years ago. The price is wonderful, the food is divine. Like others have said, the restaurant is not an architectural or design show-piece, but man is the food excellent. If you're looking for a delicious satisfying meal and the decor is not your priority, try Saigon.

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The egrolls from Saigon Uptown are my favorite food; thin and crispy, fried to perfection. Definitely the best I've ever had.

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★★★★★

The egrolls from Saigon Uptown are my favorite food; thin and crispy, fried to perfection. Definitely the best I've ever had.

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Saigon Uptown has absolutely the BEST lemon grass beef and chicken around. I've had it several other places and nobody does it at well as these guys. And it's cheap too. I can't speak to the speed of the service, as I always just get take-out, but it's always been ready for pick up when promised. If you like Vietnamese, don't miss this place.

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★★★★★

Saigon Uptown has absolutely the BEST lemon grass beef and chicken around. I've had it several other places and nobody does it at well as these guys. And it's cheap too. I can't speak to the speed of the service, as I always just get take-out, but it's always been ready for pick up when promised. If you like Vietnamese, don't miss this place.

Pros: GREAT food, Cheap.

Cons: Location is sort of skeezy

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This restauarant has been around for a long time; I've personally been going there since I was 5 years old! In fact, if I could only eat one food for the rest of my life...it would be the eggrolls from Saigon Uptown - they are perfectly crispy and flaky, fried to golden perfection every time and served with the world's most perfect dipping sauce :-) .

When you go, be sure to order the Vietmamese eggrolls and wonton soup.

The service can be slow, and the decor isn't the greatest - but who cares! The food makes it all worthwhile. I would even go so far to say that this is my all-time favorite restaurant, because the eggrolls are that great!!!

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★★★★★

This restauarant has been around for a long time; I've personally been going there since I was 5 years old! In fact, if I could only eat one food for the rest of my life...it would be the eggrolls from Saigon Uptown - they are perfectly crispy and flaky, fried to golden perfection every time and served with the world's most perfect dipping sauce :-) .

When you go, be sure to order the Vietmamese eggrolls and wonton soup.

The service can be slow, and the decor isn't the greatest - but who cares! The food makes it all worthwhile. I would even go so far to say that this is my all-time favorite restaurant, because the eggrolls are that great!!!

Pros: The Best Food!!!!

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Let me first say that I agree with the reviewer below: Go here only if you have some time to wait. But it'll be worth it. I've had a LOT of Vietnamese food growing up, and I can tell you with 100% certainty that the spring rolls here and the Pho are some of the best you'll get this side of the Pacific. The prices are great for the quality of food (you'll pay much more at Mai Village for comparable food. Then again, you're paying for the fish tank and solid oak ceilings there, too.) The owner/server is an older Vietnamese woman who clearly takes pride in her work; other family members are in the kitchen cooking your food made-to-order, which is why it tends to take awhile. Parking is convenient and within walking distance to other Lyndale/Lake Street eateries. Definitely recommended!

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★★★★★

Let me first say that I agree with the reviewer below: Go here only if you have some time to wait. But it'll be worth it. I've had a LOT of Vietnamese food growing up, and I can tell you with 100% certainty that the spring rolls here and the Pho are some of the best you'll get this side of the Pacific. The prices are great for the quality of food (you'll pay much more at Mai Village for comparable food. Then again, you're paying for the fish tank and solid oak ceilings there, too.) The owner/server is an older Vietnamese woman who clearly takes pride in her work; other family members are in the kitchen cooking your food made-to-order, which is why it tends to take awhile. Parking is convenient and within walking distance to other Lyndale/Lake Street eateries. Definitely recommended!

Pros: Great Pho/Spring rolls, casual atmosphere, location

Cons: Service, ambiance

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If you're looking for a lot of good food for relatively low prices, this is your place. I have tried several dishes but keep going back to the Garlic Mock Duck - definitely the best. The service is slow, so don't go if you are in a hurry. Not much ambiance, either, but the food makes up for it. Great place for take-out.

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★★★★☆

If you're looking for a lot of good food for relatively low prices, this is your place. I have tried several dishes but keep going back to the Garlic Mock Duck - definitely the best. The service is slow, so don't go if you are in a hurry. Not much ambiance, either, but the food makes up for it. Great place for take-out.

Pros: great food, inexpensive

 

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