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Saigon Cafe

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1304 Fording Island Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910-7505
+1 843-837-1800
Tue - Sun 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Hilton Head
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35 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Regular weekly diner for years. To be fair, Normally very good. Today spicy squid lemongrass undercooked and inedible. Enjoyed hot/sour soup and fried pork roll. Told server food inedible. He laughed. Figured language problem. Told waitress - tell manager food inedible. She said he doesn't understand. Told her I will explain - go get him. She comes back and says... More 

Thank LPM418
Charleston, South Carolina
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122 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We enjoyed the pan fried dumplings, the combination broken rice dish and the basil chicken dish. All were delicious. The owner welcomes everyone so warmly and is exuberant in every way and for those two reasons we will return. Our waitress was dour and totally unpleasant. I hope that when we return, her bad attitude will have vacated the premises.

Thank Mary D
Wetumpka, Alabama
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269 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 149 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Pho here is outstanding. The dumplings are great as an appetizer. We eat Vietnamese food about twice a month. This place is better than my wife's favorite one back home. This was our second visit, and it was as good as the first time, if not better. Awesome!

Thank COBB64
La Crosse, WI
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27 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

I'm getting hungry just thinking of the meal our family had for lunch last week! Hot and tasty and served promptly! We were greeted warmly and thanked profusely as we left! I want to go back soon!!

Thank OnaTraveler
Huntsville, Alabama
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 April 2017 via mobile

Having spent time in Hanoi, Sapa and the village of Tavan, I had been looking for a Vietnamese Restaurant that would bring me back to those places. Saigon cafe is it. I had the #18 pho and I couldnt be any happier. The staff was prompt and friendly. The 33 export...derish. Highly recommended.

Thank Noelmin1978
Bluffton, South Carolina
1 review
Reviewed 14 March 2017

I've eaten there once a week for the past year and the Spicy beef in Lemon grass sauce (#68 on the menu) is the best dish I've ever eaten. The service displayed by a courteous staff allows for a great dining experience. Highly recommended!

Thank Graysol
Omaha, Nebraska
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We go there at least once a week and the food never disappoints. We have actually never had a dish that we did not like. We go there for lunch and take out for dinner. The ambiance is nothing to speak of, the chairs are uncomfortable and the wine list is very subpar. But, the food is delicious!!

Thank Marcie F
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100 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 via mobile

Great Lunch, we both had the Lunch special she had chicken and I had pork, the soup and egg rolls were great as was the entree. We will be back again soon!

Thank Timber29907
Helena, Alabama
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177 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I came for lunch one weekday, and had to wait by the door 4 or 5 minutes before anyone came to seat me. I was brought water a few minutes after I was seated, but wasn't asked if I wanted anything else to drink. Finally after about 10 minutes someone came to take my order. Food was served quickly, and... More 

Thank cbehnke
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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50 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

I'm having a hard time rating Saigon Cafe. On one hand, the food is excellent. The Pho is delicious, the appetizers are amazing and I have never had an entree I didn't love. On the other hand, the service leaves a great deal to be desired. On a recent visit, there were 45 people inside the restaurant. At the same... More 

Thank ToniMWoods66

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Asian, Vietnamese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1304 Fording Island Rd, Bluffton, SC 29910-7505
  • Location: United States  >  South Carolina (SC)  >  Coastal South Carolina  >  Bluffton
  • Phone Number: +1 843-837-1800

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