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“Bang for your buck!”
Review of Saigonese Eatery

Saigonese Eatery
Ranked #12 of 345 Restaurants in Phu Quoc Island
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$5 - US$15
Description: Tasty and artisanal Asian soul food. Serving up healthy breakfast and tasty dinner
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Description: Tasty and artisanal Asian soul food. Serving up healthy breakfast and tasty dinner
Reviewed 4 July 2018

About 1 km from the Market and on the main Tran Hung Dao Street, this little spot is as unpretentious as they come for western marketed eating spots.

We each had 3 courses, a coconut each, 3 of their kalamansi daiquiri's (which are strong enough to put hairs on your chest) and a hot Vietnamese coffee at a grand total of 915,000 VND ($54 SGD or £30 GBP).

What we ate :

- Appetisers : Beef Tongue and Duck Pate (both pretty good).
- Mains : Duck Confit and Pork Teriyaki (Big portions - pork was pretty epic but the duck was a little dry).
- Dessert : Chocolate Brownie (tasty but dry).

It wasn't the best food we ate in Phu Quoc and the place has little to no ambience (its one of those spots that would fill with backpackers in high season) but we left nice and tipsy and with full bellies. All things considered, a friendly and pretty tasty spot with a central(-ish) location and massive bang for your buck!

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1  Thank TravelingManJack
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

Amazing food and reasonably priced!
We had the fish carpaccio and lotus root chips as an entree washed down with the delightful 6.5% IPA our first craft beer in Asia. What a combo!!!
Mains didn’t disappoint - the duck was divine as was the steamed fish and ginger. The staff were friendly, helpful & so cute!
Would 100% recommend! :)

1  Thank Bex C
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Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

After a hot and sticky couple of hours in the main town after visiting the market( don’t bother) we tracked down Saigonese after reading the reviews. Initially we were disappointed as it looks nothing from outside and it’s on a busy road. It was pretty also pretty dead inside ( interesting industrial almost decor), completely lacking in atmosphere so we sat outside where two other tables were also occupied. Nice service and yes very good food. It’s not a place to go for a long lingering dinner. Good prices for the quality.

1  Thank NZfoodie2014
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Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

We went there to drink a couple of beers and watch on TV the football match in Russia 2018, between Portugal Vs Morroc, but, the TV was broken.
So, and because we were there we decided to have our dinner there and what a dinner.
The portions were not to big but the food was deliciouse. My choice was a roasted leg duck witk noodles.... Fantastic. My wife, she tried the caramelized shrimps with lemongrass..... Very Good

1  Thank FlavioM
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Reviewed 14 June 2018 via mobile

Saigonese Eatery is magnificent. It is so good that we went back a second time (having had a disastrous experience elsewhere). The duck was perfect, the stuffed sticky rice balls more-ish, the bao generous, the beef salad delicious, the fish delightful. Getting the picture?

Staff were relaxed and polite but perfectly attentive. This must be one of the best restaurants in Phu Quoc.

3  Thank Steven C
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