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2-5148 Metral Dr, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 2K8, Canada
+1 250-751-0333
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Mon - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
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Nanaimo, Canada
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82 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

This is the second time this year we've eaten here. The first time was not bad enough to stop us from ordering take out ... but last night's order will stop us from ever eating there again. We had a vegetable hot pan which was mostly tough tofu and onions on a ton of rice. We had Chicken Royal which... More 

1 Thank RoadWarrior
Nanaimo, Canada
Level Contributor
110 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

I do mostly take away from this restaurant but their small location seems busy. The food is good but not consistently and that might be due to who is actually coking in the kitchen. Their prawns spring rolls are excellent and served with a peanut sauce. Their soups can be very salty at times. However, everyone is very pleasant on... More 

1 Thank J T
St. Albert, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016

My husband and I went to Saigon Kitchen a couple of years ago on a friend's recommendation. On our first visit, we had lamb curry, which was excellent. Our second visit, however, was nothing to write home about. Average curry, over salted, over sweetened... overcooked vegetables, very littke lamb. The lamb itself was nice and tender, though.

1 Thank Alison N
Bellingham, WA
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

Ate there twice this week. I had chicken pho the first night which was light, flavorful and very satisfying. The second time I had Saigon Kitchen's version of chicken chow-main with noodles. The flavor was good but I ate too much of this generous portion. I should have substituted rice since the noodles made the plate much too heavy for... More 

Thank Pondmapper
Kelowna, Canada
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92 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

When you enter, you get greeted with a smile from "sparrow". The walls are covered with paintings from Vietnam. The menu is a beautifully layout with many choices and nice prices. The servers are pleasant and good at their jobs and they seem to like working here. I had the crepe, stuffed with chicken and prawns and it was delightful.... More 

Thank rojo-amigo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 September 2016 via mobile

I have been to Saigon Kitchen in the past and have always enjoyed it, but I returned today after many years while on trip back home. It is STILL DELICIOUS!! On this visit I only had the lemongrass chicken and it was so tasty and nailed my craving! The staff is so friendly and attentive, without being oppressive. Exactly how... More 

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

One of my regular "go to" places in Nanaimo, my hometown, is the Saigon Kitchen. Owned and operated by Canadian/Vietnamese people, the food is absolutely delicious, and the selection is extensive. The staff are very friendly and the service is very good. I would recommend it to anyone! If you are thinking of visiting at lunch time, it is busy... More 

Thank Paul B
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

Everything was so good, I highly recommend the Saigon beef roll, it is to die for. The combos have a fantastic fried noodle side. Could do with more protein, less noodles but all in all, magnificent

Thank Julia B
Bowser, Canada
Level Contributor
63 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

We love visiting here for lunch when we come to Nanaimo for the day! The female owner of the restaurant is very friendly and has shared many conversations with our family. The food is great! The spring roles are excellent as is the pho. You won't be disappointed! My only wish is that they were open on Sunday's...

Thank Troy C
Nanaimo, Canada
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

My family and I go to Saigon kitchen every week and are never disappointed. The staff there are extremely friendly and are more or less family to us. Our weekly attendance is for good reason, the food is excellent. The curry is good, the beef rolls might be the best rolls I've ever had and I was just recently in... More 

Thank murds23

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Asian, Vietnamese, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2-5148 Metral Dr, Nanaimo, British Columbia V9T 2K8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Nanaimo
  • Phone Number: +1 250-751-0333

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