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Saigon Boy Noodle House

#286 of 2,200 Restaurants in Ottawa
Certificate of Excellence
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648 Somerset St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5K4, Canada
+1 613-230-8080
11:00 - 21:00
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Ottawa, Canada
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72 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

if you like small, local authentic food, come here. Atmosphere: cramped, my sweater smelled like restaurant after. No worries. All part of the charm Service: fast and friendly. I actually flagged down the server. I'm OK with that. Food: authentic, fast and hot. Good portion size and pricing. Would go again and look forward to it and I'm a foodie... More 

Thank La_Tortuga_amarilla
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
176 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very reasonably priced Pho that you can choose from three soup sizes: small, medium, large. Small is actually quite enough for one person even when you are hungry. Great selections for apertizer of spring rolls and rice wraps for $5 or under.

Thank Toroniee T
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
450 reviews
345 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

I really enjoyed the atmosphere and service. This is not a expensive restaurant nor does it pretend to be it's good food, great value and very friendly service. I recommend the beef summer rolls and I enjoyed my grilled beef on Vermicelli

Thank Peter_Bomberg
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We are from Toronto and visiting Ottawa. We Wanted something quick and easy on a Sunday night as we had a long day, but instead of being quick...It took them 45 mins to get pho and over 1 hr to get all our orders. The owner kept saying is coming but 45 minutes for pho is ridiculous, should have been... More 

1 Thank Brian C
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I love the pho here and the atmosphere inside the restaurant is so tranquil. Love seeing all the orchids growing. I have gone here several times and have never been disappointed with my orders of pho. I have not tried anything other than pho. This is my favorite restaurant for pho.

Thank NatNat_QOTS
Ottawa, Canada
Level Contributor
29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 November 2016

In Ottawa we are spoiled for choice when it comes to Vietnamese Restaurants. It is pretty hard to go wrong so get out there and sample for yourself. But if you need reliable excellence, this is my go-to-place. It was my sister who discovered it, but now my wife and I go every time we need our fix. My parents... More 

Thank cfandkn
Petawawa, Canada
1 review
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We don't live in Ottawa but find ourselves there every 2-4 weeks for something. When we want to have lunch or supper and ask our family where they might like to go, 9 times out of 10, we end up here. The food is fresh, consistent and delicious. Portions are large and meals are colourful and as hot or cool... More 

Thank neigelw
Perth, Australia
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140 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 October 2016

I ate mixed beef with tripe etc pho which is tasty and good value but not the best. I ordered shrimp spring rolls not expecting them to be deep fried which I did not like.

Thank KarChan W
Cambridge, Canada
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293 reviews
170 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 153 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

The restaurant isn't fancy, but food and service are great. We were greeted upon entry and immediately sat. We started with beef cold rolls - lots of beef and mint. DH had one of the beef pho soups and I had the BBQ pho. Broth was favourable and not salty like pho is some other places. The accompanying basil and... More 

Thank CinR
Montreal, Canada
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60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Having tried many Pho places in Ottawa, I must admit that the service and the quality of the food is best at Saigon Boy. The owner is absolutely delightful and always happy to provide industrial quantities of basil since I enhale that stuff with my pho. My favorite pho is shrimp and chicken in spicy chicken broth and he always... More 

Thank mfrou

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$4 - US$8
Asian, Vietnamese, Soups
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Good for
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 648 Somerset St W, Ottawa, Ontario K1R 5K4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-230-8080

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