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1098 Arcade St, Saint Paul, MN 55106-2602
+1 651-774-0379
10:00 - 21:00
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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58 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

I have been having my pho here for many years. Every so often I will venture to other Vietnamese restaurants, but none compare. Ingredients are fresh, portions HUGE, prices low. I love this little hole in the wall on the East Side. Their sandwiches and Vietnamese coffees are perfection also. Come! Visit! Come hungry though!

Thank Partera60
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

Took my family here for a weekday dinner. The place was about 1/4 full only. I had the pho and a banh mi. My wife also had pho and my son had some egg rolls. The pho was average at best but the bing mi was wonderful. I had the combination banh mi which included meatballs and I have to... More 

Thank Nhia T
Maplewood, MN
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149 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

With the multitude of Asian restaurants and pho houses to choose from in St Paul, it’s understandable to have overlooked the gem that is Saigon Express. Saigon Express offers a combination of Vietnamese and Chinese dishes and everything Laurie and I have had compels a desire to return. The pho comes in 3 sizes – a generous “small”, medium, and... More 

Thank The_Bohemian
St. Paul
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67 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 April 2016

From the outside, Saigon Express looks pretty unremarkable -- unimpressive even. But the food is delicious. My husband ordered pho, and the broth was very tasty and rich; in fact, I felt wistful that I hadn't ordered it myself. I ordered a noodle salad with meat, and that was delicious, too, but I will definitely order the pho next time.... More 

Thank Elizabeth A
Fort Walton Bea
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2016 via mobile

The service is mediocre Asian restraint service. The food is affordable and tasty. The pork fried rice special is bomb. The pho tastes good. The spring rolls are bomb too. Fast in and out for lunch spot. Small and crowded in there though.

Thank Koseng Y
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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174 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2015

Its a small place with little parking, not especially tidy but typical for a family run shop. The food was quite good, especially for the price. I had Pho with beef and meatballs. These were the first meatballs that seemed really different and they were great big hunks of meatball chopped into slices. I loved fishing them out of the... More 

Thank David M
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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30 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 May 2015

I like eating their vermicelli salad. Their pho broth is good and sometimes i would order their fried rice. It's not a bad place to eat, the only thing I dislike is the off-street parking. Especially since it's on a busy street, it's so hard to find parking.

Thank Py752511
Boston, MA
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18 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 November 2014 via mobile

This place is a hole in the wall and I am not sure if they have anything other than street parking. I'll the staff has been friendly and the food has been decent, so give they a try if you are thinking about it, but don't go out of your way to come here.

Thank PartyTravel79

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
Open Hours
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
10:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1098 Arcade St, Saint Paul, MN 55106-2602
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Saint Paul
  • Phone Number: +1 651-774-0379

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