San Diego has a large selection of Vietnamese restaurants and Saigon is always at the top of my list. If you’re looking for Pho, noodles, or spring rolls as big as your hand, this is the place.
The dining room is spacious and clean with high ceilings and a very large fish-tank at the back of the restaurant with large fish that are beautiful to watch. Service is straightforward with informative servers that are eager to help you find the right dish from the encyclopedic menu.
The shredded pork spring rolls are a meal enough for one in most cases. Stuffed with mint, pork, pork skin, and bean sprouts with a fish sauce to dip it in that is more sweet than savory. The mint makes the rolls bright and sprouts give it texture. One of the best spring rolls I’ve ever had.
Evidently pork was on my mind today as Char-grilled pork with a little sambal oelek (best condiment ever) over vermicelli was savory and spicy for $7.25. An amazing amount of tasty food that will be lunch for tomorrow as well.
Saigon Vietnamese restaurant is a fantastic value with a quality and dedication not seen in many establishments in the same genre. You won’t be disappointed. You can find them at 4455 El Cajon Boulevard San Diego, CA 92115.