Saigon Saigon Restaurant

Saigon Saigon Restaurant
14 South St Andrew Street, Edinburgh, EH2 2AZ
  • Telephone 0131 557 3737
  • Food served Mon–Sun noon–10.30pm.
  • Average price £8.99 (set lunch); £17 (evening meal)
  • Email
  • Website saigonsaigon.co.uk
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Great value lunch buffet, dim sum and traditional favourites slap bang in the centre of town.

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Saigon Saigon certainly covers all the culinary bases. It boasts not one but three separate menus, ensuring that whoever wanders in to escape the mania of Princes Street will find something to their liking. Unless you’re joining the stampede to the all-you-can-eat lunch buffet with the white-collar brigade, you’re in for a civilised, white tablecloth affair – the subdued lighting and deep red hues of the décor somehow allowing each table a modicum of privacy despite the hustle and bustle of service. From the authentic northern Chinese menu, the subtle earthy flavours of pork fillet with sliced potato and tea tree mushrooms contrast with the tangy heat of crispy beef slathered in sweet chilli sauce, a popular choice from an à la carte menu championing comfort food favourites familiar to all. Some of the more standard dishes can seem somewhat lacklustre, perhaps not surprising given the sheer volume of choice, but, conversely, the dim sum menu is chock-a-block with dumplings, buns and other such treats, and, to the delight of many an evening diner, is available all day long.

  • High point: Such choice!
  • Low point: Too much choice!
  • Notable dish: Pork with sliced potato and tea tree mushrooms
  • Delivery: Mon–Wed after 5pm
  • Private dining: Up to 80 covers
  • Provides: Gluten-free options, Children's portions, Children's high chairs, Free wi-fi
  • Music on stereo: Chinese easy listening
  • Capacity: 170
  • Largest group: 130
  • Open since: 2003
  • Number of wines sold by the glass: 3
  • House wine: £16 per bottle

Events at this venue

From Shore To Shore

Accompanied by a two-course meal, From Shore to Shore features a cast of seven actor-musicians and blends English, Mandarin and Cantonese to tell the stories of Chinese communities in the UK today.

Thu 8 Jun