About Pho Saigon
More than a new feature in the London Vietnamese restaurant landscape, Pho Saigon is a shining light for refined Southeast Asian dining. Quintessentially Vietnamese, Pho Saigon’s signature dishes are the eponymous soups, pho, that have long been a default dish when London is looking for delicate and satisfying flavours. A restaurant with a difference, Pho Saigon’s Bond Street address in Ealing belies the stereotype that Vietnamese means hole-in-the-wall, diner-style atmosphere. Here it’s far more upscale, and this carries through to the fantastic food on offer, too.
- Monday 12:00 - 23:00
- Tuesday 12:00 - 23:00
- Wednesday 12:00 - 23:00
- Thursday 12:00 - 23:00
- Friday 12:00 - 23:00
- Saturday 12:00 - 23:00
- Sunday 12:00 - 22:30
The origins of the famous Vietnamese soup that gives Pho Saigon its name are murky, but it’s generally agreed that the dish originated in North Vietnam in the early 20th century and was popularised around the world by refugees. Certainly in London it’s a Southeast Asian speciality that’s on the tip of every foodie’s tongue, with East London’s famous Pho Mile strewn with restaurants offering the dish. Out west in Ealing, Pho Saigon is set to raise the bar for Vietnamese cuisine, with no less than ten types of soup covering pho and its lesser known cousin bun bo Hue, a spicy soup associated with the town of Hue.
There’s more to Pho Saigon’s menu that just soup, though, with dishes running the gamut of Vietnamese cuisine. Starters include goi cuon summer rolls filled with salad, noodles and your choice of prawn, pork and prawn or vegetables, banh xeo Vietnamese pancakes, and exotic entrees like grilled quail with pickled carrot and sweet chilli sauce. Other main courses at this top-ranking Ealing restaurant include a range of bun dishes that make use of fine vermicelli rice noodles, bowls of steamed rice heaped with grilled pork belly and Vietnamese curries, and traditional desserts and drinks. Find Pho Saigon down Bond Street, close to Ealing Broadway overground station.
Very good service Food looked bright appetising and fresh and tasted good too. One mistake in our order which meant two had to wait but it was cooked from scratch and well worth waiting for, we will return.
Very good - really great food and service. The food is really fresh and tasty and we all enjoyed our visit and will definately come again soon.
Amazing food and fantastic service! Would definitely recommend it to friends and family! The staff is lovely and we were recommended by the waiter typical vietnamese food which was perfect for everyone's taste.
Excellent food and really attentive, cheerful service. Every dish we had was a pleasure to eat and beautifully presented. The restaurant was full the evening we went, and deserves to be popular.
First time visiting Pho Saigon and will likely go back. The service was very good and so was the food. The Ban-Xheo for starter especially.
We visited for lunch, seeing that the restaurant had very good ratings/reviews. The food was excellent and the service also very good. We were also pleasantly surprised by the price as there was a lunch time two-course meal offer on.
Very good food and Great staff. Great value for the money. With friends we tried pho and bun dishes, all were in good proportion. Wanted to try the house special desserts but none available... Will have to come back and try next time.
This was my second visit to the restaurant and I was embarrassed that I had suggested it to friends. The service was terrible. We had to wait ages for our food to arrive and when it did it was dry and tasteless. The squid starter was dry and served with raw onions. The main course beef rice dish was no more that fried rice with bits of tasteless meat in it. My dish of stir fried prawns was fine but that was the exception. I do not know what has gone wrong at this restaurant but I will not be returning.
Tasty food, nice ambiance and busy with good turnover of customers. Staff rather forgetful though when we asked for a a couple of things, but I think that is probably waiter experience. Would recommend.
Nice little restaurant with tasteful decor and very welcoming and attentive staff. Food was fresh, light and well presented + reasonably priced. Chicken curry was delicious. Only downside was a rather limited choice of main courses ( if you don't eat beef).
Amazing food! Salt and pepper squid was divine. Also the noodles were delicious. Staff were helpful and friendly. Overall a great little restaurant. Would definitely go back!
Excellent clean fresh healthy food, good service,staff was very warm and friendly. I would recommend the Vietnamese Noodle soup dishes and the Noodle salad excellent all rounder. I will be visiting again.
Very yummy food and lovely staff, what is there not to like - i had a lovely soup and pork belly and it was absolutely lovely
A delicious meal, efficient service, good value, comfortable and pleasant surroundings. I shall now pad out this review in order to submit the minimum of
Very nice and polite service. I went there with my friend for lunch and ordered fresh spring rolls, pho noodles, grilled pork, and Vietnamese coffee. The pork was pretty nice but the other dishes taste just normal.
attentive service throughout including help with how to eat the dishes! very tasty food but a limited choice of desserts (fritters or ice cream) - how about fresh fruit?
Decor and service excellent. But...food was bland and lacking the fresh herbs and spices for which vietnamese food is known, and we did spend a week in Hanoi recently. The only flavour was in the little saucers of sauces served with each dish. Also menu prices are high.
Great service, friendly and quick. Food is fresh and tasty, as I was late,no time to order much, will definitely come back again and try other dishes
A birthday meal with family. Service was very friendly. Food was delicious but also lovely to look at and beautifully presented. Comfortable setting. A very nice evening.
First time at this restaurant which was a recommendation, never tried Vietnamese food before and it was great, particularly the squid and the pancake which were delicious.