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Saigon gone?

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Went to the East Bay to meet my visiting sister and nephew for a dim sum blowout lunch. We planned to join up at Saigon, at the Pacific Mall located where El Cerrito/Richmond/Albany intersect.

Saigon, once a very booming place, was boarded up! Does anyone know the story on this?

We ended up at Daimo instead.

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  1. there was a fire around June 28, 2006.

    1. there is a sign up that says they are in the process of rebuilding the restaurant - hope that this is true.

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      1. re: gordon wing

        When they rebuild, hope they improve the acoustics.

        Hate to lose those nice murals, tho.

        1. re: Sharuf

          Hope they improve the service and the attitude also. I'm convinced it was torched by a customer who couldn't take the ambiance.

        1. re: sydthekyd

          Daimo was fine, as always. Skimpy list of dim sum (we were in a dim sum mood) but an order of BBQ duck and veggies rounded things out nicely.

        2. I had a great order of Mongolian chicken at Daimo a couple weeks ago.