Saigon still Gone?
Are they back in business yet after the fire last summer? Did they fix their acoustics problem?
I'm talking about the Chinese place which unaccountably has the name of a VietNam city. It's located by the 99Ranch Asian shopping center where the borders of Richmond, El Cerrito and Albany collide.
The discussion below about dim sum in the east bay reminded me of this place where a friend and I pigged out memorably on dim sum one lunchtime.
I drive by ther all the time. About a month after the fire there seemed to be some construction activity. But for at least 4 months now not a thing has happened. Even the paricle board covering the windows is starting to look old and tired.
Just a brief update on Saigon . . .
I was at the Pacific East mall a cople days ago, where one of the store owners told me that as far as she knew, Saigon would still eventually reopen. According to her, the restaurant owner also owns the land, and would like to convert the old space into a 2-story building. No timeline yet. Does anyone else know anything?
Accoustics is the least of their problems. The place burned down over a year ago. The place is now all boarded up and no sign of any activity at all. They do have another place down south (Milpitas? Fremont?).
As others have pointed out, Saigon is also the name of a fishing village near Hong Kong.
If the owner's thinking of adding another story, it'll probably take a while to do the paperwork.
Saigon Seafood Harbor Restaurant
3150 Pierce St, Richmond, CA 94804
im the daughter of the owner of Saigon Seafood Harbor. just for a new update, the restruant will absolutely reopen(so dont worry) and also, my dad just went back to china to buy supplies for the remodeling and will continue to be constructed. he will be coming back on 7-1-08. it will take abt 3-4months time! so hang in there!^^