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champagne Aug 20, 2007 11:10 AM

I've found that Saigon Sandwiches on Larkin and Eddy is not as good as it used to be. Are there any other vietnamese sandwiches places in SF that have sandwiches the way Saigon Sandwiches used to be?

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    yogurtsoda Aug 20, 2007 04:05 PM

    Not in San Francsico, but worth mentioning because they're so good: Saigon City in downtown San Mateo has the best Vietnamese sandwiches I've ever had.

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    1. re: yogurtsoda
      misspiggy Aug 20, 2007 05:06 PM

      Where is the Saigon City in downtown San Mateo? I have lived in the San Mateo area for about a year now and have not been able to find any good Banh Mi places.

      1. re: misspiggy
        Melanie Wong Aug 20, 2007 06:30 PM

        I haven't tried it, but here's the Places link (click on Link to a place when posting a reply). I see it whenever I exit 101 at 3rd and head towards downtown.

        Saigon City Restaurant
        418 E 3rd Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401

        1. re: misspiggy
          Sitka Aug 20, 2007 07:15 PM

          Saigon City is on Third west of Claremont St. (or 2 blocks west of Delaware)

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        chocolatetartguy Aug 20, 2007 02:00 PM

        Not as good in what way? On my last visit a month or so ago, I thought they were as good as ever.

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        1. re: chocolatetartguy
          baron45 Aug 20, 2007 03:27 PM

          I haven't noticed a big difference either, although with more competition around, the lines aren't out the door as much as they used to be.

          But I too have been going to Baguette Express more frequently lately. Their sandwiches are a bit less gooey with less mayo, and there's no long lines to deal with. My faves are the meatball or the combination. One other place that I like that doesn't get mentioned here is Them Ky around the corner on Ellis Street (across the street from Vietnam II). They are mostly a rice and Pho joint, but they also make $2.50 sandwiches. The best one is the BBQ pork.

        2. larochelle Aug 20, 2007 01:54 PM

          Wrap Delight is pretty good.

          Wrap Delight
          426 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94102

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            lmarie Aug 20, 2007 07:11 PM

            wrap delight is my go to - the proprietress is very friendly, unlike the unsmiling ladies at saigon.
            sometimes thesandwiches are absolutely wonderful, with succulent meat; other times not quite as fabulous, but still good. I always get bbq pork, and I like the way it is very thinly sliced, and lean, with rarely any gristle. BBQ pork at Saigon is more thickly cut, often with large pieces of fat that I don't care for. Wrap Delight will also oblige with extra veggies and cilantro; the ladies at Saigon do not seem to understand this request. They simply ignore it.
            I will try Baguette Express - how is their cha siu?

            1. re: lmarie
              larochelle Aug 20, 2007 09:33 PM

              I get extra veggies all the time at both Saigon & Wrap Delight.

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            grubber4 Aug 20, 2007 11:12 AM

            Baguette Express up the block is my go to .

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