Saigon R, Englewood for sale??
- menton1 May 6, 2009 08:43 PM
Word has it that this terrific little restaurant is up for sale on Craigslist. Aaargh!! This is one of our favorite places, it's small, homey, and has really wonderful Asian/Vietnamese dishes prepared with great care. It's a regular haunt for us, and it would be a great loss to NE Bergen county if it went away. Say it's not true, KT!!
Not sure what you mean, Jon. I'm not interested in buying it, I'm interested in patronizing the place. It's a wonderful little place. Some folks complain about its "authenticity". Sure, some of the dishes are "adjusted" to an American audience. The preparations still have a unique combination of flavors, not experienced at other Asians. Textures and ingredients are unique, also. And the owner, KT, is as authentic Vietnamese as they come.
I hope the place survives. A good, homey family-run neighborhood place with food prepared with care is not that common in NJ these days.
Crap: Here's the ad from Craiglist
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Date: 2009-05-01, 4:30PM EDT
Vietnamese restaurant located on Palisades Ave. in downtown Englewood avalible for $75,000. Excellent lease with reasonable rent. The restaurant has 23 seats and has been open for nine years. Strong customer base in a very busy area.
Location: Englewood, NJ
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I am!! It's a great local place — in addition to the 23 seats, they'll do carry out. It used to be that we'd have to make a reservation fro Thursday thru Saturday, but I've noticed that the last few times the place has been less than full. I assume it's the recession because the food is still good. Love the summer rolls, soups, and any dish with roasted duck.