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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!!

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    Jon1856 May 7, 2009 10:05 PM

    Well-Did you look it up?

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    1. re: Jon1856
      menton1 May 10, 2009 10:59 AM

      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.

      1. re: menton1
        Jon1856 May 10, 2009 12:20 PM

        What I meant to post was have you looked and confirmed that it was truely posted as on sale on Craigslist?

        1. re: Jon1856
          menton1 May 10, 2009 12:26 PM

          Yes, anyone can. Craiglist is an open website, you can just do a search and see it there yourself.

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            tommy May 10, 2009 01:23 PM

            I believe menton's question was in part rhetorical, and perhaps served as a jumping off point to discuss that this is a good restaurant, and it would be a shame to lose it. At least that was pretty clear to me, though I could be wrong, but I did read past the title of the thread.

      2. sixelagogo May 11, 2009 02:16 PM

        Crap: Here's the ad from Craiglist

        Reply to: sale-mmf8d-1149700008@craigslist.org [Errors when replying to ads?]
        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
        it's NOT ok to contact this poster with services or other commercial interests
        PostingID: 1149700008

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        1. re: sixelagogo
          menton1 May 12, 2009 07:53 AM

          Anyone else a bit perturbed about the possible loss of this wonderful restaurant?

          1. re: menton1
            sixelagogo May 12, 2009 02:17 PM

            wonder what happened

            1. re: sixelagogo
              tommy May 12, 2009 02:58 PM

              half of the restaurants in north jersey are "for sale." it could mean any of a million things, or nothing.

              1. re: tommy
                menton1 May 13, 2009 07:28 AM

                Yes, perhaps it's just a "feeler". Place is always busy.

                1. re: menton1
                  Bosmer May 13, 2009 08:49 AM

                  lol..."place is always busy"....are you always there? plus there are only 23 seats!

            2. re: menton1
              FeelingALittleBreadish May 13, 2009 10:25 AM

              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.

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