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Apr 12, 2010 04:09 AM

Saigon II Lincroft gone?


Stopped at the BOA next door to them yesterday and was shocked to see a new sign there that read "Kimchi & Sushi".

Does anyone have any info on this? I always liked Saigon II a lot, with the recent loss of Mannow and now this Lincroft may lose its brief status as a foodie destination.

Saigon II
650 Newman Springs Rd, Lincroft, NJ 07738

  1. That's a shame, but not a total surprise, as they were pretty empty every time I went there, and didn't seem to do much take out, either. I'll check it out this week.

    In the bright side, it may mean we finally have a Korean restaurant in the area.

    4 Replies
    1. re: cantkick

      Yay!!! Sorry to hear that Saigon closed but yay for Korean!

      1. re: wench31

        Kimchi and Sushi is now open! I just ordered BiBimBap, and my friend is getting a Bulgogi Bibim Bap. The Koreans are out in full force today! Haha.

        Update: Just finished eating. I thought the BibimBap was passable, the sides were ok. My friend really liked her dolsot bulgogi bibimbap though, and their yuzu tea. We also got a roll that was ok, the rice was a little on the mushy side.

        IMO this place is basically about the equivalent of Fune. My friend thinks this place is much better.

        They also have a tea menu, but i'm not really a tea guy...

        1. re: joonjoon

          I wish I saw this earlier! I was trying to decide where to go for lunch today. Will definitely give that a try. Thanks for letting me know!

      2. re: cantkick

        Stopped by earlier this week. There's a small sign on the door that says "Opening soon. Japanese and Korean Cuisine." But no apparent activity inside. If I see anything, I'll alert the Hounds.

      3. My wife and I actually happened to go to Saigon II the last night they were open. We had no idea they finally sold the business. The waiter told us his step-mother who was the owner/chef is going to take the spring/ early summer off and travel. They are planning to re-open in another location somewhere in the Monmouth Mall area in late summer/early fall. They took people's e-mail address so they can let their customers know when they will be re-opening.

        Saigon II
        650 Newman Springs Rd, Lincroft, NJ 07738

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        1. re: hcentro

          That's great news! Hopefully Saigon III will be back soon and this way we'll have Korean AND Vietnamese in our area! :D

        2. Just heard about this yesterday. Very upset. If they are moving to another location please post. Thanks

          1. Kimchi & Sushi Cuisine at 650 Newman Springs Road has great food, especially their LUNCH BOX special.

            My kids and my wife love it so much. The waiter, Joe, is very friendly and the price is right, too. Note that their lunch box speical is only from Monday to Saturday. They do not have Lunch Box special on Sunday.

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              1. re: MaxMoon2010

                It really doesn't get any more obvious than this...

                  1. re: MichelleM131

                    Looks like a mediocre bento box at best. Some fried stuff, rice, and either fried shrimp or 4 slices of sashimi. OOO Saigon II how I miss thee already

              2. Does anyone have a menu for this place?

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                1. re: autumnlilacs

                  I don't have one handy, but I wasn't terribly impressed. The Japanese portion was pretty standard. The Bento boxes for lunch were a little restrictive, and about a buck or two more than other places I enjoy. There were a few Korean dishes, but fewer than I'd expect for a restaurant with Kimchi in its name.

                  1. re: cantkick

                    I'm going to try this again. Has anyone ever ate at Eugene's (how strange a name) for what was once a GREAT Korean restaurant in Pemberton? Now gone about 2-3 years.

                    Damn, was that place something else.

                    1. re: JustJake

                      Eugene's was off the hook GREAT. It was in Brown Mills, now it's a subway. The store next to it was also good. *sigh* I really miss it.