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Saigon Closed. Reopening "soon" - with new owners

Danny Sep 12, 2011 08:32 PM

If you didn't see it, Saigon posted this to Facebook yesterday afternoon:
"Many of you have been confused or might be upset with us over this recent closing. First of all we would like to announce that there will be new owner taking over soon. The foods will stay the same and you will still see some familiar faces here. We would like to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of you for your patronage and that we have truly been blessed with the best of customers/friends!! With attorney and legal stuff going on with this transition we can only say so much!!"

You can read it here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/SAIGON-...

Cross your fingers that they reopen, and that the food stays the same - call me cynical, but I'm not optimistic, although one of their servers claims that the cooks and servers will be the same.

Saigon Restaurant & Bakery
704 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55104

  1. Uisge Sep 13, 2011 06:50 AM

    Missed that. Shoot.

    I've got my fingers crossed, too.

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      Fudist Sep 13, 2011 07:11 PM

      From what I hear the only thing changing is ownership. But I have heard that before. In the mean time at least we still have Trieu Chau.

      Trieu Chau Restaurant
      500 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55103

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      1. re: Fudist
        babaoriley7 Sep 15, 2011 03:31 PM

        What does Trieu Chau excel at? Bun? Pho? Bahn Mi?

        Trieu Chau Restaurant
        500 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55103

        1. re: babaoriley7
          diesel Sep 15, 2011 03:42 PM

          Pho, eggrolls, bun salads. Some people love their bahn mi, I'm not so into it (the meat has a particular smokiness to it that doesn't work for me).

      2. diesel Sep 14, 2011 09:43 PM

        All the info I have is from FB too. I hope the food and service stays the same and the prices don't change, but even if prices go up a bit I'll still be a regular. Just maybe not AS regular.

        1. clepro Sep 20, 2011 11:38 AM

          Well. Gosh durn and golly gee drat, this calls for language not acceptable on the chowhound board. Consider it said anyway.

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          1. re: clepro
            SmartCookie Sep 29, 2011 02:12 PM

            Went there for lunch today and everything is the same as it was; food and staff. As an aside, I was disappointed with the eggrolls (as I've always been.) Guess I'm spoiled by Quang Deli's, which are the best.

            1. re: SmartCookie
              Uisge Sep 30, 2011 08:21 AM

              Really glad to hear the same staff are there. The two guys who usually wait tables love to tease my daughter and she loves to get riled up.

              1. re: SmartCookie
                shanemio Oct 1, 2011 08:07 PM

                SO glad to hear it! Wasn't sure it was open and ended up at the wonderfully frightening deli at the Sun Foods at Dale and Uni. Got a ton of food of 5.99. Some great, some okay, some scary! BTW, they had lobster for 3.99 a lb. Each one was about $6 a piece - a steal. Was not able to buy one for this weekend, but I will be back.

            2. AnneInMpls Oct 20, 2011 10:18 AM

              I wanted to go to Saigon yesterday (Wednesday) afternoon for a sandwich, but they were closed! (Didn't check the door as I was in a hurry.) I was in a panic, but I think it's just that their hours are more limited than before. According to a comment on their Facebook page, they're open Thurs-Sun, and are closed Mon, Tue, & Wed. Can anyone confirm this?

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              1. re: AnneInMpls
                shanemio Oct 21, 2011 04:19 AM

                Same here. Was just there the week before....Their facebook page is not clear. Under info it says Tues-Sat, on one of the posts, Thursday -Sunday and another Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Sorry.

                By the way, ended up at Trieu Chau. GREAT PHO! Haven't tried their sandwiches, but will.

                Trieu Chau Restaurant
                500 University Ave W, Saint Paul, MN 55103

                1. re: shanemio
                  AnneInMpls Oct 21, 2011 09:09 AM

                  Trieu Chau has great sandwiches, but they have a limited amount of bread. They usually run out in the early afternoon. I was heading there with my fingers crossed,, but then I saw the West Indies Soul food truck ... http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/813201

                2. re: AnneInMpls
                  HuaGung Oct 23, 2011 11:37 AM

                  Tried to go on Saturday. Still closed. I have no idea what's happening here, but it's a sad story if they're going down.

                  On an odd side note, ran into three of the former owners at Brasa a couple weeks back and they expressed great optimism that the new owners were serious and well prepared to take over.

                  Who knows.



                  1. re: HuaGung
                    Fudist Oct 23, 2011 02:08 PM

                    Not sweating this at all. Treu Chau has better Pho and Bahn Mi.

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