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Fudist Jan 23, 2012 07:10 PM

Per Saigon's Facebook page

Hi everyone. We would like to apologize for the long wait and to let you guys know that we will be open this weekend, Saturday the 28th, for our grand opening. There has been a change in management and we have also been remodeling for the past few weeks. The hours will be back to normal, Mon. - Fri. 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Sunday 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. In addition, we will also be serving bubble tea along with some new entree items. We will be taking credit cards/check cards again. Thank you for understanding and we hope to see everyone this weekend!

P.S. We will be having a new Facebook page coming soon as well.

  1. Chemicalkinetics Jan 29, 2012 02:22 PM

    iPho.

    Ha hah ha

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      mull0263 Jan 26, 2012 07:36 PM

      Looks like they are having a soft opening tomorrow (Friday) from 10 AM to 8 PM.

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        SmartCookie Jan 27, 2012 01:26 PM

        Went at lunch for the soft opening...the room is very slick and contemporary, and now takes checks and credit cards.

        Can't say anything has changed from the old menu; very solid and flavorful, though I still don't care for their eggrolls...the Pho with beef round and meatballs was tasty, and the people I talked to at adjacent tables really loved the food.

        Asked about the CA i-Pho, and they are not affiliated with them.

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

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          Fudist Jan 29, 2012 01:28 PM

          This is great news. Did you happen to notice what the new menu items were?

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            SmartCookie Jan 29, 2012 02:17 PM

            I didn't notice what the new items were as I (boringly) usually just order the same items.

            I forgot to add that through the month of February they have a special of "Buy 3 Bahn Mi, get 1 free."

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        semanticantics Jan 23, 2012 07:36 PM

        How long until Apple sues them over "iPho"?

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          mull0263 Jan 24, 2012 07:23 AM

          They should just change the name voluntarily - it's an absurd name.

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            SmartCookie Jan 24, 2012 08:03 AM

            Oddly enough, there seems to be a iPho chain in California.

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              Fudist Jan 24, 2012 10:55 AM

              They have done a pretty good amount of renovation inside as well. I hope that by change in management they don't mean they have been bought out by that California chain.

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                foreverhungry Jan 25, 2012 09:34 AM

                If the California chain delivers high quality food at a reasonable price, would it matter if this iPho was bought out by a chain? Why does the word "chain" automatically imply doom and destruction?

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                  ibew292 Jan 25, 2012 01:31 PM

                  +1

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                    SmartCookie Jan 25, 2012 03:15 PM

                    I have no idea if this is part of the chain; only did a query on it, though the logos look similar, there are also differences:

                     
                     
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                    namabiiru Jan 25, 2012 11:41 PM

                    In 30 years there will probably just as many vietnamese buffets as chinese buffets. Can't wait. O.o

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                      Fudist Jan 26, 2012 07:23 PM

                      A chain would likely not be able to deliver quality Pho IMO. It's a pretty painstaking process to make a great Pho broth. Were not talking about IN-N-OUT Burger here. I know I wouldn't want my Pho from a bag.

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