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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.

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  1. How long until Apple sues them over "iPho"?

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    1. re: semanticantics

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

      1. re: mull0263

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

        1. re: SmartCookie

          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.

          1. re: Fudist

            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?

            1. re: foreverhungry

              +1

              1. re: ibew292

                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:

                 
                 
              2. re: foreverhungry

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

                1. re: foreverhungry

                  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.

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

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          1. re: mull0263

            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

            1. re: SmartCookie

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

              1. re: Fudist

                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."

          2. iPho.

            Ha hah ha