Unpretentious, affordable and authentic, Saigon, Moscow’s new Vietnamese eatery on Tishinskaya Ploshchad brings a new trend in town. Far from being regarded as a pompous restaurant, Saigon features a cozy welcoming atmosphere with a strong emphasis on food.
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Without requiring a particular dress code or other similar demands, Saigon is just that: a clean easygoing Vietnamese restaurant in Moscow that serves excellent food for about a half of the regular price. Moreover, the atmosphere is friendly, services are of good quality, and the home-style food comes out quickly, without unnecessary decorations, but warmly and accompanied by delicious savors. Jennifer Chater, of the Moscow Times suggests is a spot that is; “In general the quality is just as good, but the presentation is no-frills.” Still, with great economy comes some sacrifice and what amounts to some tasty rewards too.
Guests at Saigon can indulge into a rich typical Vietnamese menu bursting with various styles of pho and delicious spring rolls, as well as sundry vegetable, meat and seafood dishes. House specialties include aromatic noodle soups served with sliced chili peppers and lemon wedges, tasty chicken fried with pepper and lemongrass, fried eel or the traditional Vietnamese rolls which come in various forms from meat nem and cold rolls to vegetable nem rau wrapped in translucent rice paper.
The restaurant’s inviting atmosphere along with the friendly positive vibe and the cheap tasty food, which after all are the main features of the famous Vietnamese cuisine, make from Saigon a great everyday eatery in Moscow, especially for expats and people who focus on food more than on elaborate decors.