Restaurant Review: Saigon Bistro, D.C.

September 16, 2010

My boyfriend and I recently discovered Saigon Bistro and we LOVE it! Located west of Dupont Circle, on P Street NW, Saigon Bistro offers simple Vietnamese fare, including a wide variety of pho and other noodle and rice dishes. We’ve been there a few times now and each time I’ve lamented not having my camera with me (how is it that a food blogger so often forgets her camera?), but finally this weekend we returned, enabling me to snap a few pics.

We started with vegetarian spring rolls. I love these things! And I love that you can sub the pork in the regular spring rolls for a creamy tofu and mushroom filling.

The sweet chili dipping sauce is so good- especially when you wrap the spring roll in lettuce first. I could eat these everyday.

Next, we moved on to the pho. I ordered veggie pho with tofu. The boyfriend had beef brisket pho. I love how they bring out a plate of fixins- bean sprouts, lime, chilis and basil to start.

Then, mix the fixins in the pho!

Add some sriracha sauce for spice!

And feast!

Wash it down with a cold 33.
You could also order bubble tea. Since my return from China, I’m completely obsessed with bubble tea and they have good ones at Saigon Bistro!

Saigon Bistro is easily becoming one of my favorite places to eat in D.C. It’s very inexpensive so perfect for a low key night when you don’t feel like making dinner and want something at least semi-health (hey, there are veggies in that pho!). The appetizers run about $4 to $8. Pho is around $8 per bowl and the beer is in the standard $5 and $6 dollar range. For two of us, we got out of there for around $30 all said and done. We left with full, warm, happy bellies and then walked it off on the way home.

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Jennifer September 16, 2010 at 7:04 pm

You should run over there tonight! Actually, it would be a great place to do the blogger happy hour because it has nice outside seating and drink specials.

BIOCHEMISTA September 16, 2010 at 6:37 pm

I literally have been DYING to try that place! I live about 5 blocks from it :)

Lily @ Lily's Health Pad September 16, 2010 at 4:20 pm

Hmmm…what is bubble tea? Not sure what it is, but it sounds interesting. I’m all up for trying different kinds of tea.

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