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“Good food but impersonal service”
Review of Nuit de Saigon

Nuit de Saigon
Ranked #16 of 283 Restaurants in Abidjan
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed 27 November 2017

This is a popular restaurant located in Plateau. Within 15 mins of opening (at 7pm), there was already a number of groups and couples seated to eat, or others waiting to pick up a take away. The restaurant décor is formal, with white sheets and origami serviettes stuffed in the wine glasses. The lighting was dim and there was no music playing- but the place was covered with Asian art/ décor.

The Vietnamese restaurant had very limited options for vegetarians. I ordered a vegetable curry with rice, which came very quickly. The food had nice flavours, variety of vegetables and was a good portion size. However, I wouldn’t say that it was an exceptional dish or that any additional effort was made in terms of the presentation (very much home food style). I was happy to receive a complementary dry sweet coconut desert with my dish. Total price for orange juice, water and my curry with rice was 7000 CFA- very reasonable
My main concern was the service. The waiters when waiting were often on their phone and generally more friendly to selective customers- I felt pretty much invisible throughout my visit. The interaction was so limited with customers- the order taking process was extremely quick, the food was delivered before I could even look up, the answer to question were one word- it felt extremely impersonal.
So, while I think I certainly enjoyed my meal, and would recommend the food, I think I prefer going somewhere where I feel more welcome.

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Thank Vishna
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Reviewed 28 September 2017

A must in Abidjan. I think the Nuit de Saigon is one of the best asian restaurant in town. Went there several times and the food is always fresh and good

Thank Comments3
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Reviewed 11 July 2017

Although the food is decent, but I was not sure what I got myself into, with dishes from different areas, and executed like a French restaurant.

Although the decor is nice and romantic (set in one of the residential bungalows, the service came with a tad of attitude.

Thank tony12cu
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Reviewed 8 July 2017

quite a formal setting, white table cloths, waiters appropriately dressed, delicious food. a nice change to the neighbouring cuisines

Thank Fedz2073
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Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Quick service, good food, friendly staff. Recommend. We went late at evening and enjoyed the food and service. I don't know French and the staff was happy to translate the french.

Thank Sherezad I
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