My day job brings me to Ottawa on a regular basis. As a result I have spent the last few years trying various restaurants in the Byward Market (close to my hotel) to find a few favourites that I can count on.
I recently found myself at the Saigon Vietnamese Restaurant located at 85 Clarence Street. I can’t believe I had not tried Saigon sooner. You will now be hard pressed to find me anywhere else when I’m in town.
The staff at Saigon are welcoming, making one feel that they are happy to have you there just like a family run type of place. The decor is simple with Vietnamese accents. What shines about this restaurant is not fancy surroundings but the food.
Being a creature of habit in what I order at Vietnamese restaurants, I was happy to see that Saigon had a few of my favourites on the menu. I have also dined here with others ordering a variety of dishes off the menu and have loved each one. For those not in the mood for traditional Vietnamese entrees, there is also a small selection of Thai dishes.