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New Saigon

630 S. Federal Blvd. Denver, CO 80219 | Southwest Denver | 303-936-4954

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New Saigon has been holding down this spot on South Federal for three decades, most of those years under the current owners. It's usually packed with regulars who fill the tables and partake in soup, noodles, grilled meats and excellent curries off the huge menu. The Vietnamese coffee is sweet and comforting, the massive bowl of hoanh thanh tom cua bo vien -- a noodle-less Vietnamese everything-in-the-pot soup -- perfect for a long lunch or early dinner. It could take a person years to get through everything on this menu – there’s a page devoted to frog’s leg preparations alone -- but it sure would be fun to try.


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  • Cuisine(s): Vietnamese
  • Hours: Sun, Tue-Sat 11am-9:30pm
  • Price: $$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Beer/Wine
  • Reservations: Accepted, Recommended for Large Parties
  • Parking: Lot Available
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash, check
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Delivery, Takeout, Vegetarian Friendly

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