This small restaurant offers fresh, Vietnamese and Chinese dishes, excellent service, a quiet setting, and low prices. Pho restaurants are common to Seattle; for example, one can find at least a half dozen others in the surrounding few blocks. However, all Pho restaurants are a little different. The Saigon Deli is notable for its location, slightly off the main stretch of The busy Ave (University Way). Brooklyn Ave, where one finds the Saigon, runs parallel to The Ave, one street adjacent, and thus receives less traffic. All of this yields a peaceful and uncluttered place to dine.
The sign in the window advertising "free dessert" refers to the cup of homemade yogurt served at the end of each meal. As can be expected from Pho restaurants, Saigon Deli offers a wide selection of foods, ranging from sandwiches to vermicelli. However, the specialty is, for good reason, the Vietnamese noodle soup, known as Pho. Every Pho entree is available in a small or large size, and can be ordered with vegetables, various meats, seafood, and tofu. I recommend this restaurant for its fine location, quality, value, and mood.