Thursday, December 22, 2011

Restaurant Review- Saigon Cafe

Before getting to the review can we talk for a second about the "half-price" sushi phenomenon in Cincinnati? If the sushi is half price for every single minute that the restaurant is open.....isn't that just the price? What is the point of printing the menu with double the prices but then never ever charging that much? I get that it's a head game thing.....but wouldn't it make sense to at least charge full price for a couple of hours a week? They're like the Kohls of Sushi...nothing in Kohls has ever been its "original price" and everyone knows it but yet everyone still feels like they're getting the deal of the century by looking at those ridiculous sale signs....but I digress....let's talk about Saigon Cafe...

We went on a weeknight late after an event and actually went to Amarin only to find that it was shut down... I had no idea....so down the street we headed to try out the new Saigon Cafe (in the location where Saki Bomb used to be)... it hadn't gotten the best of reviews up to this point, and the man who greeted us at the door seemed to apologize before we even ordered so I was a little more than worried. "Have you been here before?" "No" "Well hopefully you like us enough to come back again!".....

We were starving so we ordered the crab rangoon as an appetizer and it was fine...actually pretty greasy, but otherwise pretty standard....


Then we ordered a couple of rolls, our standard spicy tuna roll and some salmon and then took the waitress's recommendation on the third one,The Hyde Park (Spicy Tuna, Cucumber, Masago,
Scallions, topped with Avocado, Wasabi Sauce, Crunch) I'm so glad we went with her recommendation because that roll was really delicious...along with the others... the salmon was fresh and a good temperature (I am really weird about everything coming out way too cold)..and the spicy tuna roll was a good amount of spice.




They also have half price bottles of wine Sunday through Thursday...
To get an idea of the prices, check out the menu here (and divide all prices by two obviously)

 The ambiance is nice too and it has a little parking lot to the side especially for them.. We will definitely be back in the future...

Saigon Cafe on Urbanspoon

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