I dropped by Saigon Bistro recently during guess what another bike ride. This place is located in the middle of a couple of restaurants. They had outside seating so I was attracted to it quickly I have a hard time leaving my bike out of my site. The outdoor seating is nice and cozy which pretty much speaks for the rest of the restaurant as well. They serve all of the traditional Vietnamese dishes with a focus on pho.
There was about six of use sitting outside when our waiter arrived. We ordered a few Asian beers and water. The drinks were brought promptly, but the water had an awkward taste to it. I cannot really describe it, but it was well weird. The Sapporo light that ordered was really good it had a nice light flavor and a lot of taste. We all ended up ordering appetizer and I go the spring rolls. The spring rolls were on point they were crunchy and full of flavor. For my entree I got the grilled chicken and rice. The chicken was moist and full of flavor. When I dipped the chicken into the fish sauce and it tasted great. It came with plain white rice which was was good. We did not get dessert, but the menu was not super enticing.
Overall I think Saigon Bistro has good food, but it could be better. I was a little disappointed in the fact they only served white rice with the main dishes. I wished I had gotten dirty rice instead of the plain white rice. I can’t hate on the water as I do not know if it was a regular thing, maybe I just got a bad batch. I will be going back and editing my review as I really loved their spring rolls.
2153 P Street NW
Washington, DC 20037