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Review Next Door: Saigon Harbor

Patch food writer Clara Park reviews Saigon Harbor in Havertown.

Restaurant: Saigon Harbor
Address: 1501 W. Chester Pike, Havertown , PA 19083

Rating: (3 out of 5 stars): ★★★
Style: Casual Vietnamese BYOB
Food: Vietnamese specialties
Atmosphere: Brightly lit interior with hints of Asian decor
Parking: Small lot
Service: Excellent
Price Range: Inexpensive
Unique Feature: Wide variety of pho (Vietnamese noodle soups)

When I lived in Chicago, my friends and I would head to Argyle Street, aka Little Vietnam, to get our pho (Vietnamese noodle soup) fix. Sometimes we would indulge in Vietnamese iced coffees, bubble teas and occasionally even an avocado milkshake (surprisingly delicious, although definitely not what you’d expect it to taste like …).

I was surprised when I heard that a Vietnamese restaurant had opened up next to Manoa Shopping Center in Havertown. Unaware of a significant Vietnamese population in that area, I arrived with curiosity, two friends and a bottle of Pinot Grigio (great with Asian noodle dishes).

The restaurant is newly opened and while the small lot doesn’t have too many spots, it’s just a hop, skip and a jump to the huge Manoa Shopping Center lot. Also noteworthy is the proximity to a liquor store (we actually sent one of our party out to grab the bottle of wine) in case you forget to bring your own bottle from home. The bright interior has plenty of seating for groups of all sizes and extra wide aisles for maneuvering strollers, wheel chairs, etc.

Read the full review on Havertown Patch here.

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