Le Little Saigon 西贡在巴黎


Average: 2.8 (13 votes)

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The lime green walls and whirring fans of this Sino-French bistro seem tropically Southeast Asian, while the fittings and ambiance are classically Parisian. The twin influence is reflected throughout the menu, which offers both French and Vietnamese mains in addition to staples like beef pho. Other standouts include beef bourguignon, made from tender chunks of beef stewed in a flavorsome red wine sauce, as well as pork and shrimp pancakes, and Vietnamese salad rolls flavored with mint and a sweet chili dip that are best enjoyed on the rooftop terrace overlooking the Gulou area … perhaps with a glass of sparkling wine. Weekday set lunch (RMB 59/69) from 11.30am-2pm. Voted "Outstanding Vietnamese" in the Beijinger's 2011 Restaurant Awards.


Gulou / Beiluoguxiang / Jiugulou Dajie
141 Jiugulou Dajie
Dongcheng District
30-50 per person
Daily 11.30-midnight
6401 8465
Cash only


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User reviews of Le Little Saigon 西贡在巴黎

Terrible food and overpriced!

Joined: Apr 30, 2014
Posts: 22

Been there few days ago! And this place is not worth it at all!

The food is overpriced, and for the price you pay you get tiny portions that wont even feed a pigeon. The typical Vietnamese soup Pho has nothing vietnamese in it, and the potatoe salad which cost 38 CNY only had lettuce inside and a slice of bacon and egg!!! The lemongrass chicken is disgusting it smells and has taste like dogfood! The vegetarian fried rice was the only OK dish, but was way overpriced at 28 CNY (for rice!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!)

I suggest to avoid this restaurant

Excellent mix between French/Vietnamese and Chinese

Joined: Feb 17, 2015
Posts: 1

Each time I come to Beijing, I try to have a dinner at Le Little Saigon. An excellent mix between French/Vietnamese and Chinese food. I enjoyed vietnamese soup, pho, nem and of course french boeuf bourguignon for affordable price with the smile of the boss.

I recommended to a lot of people : Chinese people, they can have a good meal in a special and pleasant decor and for other, they can taste and find a good french food with Vietnamese parfum.

Le Little Miserables

Joined: Jun 21, 2009
Posts: 7

I have been to little Saigon a number of times over the years and a few years ago they were actually decent. Today I went there again and I must say I was gravely disappointed. I completely agree with the comment below mine.

Don't go there. Susu is better value and a helluva lot better quality too.

Absolutely Disappointed

Joined: Dec 12, 2006
Posts: 151

they must have switched management or something. i used to like this place a lot. would go on special dates or bring some visiting guests there to show off, especially when the weather was nice and the balcony was open.
the food used to be, 3 out of 5 stars i would say, but the service and ambient more than made up for it.
the foreign guy (most probably french) that's always there is still very polite and knows what's up but maybe the french chef has left
and this annoying chinese guy who is always there now and acts like the owner has taken over and is ruining this place.

ok, so, food was tasteless and way overpriced. 3 sticks of meat which were supposed to be shish-kebabs and yet were smaller then your usual chinese chuanr sticks cost 70rmb.
the price was right for what you see on the picture. and this goes for most dishes on the menu. except nothing was even remotely close to look like it did on the menu.
what a joke.
i expected a plate of nice chunks of meat and i got three toothpicks with some chewy suspicious meat.
they even messed up the 'thai' rice. pretty sure it was just rice and not 'thai jasmine fragrance' rice. and all sticky like a construction workers' lunch.
the soup can NOT be called any kind of vietnamese soup. ever. it was chinese-whole-in-the-wall noodle soup.
escargot? hell no! wouldn't even dare advertise it as 'burnt snails drowned in oil'
the spring rolls were just sad.
for the 4th time they didn't have the rabbit dish i've tried to order and the couscous was as dry as sand.
im gonna stop before i begin repeating myself and work myself up again.

all in all, way overpriced, really bad food and i won't say bad service (although compared to the way it used to be, it is) but just poor, that's for sure.

and a note to the chinese idiot who seems to be owning it these days,
stop bringing your kids there and letting them jump around all over the place.

do yourselves a favor and save your time and money, avoid this place.

Disgusting serive

Joined: Oct 11, 2008
Posts: 2

Was called a Stupid Bitch, xiabi and Fuck You by the manager. Very shocked and insulted. The food is average at best. The wrong dish was brought, but we didnt complain, just ate. The noodles tasted of nothing and the spring rolls were bland. the guy could not flambe the flambe bananas - instead he just tipped them off the pan (not lit) and the piled the pure alcohol (that is usually burnt during the flambe, giving a nice crispy texture) on top. Of course this tasted terrible so we sent them back. When coming to paying the bill (350 rmb) they wanted to charge for flambe and two drinks that we didnt have. We had to send two terrible drinks back, and instead we just had two laoshans, which a foreign manager said he would gladly replace. The rude Chinese girl manager said that we had dranken four drinks. I said that we were happy to pay for the two drinks, but not the extra flavourings of the drinks that were so terrible. We gave her more money than the bill and then left as we had been talking with her already for 15 minutes. She ran after us with five staff screaming at us down the street - "fuck you, xiabi, stupid bitch". I would give negative stars, but can't. For some reason we accept this behavior in China but we don't have to. Don't go to this poorly-run, terrible attitude place