Saigon Noodle is a new Vietnamese restaurant in Old Town Pasadena, located at 28 N Raymond. 626.796.9378 (between Colorado & Union).
I have been a few times now each time I have ordered their Pho Tai and their Spring Rolls. I would not say that this is the best Pho or Spring Rolls that I have ever had, but it is very passable for those days when you dont want to drive to Alhambra or only have one hour for lunch! I am not often a fan of the beef that is served in Pho, but I will have to say that this is the most tender beef of all those I have had thus far.
Nicely decorated place with booths along one wall, two-tops along the other and 4-tops in the middle. Service is good and friendly. They will bring you extra items (lime, sauce, whatever) when you ask. Bowl of Pho $5.75 and Spring Rolls $4.50. I believe they validate for the parking in the structure next door with a $20 purchase.
They have a limited menu of 5 appetizers (Spring Rolls Goi cuon, Egg Rolls Cha gio, Grilled Shrimp Paste on Sugar Cane Chao tom, Shrimp Paste wrapped w/crispy bean curd skin Tau hu ky, Fried chicken wings Canh ga chien bo)
The regular assortment of Pho steak, flank, tendon, beef tendon balls, chicken, tripe
Vermicelli Dishes served w/rice stick noodles, lettuce, veggies & sauce assorted shrimp paste on sugar cane, same on bean curd, grilled pork, beef or chicken.
Steamed Rice dishes, served with lettuce soup & rice same choices as above including, diced steak French style rice and roast Cornish hen (whole) rice.
Fried Rice Chicken, beef, shrimp or combo.
Crispy or Soft Fried Egg Noodle served w/ mixed veggies & Gravy beef, chicken or shrimp.
They have Ice Milk Shakes and Ice Smoothies as well: Banana, Papaya, Strawberry, Mango, Apple, Pineapple & peach. Beer & Wine, too.
Thats it no Bahn Mi. However, the owner said that they are working on expanding their menu. Prices run from $4.50 - $6.95 for food. If you are in the area and itching for some Vietnamese give them a try. I would definitely recommend it!