Welcome to

Sài Gòn

Allow us to take you on an exquisite journey of taste and delicacy . . . The variety within the Vietnamese and Chinese cuisines leave a lasting impression characterized by warmth, spices, and flavor. Our ingredients are carefully selected and crafted into the most loving, unique, and delicious dishes. Nothing compares to the dedication our cooks put into each meal. We truly believe in the adage..."There is no love more sincere than the love of food."

Dining Room

Decorated with décor from Chinese and Vietnamese culture, lively plants, television entertainment, and free Wifi - our dining room provides a comfortable, clean, and enjoyable environment for your family to share.

Kitchen

With a variety of selection ranging from soups, vegetables, Phở, meats, seafoods, and rice dishes, we have something delicious to satisfy everyone's hunger. Our menu consists of Chinese and Vietnamese cuisines. Have cravings during lunch? Take a look at our lunch specials.

Unsure of what to order? Take a look at our gallery to help you decide.

With a variety of selection ranging from soups, vegetables, Phở, meats, seafoods, and rice dishes, we have something delicious to satisfy everyone's hunger. Our menu consists of Chinese and Vietnamese cuisines. Have cravings during lunch? Take a look at our lunch specials.

Unsure of what to order? Take a look at our gallery to help you decide.

Gaming Room

The gaming room adjacent to Saigon offers four slot/gambling machines for use by the general public. Our lounge offers seating for those who wish to enjoy adrink or meal with their entertainment. Current hours of operation matches the restaurant hours. *Monitored by camera surveillance - only 21yrs and up allowed to enter.

Hours of Operation

Hours
Monday: Closed
Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00am - 8:00pm
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 9:00pm
Sunday: 11:00am - 8:00pm

Meet the Chef

Nam (Eric) Ly was born in 1959, in Phan Thiet, Bình Thuận, Vietnam, where he lived and studied both Chinese and Vietnamese language and culture. At an early age, he dreamed of becoming a chef, moving to America, and opening his own restaurant to share his love of his native cuisines with his guests.

He learned to cook traditional Vietnamese and Chinese cuisines in Saigon, and has spent his lifetime refining his dishes and embracing the traditional techniques.

In 1987, Eric left Vietnam to escape the communism and moved to the Philippines to study the English language and American culture, so that he could follow his dream and immigrate to the United States. Chef Eric's first stop in America was San Francisco, CA, cooking in a Vietnamese restaurant for two years. Little Rock, AR, was his next stop, where he cooked for a Chinese restaurant and continued to hone his culinary skills.

Although Chef Eric had passion to cook, he was still studying hard to become an American citizen. After all his hard work and dedication, Chef Eric proudly became an American citizen October of 1993.

In 1999, Chef Eric arrived in Illinois and opened his own Chinese restaurant in Herrin, IL, which was a highly successful restaurant.

In 2009, Chef Eric combined his culinary skills in traditional Vietnamese and Chinese cuisines and opened Saigon Restaurant. This local, family owned and operated restaurant has found its home in Belleville, where Chef Eric and his wonderful family are delighted to serve their guests. Chef Eric has realized his lifelong dreams and is living the American vision of success, freedom, and entrepreneurship.