Dear Saigon, Toronto’s Newest Vietnamese Restaurant Offers Authentic Flavours Of Saigon

Introducing, Dear Saigon, Toronto’s newest Vietnamese dining destination that pays homage to the beloved city of Saigon. Dear Saigon will transport guests on a journey through Vietnam to the vibrant streets of Saigon, celebrating the city’s rich food and culture through a love letter that’s been turned into a culinary experience. From mouth-watering street food to sophisticated dishes that showcase the flavours of Vietnam, the menu is a reflection of the love and passion that the owners have for Saigon and its cuisine. With its vibrant decor and welcoming atmosphere, Dear Saigon promises to be the go-to spot for anyone looking for an authentic taste of Vietnam in the heart of Toronto, officially opening on Saturday, May 6th, 2023 at 12 pm at 185 College Street.

Opening day, will see the first 30 customers receive a free bowl of pho. For the remainder of opening day customers can buy one get one free (of equal or lesser value) for all pho and rice dishes.

Founded by two female immigrants, Dear Saigon was born from their dream to recreate the city of Saigon on the palate, giving guests the opportunity to transport themselves to Saigon when their lips touch the bowl. The first downtown location has opened its doors on College Street, in the University of Toronto neighbourhood. Up next for the team is Dear Saigon’s next location, opening in Scarborough this summer.

On a mission to pay homage to the culture and food of the Saigon region of Vietnam, Dear Saigon has created each dish with a passion for food and love for the city, giving guests the taste of authentic Vietnamese flavours and making every sip and bite feel like a vacation to Vietnam.

Dear Saigon chefs carefully hand-pick each ingredient to ensure only the best quality and combination of ingredients are used in every bowl of pho and dish served. The menu features an array of traditional and innovative dishes including pho, tom yum, satay, pad thai, vermicelli dishes, rice bowls and Vietnamese coffee. Menu items exclusive to the downtown Toronto location include the flavourful Curry Pad Thai and Grilled Pork Tacos.

“The space we’ve created at Dear Saigon has truly been a labour of love, fuelled by our passion for delicious traditional Vietnamese cuisine and love for our hometown of Saigon, we’re so excited for people to experience it,” says Christine, Executive Chef of Dear Saigon. “No matter the occasion that brings you into our restaurant, you’re going to be served the most authentic flavours, hand-picked from the highest quality ingredients, and feel transported to the winding alleys of Saigon.”


  • 185 College St, Toronto, ON M5T 1P7, Canada