WELCOME TO ESSENCE OF SAIGON
The Best Vietnamese Restaurant in Calgary
Eat, taste and experience fresh and authentic Vietnamese cuisine as it should be at Essence of Saigon. We create and cook flavourful and delicious Vietnamese dishes based on traditional recipes, wholesome and natural ingredients, all made with real passion. Let your tastebuds enjoy real Vietnamese food from the homeland at our Vietnamese restaurants in Calgary.
NW CALGARY | BISTRO
Have a beautiful night on the town at our ‘Bistro’ Vietnamese restaurant in Calgary NW. We offer an array of tasty and succulent Vietnamese dishes, perfect for any occasion: birthdays, anniversaries, or date nights. Our Bistro is located at 3604 52 Avenue NW, Calgary, AB T2L1V9. Book your seat, come in and enjoy an authentic Vietnamese night!
SW CALGARY | EXPRESS
Do you want fresh and tasty Vietnamese food on the go? Our ‘Express’ Vietnamese restaurant in Calgary SW is for those looking to tame their cravings with exclusive and delicious Vietnamese cuisine, quickly and freshly made. Essence of Saigon Express is located by Chinook at 156 58 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2H 0A2. Dine-in or order to-go today.
WE BRING THE AUTHENTIC TASTE OF VIETNAM TO YOU
Visit Our Vietnamese Restaurant in Calgary
GENERATIONS OF AMAZING FOOD
We aim to bring the tastiest and most beloved dishes from Vietnam to your plate, emphasizing the rich taste and natural flavours established by generations of family tradition and culture. We’re a family-owned and operated establishment, and it’s our togetherness and history that drives us to cook the best Vietnamese in Calgary.
PASSIONATE CUISINE MADE WITH LOVE
Cooking authentic Vietnamese dishes is our passion. Our extensive menu offers an array of traditional dishes, including the best banh mi or pho in Calgary, and modernized versions, such as gluten-free. All our delicious and flavourful meals are made with love and commitment and an excitement to share our traditions.
COOKED FRESH, EAT FRESH
Freshness is essential for bringing out the spices and flavours of Vietnamese cuisine - and we know it all starts with our traditional cooking techniques, combined with fresh, wholesome and completely local ingredients. When you eat our cuisine, you know it comes right from the heart and is made right then and there.
“This was our first experience at Essence of Saigon and it was amazing! Curbside pick up was a bonus! Food was prepared on time and the vermicelli with chicken and shrimp contained large pieces of perfectly cooked chicken with loads of peanuts, noodles and veggies! We will definitely be ordering again!”
- C Prowse
Essence of Saigon has been open for over 21 years - and it all started with Cathy's dream to share our traditions, culture and food with Calgary. She started the restaurant before her son, Tony, took over in 2015, and has continued to uphold the traditions and standards set by his mother.
Our family wanted to bring our community together, inviting locals and foreigners to experience our way of sharing, enjoying and embracing food.
We’re committed to creating, cooking and offering fresh, authentic and special Vietnamese cuisine, based on our family recipes, which have been passed on from generation to generation. It’s our way of sharing our history and culture with this great city.
We’ve built restaurants that never lose sight of our values: quality and fresh ingredients, warm and welcoming hospitality, meals made with traditional cooking techniques, and of course, passion and love.