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$10 for $20 Worth of Vietnamese Food at Saigon Surface

Downtown Omaha

95% of 1,246 customers recommend

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In a Nutshell

A Saigon native cooks up vermicelli bowls with wild prawns, oxtail pho with brisket, and grilled pork in a modern, lounge-like environment

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Promotional value expires 60 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person. Limit 1 per table. Reservation required. Dine-in only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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The Deal

  • $10 for $20 worth of Vietnamese food
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Saigon Surface

"No cookbooks. No measuring cups. No measuring spoons. No scales. I know from experience," Be Lam—the executive chef of Saigon Surface—responded when Jane Palmer of the Omaha World-Herald asked if she uses a cookbook. Lam, who runs the restaurant with the help of her daughter and son, Ngoc and Tu Nguyen, told Palmer that she learned her culinary and artistic techniques from a group of elders in her native Saigon. She creates her signature grilled pork dish, for example, not from a written-down formula but from a memorized marinade that developed over years of practice and bestows flavor to the meat over several days.

Though steeped in the food wisdom of several generations, the restaurant's overall vibe is decidedly modern. The Omaha World-Herald, which had already named it one of the Top 8 restaurants in 2011, said that it "mixes the traditional with the technological to great effect. It's a welcome addition to the downtown dining scene." There's an iPad at every table, which guests can use to order a lychee martini from the lime-green-backlit bar or fiddle with when their dates decide to show their ventriloquism skills. The walls, meanwhile, are covered with dark wood paneling, which provides a pleasingly stark contrast to the sleek white booths and tables.


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95% of 1,246 customers recommend

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  • “I had the same waiter both times I have been to this restaurant and he was excellent - attentive and respectful service matched with good food made for a nice friend...”

    “I had the same waiter both times I have been to this restaurant and he was excellent - attentive and respectful service matched with good food made for a nice friend meal and dinner with my son”

  • “My daughter, grandson and I LOVE your food.....delicious! I would like to see you add a few more entrees to your menu though. =)”

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    Downtown Omaha

    324 South 14th Street

    Omaha, NE 68102

    +14026144496

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92% of the people were positive about the Pho, most described it as Amazing.
80% of the people were positive about the Waiter, most described it as Helpful.
83% of the people were positive about the Flavor, most described it as Great.
93% of the people were positive about the Atmosphere, most described it as Excellent.
Many people described the Food as Great. Others thought:
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83% of the people were positive about the Experience, most described it as Great.
94% of the people were positive about the Staff, most described it as Friendly.
92% of the people were positive about the Price, most described it as Decent.
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