Saigon Social

Sidelined by COVID-19 Before Debut, ‘Saigon Social’ Now Serves Meals to First Responders

Posted April 21, 2020 at 5:01 am

Saigon Social was oh-so-close to finally opening its first brick-and-mortar on Orchard Street. Then COVID-19 hit, and another setback befell the restaurant. Rather than accept defeat before even launching (i.e. takeout only), ownership pivoted to help serve first responders. Former presidential candidate, Andrew Yang, tweeted last week about how owner Helen Nguyen quickly pivoted. Cooking […]

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First Look at Saigon Social on Orchard Street

Posted January 29, 2020 at 5:02 am

Saigon Social is inching toward launch on Orchard Street. Branded vestibule arrived a couple weeks ago, while the dining room appears ready to go with tables and token mural. The casual style restaurant at 172 Orchard is apparently a few inspections from opening here in the former Mission Cantina. At the mercy of the bureaucracy. […]

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‘Saigon Social’ Begins Build-Out at Former Mission Cantina

Posted September 17, 2019 at 5:00 am

For the first time in years, 172 Orchard Street is seeing some activity in the ground floor retail. Not since Mission Cantina closed down in December 2016 has there been movement. Instead, just a revolving door of suitors considering the space. And a never-ending supply of storefront graffiti. Now, renovations are afoot. Restaurateur Helen Nguyen […]

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‘Saigon Social’ Takes Former Mission Cantina Space on Orchard Street

Posted April 3, 2019 at 5:05 am

In the three years since Mission Cantina ditched Hell Square, the real estate has been a vacant mess. Pitched as a prime restaurant opportunity for just as long, the store instead became a magnet for graffiti. Now, another potential taker is queued for the corner space at Orchard and Stanton Streets. Interest in the space […]

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