Saigon Sisters
Saigon Sisters
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Saigon Sisters

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.saigonsisters.com/
  • Phone: (312) 496-0090
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 10:00AM - 3:00PM

    Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30PM - 10:00PM
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00PM - 11:00PM
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Global, International, Vietnamese, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Matt Riordan
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We typically do lunch catering and deliver to nearby offices and residences. For dinner parties or office parties, we can customize the menu to fit your budget and we have liquor catering license should your party desire for us to serve cocktails,beer,and wines.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Clinton St.
  • Public Transit: Green and Pink line stop at Clinton
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Open parking lot is $6 all night after 4pm next to Dunkin Donuts on Lake and Clinton. Otherwise there are ample street parking around the area. Free parking in front of the restaurant after 7pm if they are available.
A word from Saigon Sisters
Listed as one of the Best New Restaurants and Best New Dessert of 2011 by Chicago Magazine, Saigon Sisters Restaurant has captured the attention of both the Chicago food media and dining public with its uniquely innovative approach to traditional Vietnamese cuisine. For lunch, Saigon Sisters is a quick and easy casual stop for traditional and updated Vietnamese street food including: popular pho, banh mi, banh bao and spring rolls.

For dinner, Saigon Sisters offers full-service dining experience with modern culinary flair to the classic Vietnamese street food recipes of owner Mary Nguyen Aregoni. With "downtown" hip, minimalist interior and walls exhibiting original works by local contemporary artists, the unique Asian dining spot goes one step further by offering an impressive beverage selection including wines, artisanal beers, sake and specialty signature cocktails.
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Saigon Sisters reviews from OpenTable diners
  • JeffVIP
    Dined on 11/21/2014
    Food was outstanding; service needs a little work.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of our favorites
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Not your typical Vietnamese restaurant. Inventive, exquisitely presented and tasty! Excellent vegetarian offerings. Owners are often on-site and checking on customers' satisfaction. Really wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hsb3rd
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Super nice wait staff. Great presentation and no rush. Got busy and filled about 7:00 pm but a fairly quiet crowd. Genuinely nice and non intrusive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Loved it!
    bdaycoupleVIP
    Dined on 11/13/2014
    Great food, excellent dessert - must try is the Ginger Tapioca pudding!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, romantic
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Favors
    AMvandenHurkVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We chose this eatery at the last minute since we fancied Vietnamese food for dinner. It was the best choice. A small and unique menu with amazing results. Everything was perfection.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sooo tasty!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    The four of us enjoyed sharing a variety of dishes with wonderful flavors and textures. The service was attentive and the server gave us a bit of helpful advice. Definitely a great meal and on the list for return visits.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful dining experience
    vegetarianfoodie
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Saigon Sisters is definitely a 'must visit'. We ate there recently, and were very impressed with their tasty vegetarian selections. We will dine there again and tell all our friends about it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underrated excellence
    jepacoVIP
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Saigon Sisters is one of the best dining values in downtown Chicago. The food is always inventive and delicious, and the service always outstanding. In our most recent visit, we had fresh pork and shrimp spring rolls, pork belly banh bao, grilled octopus with cuttle-ink rice, and a very delicious banh xeo - a crepe filled with a smokey bacon and scallops. There's a very decent wine and sake list. Portion sizes are not consistent, so it's best to ask a server. In our experience, the servers have all been enthusiastic and attentive without being intrusive. We have only come early, pre-theater, but are always amazed the restaurant isn't full.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great surprise!
    JCBL
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Wasn't sure what to expect given the location but were we ever glad we tried Saigon Sisters with our relatives from Phoenix! Mary, one of the Sisters, spent a great deal of time with us explaining food preparation, what went well with what and giving us some interesting information. For instance, she is taking the chef (an Irishman!) and the bartender to Vietnam on a "tasting/learning" trip to improve their knowledge of local dishes - wonderful, a great investment for patrons. Wait staff was outstanding and the chef visited the table. We will go again and take others with us. Thank you, Mary.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Flavor Galore!
    VivelaFrance
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    What a gem! Saigon Sisters does not disappoint if you are looking for a flavorful meal. Interesting menu that changes regularly. My friend and I had a delicious meal from the spicy kimchi tater tot starter, to the shrimp and pork belly crispy noodles to the tasty chicken wings. Service was knowledgable, friendly, and prompt. All in all...a very good experience. I will be returning!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Dining Experience!
    Josette
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Great dining experience at Saigon Sisters! Our group of four shared our selections, expanding the variety of foods from the menu. Favorite was the grilled octopus with black rice - outstanding! The beef Pho was also very good; the next day I went to the Saigon Sisters NMH location for another bowl of Beef Pho - yum!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing Food
    kaerlighedVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    The food here is absolutely scrumptious, in my opinion, the best Vietnamese restaurant in Chicago. However, this is modernized (and somewhat Westernized) Vietnamese cuisine...so if you are looking for that under-$10 bowl of pho (interestingly enough Saigon Sisters' version of pho is the only dish on the menu I don't like), you might want to head to Argyle.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    VEry good and interesting food. Excellent service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Mixed feelings
    Rose
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    For a variety of reasons, I have eaten here 4 times. Each time, the experience was the same: some dishes that were very good, some that were just ok, and others that were not successful. Each time, we had the same waiter who, also, each time, was condescending, pushy (in terms of trying to get you to order more than you really need), and inattentive. Each time, I went here with 2-4 other people who wanted to try the place. Rather than give them my rap, I let them decide for themselves. They all, consistently, had the same opinions. Their bbq eggplant is uniformly appreciated; the wings were, as well. Some liked the fresh rolls, others thought that they were tasteless. The curry was also tasteless. Expensive and not really worth it.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Always a go to!
    frp0511VIP
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    One of my favorites! Went this time because of an expiring Gilt coupon....but, I'd go regardless!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Interesting!
    NorthfieldVicVIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    Interesting menu in interesting location. Adored the BBQ eggplant which was just one of the outstanding items that were ordered. Try it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • tweeVIP
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    The food was presented nicely, but not authentically flavorful. The chef's modifications of the food put it into fusion category. Take lamb luc lac for ecample, while the lamb was tender, it did not even come close to the luc lac flavor of seared beef. The sauce was so salty that is not edible without rice($3,sold as sides) Howevr, maybe the most disappointing part is the price. Way overpriced for the portions served. The service and ambiance are the strength.
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  • Very Artsy, Not Filling
    bluekirby
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Went with 3 friends on an early Friday night before the main dinner rush. Excellent service, quite atmosphere (I don't even remember hearing the Green Line). Food display was all excellent. Flavoring was slightly different than anything I've had before, some good and some just okay. Not that filling, we had 4 entrees and 2 appetizers and were not satiated (lamb luc lac was our favorite entree and the bread in the mussels sauce was delicious). So price for amount of food is high, and so I think Saigon Sisters is only fit for foodies looking for something new and interesting. Or perhaps lunch, they had some interesting and reasonably priced lunch specials.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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  • Food is tasteful & delicious
    Sarai629
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I have gone to Saigon Sisters a couple of times now, and love the food! The fresh spring rolls with shrimp and pork are excellent- especially the homemade peanut sauce. I have had a couple other things on the menu, but those are my "go-to". The only negative comment I have about this restaurant, is, and this is unfortunate, but the price of alcohol. Their cocktails are priced at $15 a cocktail... and their Corkage Fee is $35 Monday-Thursday and then not offered on Friday or Saturday. I just think that a $35 corkage fee is ridiculous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great dinner experience
    KristenVIP
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The food was delicious and fresh. Especially loved the vegetarian spring rolls and house made kimchi. A bit pricey!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent fare
    dadwritesVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I had never had any curiosity about Vietnamese fare until I ended up at Saigon Sisters for a random lunch. Now I am a fan. The food is flavorful and different, well seasoned, quality ingredients...and the drink menu is excellent as well. Try it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as Always
    MMeat
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    Saigon Sisters are trying very hard - and we are always very pleased - service, food, ambience everything works. Keep on going!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique Food & Great Service
    ToriVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    I'd never been to Saigon Sisters and have rarely eaten Vietnamese food, so my boyfriend and I were really excited to try this place out. It did not disappoint, from the attentive and friendly staff to the unique, delicious food we enjoyed every bit! I'd definitely love to go back to try some more items off the menu - we got the baby octopus and lamb dish which I definitely recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Refreshing Vietnamese Fare
    ep1234
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    Delicious baos and whole fish special! A really upscale and refreshing take on Vietnamese cooking. Especially nice if you want the flavors of this cuisine without trekking to Argyle. Very well done.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A find
    FoodieVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Had read reviews of Saignon Sisters. The food was very good. Enjoyed our eveinng. Loved the menu selections. Except they were out of their ribs.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    Newest location for Saigon Sisters offers full upscale sit down service. Food is well executed and nicely presented. Specials board featured whole Snapper. Really Good!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Joy in every bite
    JMAC
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Saigon Sisters delivered to my expectations! The baby octopus was phenomenal. When ever I return to Chicago this will be a must
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/14/2014
    Everything we had was wonderful, starting with spring rolls and ending with the banana bread pudding. We also had the bbq ribs, fried rice and the vegetable dish which that night was cauliflower. I don't even much like cauliflower but I am converted, really good. I think it is a bit pricey but worth it once in awhile. I'd definitely come back. Service was very attentive and knowledgeable about the menu offerings. Dinner during the week is obviously a slow time for them.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never disappoints
    LisaD
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Absolutely love the food and service here. I need to have the papaya salad no matter what but I usually wind up ordering what the table next to me had. What can I say, I'm seduced by visuals.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • great vietnamese food
    buckeyegirlVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Quaint neighborhood vietnamese restaurant. Delicious food. Fried rice and chicken curry were delicious
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, not great service
    SusieVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    The food was delicious. Unfortunately, we were distracted by the poor service and close proximity of the group sitting next to us. I included a special birthday request for a surprise dessert when I submitted my Open Table reservation. The dessert was never delivered. Additionally, our waitress forgot one of the items we ordered. It was not included on the bill, but by the time we realized it wasn't coming out it was too late and we needed to leave. We also had to flag down the waitress every time we needed something because she didn't come to check on us.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great evening
    SproutDiner
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Wonderful food (again), with wonderful flavors, and an all around wonderful dining experience. Having dined here some half a dozen times or more, the food seems to be getting better with time (and it was great to start with).
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Hot Spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • history has taken its toll
    Ruby
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    the quality of the food has diminished over the years though i have heard this pass week from a reliable source thats is back to its days of greatness the place is not energetic , its noisy
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  • Wonderful place
    traveltheusawoman
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    My husband, grown son and I ate at Saigon Sisters on a Friday night. We had reservations which are a must because it is a very small dining room. Our server was very helpful with answering questions and making recommendations. Everything was very special. Especially loved the vegetarian Spring Rolls and the Snapper was incredible. Cannot wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • all dishes were delicious!
    okayiwilldothis
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    so glad I tried it out! Each dish was unique and flavorful, each staff member was extremely informative and helpful, allowed for much leisure in dining - didn't feel rushed. Great experience!
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing Food!
    msgjkg88VIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Saigon Sisters has amazing food! The different spices and variety of dishes makes dinner so fun. So many different things to chose from! Definitely recommend the papaya salad! Place is a bit cramped, but good service. Definitely recommend!
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  • Awesome! Fantastic!
    frp0511VIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    One of my favorites, I always love going to SS and ordering my favorites! Actually this time we ordered a bunch of new dishes, and all were just as inspired as my favorites. Don't miss this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Passion under the El tracks
    dadwritesVIP
    Dined on 3/28/2014
    Saigon Sisters is simply an excellent and different experience. I had never been curious about Vietnamese cuisine and i was a bit leery of the tiny restaurant under the El tracks on Lake. however, I've been there four or five times now and they never disappoint. The food is excellent, spicy in most cases without being overpowered by the heat. Portion size is solid, prices are within reason and the service is generally good. It can be a little cramped in there; i don't think the restaurant can hold more than 35 or 40 people. However, the noise level isn't too bad. We plan to try more of the entrees and add this to our semi-regular list of go-to places.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really delicious Vietnamese
    LovelyVIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    Really delicious Vietnamese food! Their dinner menu is different than the lunch menu so if you've only ever stopped by for lunch, I'd highly recommend checking it out for dinner. The baby octopus with squid ink rice was really surprisingly awesome!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday evening delight
    MikeVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    Food was interesting and excellent Prices high but we enjoyed our meal Server very helpful with good recommendations Too bad just a few tables as it is hard to get a reservation
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.