Very authentic Vietnamese foods. We have been to restaurants in California, and this place is better than most restaurants there.
The food was amazing . One must know about this type of ethnic food because the staff is of no help. The food was delicious once we figured out what to order.
Went here for early lunch. Had shrimp on sugar cane sticks. They were great with the salt provided. The beef spring roll was great. Had grilled chicken with rice. Also a nice dish
For those wanting a more authentic unique Vietnamese dish, try the mien xao cua. Crab meat and silver noodles.
Service is friendly and prompt. Price are reasonable.
Great food, good prices. Nice pace for bringing out the food. Great flavors.
excellent sour shrimp soup, salad, grilled beef, and steamed fish.
Authentic Vienamese food and very good. Bo la lot is a favorite as are the spring rolls. Great sauces. Food arrives sporadically so not everyone gets their order at the same time so best to order dishes to share
The food here is delicious and you can't beat the prices!
Meals here are always good. Fresh ingredients, flavorful and carefully presented. The percentage of local Vietnamese people dining here is a good clue to the food in this neighborhood loaded with other options! I go back whenever I can.
We enjoyed the shrimp soup, the crispy wide rice noodles with beef, shrimp, squid, and chicken, and the grilled beef over vermicelli.
Amazing food! I've been several times and I'm never disappointed. The service can be a little slow bit they are all so nice and kind!
It's one of those hole in the wall, ubiquitous restaurants along the Argyle corridor. The menu is all the same.
For years Hai Yen was our go to place for upscale Vietnamese food. Based on this visit it has definitely lost its glory. The food was uniformly bad and the service mediocre. Fried fish that was so bad that we sent it back, dried out spring rolls and tasteless beef kabobs. We will not return.
I took a visiting Colombian friend so that he could try Vietnamese food for the first time ever--especially the Best Soup in the World: can chua. It was perfect, except that for some odd reason the (big) bowl of can chua included no pineapple. Still tasted fabulous, as always.
Very nice neighborhood Vietnamese restaurant, very good food, friendly staff. will definitely go back to try some more dishes.
Very disappointed. We ate here several years ago and food was fanstastic. This time, mediocre, nothing special about the menu
My husband, two friends, and I had a terrific dinner at Hai-Yen. The fish, in particular, the shrimp, was extremely fresh and deliciously prepared as were the various rolls and noodle dishes we ordered. It is a BYO and the restaurant very promptly opened the 2 bottles of wine we brought and served them and even kept them chilled. All four of us felt the food and service were excellent and the prices quite reasonable. We will definitely return. This is surely the best Vietnamese restaurant in Chicago.
Hai Yen on Argule has long been a favorite! I judge other Vietnamese restaurants both in Chicago and around the country by its high standards and delicious flavors. I particularly like the Bo Lat rolls, the sweet and sour tamarind soup and the Avocado smoothie. The staff is kind, attentive and very patient,. A real treasure!
Great Vietnamese food and good service; happy to recommend.
I go here at least 2x a month. Everything is fresh, and the spring rolls are incredible. Also lemongrass chicken, lotus root salad, banana leaf salad, curries. Awesome place!
We've been to Hai Yen before and like the casual atmosphere and the BYOB policy ($8 corkage). Our server was very helpful when we were deciding between two menu items: the sliced beef appetizer wrapped around a shrimp or the sliced beef (both in the same marinade) you assemble yourself with rice papers. We opted for the appetizer at her suggestion, and thought it was delicious. We were looking for a vegetable dish similar to something we had in Thailand called "Morning Glory." We thought it was similar to Chinese spinach. She suggested a vegetable that we loved and agreed, it was similar to what we wanted. We also had spring rolls which we thought were excellent, and a crispy noodle dish with seafood and vegetables, which we also liked a lot.