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Hai Yen - Argyle

4.1
76 reviews
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$30 and under
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Vietnamese
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Hai Yen Restaurant welcomes you to experience the essence of Vietnam in Chicago. From our famous Bo La Lot (marinated ground beef wrapped in a Hawaiian leaf then grilled), to the very traditional beef noodle soup (Pho), or exotic salads such as the Lotus Root Salad, to our fresh fruit smoothies with tapioca, we have everything to please any one's palate.

Vietnamese food consists of regional flavors with an infusion of French and Chinese cuisine. Our cuisine is incredibly healthy and is known as the cuisine of the dipping sauces. We use a lot of fresh vegetables and herbs, mainly for wrapping with different types of meat in a very thin, delicate rice paper with a dipping sauce on the side. At our restaurant, we allow you to join in on the fun of cooking Vietnamese food by letting you cook the food right at your own table with a fondue pot, soup pot or a grill. So stop by and create your own experience of Vietnam with us!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Vietnamese, Asian
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Hours of operation

Lunch: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday: 10:30AM - 4:00PM
Saturday & Sunday: 9:30AM - 4:00PM
Dinner: Monday, Tuesday & Thursday: 4:00PM - 10:00PM
Friday, Saturday, & Sunday: 4:00PM - 10:30PM
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Phone number
(773) 561-4077
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Broadway
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Public transit
One block east of the Argyle Redline train stop on the right hand side
Additional
Banquet, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
What 76 People Are Saying
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4.1  based on all time ratings
4.3
food
3.7
service
3.2
ambience
4.4
value
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93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 17, 2017

Very authentic Vietnamese foods. We have been to restaurants in California, and this place is better than most restaurants there.

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vipHelaineK (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

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.

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vipskidoc (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 28, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on July 21, 2017

Great food, good prices. Nice pace for bringing out the food. Great flavors.

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vipclp126 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on May 20, 2017

excellent sour shrimp soup, salad, grilled beef, and steamed fish.

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Embe (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on April 21, 2017

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on April 20, 2017

The food here is delicious and you can't beat the prices!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on April 16, 2017

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.

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vipclp126 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2017

We enjoyed the shrimp soup, the crispy wide rice noodles with beef, shrimp, squid, and chicken, and the grilled beef over vermicelli.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2017

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on October 14, 2016

It's one of those hole in the wall, ubiquitous restaurants along the Argyle corridor. The menu is all the same.

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Tron (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on August 27, 2016

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on August 22, 2016

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.

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Lukie (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on August 14, 2016

Very nice neighborhood Vietnamese restaurant, very good food, friendly staff. will definitely go back to try some more dishes.

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ctlovestovisitandeatinny (Chicago)
2.0  Dined on June 18, 2016

Very disappointed. We ate here several years ago and food was fanstastic. This time, mediocre, nothing special about the menu

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vipOpenTable Diner (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on June 10, 2016

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.

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Corliss (New Mexico)
5.0  Dined on May 28, 2016

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!

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OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on May 28, 2016

Great Vietnamese food and good service; happy to recommend.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on March 20, 2016

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!

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BANDL (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2016

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.

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