Hai Yen - Argyle
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!
Amazing food and great home cooking. The best Vietnamese food hands down on argyle.
The owner and daughter are always hospitable and accommodating and so friendly! They make us feel right at home.
Highly recommend to everyone.
Please try their bo la lot, specialty beef tools and wraps that no one else can make. They are the best and i have relatives who visit and always want to make a trip to Hai Yen!
Really good experience! Food was delicious and well-portioned. Highly recommend the spring rolls :)
An extensive menu of classic Vietnamese cuisine, especially many varieties of delicious pho (in huge bowls, so need to ask for extra noodles!), all inexpensive (our group of four had appetizers, entrees, and drinks for $100). Prompt, friendly, and courteous service in a simple, diner-like ambiance.
Excellent authentic Vietnamese food. Service today was excellent. The portions are generous and the prices are just right. Enjoy.
All the standards were very good and the restaurant excels at different and interesting specialties.
Hai Yen is a wonderful, family owned Vietnamese cuisine restaurant and is awesome.
This is an excellent authentic Vietnamese restaurant. Service was excellent and the food was also very tasty. Bun bo hue and bao la lot are exceptional. My very picky Vietnamese wife can vouch for the authenticity.
best vietnamese food we have found in Chicago
Apparently the native Vietnamese agree judging by who was eating at hai yen
be sure to order the bo a lot and the moon-shaped pancake
I starting going to Hai Yen ten years ago after a trip to Vietnam where I took a cooking class. This is my go-to place for Vietnamese food in Chicago. It is always consistent and good. I love the green papaya salad and the shrimp spring rolls.
Each and every dish was delicious, all from fresh, fresh ingredients, you could tell. Authentic.
Really nice staff, great food.
Our server Louis was great!
My favorite vietnamese place. I always love to come back.
We always enjoy it here. The food is great and affordable.
Fabulous food like the Hawaiian rolls, the Tamarind soup and the green papaya salad keep us coming back to Hai Yen. The best Vietnamese restaurant on Argyle street and in Chicago. Love it,
Wonderful neighborhood casual restaurant. Have eaten here numerous times throughout many years. The food is consistently great. Always extremely fresh. Favorites are spring rolls, Bo La Lat either as an appetizer or a noodle dish or as a wrap. Pad Thai also excellent as is the Pho. Whatever you order, you really cannot go wrong. Sometimes a little short staffed but the food is worth the wait.
A friend and I went here because we were looking for someplace new, and this wasn't too far a drive for us. The parking - even on a Saturday night - was easy. Everyone in the restaurant was eager to please. I ordered an asparagus and crab soup - and while it isn't clear that this is what was delivered - I enjoyed it very much. My main course of caramelized shrimp was also very good. This is clearly a favored neighborhood spot, as along with a full dining room, there was a tremendous amount of takeout and delivery going on. The staff was pleasant throughout, but one of the nicest things about Hai Yen - apart from the food - was the fact that we could actually sit and have a conversation - and hear each other - without having to shout. Clearly, the room has great acoustics, because even filled with diners - and with some very pleasant music playing in the background - we found ourselves chatting away without difficulty. I would go back to try some more adventurous selections. All in all, a peaceful - and gentle - experience.
The food was fresh, but overly sweet without the vietnamese spicing I expected. The dishes we ordered all had a similar flavor leaning toward sweet. Not interesting enough for me to recommend.
The food is always great but the service can be a bit slow.
Excellent food, fantastic value! I have dined here over 10 times and love their food and ambiance. Service can be a bit slow but it’s worth the wait. You can bring a bottle, they will charge you a $6 corkage fee. Love this place!
Had been meaning to hit more places on Argyle and this was the one that we chose first because of the amount of effort that they have put into updating the look to match the newly renovated sidewalks and streets out front. You can tell that they care about their business and it shows in the food and the service. Will for sure go back again. The food was fairly priced and was very good! Thanks
This is a favorite spot for Vietnamese cuisine—one of the world’ s great cuisines. While it’s a
neighborhood “joint,” it suits us perfectly. The food is fresh, well seasoned and tasty. Wait staff is knowledgeable and efficient. Recommend shrimp on sugar cane stick, and the chicken pho.
Bad. Bad food and worse service. May I have some water? May I have a napkin? Can we get silverware? My wide rice noodles with chicken was tasteless. Dungeons crab dry and tasted previously frozen. Service was non existent.
Food was excellent and the value was unbeatable! The bubble teas were exceptional and for only $4 you even fruit on top!
Mom and I went to Hai Yen for lunch on Tuesday the 3rd. We both had phở and it was delicious. The broth was rich and the vegetables were very fresh and tasty. I will definitely be back!
We had the sour shrimp soup, with tomatoes, bean sprouts, squash, pineapple, and okra, which is always terrific and the excellent grilled lemongrass beef over vermicelli rice noodles with veggies and peanuts. Our server was friendly and efficient and there was no language barrier whatever.
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.