Saigon Sisters

4.7
605 reviews
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$30 and under
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Vietnamese
Listed as one of the Best New Restaurants 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.

Specials

Beer and Bao Special

Enjoy $4 Tiger and any single Bao for $2.50

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: August 9, 2019

Ends: August 10, 2118

Availability: Mon-Thu 4:00PM-6:00PM

20% off Dine-in Only from 2:30pm - 5:00pm on weekdays (Tues-Thur)

Dine-in only, exclude holidays and cannot combine with any other offers

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 18, 2019

Ends: June 19, 2118

Availability: Tue-Thu 2:30PM-5:00PM

Buy 1 Bao and get another 1 on us

We are sharing some Bao love this month to give you 2 Baos for the price of 1. This is for dine in only.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: June 13, 2019

Ends: June 14, 2118

Availability: Tue-Thu 4:00PM-6:45PM

What 605 People Are Saying
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AM
Bedfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Lovely food. Great service. Relatively unassuming locale but the food is really good.

BW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

The fish was excellent. It’s a very small space, and they’ve maximized it with the tables close together. It’s definitely a good idea to have reservations in the evening to ensure a table. I was impressed that they offered both white & brown rice.

F
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A hidden gem in the Fulton River District of downtown Chicago. Guests can choose from Vietnamese staples like Banh Mi, or discover dinner specialities like their signature branzino- prepared as whole fish intricately flavored with dill and turmeric. We have been multiple times for dinner and the owner is always present and attentive, working with the staff to ensure each guest has an outstanding experience. The meal winner at our table this visit was the baby octopus served over squid ink jasmine rice. A standing favorite is the Chicken Curry (Ca Ri Ga) soup with a remarkable flavor complexity.

Highly recommend Saigon Sisters and look forward to our next visit!

H
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great Vietnamese casual eating and not too far from downtown.

A
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection in every way ! Ambience, cuisine, service

BF
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and fun craft cocktails in a pretty, calming environment! Wish we had gone with a bigger group so we could have shared more dishes.

KP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE this place! Dan, the owner, is so personable. He remembered us after the first visit. The imperial rolls are as fantastic as the “nems” in Paris and Paris has a lot of awesome Vietnamese restaurants!!

C
Houston
18 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great family restaurant ... food was very good and I loved their options for Vietnamese beers. The staff was extremely nice and friendly.

NH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent meal and dining experience. The food is fresh and of high quality and the service is excellent. Great if you're looking for a lunch spot or something a bit different for date night.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty, well prepared food
Pleasant dining experience, friendly helpful staff.

L
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This was our second time there and the food was fabulous both times. Vegetarian diners in our group loved the vegetarian spring rolls as an app. I had the fried chicken entree with rice, egg and salad, and it was fabulous!

T
Chicago
27 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Food and service are always excellent, but we would rather that they turn off the "music."

AM
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food

SU
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have visited Saigon Sisters a few times over the years, and happy to report it is as good as ever.

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dan was very welcoming and personable. Food was delicious.

LC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Ate the curry noodle soup and a fish special.

The fish special was good, but not $30 for three bites of fish good. I felt like a sucker for allowing the manager to up-sell me on that.

That might have ruined the meal overall, but my wife ordered the curry noodles. The noodle bowl was so large she had to share 1/2 of it with me. And it was GOOD. Good enough to make me forget about the overpriced fish dish.

So my recommendation is this: Don't go with what they suggest for you. Stick to what your instinct tells you to order, on the main menu.

I'll most likely be dining here again next time I'm in Chicago.

AW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Loved the size of this restaurant. It was cozy, warm, well-lit, and comfortable. Staff was friendly and helpful. I had the fish special that was fantastic. I generally love salmon over any white fish, but the sea bass was amazing. I would have liked dinner to be served with some veggies.

S
Baltimore
71 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a surprisingly wonderful experience at Saigon Sisters. We chose it on a whim. The food was brilliant. The service was very attentive and helpful. The whole Bronzino and BBQ jackfruit bao were amazing. The papaya salad with octopus delicious. The lychee martini great. Highly recommended.

OT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service and great prices!

TC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great, intimate dinning experience with great food.

AI
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

One of the fish dishes I’ve ever had! Absolutely amazing food!

d
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I visited here on one of my first days in Chicago. The owner is super kind and inviting, the food is delicious, and this place is a neighborhood gem. It is one of my go-to places, especially on days when I need food and people good for the soul.

BM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really good food and really good price

G
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Always a very tasty lunch. Service was a little slow, but not deal breaking.

KJ
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was great food and great fun. We had a party of 6 and we deferred to the staff as to what we should eat. They brought out dish after dish and it was all wonderful. I highly recommend Saigon Sisters!!

DM
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place and food. Service was 5 star. Most entrees somewhat spicy but good

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place! Off the beaten path:) the owners are so hospitable:) food is amazing. Fantastic, attentive server.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

super tasty & authentic vietnamese kitchen! staff was fun! we‘ll come again soon! 🥢

D
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a gem. We didn't know what to expect and were pleasantly surprised. Dan, the owners husband, greeted us at the table shortly after we arrived. The food was great and the staff very friendly. It isn't the fanciest place but if you are looking for someplace with great food without the hefty price tag to go along, this is the place.

KP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fresh and delicious. Loved the Nems (Crispy Imperial Roll) ask for mint - just like the Nems in Paris. Also ordered Bo Luc Lac and the Spicy Beef Noodle (yum!). All items were GF. Can’t wait to go back.

F
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our family of 5 discovered Saigon Sisters during a trip to Chicago for a concert. Service was excellent to get us out on time to get to the show while still being able thoroughly enjoy 3 courses!

Highly recommend the sriracha wings - sweet and spicy.
We were such obvious fans of the sauce that the owner brought out some rice for us to enjoy what was left after the wings and green papaya “noodles” were devoured.

Branzino was superb with dill and tumeric - paired
well with the Pouilly-Fumé. Kids enjoyed the spring rolls and bread pudding dessert. Raves all around and we will definitely be coming back!

OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We had an off menu special which was amazing - I’d definitely opt for their recommendations again. It was very quiet but the service was good and overall great value

EM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food, fast and attentive service. Highly recommended!

ML
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beyond creative phenomenal food. Very service oriented. Off the beaten path.

c
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional first class food and spectacular first class service. A Hidden Gem!

MF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

Great food but needs a spice warning! Decor is nothing special, and no wind block at front door makes for a cold sit nearby. Very good service however makes for a nice experience.

OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best Vietnamese food i have tried.
Service is excellent and the food is really good.
We got the Branzino and it is must. We will return for sure.
Cocktails are super good too..

P
Chicago
106 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food and service as always. Introduced friend to place for first time and she said she was definitely coming back

AK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Servers and staff in general were knowledgeable and attentive. We were on a tight schedule to get to a show and were accommodated with speedy service without feeling rushed. The food was well prepared and absolutely delicious with plenty of food.

AN
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was great, food was authentic and packed with flavor.

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