Saigon Sisters

4.7
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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

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

What 616 People Are Saying
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BT
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we ate was delicious!! Bao buns, spring rolls, fried rice, Curry..... Couldn't stop eating!! The tea was great too. They didn't miss a beat here. Will definitely be going back.

H
Chicago
114 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service, and I really appreciate that Saigon Sisters participates in the Chicago Passport program!

MT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saigon Sisters was a great dining experience. Appetizers, Main courses and desserts are all authentic
and made with fresh ingredients. Service makes you feel at home and so welcomed.

I'd particularly recommend the fish(deboned and served in a great broth/sauce) and the beef dishes.
The homemade desserts, especially the bread pudding(sauce out of this world) was A+.

Overall, highly recommended....we'll be back.
Plenty of reasonable on street parking ,at the lake Street location, used with our Parking app.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall3food5service4ambience2

It was freezing inside. Business lunch and everyone had to keep their winter coats on. Not the first time. I’ll come back in the spring.

JF
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The branzino is delicious. Dont miss it!

P
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went here on a girls night out and absolutely loved the restaurant- food was great , ambience was lovely and to top it all the owner was such a friendly host- we felt like he had invited us warmly into his home and not his restaurant. We will be going back.

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good. Every time.

KM
Indiana
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food and the service was outstanding. Highly recommend. Will definitely be back before long.

FL
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food (especially specialty menu) with warm friendly service.

AC
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful night with exceptional food! Such an great atmosphere and the food is delicious- make sure you try the bread pudding!!

AM
Bedfordshire
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

BW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and service.

F
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great Vietnamese casual eating and not too far from downtown.

A
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfection in every way ! Ambience, cuisine, service

BF
New England
7 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
20 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

L
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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
28 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

SU
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dan was very welcoming and personable. Food was delicious.

LC
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

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
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
72 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service and great prices!

TC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great, intimate dinning experience with great food.

AI
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

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

d
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food and really good price

G
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience5

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

KJ
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

D
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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.

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