This restaurant now offers Takeout

Bring the restaurant to you. Order and pay for food directly on OpenTable.

View Takeout menu

Saigon Sisters

4.8
721 Reviews
$30 and under
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.

Support Saigon Sisters during COVID-19

What 721 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.8
service
4.5
ambience
4.6
value
Noise · Moderate
100% of people would recommend it to a friend
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
progress_bar_value foreground of progress bar
progress_bar_background background of progress bar
Sort by
Filters
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Indiana
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Fantastic service by the owner and the entire staff! The jackfruit appetizer is amazing!
Deserts were excellent along with the drinks. The tamarind lychee iced tea is a must try!!!

CM
CMV384
Chicago
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the service was timely. The manager was very helpful.

LC
vipLynnC
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service- Owner Dan was a great host- excellent !

DW
DavidW
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place wonderful food. Wonderful owners

T
Trevor
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best service I have received at a restaurant in Chicago with the food to back it up. A great spot for locals and a sneaky good wine selection.

BG
vipBrianneG
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a must visit restaurant! Our friends brought us here after a great experience, and it was better than expected. From the minute you walk in the door, you’re greeted by many friendly faces. The owner Dan is absolutely awesome and makes you feel so welcome. The food is fantastic - everything we tried was delicious! We highly recommend the pork belly Banh Bao and sweet + spicy fried chicken with rice. We can’t wait to come back!

Saigon Sisters
Responded on July 8, 2021

Thank you Brianne, that is very kind of you. We aim to please everyone who walks in our door and we appreciate you for acknowledging that. Looking forward to see you back soon!

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We went because my husband likes Pho. That was fine. Boring but fine.
The waiter was the problem - he immediately guided us to the most expensive wine - which was fine.
The bad part is that we came with kids - no kids menu - ok we tried to customize the items - nothing drastic just like the hot peppers off - the waiter lied and said no problem. Came out covered in hot peppers - also the chicken fried rice was spicy - again. The waiter lied.
Lastly the waiter lied that he could take out the beef from the papaya salad - Nope right in my face/ mouth. Yuck!
I had originally wanted the fresh spring rolls with tofu. He said this would be better?!?

So if you want mediocre Pho you can go. But don’t try to customize anything . The waiter is a liar!

Saigon Sisters
Responded on July 8, 2021

I have discussed your experience with the server and he explained that he did make a mistake about the Thai chilis on the fish and comped you for that mistake and let you take the item home with you. I am sorry that you didn't have a great experience and our servers do try their best to accommodate customers' demands, but there will be times when they forget to put the customization/special requests to the kitchen. It is more of a training and communication issue. We don't hire dishonest worker

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a party of eight and made to feel like part of the family that owned it. Good suggestions, good service, good food. We had a great time.

Saigon Sisters
Responded on July 8, 2021

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your great experience and recommendation. We really appreciate it.

Report
CM
vipColleenM
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every dish we had was delicious - loved the bao buns especially! Will be back!

Saigon Sisters
Responded on July 8, 2021

Thank you so much Colleen! So glad you enjoyed everything. Looking forward to serving you again soon!

Report
OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saigon sisters was amazing! Tons of amazing vegetarian options and a wonderful staff. We’ll be back soon!

Saigon Sisters
Responded on July 8, 2021

Thank you for pointing out that we have delicious vegetarian option. We look forward to serving you again.

Report
JC
vipJennaC
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend if you’re in the area. My friend and I came here for the first time last night. We got the fried chicken avocado and spicy Mayo egg roll (the Mayo was to die for) and papa salad. We each got a Saigon cocktail 🍹. For our main dish we get the grilled baby octopus with squid 🦑 ink 🐙 and togarashi sauce. It was so good we had to order another. For dessert we got the bread pudding which had a yummy mousse and caramel sauce.

Saigon Sisters
Responded on July 8, 2021

Thank you Jenna for your excellent review and recommendation. We appreciate you dining with us with your friend.

Report
M
Mcubed70
Detroit
5 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was AMAZING! I highly recommend it. We had lot of the appetizers. The Pork Belly spring rolls, pork belly bun, pork dumplings and the sriracha chicken wings are what we had and I cannot stress enough how great the food was!! The restaurant was small but nice, casual dress is fine. They had a bar however I couldn’t get a mixed drink because the bar tender didn’t come in until 4pm on a Saturday. We did have beer and a sparkling wine though.

JA
JeffA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

This is a great value. Excellent food quality and an intimate ambience where a couple or even two can talk and be heard. The owner attended to us personally and he was both affable and professional.

JM
JohnM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was quite good. One of the best I've tasted in Chicago. Our server Yilda was very professional and courteous. And the owner stopped by to make sure everything was okay and made us feel welcomed. I'd highly recommend this place.

RW
RebeccaW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I absolutely love this place! The atmosphere was relaxing and the owner was very welcoming. We ordered bun bo hue, whole branzino, and BBQ eggplant. All three dishes were very authentic and delicious. The branzino is definitely the best fish dish I have ever had in Chicago. I will definitely come back to try other things on the menu, and recommend it to my friends!

AR
AmyR
Indiana
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service!!!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great food. Cozy with good service

MM
vipMaryMG105
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner, Dan, stopped by our table of 3 to make sure everything was alright with our food & service which tells me how he personally cares about his customers. Great job! I will be back…and my 2 new friends will be too.

L
Lewshia
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service, food, and ambience was perfect! Our server was especially nice

K
Kirk
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Food was excellent, and reasonably priced. Portion sizes were slightly smaller than expected. The owner showed great hospitality and put the experience over the top. Will definitely be repeat customers in the near future!

SK
StephK
Seattle
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent little restaurant. Great food and great service. Portions are smaller

MM
MonicaM
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow, just wonderful! We really felt welcome and part of their family. The food was terrific; our large group handed over the reins to the owner for meal and appetizer choices…he did not disappoint. This little spot is a gem and a perfect Chicago experience under the El tracks.

S
vipScup
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great lunch place; good value and good food. Noisy for business meeting.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

It was so great! The service was really good and the food was really good and authentic. The restaurant was really nice and intimate, good for a date.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Seattle
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was wonderful!

GT
vipGlobeTrotter
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One the best restaurant in Chicago! Definitely a trip to South East Asia without getting on a plane. Every dish was incredibly tasty, super authentic— great service! Can’t wait to go back. A hidden gem in Chicago, so please go to this restaurant.

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
6 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the Best Restaurant in the World!!!!! Everything was Super Amazing!!!!! And Gilda is Spectacular ♥️

ES
EunSol
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We ordered Rolls, Beef Pho, Pork Belly Banh Mi, Bun Cha, and Bread pudding.
Everything was great !

G
vipGourmet2
Indiana
4 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service !

OT
OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious! The owner was so kind! Highly recommend!

MS
MaSt
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, great cocktails and warm & friendly service! Great spot.

T
Thibaud
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very nice food. Music not really "in line" with a Vietnamese atmosphere.

GT
GraceT
New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, the owner Dan served us and was super friendly and personable; we had such a fun experience. The food was amazing and had so many vegan options.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Worst restaurant experience I’ve had in a really long time. Service was horrendous!

c
colettem
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

1. Owner Dan provided great service and a welcoming spirit.

2. Menu had many choices

3. Our party found many items that they wanted to try.

4. Portions were small for $$$. Attributed to COVID losses. Food was tasty.

5. Would recommend

R
vipRobert
Chicago
25 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice environment, extremely friendly staff. Excellent food! This was out first visit and we definitely will return!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy food and lovely service, one of my favorite places in Chicago to dine :)

SG
vipSommelierGal
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful food with authentic Vietnamese flavors. This restaurant is has great food at reasonable prices. Highly recommend.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

LD
vipLidiaD
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed our dining experience at Saigon. The server was great and made a ton of recommendations. It felt like we ordered half the menu and we truly enjoyed everything.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Saigon Sisters using the Order Online button. Saigon Sisters also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Saigon Sisters also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (312) 496-0090.

Saigon Sisters is rated 4.8 stars by 721 OpenTable diners.

Saigon Sisters does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://www.toasttab.com/saigon-sisters-lake-street/giftcards.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

Tweets by Saigon Sisters