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Saigon Sisters

4.7
647 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.

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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
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4.6
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4.3
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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server Dan, whom also is part owner of this little gem was Exceptional!
Went above and beyond to make our experience memorable!
5star service!
I will deff be coming back &&’ recommending to others.

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Shannonni
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Would go back many times over.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

There’s a reason why I come here again and again and again. It’s perfect

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Judyb
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very nice lunch. The staff was very attentive.

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viprauberdog
Chicago
57 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. I will be back. The pho and the spicy rice noodle soups are scrumptious. Some really inventive couplings in their ban mi and bao sandwiches. Highly recommended

Saigon Sisters
Responded on September 21, 2020

Thank you for the five-star review and coming in. Hope to see you back soon!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my favorite restaurant in Chicago! Daniel and his family treat you like royalty from the moment you step into the restaurant to the moment you leave! Steak, fish, octopus, and chicken wings are some of my favorites but everything I had was incredible! Would recommend to anyone for any occasion, Daniel and his staff will take care of you!

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kath
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience. The staff and the owner made a point of making sure you had the best experience. The food was absolutely delicious. Would recommend the octopus dish 200%. I will definitely make this place a regular food spot

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vipLAphilfan
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’m Vietnamese. My friend is Vietnamese and we had a friend who had never had Vietnamese food aside from pho. The meal was fantastic - I’m still partial to my mom’s cooking but Saigon Sisters is a great alternative.

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LauraM
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed everything about Saigon Sisters. The service was attentive and the food was easily the best Vietnamese we've ever eaten. Everything was fresh and delicious. We will definitely be back!

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SarahH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful dining experience! Our visit to Saigon Sisters was the highlight of our trip to Chicago, and we definitely plan on returning the next time that we are in town. We had the branzino, which was ridiculously fun and delicious--you eat the bones, and they are crunchy and super yummy! Also had some fabulous appetizers, and the service was unbelievable. This felt like a special night, and I can't remember a time when I was treated so well. Please, eat here--you won't regret it!

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KevinG
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Saigon Sisters was a wonderful dining experience. One of the owners served us and was incredibly pleasant and made terrific suggestions. Every dish we had was delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The owner was wonderful and gave us the best recommendations. Every dish we had was delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The staff was extremely professional and friendly. The menu including the beverages were put together very well. The food was delicious and true to tradition.

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vipBarringtonSteve
New England
20 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great flavors and presentation at this little Vietnamese and Thai cafe. Service was outstanding too as one of the owners guided us through our meal. Will certainly return soon.

There is lots to try - the fried chicken spring rolls and ramen stand out. Vietnamese doughnut was great too.

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vipJennifer
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Chicago opening night we spent at Saigon Sisters. 3 plus months with no restaurant dining. We couldn't have been happier. The owner and staff were so appreciative of us being there. Food, cocktails were great.

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DavidL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Despite mixed reviews, we gave Saigon Sisters a try and were really impressed. We had the whole pork/crab rolls, bronzino, and stir-fried veggies, which were all very good.

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Emily
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent and friendly at Saigon Sisters on 2/29/20 for dinner. We ordered the fresh spring rolls which were okay. The accompanying peanut sauce was not good. Too diluted and a little runny. I would not order this again if I return.

The Chicken Pho Soup was wonderful, flavorful and soothing! The Branzino was outstanding. The best branzino we've ever eaten. The sauce mixed with a broth was just fantastic. We will absolutely return for both items and would like to try more things on the menu!!!

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ChristineN
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff here were wonderful and welcoming. One of the owners came and talked to us a number of times....even served us dessert!!! Our waiter, Christopher was so friendly and entertained me while I was waiting for my friends. The food was WONDERFUL....we will be back.

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vipEliiscalling
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On short notice our friend agreed to come to dinner, so we used Open Table to secure a spot at Saigon Sisters. Great food and service, as always. We had a great conversation and dinner. Back home in 3 hours.

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vipkenf
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Vietnamese food. Dan the owner came to our table to answer questions and talk. Great cocktails and food. Waitstaff was superb. Prices were fair. Can’t wait to go back!!

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JeffJ
Chicago
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really good and innovative food in a casual and friendly environment

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was great, the waiter gave great recommendations when we asked.

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vipEliiscalling
Chicago
40 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our go-to restaurant. We live in the neighborhood, and all of Fulton/Randolph are at our call, but Saigon Sisters gets our vote: Best restaurant at any price in the city.
Gary & Mary

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NicoleC
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was absolutely wonderful. Every thing Pho Poached Dumplings Soup, Fried dumplings, Sriracha Wings, Cá Kho, Bo Luc Lac, and Vegetarian Curry Noodles was delicious and flavorful. I can't wait to go again. The service was excellent as well. I can't wait to go back.

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Taylor
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience5

My partner had enjoyed the food on a previous visit and we decided to come back for Restaurant Week. We were disappointed with the food and the service, however it was the food that has deterred future visits. Their Restaurant Week prix fixe menu offers an appetizer, entree and dessert for $36 with an optional coursed wine pairing for $22. We chose to do both and ended up with a $130 bill that was not at all worth it. The fried dumplings with jackfruit were tasty, but there were only 4 of them. I don't know if they adjusted the portions for Restaurant Week or if that's standard, but it was a small app. The veggie spring roll appetizer I'd advise against, it's boring and generic, as is the sweet chili sauce that comes with it. For dinner we had a braised catfish dish along with a prawn curry, both were good, however he catfish was very salty and tasted like a heavy hand of soy sauce. For dessert we chose the fried bao and the bread pudding, both served with a coffee caramel. The fried bao was not on their original Restaurant Week menu, it replaced a rice pudding dish and, in hindsight, I would have preferred the rice pudding and the flan that was also available. The fried bao dish was clearly a way to avoid waste. It was a poorly conceptualized dessert. They were "tossed" in cinnamon sugar which barely coated them and definitely didn't add flavor. The bread pudding was cut into pieces and was also fried.... Bread pudding should not be fried. In addition to the coffee caramel, it came with a side of cinnamon whipped cream that was terrible. There was so much cinnamon in it that you could feel the granules and taste the rawness of the spice. We left over half of the desserts on their plates and our server didn't ask if anything was wrong, which was a bummer. I mean, he was barely present throughout our meal (or the meal of the couple next to us) so we were not shocked by his lack of attention to detail. Perhaps the most frustrating part is had we ordered all of these t

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TedK81
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went to Saigon Sisters to try their restaurant week menu on a whim and we were glad that we went. This a small, intimate restaurant that seats 40 people at the most. Each dish that we had was great and the wine pairings offered were top notch and complimented each dish wonderfully. One of the owners, Dan, selected each wine pairing and for the price we paid, they were bargains. If you are expecting the typical Vietnamese cuisine you get at a restaurant on Argyle street, you will be pleasantly surprised. This is a step above most of the food that we usually have. The lady sitting at the table next to me had a bowl of Pho and it looked tempting. That is one dish that I will have to try on our next visit.

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PhillipS
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, family that cooks together and shares the experience with the customers!

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NickF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience1

I don't know who are the people who give this place 4,7 stars?
Went last night exited about food ,Big Disappointment. Please, save your money, go somewhere else. Quality of food was really poor, no flavor with poor presentation as well.
I don't write reviews ,ever, this is my first just to let you know don't go there.

Saigon Sisters
Responded on January 4, 2020

HI Nick we take review seriously so we can improve on anything that our customers suggest for improvements. is there a specific item that you ordered and did not like? We have over 30 menu items and pride on our high reviews and when 1 person out of 10 years in business give us a 1 star, it's concerning to us.

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drrondotcom
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service feel make you feel like home and is what makes this a must-visit place. Don't think about it, just go!

Saigon Sisters
Responded on January 4, 2020

Thank you so much for coming in and we are glad you had a wonderful meal and experience. We will see you soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! The food is always outstanding.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Small space with good food and great service. About $40 pp for dinner and 1 drink each.

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vipBTys
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.

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vipHoward
Chicago
128 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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MarkT
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
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.

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vipJanetF
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The branzino is delicious. Dont miss it!

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Preet
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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good. Every time.

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vipKevinM
Indiana
14 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

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

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vipFLPJ
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

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You can order delivery directly from Saigon Sisters using the Order Online button. Saigon Sisters also offers delivery in partnership with Caviar, 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 4.7 stars by 647 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.

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