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About Saigon Sisters

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.

567 West Lake St.
Chicago, IL 60661
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Vietnamese, Global, International, Asian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch
Mon 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Tue–Fri 11:00 am–8:15 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

Cross Street:
Clinton St.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(312) 496-0090

Website:
http://www.saigonsisters.com/

Catering:
We typically do lunch catering and deliver to nearby offices and residences. For dinner parties or office parties, we can customize the menu to fit your budget.

Parking Details:
Open parking lot is $8 all night after 4pm next to Dunkin Donuts on Lake and Clinton. Otherwise there are ample street parking around the area. Free parking in front of the restaurant after 7pm if they are available.

Public Transit:
Green and Pink line stop at Clinton

Executive Chef:
Mary Aregoni

Additional:
Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Saigon Sisters Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

service

4.5

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4.0

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4.2

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88% would recommend it to a friend

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Great for Lunch (4)
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Fit for Foodies (3)
Fun (3)
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Quiet Conversation (3)
Healthy (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Worth the Drive (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Great Beer (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
Organic (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Vegan (1)
Business Meals (1)
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 3 days ago

It was fabulous!! Food was wonderful and the staff was awesome!! Can’t wait to go back!!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

I wish the old manu would be there - specially the lobster spring roll
But the tocos addition were very good

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 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Outstanding! Fourth visit and each one is great. Service is excellent.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Vegan
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 6 days ago

Fabulous as always

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 1, 2018

Hands down my favorite neighborhood place. The food is always delicious, and Dan and Chris are incredibly welcoming. I have a wonderful experience every time I go there.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 30, 2018

Most authentic Vietnamese food outside of Vietnam (2 visits) or "Little Saigon" in northern Virginia. Flavors are subtle and delicate, but blend exquisitely. Great Asian beer too.

Tags: Organic, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Authentic, Great Beer, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Superb service. Very attentive staff from entry to exit. Excellent spicy beef noodle with egg entree -- absolutely DELECTABLE.
Have already recommended this venue to friends... Quite enjoyable dining experience. This was my first visit and I will absolutely fine there again. (I went based on recommendation from a business colleague)

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Hadn’t been to downtown Chicago in over 10 months, so seeing that Saigon Sisters was going to open a new location, we made a trip into the city for dinner. There was a new menu since we last dined and they now serve their tasty popular sandwiches at dinner as well as lunch. Yet they retained the great food from their night menu as well. Had to have the Bahn Mi (classic), if only to take half for the next day. That was followed by a papaya salad and crispy spring rolls, which should have been enough food, but be the gourmands (gluttons with a little education) we are, we kept ordering. Chris is used to serving us excessive amounts, but knows we like to tasting everything. The whole fish and octopus were wonderful, the whole fish being a slightly new preparation (to us) and we loved it (as did another table). The food certainly isn’t suffering because of their expansion. We wish Mary and Dan the best for their new project on Lasalle Street. Our only complaint is that they are too far away from us to dine on a more regular basis. Maybe a Wisconsin location, or even in the UP? Still our “go to” restaurant in downtown Chicago.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Excellent option for Vietnamese and Thai from sister restaurant. Excellent taste profile. Would go again

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Spicy, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Food and service was great. The host was rude. There were two four-tops, that could have been divided, available at the time of my reservation, but he made us wait and sit at the bar to avoid an even longer wait.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 12, 2017

My friend was served the wrong entre. they took it back and offered to remake it--but it took them maybe 15 mins, so by the time she had her food, mine was nearly gone/cold. then they offered her a bit of extra wine to make up for the error...and after we paid and left, we realized we had been charged for an entire 2nd glass! The food we got was good, but as far as it being a good dining experience...no.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I had a reservation at 7:30, there weren’t any tables available so we sat at the bar and had some drinks. The place was packed! Drinks were delicious the Spicy Margarita hit the spot with some appetizers. We had the spring rolls which were absolutely amazing, they were so fresh!
We were finally seated ordered drinks which took forever. We all ordered something different. One had the spicy noodle that was in special which tasted great. The Pho as always was perfect and tasted authentic. The bowls were hearty with fresh food. All in all it was great the service could of been a bit better but he food is to die for. I’ll be heading back soon!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Shall I feel weird when I found out employees from Saigon Sisters searched me on LinkedIn?

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Invited a friend to join me for lunch to try some Vietnamese. The server was attentive and friendly. We ordered salads which were both delicious and filling. The only minor complaint I have is that the table are small and close together which makes having a private conversation a bit difficult. I've been here before and will return again often as it is within walking distance to my office.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Spicy, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent, fresh food and nice experience except for two things. First, the food took quite a long time - perhaps a mixup by the kitchen or waitstaff. We did get offered complimentary items as a result. Second, and more importantly, certain menu selections seem a bit overpriced. Bo luc lac was tasty but $24? Tea for $6? Mediocre stir fried vegetables side for $9? Chicago can be expensive, but value here was somewhat off from expectations of a fairly casual place. Overall, a very nice restaurant. Just give some thought when ordering.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Food was excellent with generous servings. Our server was prompt and polite. Will definitely return for all these special flavors.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Chicago)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Daniel runs a great restaurant. Food has never disappointed. This Time was no exception.

Tags: Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Sadly we were not warned that the spicy noodle dish was spicy to the point of being inedible. My husband who is well tolerant of spicy food simply could not eat the dish. We didn't want to complain so left the food mostly uneaten. When the waiter asked if we wanted the rest to go, we said no and told him it was too spicy. He kind of shrugged his shoulders and cleared the plates. It would have been a nice gesture to at least discount the dish. Or better yet, give us a heads up that the dish was likely to cause an ulcer in the first place. Very disappointing for our last dinner in Chicago.

Tags: Spicy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 22, 2017

What a delightful restaurant. Great Vietnamese cooking in a pleasant setting in downtown Chicago. Something for everyone on the menu and all three of our entries were very good. Highly recommended

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Chicago)·Dined on September 6, 2017

It remains one of our favorite restaurants in Chicago!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Super fresh and delicious food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Food was great as was the service. We had two teenagers who had never tried Vietnamese food and they loved it as well.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine
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 (Birmingham)·Dined on August 4, 2017

I liked this place a lot. The food was very tasty. The waiter was very friendly. The warm, dim lighting is cozy and romantic after the sun has started to go down a bit. You're right under the green line but I didn't really notice any distracting train noise. Reasonable priced, overall I'd say, though still a little pricey for a poor guy like me ;) I recommend Saigon Sisters.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 29, 2017

I HAVE EATEN AT SAIGON SISTERS AT LEAST 10 TIMES AND I HAVE NEVER HAD ANYTHING LESS THAN A FANTASTIC MEAL! THE SERVICE IS GREAT...FRIENDLY AND THEY REMEMBER YOUR NAME! NOT TO MENTION, THEY BROUGHT WINGS, WHICH MY HUSBAND AND I LOVE AND WANTED OUR SON TO TRY, FROM ANOTHER ONE OF THEIR LOCATIONS FOR OUR DINNER SATURDAY NIGHT!

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Authentic
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 13, 2017

It was great, staff is very friendly and food was awesome

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Healthy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 12, 2017

We had a great time. The food was excellent, with a great variety. Service was attentive without being too pushy.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on July 6, 2017

Great atmosphere & food was amazing! The spring rolls were huge!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Casual, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Romantic, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Gluten Free Options, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Tapas, Business Meals, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Holy cow. This was worth the trip to Chicago. The Chicago style Pho dip Banh Mi was to die for. The meat is as incredible. Loved the Wagyu Spring Roll and Beef Pho also. Emperors Chamomile tea was unique and flavorful. The Vietnamese coffee is good and strong like it should be and the "Baognets" are a great finish. Everything was on point!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Quick Bite
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on June 19, 2017

The food was awesome, good variety available.
Pho was amazing.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on May 24, 2017

I've never had a bad meal here. The food is always delicious, creative, and generous with fresh vegetables.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Chicago)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Yummy and different! Very good cocktails and small plates. Cozy atmosphere.

Tags: Authentic, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Cozy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Local Ingredients
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Fantastic flavors in all the dishes! Unfortunately even though we had an early reservation two of the signature dishes were already unavailable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Healthy, Good for Groups
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 7, 2017

The bacon dumplings were amazing! Drinks always on point.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 6, 2017

Pre theatre

Tags: Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Good for a Date, Tapas, Good for Groups, Spicy
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on April 4, 2017

It was fantastic as we brought two friends who had never dined there. They both loved the variety, the tastes, the creativity, the presentations and the friendly staff. They have also promised to return with their families.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on March 4, 2017

Went to Saigon Sisters for a pre-theater meal. We were very pleased. The sweet potato dumplings, grilled octopus, BBQ eggplant and pork belly bao were standouts. We'll be back.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Love it!! One of the best Asian restaurants in the city!!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Disabled Access, Casual, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 15, 2017

The wine list and food was great. But we were rushed out as they were vacuuming and putting up chairs around us before they even closed. We knew they were closing but we didn't know how eager they wanted to get out of there!

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Food was exquisite, waiter was creepy and we had to ask to order drinks. We also received our appetizers, soup and entree at the same time!!!
We loved the food, but the rest of the experience will stop us from going again.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 11, 2017

The golden beet kimchi was crunchy and spicy- very good! Cocktails well thought out and carefully made. The curry dish did not disappoint. Service was attentive but not overly burdensome. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Spicy
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