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Saigon Sisters

512 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Neighborhood Gem (7)
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Vietnamese, Global, International, Asian
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Hours of operation
Mon 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Tue–Fri 11:00 am–8:15 pm
Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
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Phone number
(312) 496-0090
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Mary Aregoni
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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.
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Cross street
Clinton St.
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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.
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Public transit
Green and Pink line stop at Clinton
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Gift Card
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
What 512 People Are Saying
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (New England)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Saigon Sisters was absolutely delicious. The staff was attentive, the restaurant was clean, and the food was amazing. We got the stir fry noodles with BBQ wagyu beef and the selection of 3 buns. The servings were large for their price. Will definitely go back here soon!

vipMIK10 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Wow! From the outside, Saigon Sisters looks like an everyday lunch spot -- but the amazing, fresh, creative Vietnamese food, craft cocktails, nice wine list and exceptional service will make it a regular dinner date for us. We want to try everything on their menu! The bar looks fun too. Wonderful food for a fair price. We'll be back. Matt and Vanessa were terrific! Thank you for a great pre-theater dinner!

viphave2travel2 (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

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

vipMaggie (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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

Rotojo (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

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

vipHobbychef (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

Fabulous as always

vipJackieB (New York Area)
5.0  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.

vipProf (Chicago)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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)

vipLBMJEM (Chicago)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

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

RobD (Chicago)
3.0  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.

vipjemanhattan (Chicago)
3.0  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

OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  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!

Ochan (Chicago)
4.0  Dined on November 7, 2017

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

DanB (Chicago)
4.0  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.

vipFlyin (New York Area)
4.0  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.

MoonGirlNow (Chicago)
5.0  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.

OpenTable Diner (Chicago)
5.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

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

OpenTable Diner (Toronto)
2.0  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.