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About Saigon Sisters
Listed as one of the Best New Restaurants and Best New Dessert of 2011 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.
Chicago, IL 60661
Vietnamese, Global, International, Asian
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
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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 and we have liquor catering license should your party desire for us to serve cocktails,beer,and wines.
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.
Green and Pink line stop at Clinton
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
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!
We visited for restaurant week. The Pho broth was amazing. Not too hot and not too cold. I made the mistaking of bringing my nearly two year old son. It was not a comfortable environment for him but the staff was friendly and did their best to make it work.
Once again, Saigon Sisters shines! This trip was with a couple of dear friends who were new to Chicago. They were blown away by the service and gracious welcome we received. The food was special and amazing. My hat's off to the staff for going the extra mile visiting with us about ingredients, cooking techniques and history of the dishes. A wonderful way dining experience. Thanks!
As always, a wonderful meal! Appetizer of sweet potato dumplings- a bit sweet but delicious. Pho great flavor. Shrimp fried rice- the best. Eggplant yummy. They forgot our fish but said they would "fire" it up but we didn't feel we needed additional items. Last time we were there I had just an ok meal. Glad we returned. It was scrumptious.
Saigon Sisters is one of the most underrated restaurants in Chicago, in my opinion. They have elevated Vietnamese food to a whole new level. Every time I eat there, I'm reminded that I really should each there more often. Every single thing I've had on their menu is completely delicious. And the service is outstanding! Dan, Mary, Chris and the entire staff are all incredibly welcoming.
The owner as if defensive, gives us a long winded speech of how he eats there every day, points out wife in a photo on the wall as well as his mother in law dining at an adjacent table. All irrelevant and intrusive. The food was disappointing; octopus lukewarm and sweet atop flavorless nearly cold squid ink rice, eggplant was good but not great, branzino was flavorful but small and overpriced.
No need to return.
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