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Saigon Sisters

4.8
523 reviews
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$30 and under
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Vietnamese
Perfect For:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Casual
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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Cuisines
Vietnamese, Global, International, Asian
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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
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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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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.
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Neighborhood
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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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Additional
Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 523 People Are Saying
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4.7
food
4.7
service
4.3
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4.0Dined 5 days ago

A warm and very filling lunch on a cold and snowy April day. The table by the window was chilly but the food warmed us up. Courteous waiter and did not rush us. Wonderful teas.

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

The management and service team know their stuff. The menu isn't over-complicated, and they are well mannered, attentive without being invasive in our space. Food is excellent, and that's the whole point.

This is a just-outside-the-neighborhood favorite for me. If once every month to six weeks makes me regular, then I'm a regular.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

service is always attentive...food is always delicious....love this restaurant!

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Staff was so friendly! Being pregnant they accommodated my cravings moreso then my dietary restrictions :) love this place!!!

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5.0Dined on March 22, 2018

Always happy with Saigon Sisters! The food is excellent and I’m always leaving happy and full.

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5.0Dined on March 20, 2018

We are always treated like family at Saigon Sisters! Everything was great!

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Always have enjoyed Saigon Sisters. It is a unique experience in the downtown area, since it strikes a balance between elegant sit down and casual restaurant.

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5.0Dined on March 9, 2018

Great restaurant and great food! The beef pho was the best I’ve ever had. Fresh clean food.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Tasty menu and great staff... Wings, bbq eggplant and cocktails were wonderful.

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3.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Service and waitstaff are excellent - they explained the dishes, offered up some interesting options, and were there when we needed them. The food however was a 'miss'. We probably should have ordered the pho instead of the noodle and rice main dishes that we did order. The flavors and textures were just 'off' - not spoiled, not bad, not undercooked, not overly spicy - just 'off'. The salad and dessert were very good, however, and we would order them again. I've been there multiple times before this visit and have eaten at their other locations with no problem, so I can assume this experience was an outlier. However, I'm not going back until the next time they change the menu.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

The sandwiches on the open faced buns were amazing, and the pho was very well prepared. The greeter even ran out to give us an earring that my girlfriend had accidentally lost without her knowing! Very nice ambiance in a quieter part of town but still near the center of the city!

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on February 16, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

Fabulous as always

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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)

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

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

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3.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on November 7, 2017

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 13, 2017

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

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2.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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

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5.0Dined on September 6, 2017

It remains one of our favorite restaurants in Chicago!

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5.0Dined on August 10, 2017

Super fresh and delicious food.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on July 12, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2017

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

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