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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.

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 and we have liquor catering license should your party desire for us to serve cocktails,beer,and wines.

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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Overall Rating

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food

4.4

service

4.2

ambience

3.9

value

4.1

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91% would recommend it to a friend

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Cozy (5)
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Fun (4)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Romantic (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Good for a Date (2)
Healthy (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Hot Spot (1)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Business Meals (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Organic (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Special Occasion (1)
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 (San Diego)·Dined on November 12, 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 8, 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 15, 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 14, 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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·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 6, 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 5, 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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 (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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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 8, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on February 1, 2017

Great customer service from beginning to end! It was a pleasure dining here.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 28, 2017

This is a very small restaurant, so I would recommend a reservation. We went on restaurant week and everything was very good! I had the pho and we ordered a couple appetizers. I will definitely be coming back.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 27, 2017

Saigon Sisters is a favorite at Northwestern Hospital, decided to try there main restaurant on Lake Street for Chicago Restaurant Week. Love the curry and Vietnamese Spring Rolls.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Fun, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on January 21, 2017

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!

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Great food and service. I would definitely drive from the suburbs to visit again

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Healthy
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 20, 2017

Waiter was too slow at first. It wasn't even that busy.

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Had a reservation. Arrived and was told we could wait 15 minutes or sit at the bar. Plenty of empty tables when we arrived.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on January 5, 2017

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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