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Sochi Saigonese Kitchen, Chicago, IL

Sochi Saigonese Kitchen

4.7
4.7
293 Reviews
$30 and under
Vietnamese
Come enjoy Vietnamese cuisine from the Saigon region. Showcasing Pho, Banh Mi, eggrolls, fresh spring rolls, salad, and main dishes. Accompanied with homemade desserts that completes the meal. Complimented with a full bar with wonderful wine pairings and an array of hand crafted cocktails.
Our dining room is inviting and bright with and open kitchen so you may be able to see all the action that is happening.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Vietnamese, Asian, Wine Bar

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri, Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (773) 904-8511

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Catering

    coming soon

  • Private party facilities

    N/A

  • Neighborhood

    Lakeview / East Lakeview

  • Cross street

    at N. Southport Ave.

  • Parking details

    Street and Meter Parking

  • Public transit

    Southport Orange Line

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 293 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

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  1. BH

    BobbyH

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    One of the best meals start to finish I've had in the city in a long time. Everything was incredibly flavorful with bright pops of fresh herbs and portions were hearty and filling. Drinks are great too. Can't wait to come back!
  2. J

    Jeanette

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A warm and friendly restaurant with excellent food and service. This is not just a great neighborhood restaurant but one of the best Saigonese food around.
  3. DJ

    DarrellJ

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The experience was amazing - especially Jill! The food and the service was exemplary.
  4. m

    marks

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience3
    The food is the star of the show. Certainly worth the visit.
  5. AN

    AlisonN

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food and friendly service.
  6. AB

    AmyB

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We really enjoyed our time at Sochi and highly recommend it to others. The food was delicious and super flavorful, especially the market salad and egg rolls. We were told that some of the desserts were made by the mother of the chef daily, adding a very personal/ family touch to the experience. The ambience was elevated but not too stuffy. Overall, it's a great spot!
  7. M

    Michelle

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and delicious food!
  8. GA

    GregA

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a favorite stop for our family. Food was Tasty and Fresh as always with fair price points. Love the Pho and the vegetable noodles. Just so good! Also, started with the eggplant appetizer and really enjoyed that as well.
  9. J

    Jawsen

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The staff was incredibly hospitable- even introduced us to the owners and shared their story. The food was authentic and made with care, loved every aspect of this place. They do it right!
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved our dinner. Highly recommend.
  11. JS

    JSChicago

    Chicago

    29 reviews

    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    Sochi has a limited menu for a Vietnamese restaurant, which should mean that they make everything superbly. Unfortunately, the food was uneven. The eggplant appetizer was delicious. We asked the waiter for guidance on the dishes to order. He said it was all good. It wasn't. We ordered a salad to share and each orded the Pho. The salad was basically pho noodles and meat but with salad dressing. no more veggies than the pho. We would have appreciated if the waiter said the salad was actually a noodle dish. Then the Pho came. The noodles in the Pho were mushy, and the meat was beef, the broth was decent. Not enough veggies here either - just 3 basil leaves. Their signature Sochi Saigonese gin cocktail was watery and flavorless, but it did come with a pretty orchid. The restaurant was full, but never running a wait. Nevertheless, the server was offensively pushy and persistent, interrupting us every 10 minutes throughout the meal, even after we explained we hadn't seen each other in a long time and were looking forward to catching up.
  12. SR

    SydneyR

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience4
    The spring rolls, mostly stuffed with noodles, were bland and uninspiring. I liked the dipping sauce which somewhat redeemed this appetizer. I ordered the salt chicken. Salt is truly my favorite food, but even for me, the salt sauce was over the top and inedible. The coffee flan lacked any hint of coffee flavor and came with ice on top—weird. Skip this restaurant if you enjoy conversation over dinner. As soon as our waiter came to our table he informed us that we had a 1 hour 45 minute window to eat—unwelcoming at best. The loud music made it difficult to talk, probably intentionally so given the focus on getting us to eat quickly and leave.
  13. CJ

    ChicagoJavkie

    Chicago

    36 reviews

    4.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience2
    Food was terrific and waitress was a hoot! But too noisy.
  14. W

    Wolf8846

    Chicago

    54 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience4
    Food was good but in retrospect It seemed overpriced for mostly rice. I’d go again and consider menu more carefully.
  15. EO

    ElizabethO

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This place is delicious!! Everyone I take here loves it. Also - tons of options for the GF people.
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My favorite Vietnamese restaurant in Chicago
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience! Enjoyed the spareribs, crab rice and beef dishes! The service was also great:)
  18. S

    Salvatore

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My 1st visit, looking forward to next time. Cocktail, appetizer, main & desert were all excellent.
  19. c

    chopbox

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were a table of four, each of whom thought he or she had ordered the best dish on the menu. (My choice, the Slap Mama Crab-Fried Rice, was both delicious and unique.) The service was attentive while not being intrusive. When I had questions about gluten-free options, the server brought the owner over to our table to talk to us about them. She was happy to accommodate us. A great evening!
  20. JE

    JEM3

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    I didn’t appreciate that the first thing out of the mouth of the receptionist, waiter and busboy was that we can’t stay more than an hour and a half. The food was good, though.
  21. J

    Jeanette

    Chicago

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is such a wonderful restaurant. The food is outstanding; the people who work there are kind, fun and professional. This is a great neighborhood find.
  22. T

    Terry

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was incredible. Eggplant and the egg roll for apps; clay pot beef and the crab fried rice for entrees. Service was great and the place is nice. Will be back.
  23. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience2
    Unfortunately, our server failed to mention the 1 hour 30 minute table of 3 time limit to us when we sat down. My friends ordered another round of cocktails and after we paid/tipped, our server said we only had 5 minutes left. Shortly after, the hostess came by our table to remind us of the time limit. At this point, my friends still had full drinks to finish and were being rushed. As we were about to leave, the owner came over and in an extremely rude tone told us to leave. By the time we left, we were only 2 minutes over our table limit. Poor customer service and will not be returning.
  24. 5

    542369774

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience4
    Food is amazing here, have come many times and never disappointed. Service was a little strange this time. We had a reservation (not a walk in) and arrived on time, they sat us down and immediately told us we had to order everything up front because the table was reserved for someone else an hour and 45 minutes later. She told us she would keep track of the time. Just a an off putting way to start the meal. We had no trouble eating and finishing before the deadline. It just seemed like unnecessary pressure to apply to your customer before they've even sat down when it most likely wouldn't need to be mentioned at all.
  25. SF

    SallyF

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was outstanding. Perfect Friday night with friends.
  26. ML

    MaryL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great and unique food. Would recommend to anyone looking for a dinner spot for visitors.
  27. AM

    AmyM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The waitstaff gave us great recommendations and the food was delicious. The eggrolls were amazing!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Oxford

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience1
    The service was chaotic with several waitstaff asking if someone had come to our table and one asking if anyone had been assigned to us yet. The host seemed overwhelmed and wry concerned that we understood she needed our table in two hours for another reservation. The focus seemed on getting people in and out as fast as possible. As a result, main course dishes arrived while appetizer plates were still on the table. Just as we finished our meal, the server came over and asked if we were finished When we said yes, expecting her to clear the table of the dishes, she instead held out her electronic pad and told us the total for the meal. Besides the service, the cocktails seem unimaginative. The wine list could use improvement too. The main course dinners for each of the four in our party were disappointing compared to last visits.
  29. J

    Jenny

    Chicago

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    food was outstanding as well as service. A must repeat!
  30. PP

    PatriciaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best eggrolls, pork ribs and Saigon Pho. Looking forward to another meal at Sochi.
  31. HT

    HaoT

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. They upgraded the flavors for basic Vietnamese fare.
  32. L

    Lflf

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food is excellent! Can't go wrong. Egg roll, fried rice, rice noodle salad delicious.
  33. F

    Frequentdiner

    St. Louis

    62 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    62 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    This was our first visit to Sochi Siagonese Kitchen, and WE LOVED IT! the food was very good. We especially enjoyed the Golden Nest, a new appetizer. The "nest" was a bed of finely shredded, fried potatoes, topped with shrimp covered in a delicious cilantro lime cream sauce. Really good. We also shared an order of the Spring Rolls, which were good, but not amazing. We split an entree of Shaking Beef, which consisted of chunks of filet, bone marrow rice (yummy!) and a small side salad (the dressing was light and tasty). We ended with Tiramisu. Not sure why a Siagonese restaurant is serving tiramisu, but I had to try it for just that reason. It was OK; I've had better. Most places do not make authentic tiramisu, and this was no exception. Overall, a really good experience. We'll be back.
  34. B

    Britt

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    For two people we got an appetizer, salads and entree. Plenty of food! Very cute ambience, the open concept makes it feel light and open. Will definitely be back.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely amazing. Staff was friendly and kind. Food was immaculate. 100% recommend. Shaking Beef is a must try.
  36. BH

    BobH

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Sochi never disappoints and keeps getting better every time we go. Great neighborhood or special occasion experience. Love the food, ambience & service
  37. SL

    SLDiner

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The restaurant itself is well-appointed, with friendly and attentive service and decent food. We were disappointed that cuisine wasn't as authentically Vietnamese and flavorful as we had hoped, but the quality of the food overall was good.
  38. DS

    DanielleS

    Chicago

    51 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    51 reviews

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Our server John was amazing! He was able to provide some suggestions which was helpful for our first time there. The shrimp nest was my favorite dish we tried. We also had the duck salad (the duck was delicious but I don’t love bean sprouts), the crab fried rice (a bit seafood forward but tasty) and the beef with marrow rice (the beef was delicious). We also tried the Saigon sling which was strong but well balanced.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone is really nice, food is really good! I’m pescatarian so not too many options but I was happy with my choice!
  40. FB

    FBOM

    Chicago

    34 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant decor and tableware, friendly service, very well executed food, spare ribs were a standout (chicken wings very good too), lotus green tea very good

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Sochi Saigonese Kitchen using the Order Online button. Sochi Saigonese Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (773) 904-8511.

Sochi Saigonese Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 293 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Sochi Saigonese Kitchen

1358 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL 60657

Additional information

  • Cross street

    at N. Southport Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Lakeview / East Lakeview

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Fri, Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Wed, Thu 4:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Vietnamese, Asian, Wine Bar

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street and Meter Parking

  • Public transit

    Southport Orange Line

  • Payment options

    Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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