Saigon Sisters

4.8
598 reviews
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$30 and under
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Vietnamese
Top tags:
  • Neighbourhood Gem
  • Authentic
  • 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.

Special Offers

20% off Dine-in Only from 2:30pm - 5:00pm on weekdays (Tues-Thur)

Dine-in only, exclude holidays and cannot combine with any other offers

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 18 June 2019

Ends: 19 June 2118

Availability: Tue-Thu 14:30-17:00

Buy 1 Bao and get another 1 on us

We are sharing some Bao love this month to give you 2 Baos for the price of 1. This is for dine in only.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 13 June 2019

Ends: 14 June 2118

Availability: Tue-Thu 16:00-18:45

June "Strawberry Moon Spritzer" Special for $10 limited time only

Enjoy this new cocktail in honor of the Strawberry Moon season made with vodka, strawberries, lemon and sparkling rose. It's $10 until end of June and we love your feedback on this new line of Spritzer drinks we will introduce for the summer.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: 13 June 2019

Ends: 14 June 2118

Availability: Tue-Fri 16:00-18:45

What 598 People Are Saying
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BF
New England
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Delicious food and fun craft cocktails in a pretty, calming environment! Wish we had gone with a bigger group so we could have shared more dishes.

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KP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

LOVE this place! Dan, the owner, is so personable. He remembered us after the first visit. The imperial rolls are as fantastic as the “nems” in Paris and Paris has a lot of awesome Vietnamese restaurants!!

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C
Houston
16 reviews
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Great family restaurant ... food was very good and I loved their options for Vietnamese beers. The staff was extremely nice and friendly.

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NH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent meal and dining experience. The food is fresh and of high quality and the service is excellent. Great if you're looking for a lunch spot or something a bit different for date night.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 26 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very tasty, well prepared food
Pleasant dining experience, friendly helpful staff.

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L
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

This was our second time there and the food was fabulous both times. Vegetarian diners in our group loved the vegetarian spring rolls as an app. I had the fried chicken entree with rice, egg and salad, and it was fabulous!

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T
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on 20 June 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Food and service are always excellent, but we would rather that they turn off the "music."

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AM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 18 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dan was very welcoming and personable. Food was delicious.

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LC
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Ate the curry noodle soup and a fish special.

The fish special was good, but not $30 for three bites of fish good. I felt like a sucker for allowing the manager to up-sell me on that.

That might have ruined the meal overall, but my wife ordered the curry noodles. The noodle bowl was so large she had to share 1/2 of it with me. And it was GOOD. Good enough to make me forget about the overpriced fish dish.

So my recommendation is this: Don't go with what they suggest for you. Stick to what your instinct tells you to order, on the main menu.

I'll most likely be dining here again next time I'm in Chicago.

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AW
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Loved the size of this restaurant. It was cozy, warm, well-lit, and comfortable. Staff was friendly and helpful. I had the fish special that was fantastic. I generally love salmon over any white fish, but the sea bass was amazing. I would have liked dinner to be served with some veggies.

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S
Baltimore
71 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a surprisingly wonderful experience at Saigon Sisters. We chose it on a whim. The food was brilliant. The service was very attentive and helpful. The whole Bronzino and BBQ jackfruit bao were amazing. The papaya salad with octopus delicious. The lychee martini great. Highly recommended.

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OT
Pittsburgh
4 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food, great service and great prices!

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TC
1 review
Dined on 11 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A great, intimate dinning experience with great food.

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AI
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 10 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

One of the fish dishes I’ve ever had! Absolutely amazing food!

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d
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I visited here on one of my first days in Chicago. The owner is super kind and inviting, the food is delicious, and this place is a neighborhood gem. It is one of my go-to places, especially on days when I need food and people good for the soul.

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BM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really good food and really good price

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G
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on 23 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Always a very tasty lunch. Service was a little slow, but not deal breaking.

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KJ
Chicago
18 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was great food and great fun. We had a party of 6 and we deferred to the staff as to what we should eat. They brought out dish after dish and it was all wonderful. I highly recommend Saigon Sisters!!

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DM
Minneapolis
12 reviews
Dined on 11 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place and food. Service was 5 star. Most entrees somewhat spicy but good

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Loved this place! Off the beaten path:) the owners are so hospitable:) food is amazing. Fantastic, attentive server.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 23 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

super tasty & authentic vietnamese kitchen! staff was fun! we‘ll come again soon! 🥢

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D
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was a gem. We didn't know what to expect and were pleasantly surprised. Dan, the owners husband, greeted us at the table shortly after we arrived. The food was great and the staff very friendly. It isn't the fanciest place but if you are looking for someplace with great food without the hefty price tag to go along, this is the place.

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KP
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was fresh and delicious. Loved the Nems (Crispy Imperial Roll) ask for mint - just like the Nems in Paris. Also ordered Bo Luc Lac and the Spicy Beef Noodle (yum!). All items were GF. Can’t wait to go back.

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

We had an off menu special which was amazing - I’d definitely opt for their recommendations again. It was very quiet but the service was good and overall great value

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EM
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely delicious food, fast and attentive service. Highly recommended!

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ML
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beyond creative phenomenal food. Very service oriented. Off the beaten path.

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c
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional first class food and spectacular first class service. A Hidden Gem!

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MF
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 4Ambience 2

Great food but needs a spice warning! Decor is nothing special, and no wind block at front door makes for a cold sit nearby. Very good service however makes for a nice experience.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Vietnamese food i have tried.
Service is excellent and the food is really good.
We got the Branzino and it is must. We will return for sure.
Cocktails are super good too..

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P
Chicago
106 reviews
Dined on 19 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fabulous food and service as always. Introduced friend to place for first time and she said she was definitely coming back

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AK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Servers and staff in general were knowledgeable and attentive. We were on a tight schedule to get to a show and were accommodated with speedy service without feeling rushed. The food was well prepared and absolutely delicious with plenty of food.

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AN
Milwaukee
13 reviews
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was great, food was authentic and packed with flavor.

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P
Chicago
106 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best Vietnamese food since Saigon. Great pho, green papaya salad and beef ! Nice selection of Asian beers and wine.

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CD
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

So happy to experience an authentic Vietnamese restaurant with selections representing both the north and the south. The fish was expertly prepared, fresh, and delicious.

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AG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and service. The pork belly Banh Bao are fabulous!

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W
Chicago
28 reviews
Dined on 16 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Personable staff, very attentive and helpful. The food was was tasty and plentiful. Great choice

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p
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We cannot begin to say enough amazing things about the food and the outstanding service here. We don’t know a lot about Vietnamese food so our server (who I believe is also an owner) helped us with ordering. He makes you feel so welcome and the food he recommended was crazy good. We took my son and his girlfriend, and they too couldn’t believe the service we received and enjoyed the food - delicious and different! Cannot wait for another opportunity to get back.

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KN
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The owner greeted us the second we walked in. He was very friendly and accommodating. He suggested wine that went with our meals. Food was great, wine was excellent (and 1/2 off the bottle!), quiet enough for conversation, and plenty of street/meter parking in the front. Would definitely go back.

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LB
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We visited this restaurant for the first time a year ago, and after our second trip this week, wondered why we had waited so long. The food was delicious, the service friendly and attentive, and the prices very reasonable. I would highly recommend it.

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