HaiSous Vietnamese Kitchen
Stylish Vietnamese restaurant & bar
Vietnamese · Pilsen · $$
Long-held Vietnamese family recipes and urban street food mix on the menu at this chic Pilsen spot featuring chargrilled and clay-pot cooking paired with modern cocktails. Highlights of the dining room are artifacts from the owners’ world travels, bamboo tables and ceilings, and an open kitchen with counter seats.
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hours Open Today · 5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
location 1800 South Carpenter Street, Chicago, IL 60608, USA phone +1 312-702-1303 website www.haisous.com directions Get Directions
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I went to HaiSous after reading an article on Daily Telegraph, which rated them among the best restaurants in Chicago. My expectations were high and I was not disappointed. The restaurant's decor is modern with a warm appeal. The food was exquisite. I went a bit overboard as a solo diner (on business trip) and ordered three dishes. The chef decided to offer me a second appetizer on the house. My papaya salad was fresh and tasty. The octopus salad (on the house) was very well prepared. Roasted duck and roasted cauliflower were great. The flavors are well-balanced, complements each other and leave a delicious taste in the mouth. The wine list is well thought out. Wine by the glass options are limited but well selected. If I have to find something to complain, it would be the timing of the food service. I was barely half-way into my papaya salad and octopus salad when the duck & cauliflower arrived. If they were brought 10 minutes later, I would really have nothing to find a fault. I would certainly go to HaiSous again, for sure. Next time, I will ask the waiter to take their time between servings so that I can enjoy the flavors without worrying about my dishes going cold.
Ferhan Bulca · November 30, 2017
You step in and instantly smell the fish sauce... In a good way. Papaya salad was so good. I could have eaten another 2 orders by myself. Great deal for restaurant week. Cocktail was very tasty as well decor was a little edgy yet very Chicago.
Young Kim · February 1, 2018
Incredible, sophisticated items and experimental desserts. Good atmosphere and it's quite spacious; cool to see into kitchen. Something about it makes it impossible to hear anybody in the restaurant. Chef Thai Dang and his wife Diane are both on the floor and very humble. It's been crowded every time I've visited. Obviously draws a crowd expecting high end but many elements keep it humble and welcoming; down to the name, meaning "two cents"
Sue Kwong · January 6, 2018