Our Story. Our Journey.

Husband and wife team Chef Thai and Danielle Dang showcase the flavors and depth of Vietnam at their nationally-acclaimed Chicago restaurant, HaiSous Vietnamese Kitchen in Pilsen the Heart of Chicago.

Chicago scores 28 semifinalists for the 2018 James Beard Awards. While a slight trim from the 32 that made the cut last year, there are still a number of bright spots. The most exciting entry is Thai and Danielle Dang’s HaiSous, which is up for best new restaurant. The Dangs’ ambitious Pilsen restaurant not only garnered critical admiration (Phil Vettel gave it three stars), it has a heartwarming story behind it too.
— Chicago Tribune
This year, Forbes dubbed Chicago’s Pilsen, a Mexican neighborhood rich with colorful murals, galleries, and cafés, one of the coolest enclaves in the world. But Thai Dang and his wife/partner, Danielle, weren’t trying to start a trend when they opened their Vietnamese restaurant, HaiSous, there last summer; in fact, they were trying to buck it.
— Plate Magazine
Husband and wife team Thai and Danielle Dang have opened a destination Vietnamese restaurant in Pilsen, the heart of Chicago’s Mexican community better known for tamales and tacos. He cooks the food and she mixes drinks.
— Forbes
Owners Thai and Danielle Dang impressed Chicago a few years ago when working at Embeya and they are outdoing themselves at their own HaiSous (which translates to “two pennies.”) HaiSous Vietnamese Kitchen sufficiently roused the James Beard Foundation, too, because the Pilsen spot is in the running for Best New Restaurant in the 2018 competition.
— USA Today

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Cà Phê Đá

A Vietnamese cafe inspired by the street food culture of Vietnam serving specialty coffee drinks using beans sourced directly from the Dang family in Vietnam. Menu features fresh Bánh Mì; popular chicken dishes of Vietnam: Pho Ga, Chicken Rice, and Savory Sticky Rice to name a few. And it wouldn’t be Vietnamese street-side dining culture without local craft beer and late-night cocktails!




Valet parking is available during dinner hours. We are in partnership with
Pilsen’s Joseph J. Jungman Elementary School.


Dinner: Mon – Sat, 5 pm – 10 pm
Brunch: Sat & Sun 10 am - 3 pm

Closed on most major holidays.
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(312) 702-1303

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