Hello123 - Queen West
I've eaten here many times and was totally unimpressed this time. Service was very slow. After getting our meal no one came back to ask how things were.
Roasted cauliflower was steamed which was a huge let down. Same with the sautéed veggies. Literally a plate of broccoli and cauliflower. No flavour. A meal that for the most part was steamed or boiled for $70.
Fun and inventive food
Had one of those experiences where you order before other tables, but the other tables receive their food first and are already onto dessert you receive your meal. We were a bit perplexed by how long it took to bring us two mains and my food was barely warm when it arrived. No explanation for delay. We sat for about 20 minutes after we had finished our app and drinks, waiting for the server to come back so we could order another drink while we waited for our mains. The tables are incredibly close together. I had the server's backside so close to me as she was talking to the table next to us that I couldn't raise my left arm to properly use my knife and fork. There are so many other great vegan places to eat. I would not go back. The whole thing was just very uncomfortable.
It is small place but really good taste. Staff was friendly
We really enjoyed the food (as always!), but since we were close to the door is was rather cold. The service was great!
Food is always delicious!
A good place to take vegetarian-inclined folks with a decent variety of dishes, although the back area is a little tight with chairs bumping against each other, so it was good that we went later when it was less busy. Service was slow all throughout though and it was took a while to catch their attention; I could see that they were busy serving etc., which makes it feel like they were slightly understaffed even in their less busy period.
Good food, great service, well priced. What’s better than that?
Overall experience was mediocre. Even though there was an option to select special occasion - anniversary, I don’t think they’ve taken that into account. Food was okay for the value. We sat by the wall and didn’t order drinks, not sure if that affected the service. We were asked if we want to try their home made hot sauce but was never brought to us. Wouldn’t return.
Was recommended by our daughter Jenalle. Amazing. Will go again!!!!
Really tasty and creative vegetarian food! Great atmosphere, friendly staff and a really nice patio space. Prices were reasonable too. Would definitely recommend.
The food and service was excellent. My only criticism is that the music was too loud. The staff did turn the sound down at my request.
This is the second time we’ve been to this restaurant and I can confirm that what we hoped was a one off of bad service seems to be the norm. The food was good enough but the fact that our waitress could not have cared less, didn’t bring menus or refill our water canister without us having to physically go to the bar after 20 minutes to ask for it means that I probably won’t give it a 3rd chance.
The food and the service were great!!! We had the hello burger and I would definitely recommend it!
This was my fifth dining experience at Hello123 and each time I’ve been incredibly pleased. Food is delicious, healthy, affordable and creative. There are a variety of different options (all vegetarian or vegan, I believe) with many elements/ ingredients in each dish creating vibrant textures and flavours. The servers are all so lovely, genuine and accommodating, with a great understanding of the menu.
The $10 cocktail and wine specials are appreciated!
I’ve sat on the patio in warmer months and loved it, inside is hip and the soft lighting in the evenings adds to the ambiance.
My only issue is that the music can be quite loud (but this is expected for Queen st West). I don’t mind but for my mother, it can often be a hindrance to our dining experience. When, in my reservation notes, I requested to be sat at a quiet table they were accommodating of my needs.
Thank you, Hello12(
Not the best Vegan restaurant Toronto has to offer, but some of their dishes were a hit! Like their roasted cauliflower forever appetizer/with pomegranate... and their chocolate avocado mousse was neat.
Seats at the back of the restaurant feel very cramped. The front of the restaurant and patio is where it's at. Loved the food as always and great cocktails too! One of the better plant-based restaurants in the city.
It’s now one of my favourite places to eat the food is so delicious and I had no worries about getting cross contamination with my celiac. I would recommend it to anyone vegan or not. The staff was incredibly nice and always came to the table to pour more water in our glasses and talk to us about how we enjoyed our food. Definitely a 10/10 place
It was a pleasant surprise to find out we could sit outside on your patio to enjoy good food on a summer evening.
Beautiful evening for the patio which is cute and cozy. Excellent recommendations from our server for food and drink. Drink special hibiscus sunrise perfect for warm evening. Nachos are a must-have and were generous enough for 4 of us to share. 2 appetizers (nachos being one) and 2 main course all shared so we could take in all of the incredible flavours. A truly varied flavour palette in each dish. One of the best vegan places we’ve tried.
I had the veggie burger and found it to be rather tasteless. I need to visit the restaurant again and to try another entree before I form an opinion.
We are fans of this restaurant. The food is excellent and the staff is very friendly. My favorite meal is Irene's Massive Breakfast. We love going there for brunch.
In the Montreal location, our wait staff was very accommodating and fun! The food was excellent too, for vegan food! ;) I would definitely recommend the Tempeh sandwich and the broccoli and cauliflower appies! Oh and the cocktails were on point.
Great food, service was a bit slow. Otherwise lots of great healthy options!
food and cocktails were delish but service was slow and our bills were mixed up
Food was very slow
Love their sandwiches, dirty fries, and cauliflower. If you want a bowl, go to Rosalinda or Fresh. Service is always awesome, their cocktails are THE BOMB! Hello123 remains a staple and one of our local favourites!
Food and drink (a draft kombucha) was excellent.
Service was okay - our server didn't check in on us very much, and forgot to bring a few things. She was friendly and polite though.
There was a wobble in the table, which is minor, but slightly annoying.
For what it is- a casual dinning spot, Hello123 really does it well. Unlike other vegan spots that seem super casual- this option allows you to have a casual meal in a cooler more inviting setting. The staff was super friendly and not in your face (allowed lots of time to get settled, decide on food menu etc), the service when needed to be- was super efficient!! I think there was even a DJ there...music was not too loud- and you were still able to hear your tablemates.
The food was lovely- I just wish there were a few more options (what was available was amazing and very well priced). Portions were large for a vegan place so that was surprising!
Will definitely be back!
Was my first time there it was pretty good. The waitress was wearing nothing but a bra. And a few of the tables were commenting about it, but whatever, we are there for food not to be fashion police. The sliders were great as were the burrito bowls, would go back.
Horrible service. Absolutely awful. We sat there for ten minutes before anyone came to our table. Ordered a soup as an appetizer and it came AFTER the entree. Waitress never came over to ask how things were or if we needed anything. Never again!
Love this place. Healthy and very tasty. Try the massive Irene breakfast!
Best vegan food ever. I keep going back to this restaurant each time I am down town. The menu is not big but each item is very delicious and nicely done. I love the beverages as well. The portions are very big and makes you super full.
My son’s birthday
Always great service and good natural food. I always suggest this place to my friends and I’m not even vegan!
Great value for dinner menu. Understandably, they had run out of some fresh juices by dinner time. Intimate ambiance and good service!
100% would recommend for veg options
The food was fantastic! We were seated as soon as the dining room was open, but i felt it was a long time before we were served. When we were, the service was delightful! I did find the music to be very loud. Very great value and great food, would gladly go again.
Love the Hello Rice!! Music is awesome and service was amazing!!!
I've been there twice, made a reservation each time, and waited an hour each time. Reservations are just ploys to sell more drinks at the bar. I'll never return, and will continue to tell my friends how rude this restaurant is.