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“Really good food, Overwhelmed Server”

Soul Vegetarian East
Ranked #1,723 of 9,717 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: $1 - $20
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating
Reviewed August 11, 2012

Went to this place on Friday. Was not greeted upon entry so we asked if we should seat ourselves. A waiter (or so we thought) took us to the table, no menus were given.

Eventually we flagged the server down and asked for menus. The food here is great. Started with the battered cauliflower/mushrooms and tofu basket. Delicious, but a tad too salty.

Also had the house soup (good) and the dinner platter which included a tofu skin fish thing (too jerky like) lasagna ( amazingly delicious!) greens (very good).

My companion had the bar-b-que twist sandwich which he enjoyed, and was a huge portion.

Overall I like this place, but they desperately need more than the one server that they had. The food runner and water lady were just clueless about the menu or anything.

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Reviewed May 7, 2012

Met there for lunch. Food was average, rather bland. Service was absolutely terrible. They served the second half of the table a full 10 minutes after after they brought the first servings. Should have expected it after reading reviews on other sights.

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Reviewed April 25, 2011

Fell in love with the food, as it does not taste vegan. The tofu actually tastes like meat! The wait time has actually improved somewhat. It use to be a 30min + wait to get your order, now down to maybe 12-15mins. I love patronizing good businesses especially when it is my people, but it's not good to have young inexperienced ill mannered employees servicing customers. Overall front staff could perk up a bit, smile more and be more sociable to the patrons that are keeping you in business.

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Thank theoriginalwoman
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Reviewed September 3, 2010

We LOVE the Soul Veg in Atlanta, so when we were in Chicago for the weekend, we decided to go to the one in Chicago. It was still really good- just not as good as the one in Atlanta. The menu is completely different. The onion rings were really good. I got a noodle dish that was good, but it was a little too oily for me. My husband had "steak" fried rice. HUGE portion that he barely put a dent in. The steak was awesome. The other person with us had the special of the day, which was lasagna. He said it was very good. It was really good, just don't go in expecting Soul Veg Atlanta, bc you won't find it!

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Hyde Park, Illinois
Reviewed January 21, 2010

Great vegan restaurant! The food was delicious and nutritious! I love the hanburger (not ham but han), hebrew fries, kale greens, sweet potatoes and macaroni and cheese!

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