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259 Host

259 Wellington Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416-599-4678
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Ranked #109 of 6,638 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Neighborhood: Downtown Toronto
Description: Quality Indian food in a relaxed and intimate setting. The knowledgeable staff will help you choose from their variety of creative dishes.
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English first
Saint Augustine, Florida
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Every chef on Earth claims to take you on a culinary journey, including this one. The chef/owner has created a fine dining Indian slap bang in the city centre, and whilst it may appeal to high end guests, the food just isn't that incredible. I had green tikka as a main and the 'fine dining' portion was sure enough pretty... More

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Hay River, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

The food was fantastic. The restaurant has nicely decorated. They should serve water right away and not have to ask, and the appetizer page was missing from the menu.

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Powassan, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

On a recent trip to toronto my wife and I came across this restaurant quite by chance.Great food, good wine list with discreet and attentive service. A good balance of meat and vegetarian meals.The jack fruit curry was particularly good.We were so impressed we "squeezed in" another visit 2 days later!

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Brussels, Belgium
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103 reviews 103 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

We took the lunch menu and loved it all. Also decor is very nice. Restaurant was busy mostly with customers from Indian descent (so an indication of quality). As Residence Inn guest we received 10% discount. I would have given a 5 if the service would have been more friendly. Now it was rather cold and distant. Still worth going... More

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Montreal, Canada
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101 reviews 101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Needed a place to have a bit before a ball game and this fit the bill. The menu is not your general Indian menu but more limited, eclectic dishes. I would have like it hotter but I'm a little extreme in that department. For the average folk who like some heat but not sweltering heat, this was very good.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

Visited here 2 days ago. Lovely location and atmosphere. The food was very very good. Chicken kebab appetizer excellent and lamb vindaloo packed with flavor and spices. My only criticism was the waiting staff were a little on the slow side. But definitely one of the better Indian restaurants in Toronto.

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MIAMI
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767 reviews 767 reviews
441 restaurant reviews
275 helpful votes 275 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

This restaurant is gourmet, elegant dining, in quiet atmosphere, with white tablecloths.We sat in a little private booth toward window. Restaurant has 3 small floors. They bring a free papadam appetizer with mango sauce and tamarind sauce.We ordered onion naan and an Appetizer of cheese with spices and pepper. For dinner, we enjoyed 25 spice chicken and palak paneer spinach.... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

Needed 911 which was raita - gosh this was hot! We had chicken tikka masala and chicken shashlik (?) Needed cream to cool it to uk standards Lovely food though Lovely chef came out to meet us Super service from Rohan Couldn't ask for better service. Lovely young man determined to make a memorable evening for us. Highly recommend a... More

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

I loved my lunch here. The food was excellent and the service was prompt. The waitress was warm and friendly, gave great service. The mango lassi was a treat. Lovely ambiance.

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Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I was pleasantly surprised with Indian cuisine as it's a hit or miss when it comes to Indian restaurants. It's not over powering when you enter the place which is good and don't get the overwhelming curry smell. Food is fresh with less spices and has a good flare of presentation. It's a bit pricey but then I expect good... More

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