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The Host

14 Prince Arthur St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (The Annex)
416-962-4678
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Ranked #729 of 6,671 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: The Annex
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English first
Toronto
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

The place is located near university of Toronto. Has enough parking spots on the street. Restaurant itself is big and spacious. It was crowded even on a Tuesday. Food is good. We tried the kebab platter and it was good, but over priced. Butter chicken was okay nothing great. Mouligatwany soup was tasty. Best naan I have ever had.I am... More

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New York City, New York
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20 reviews 20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Our waiter was covering 9 tables at once. We waited 15 minutes for him to bring menus, 10 minutes for the drinks (a diet coke and a cocktail) to arrive, 20 minutes for our dirty appetizer plates to be cleared, etc. The slow service was not acceptable and ruined the experience. The food was pretty good. The apps were the... More

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Damascus, Maryland
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

We did carry out. We tried to do it on the web, but we couldn't register and save the 10%. However, it was still worth it. The food was flavorful with a bite, but not too spicy. we had one beef and two vegetable dishes. and the vegetable dishes had lots of vegetables in them. Not always the case when... More

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Caribbean
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We continue to seek good Indian food in Toronto which seems not that easy to find. The host was billed as fine dining which may apply to the look of the restaurant and somewhat to the service which bordered on intrusive. We were seated promptly, orders taken appropriately. One wine by the glass ordered was not available but once we... More

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Toronto, Canada
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

Lazy is the best way I can describe this experience at The Host. Kitchen staff is lazy. Service staff is lazy. I eat out 7-10 times a week (understatement: prob 10+ times). Recent dining experience here was awful :( I will never return sadly as I used to love it here.

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Toronto, Canada
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

A business colleague from the UK was visiting and asked for a good curry. The Host was recommended to me and so we booked dinner there. I had seen the place when walking around Yorkville. It looked appealing and I was looking forward to dinner. Sadly the evening was a disappointment. Things started off well enough when they gave us... More

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Toronto, Canada
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

I wasn't embarrassed bringing my brother (visiting from the US) to their Yorkville location. Their 2014 Summerlicious menu did not disappoint, the portions were perfect, and service was gracious. I've also been to their downtown location and both experiences were excellent. Highly recommended.

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Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

I have been looking for a suitable Indian restaurant for quite sometime now. Having lived in the UK for a number of years, I was spoilt for choice with many amazing Indian restaurants. Since moving to Ontario, I found it difficult to find an Indian restaurant that prepared Indian food like it is prepared in the UK. However, this has... More

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Rehoboth Beach
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150 reviews 150 reviews
113 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2014

This restaurant has a very attractive setting. The service was ok, not great. We were a party of 6 and after we were seated other people came in and were waited on before us. We had a reservation which many people who came in did not. So we thought we might get better service and a bit more attention. The... More

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Ontario
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

I have been here several times over the years and the food remains excellent. The prices are still quite reasonable. The food was prepared quickly and the service was good.

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