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The Host

14 Prince Arthur St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (The Annex)
416-962-4678
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Ranked #422 of 6,620 restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: The Annex
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75% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Caribbean
Top Contributor
103 reviews 103 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014 NEW

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
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20 reviews 20 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

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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148 reviews 148 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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Houston, Texas
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

I just love this spot --the food is fabulous and the servers are very personable and efficient. I have eaten there several times and had various dishes and they are all superb.

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Northwestern Ontario
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126 reviews 126 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
216 helpful votes 216 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

We have visited the Hist many times and each timer is delicious and does not disappoint! The butter chicken, chicken tikka, tandoori chicken, ooh la la! And the banana martini is to did for! Service is perfect, all s wonderful!

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Orono, Canada
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69 reviews 69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

I was visiting Toronto with a small group of friends and we were craving Indian food. We were more than pleased with the high quality and intense flavors at this restaurant. The server was pleased to help us select some of our dishes. A nice atmosphere and can't wait to return in the summer!

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