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14 Prince Arthur St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
416-962-4678
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:45 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:45 am - 2:45 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 44
    Excellent
  • 40
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 11
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
The Host, Indian restaurant

I went on a web site to find a restaurant along the subway line, and the St. George's subway station had The Host as the recommended spot. So off I headed with my sister. Food was very good, samosas to start, naan bread, saffron rice with butter chicken and lamb roganjosh, along with a bottle of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 9, 2015
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Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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English first
Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Food was pretty decent, not amazing but decent enough. Its been ages since Host has been into existence but management has to think about not making it monotonous or boring experience for their customers because there is no creativity

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nevada60
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

I went on a web site to find a restaurant along the subway line, and the St. George's subway station had The Host as the recommended spot. So off I headed with my sister. Food was very good, samosas to start, naan bread, saffron rice with butter chicken and lamb roganjosh, along with a bottle of McManis cab Sauvignon wine.... More 

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tel aviv
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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

very good indian restaurant prices are reasonable each dish i tried was excellent not too spicy. THEY HAVE FEW BRUNCHES I WAS NEAR THE INTERCONTINENTAL.

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Winnipeg Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

It was a cold March night in Toronto and I took a former student out for dinner. We had the vegetarian appetizer and two vegetarian main courses plus rice and then Kir and coffee. The total for two was $52 with tip. The appetizer platter was excellent. The tamarind sauce divine. The Kir was not the best I have ever... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is a very good venue for travellers. Lovely downtown location, just minutes from St. George subway, very good Indian food, great service and nice atmosphere. Just a bit cold during the arctic weather as part of the room is a glass greenhouse.

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Toronto, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Remember. All that shines is not gold. And just because this restaurant is fancy, doesn't mean it's good. I don't know how this food passes off as good Indian food, because it is anything but that. Order more than one dish and the flavours just blur as one big flavour. It's like the same curry with different "toppings" - either... More 

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Being that we were not that familiar with indian food you could understand our worries of not knowing what to order but our waiter Sumit was most accommodating giving us options and suggestions that were very welcoming and mostly non judgmental and warm. The restaurant is warm and inviting and the food ...WOW we enjoyed it all especially the naan... More 

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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

They do not have much variety for vegeterians. This was the first time that I eat buffet lunch without a Paneer Sabji.

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Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015 via mobile

Really great Indian food. Doesn't look much from outside but I'm fussy with curries and this really hit the spot. Lamb shank curry a high point as was the mulligatawny - and I'm pretty sure that the chef was going for a USS enterprise look with the way he set the naan and roti out so that MUST be worth... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

I along my family members was visited this restaurent, the atmosphere is excellent and specially they are arrange us for family sitting the staff is very coordial, food is great. And our visit there is superb and I like to visit again there.

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Additional Information about The Host

Address: 14 Prince Arthur St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Phone Number: 416-962-4678
Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Midtown
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:45 am - 2:45 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:45 am - 2:45 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:45 am - 2:45 pm
Friday 11:45 am - 2:45 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Cuisine: Indian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 14 Prince Arthur St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 416-962-4678

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:45 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:45 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:45 pm
Friday
11:45 am - 2:45 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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