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The Host

14 Prince Arthur St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (The Annex)
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Ranked #194 of 6,586 restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Neighborhood: The Annex
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92 reviews from our community

76% Recommend
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English first
Toronto, Canada
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

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
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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145 reviews 145 reviews
108 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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127 reviews 127 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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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

After getting married to my lovely Hindi wife, we went to The Host on Sat January 18 2014. It seems the open/close times posted on various reviews site is inaccurate, we arrived at about 4:00 and they were closed. BUT (!!!!) seeing my wife in her beautiful Sari and myself in my Sherwani with our two guests, they gladly opened... More

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Toronto, Canada
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239 reviews 239 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
100 helpful votes 100 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

Not anymore. When it used to be on Bay Street (14 years ago) it was pure deliciousness. So tasty. Now it's greasy, overpriced, and with spotty service to boot. I just stopped going. At least Moti Mahal has the kitsch factor going for it.

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Peterborough, Canada
13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

This wasn't my first time here (I've eaten here a couple of other times) but it was certainly the most memorable. Two things stand out - the exceptionally tasty food and the incredible service. If there is one Indian restaurant I would recommend to friends (and friends yet to be discovered), this would be the one! Let's start with the... More

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