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“Great food in nice place” 4 of 5 stars
Review of 259 Host

259 Host
259 Wellington Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Downtown Toronto)
416-599-4678
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Ranked #104 of 6,773 Restaurants in Toronto
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.
Oslo, Norway
Top Contributor
119 reviews 119 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 59 cities Reviews in 59 cities
156 helpful votes 156 helpful votes
“Great food in nice place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

After three weeks in Cuba, we were desperate for food with Taste! With spice! So we headed straight for the closest indian restaurant after checking into our hotel, and were not disappointed. Very friendly service and good recommendations, and the meal was heavenly. Maybe the contrast was too big after staying for weeks in the worlds worst culinary destination, but I can't fault the food at 259 Host. The interior and background music wasn't very Indian though, more like a contemporary western restaurant.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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  • Portuguese first
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English first
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Ambience was excellent, service was excellent and food was excellent. Try the shrimp and crabcake appetizer. Looks bland but tastes amazing!

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Toronto, Canada
1 review
“A complete ripoff”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We ordered take out food last night. It was our first time ordering from this restaurant. Food was ordinary and portions were really small. Tandoori roti was like eating something with elastic inside and paneer was uncooked, so was the Lachlan paratha. They had promised to put complimentary plain rice, which they conveniently forgot to put. Quite pricey but nothing much to show for quality, and believe me, I know indian good indian food. Will never go there or order from there.

  • Visited December 2013
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Montreal, Canada
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“So so good!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

We recently visited on a Friday night. We had reservations and even though the restaurant had only a few customers when we walked in, it quickly filled up! We ordered the samosas and shared them (4) They were delicious. I ordered the shakuti chicken and it was sublime! It is prepared with 25 spices and it is oh so good! My dinner companion had the lamb. The nan bread was wonderful and the totall bill with taxes, wine and beer, just under $100.00. Excellent dinner, great service, wonderful ambience. Will definitely go back next time I'm in Toronto!

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Denver, Colorado
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Cannot get enough Indian food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

You definitely want to go here. While the menu is small, each dish is exquisite and full of subtle flavors. I eat Indian food all around the world and just love to find a place like this where they take pride in their dishes.
I ate samosas, shakuti chicken, tikka chicken and several other dishes I cannot remember the names of. We recommended this place to co-workers and on their arrival they were quite skeptical, (as they are very well travelled) It was great for them to admit that we were right in saying the food was excellent!
Go out of your way to find this great restaurant.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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