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“Very Good Food, Average Service” 3 of 5 stars
Review of The Host

The Host
14 Prince Arthur St, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (The Annex)
416-962-4678
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Ranked #817 of 6,548 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Romantic, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Late Night Food, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations
Neighborhood: The Annex
Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
141 reviews 141 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 48 cities Reviews in 48 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Very Good Food, Average Service”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

The food itself was good. The mango-lassi and mango milkshake were seriously watered down (too much ice in the mix)

The service was barely average. I think we just went there on a very busy day but still, the restaurant needs to be able to cope with that kind of situation.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Toronto, Canada
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great Indian Food and wonderful service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

This is a delightful experience. The food was fantastic and the service very friendly and charming. Sunny, our server, introduced himself and was attentive enough but not too much so which gave my friend and I time to talk and enjoy each other's company. The Naan is perfect! I will go back again and again!

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Very Tasty Indian Food!!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

We came to find out about this place after staying in the Intercontinental in the Yorkville area, where the bell hop recommended it. The food was amazing. The tandoori was flavored perfect and the kabobs were some of the best we ever had. I truly recommend this place to people in this area. One thing I have to say is that we went with a group of 14, 20 minutes before closing and they still treated us great and the employees were not disgrunteled. Which jappens at many restaurants when you show up during closing time.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Gurgaon, India
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

We were well greeted by restaurant staff. Saturday buffet layout was great. I started with gol gappas; tried papri chaat and bhel puri. All these tasted good. Then I tried samosa, pakora, paneer dhokla etc. These were good too. Main course and salad had good variety. At table I asked for tandoori roti and I got crisp ones. It turned out to be delicious lunch with good variety for desert too.

Pls keep up yr good service and authentic taste.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Entry Level Curries”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2013

One and only visit, slow service and then ignored by staff when wanting to order more drinks. Food was passable but bland in the extreme. Seem to have a crowd of regulars who have obviously not tried real indian food. There's much better than this in Toronto.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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