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259 Host

#157 of 6,624 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
Downtown West
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259 Wellington St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3P9, Canada
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Mon - Thu 11:45 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:45 am - 11:30 pm
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We picked this place because we were searching for an affordable restaurant close to Second City, and since we both like Indian food, this seemed like a god option. Prices were reasonable, portions were generous without being overly filling, and the food was delicious with just enough spice. Highly recommend for Indian food in Toronto or if you're catching a... More 

Thank Julie H
Paris, France
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108 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A good Indian restaurant that works for those who likes it not too spicy. One table has a great view on the kitchen (up to 8 persons). Nothing fancy but a safe bet if you are around.

Thank Lorenzo-Laurent
Toronto, Canada
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81 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

I went here for two business lunches, on with their summerliceous menu and then again with their regular menu. Both times the food was fantastic. I went both times with people from India and they commented on how authentic the food was. I like spicy food and was not disappointed. I actually liked the the regular menu better than the... More 

Thank Mikedsn
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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46 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2016 via mobile

Our family stopped in late in a Friday evening after a Blue Jays game. The food was really tasty and flavourful - not overly spicy. 3 mains, a rice and a naan were enough to feed us without being uncomfortably full. Nice decor. The service was fine, not amazing but not bad at all. The prices were reasonable. We would... More 

Thank Jackie S
Chiriqui Province, Panama
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143 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2016 via mobile

I cannot say enough how great this food was. It's not over the top powerful, it's the perfect mix of spice and season... I had the sampler to get a feel and while I had hope for more sauce I was thrilled with what I had. The Naan to go along with it, just perfect!

Thank Carltico
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner with my husband and we love Indian food, at home in London and abroad. The naan, rice and mushroom main dishes were excellent. The chicken kebab starter wasn't so delicious but I guess some dishes are better than others, as with most restraunts. Attentive staff, nice setting and relaxing evening- if you are craving a curry give... More 

Thank kirti_mepani
Mount Pleasant, South Carolina
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592 reviews
460 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

259 Host is truly fine Indian cuisine. The venue is warm, contemporary and inviting. The staff is gracious and very helpful, especially when you find all the great options before you. I enjoyed the murg lababdar, naan and raita. All were amazing!

Thank RMGTravel
Padua, Italy
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47 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

The food was very good, the place was nice and the service was very accommodating. I would definitely recommend it! The only slightly negative side was that the portions weren't huge..

Thank Leo M
Rotterdam, The Netherlands
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53 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

Went here for dinner, the restaurant was surprisingly dark, making it hard to make out the ingredients of the food. The appetizers were delicious and the nan bread was amazing. Sadly enough the mains were a bit boring; average spicy curries without surprises. I think they could do better, maybe the kebabs and other dishes are more interesting. Would probably... More 

Thank Lb_nl
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016 via mobile

Awesome Indian restaurant. Food is best make me remind of India. Service is also great. We were 3 friends arrived bit late on friday without reservation but still got the table without any delay although the restaurant was pretty full. Overall best restaurant to have Indian food with best service.

Thank avinash s

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$8 - $23
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Delivery
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:45 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
11:45 am - 11:30 pm
11:45 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 259 Wellington St W, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3P9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighborhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: 14165994678
Quality Indian food in a relaxed and intimate setting. The knowledgeable staff will help you choose from their variety of creative dishes.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown West

Neighborhood Profile
Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is celebrated by a number of monuments and museums, giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier destination for modern art, people here stroll through the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe Landing, and picnic among the zany designs of the Toronto Music Garden. The waterfront itself is often suffused with bikers and joggers, and the harbor is always packed with classic ships with masts raised. The vintage boats and ferries to the Toronto Islands make for a charming contrast against Downtown West's backdrop of skyscrapers, condos, and food trucks serving up hot, fresh fare to locals on the go. The area has a peaceful energy, and is popular with tourists and Torontonians alike.
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