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The Host

#477 of 6,627 Restaurants in Toronto
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14 Arthur St, Toronto, Ontario M9N 1C7, Canada
416-962-4678
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:45 am - 2:45 pm
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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
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Toronto, Canada
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016 via mobile

Ate here on business when enticed by the sign outside implying upscale Indian food. Service is slow, inattentive. Food was ok but not very flavorful.

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Thank jimmyjankins
Marco Island, Florida
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52 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

Had the prix fixe dinner. Nan with spinach, cheese and mango ginger chutney was incredible. Lamb kebabs and chick peas beyond expectations. Service great. Good wine and beer list. Dine on the terrace if you like fresh air. A must on your visit to Yorkville.

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Thank Dr_Mom880
Toronto, Canada
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27 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

You know that the food is good by the distinct aromas you will encounter.when you enter this restaurant. i particularly like the Rogan Josh, and the Mulligatawny soup, but there are foods for most tastes, and the naan is exceptional. i am always a little dissapointed that rice does not come with the dishes, and cost extra..

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Thank bettylow
London, Ontario, Canada
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78 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Located in Yorkville in downtown toronto, the Host is an excellent Indian restaurant. Portions are generous, service is excellent, and prices are reasonable. We have been impressed every time we have been. Highly recommended to those who like Indian food, and to those who would like to give it a try.

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Thank Dominick G
Sacramento
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

We were wandering the street looking for a meal and the aroma attracted us from the street. Peering in the window it looked like an expensive fine dining experience, but the posted menu prices were quite reasonable. Once inside we were treated to very comfortable seating and a fine dining experience; wide variety on the menu -- very savory and... More 

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Thank smichaelb
Massachusetts
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

I first visited the host while staying around the corner at the Park Hyatt in 2015. I was very pleased with my meal. I love Indian food, and always seek it out when I travel. Almost exactly a year later, I retuned to The Park Hyatt, and recommended to my friends that we go to the Host for dinner. We... More 

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2 Thank maryvineyard
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016 via mobile

Truly fine Indian cuisine in a comfortable setting. Good for friends, family or work colleagues. Cozy patio on quite street is a plus during the spring and summer.

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Thank Jawdat S
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158 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Sunday evening; seated quickly without a reservation, but it was filling up rapidly. Appetizers were delicious, especially chicken 65, and tandoori mushrooms. Lamb chops excellent, Prawn Balchoo was supposed to be very spicy but was not. Service was very good and reasonably quick. Definitely Recommended.

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Thank Bruno S
Montreal, Canada
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92 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2016

This restaurant was near our hotel so decided to try it. The food was excellent and the service great. Good prices. Thoroughly enjoyed our meals!

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Thank Vicki L
Santiago
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36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

This place is a little off the beaten path for most of the conference goers downtown but is worth the taxi ride to get there. I have been here 3 years in a row nor and it is a real treat. The naan is soft and fresh - curries are well prepared. Great wine list and service

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Thank Expatexplorer1234

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, 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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Arthur St, Toronto, Ontario M9N 1C7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 416-962-4678

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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?

Staying in Midtown

Neighborhood Profile
Midtown
Midtown is a dynamic part of Toronto with some of its most stylish high-rise residences and heritage buildings. The area sees busy shoppers with bag-laden arms balancing lattes in paper cups as they travel from one luxury brand to the next, taking advantage of the proximity of high-end shops. The reflecting pools, jogging trails, and nature treks of the Rosehill Revision are always a hub of outdoor activity, and after a workout from either running or splurging, many take advantage of the spas and massage parlors Midtown has to offer. Away from the bakeries, boutiques, and glamorous old theaters of the district's center, locals use the weekend to embrace the more suburban feel of Midtown's parks, tennis courts, outdoor markets, and the manicured grounds of Casa Loma, while families indulge the area's state-of-the-art playground and learning facilities. Of course, no high-brow district is complete without a healthy counter-culture: Midtown boasts some of the wildest street art and full-wall graffiti of any neighborhood in Toronto.
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