The Host - Richmond Hill

4.2
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47 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Indian

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Good Vegetarian Options

The Host in Richmond Hill, Ontario offers an elegant dining area that can seat large parties for events of all types. The Host serves lunch and dinner, and all meals are prepared by chefs who take great pride in the fine Indian food. There are options for catering and ordering online, as well.

The menu offers appetizers, tandoori, curry and accompaniment in the form of breads, sauces and the like. Dishes served at The Host include mulligatawny soup, chowk ki aloo tikki, samosa, mila zula (all veg), the award winning tandoori murgh, jhingha lala, lamb roganjosh, prawn balchoo and, of course, Afghani naan.

What 47 People Are Saying
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4.2based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
4.1
Service
4.2
Ambience
4.0
Value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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PP
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent food, great service, nice atmosphere and servers are pleasant.

a
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food3Service2Ambience4

Food was not replenished in a timely fashion. Servers were very unfriendly. The food was very tasty.

SG
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Great food

LF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a pleasure to have a meal at the Host! From their greeting to the wait staff and the delicious food. Perfect!

RH
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The tandoori vegetables dish was an amazing flavour, and sizzling hot. We had to order a second.!

B
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience3

My group did not enjoy the food as much. I had been to Mississauga and really enjoyed thus it was my suggestion to go to HOST, we were not as impressed as the one we had been to previously.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience3

The food was pathetic. Not at all worth for even a dollar.

PN
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall2Food5Service5Ambience5

I will call and speak to the owner about our experience. Food service and ambiance was good - however had an issue that will make it hard for us to come back.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Great value and the good is delicious!

CT
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic service with amazing food! Pricey, but you get what you pay for. We will be back 100%

AB
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great choice for a lunch or dinner meeting! Great food and great service.

HC
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall4Food3Service3Ambience4

Food overall was very tasty, could have been a little hotter when served.
Biggest issue/ concern is that portions were very small and overall very expensive for this fare - over $200 for 4.5 people .

r
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall3Food2Service4Ambience3

Very less food options available compare to last year

DA
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Excellent value. Good authentic Indian food. We all enjoyed the lunch

LR
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall2Food3Service2Ambience2

We have known The Host Richmond hill for years quality and hospitality has gone down considerably. Need improvement

CJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a reliable option for Indian food. One of the best in the GTA.

CK
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

First time at the Host for an work anniversary. Despite larger group and special bill requirement, everything went very smoothly, staff was very cordial and food was very good

MC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Waiters were very friendly, very good service. Food was very good. Will definitely return.

RP
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

Everything at the host was great except Open Table kept canceling my reservation.

R
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Nice lunch spot with tasty, hot dishes. Only complaint would be staff allowing patrons to stand around, chat, talk on their cells, and eat off the buffet, WITHIN the designated buffet area. This is not very sanitary. Why couldn’t they take their plates back to their table??

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience4

They charge $3 for a water jug that you are given when you sit down without being told until you open the menu.

JM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place has always been a favourite for my family. My husband and I have been eating here for almost twenty years. They always take such good care of us. My daughter has been going there since I was pregnant with her eleven years ago. The best people and the best food.

a
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Host Richmond Hill is a really nice place to dine if you like Indian food. The service was pleasant and the ambiance was perfect for the evening. I will definitely be eating there again. Great place to go for a dinner date. They do accommodate family gatherings really well also.

SG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Celebrating son's birthday.

Nothing to complain about.

A
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

I have been to this place before but this time I came to celebrate my hubby’s birthday. The quantity is very little for the price you pay which is a surprise. Overall I had a good experience but could have been more better

J
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Lovely table looking outside on a sunny day, good service, great food. Lovely lunch.

JP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Good service great good. Been here several times and service and food consistently good. We will definitely be back!

RC
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I had a outstanding meal with my wife. I've eaten Indian cuisine all over Toronto. And I'll give this place 100% for quality good rich tasting food. I had vindaloo which has always been my favorite of mine through the years and the host has been my favorite of all time! Good staff good service. And really good food.

B
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I really appreciate with the service and food quality. I really enjoyed it. I became emotional while listening Indian music and feel like in India. I will come soon with my family. Thanks. Sri ganesh

OT
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was off the charts!!! Absolutely perfect!

DB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Well, the food was excellent which was to be expected, and we were not disappointed.

However, they missed serving one of the three dishes we had ordered until well into the meal that too after being reminded. That was certainly not expected of a fine restaurant like the Host.

This is why they get 4 stars and not 5.

MJ
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

The service was not upto par. I had brought some friends and the guy serving us was nice but not professional. Kept on saying if people don't show I will need to separate the tables. Said it a few times. I had booked the table for 8 but called back to say I need for 6 people. The change should have been made at your end. Also one of the food items brought was wrong and when they brought the right one it was cold. You need younger waiters who can handle the work.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience3

Good food...odd waiter.
Food was delicious but it felt like our waiter was rushing us.
Overall good experience.

PN
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had company come from out of town and wanted to treat them to a great meal, ambiance and experience - all was accomplished at our family luncheon. Would highly recommend!

PI
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

MALAI KOFTA WAS NOT AT ALL GOOD.
KABAB WAS GOOD BUT VERY SPICY. THAT IS OK.
HARIYALI CHICKEN WAS NOT GOOD..BLAND

USUALLY THE FOOD IS NOT BAD. THIS TIME NOT THAT GREAT. THE SERVER MANOJ WAS GOOD

S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

We always enjoyed coming to Host.The service is very good the gentleman that served us was very nice.
He came and see how we are doing.The food is always exceptional but the garlic nan has so much garlic that it was so overwhelming.Otherwise our experience was excellent.
Cannot wait to be back.Thank you so much for introducing us to your very delicious Mango ice cream my grandson loves it.Thanks again.

CG
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely wonderful. Manoj was fantastic. Will definitely return.

SD
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Amazing food and amazing service. My favourite Indian restaurant I made my husband drive me all the way from Oshawa to fulfill my pregnancy craving! It was totally worth it!

JM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have been coming for years. It was father's day so the buffet had a lot of delicious additions to the menu. I am always amazed how well they take care of us even when they are very busy. Always a pleasure and we always look forward to going.

M
Naples
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always perfect