The Host -Toronto

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67 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Indian

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Good Vegetarian Options
The Host in Toronto provides Indian cuisine in a fine-dining establishment complete with white tablecloths. Guests can stop in for a relaxing business lunch, bring the family for dinner or enjoy an intimate date night. Chef Sanjeev infuses each dish with patience and passion, creating flavorful foods using the same techniques since the restaurant started in 1997. Starters at The Host include shared platters, street cuisine, bread, soup, salad and gourmet appetizers that include haryali palak kebab, chicken 65, chowk ki aloo tikki and tandoori khumb. The menu features tandoori, vegetarian curries, traditional curries and bread and rice. The chef's sampler options include the veggie grilled, kebab platter and the chicken trio. Guests can also make their own curry at The Host by choosing from kadhai, Madras and vindaloo sauces, their spice level and the meat, vegetable and cheese add-ons they prefer.

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What 67 People Are Saying
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NikitaS
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Food was not very tasty and very costly. Not at all value for money. We ordered tandoori momos which were not fresh also. Chicken was okay but no salt.

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BeingShreya
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Very nice restaurant. The food was great, and the ambiance too. However, when I ordered my food, I told the waiter to get my friend and I four naans, and he said that they were big. Therefore, we only got two naans, but then we needed more eventually, so I wished the waiter hadn't suggested to us that we don't only order two naans. We were also slightly pressured to leave the restaurant in the end, but I would still definitely recommend this restaurant to other people and will be coming back here.

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Jayy
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great portion size, beautiful set up and a delicious meal overall. Staff were extremely welcoming and professional.

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GlennM
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our first time but it will not be our last. Friendly staff, combined with a fantastic selection of dinner choices. Perfectly balanced flavours and heat.

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VinothK
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

This place recalled the good old days when I spent during my younger days in India. Beautifully created paintings, comfortable chairs and overall ambiance is good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious meal in a beautiful setting on Prince Arthur. Staff were attentive and service was excellent. We are looking forward to returning!

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GusC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very good food and friendly service. Good value. Would be happy to return.

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Yves
Montreal
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

My favourite indian restaurant. In Toronto. I recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Very nice ambiance. Good food. Good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4Food5Service2Ambience4

We came here on a Saturday night. The seating was cramped up. Tables were very close to each other I barely hear my date speak. We asked for a quieter spot but there wasn’t one available. The service felt rushed. However the food was excellent. Lamb chops spot on - one of the best in Toronto. Tandoori chicken was cooked well and the Malabar curry was delicious. Overall dining experience was good but the hosts could have been better. I wouldn’t recommended this place for a date.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall1Food4Service1Ambience1

I had an 8pm reservation and showed up at 7:45. I wasn't seated until 8:45 and they placed us in this room that was segregated from the rest of the restaurant and looked like a storage room. We ordered our dinner and appetizer and waited 45 before our appetizer came to the table and it was served cold. After we had our cold appetizer it was 30min before our main arrived. This place was very disorganized and nobody knew what the where doing . We had 4 different waiters coming over to use and they didnt communicate with each other. I will not be returning to this restaurant. Left very disappointed on a valentines dinner with my wife.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Valentines
Great experience, will go again!

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vipLauraA
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The Host was everything we wanted for a Valentine's Day romantic dinner. It felt as though we were in an Indian train station - old school and elegant. The food was hot, very good and served in a timely manner. The staff was very attentive to our needs and we felt taken care of in spite of it being very busy. We will definitely return!

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Foodie
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

I wont lie this place is alright- probably not the tastiest Indian food but the restaurant is nice, dishes make the meal look fancy. It’s the taste to me that doesn’t cut it. It’s not authentic Indian food. Must be this location as I have been to other Host locations and the food is amazing. This seems to be a washed down Indian restaurant tastes bland - maybe suitable for yorkville crowd.

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AmitJ
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall3Food3Service5Ambience4

The food was good in bits and pieces. Me and my wife both felt bloated after the dinner. Need improvement in dishes like dum-aloo, pakora etc.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3Food2Service2Ambience5

We waiting for a really long time for any servers to come to ask. In fact, we had to ask to order. No one even offered us water.

The food was okay. We went for Winterlicious. It just seemed very basic. For a restaurant like The Host I would expect food to taste much better. You could go to any small Indian restaurant that’s much cheaper, and the food would be much better. I went to the other location about 6 years ago, and it was amazing! So this experience not being the same was disappointing.

I would possibly return only to try food off the regular menu, when winterlicious and summerlicious are not happening. Maybe they care more about flavour and quality then.

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dianam
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Delicious food as always. Quiet setting. Courteous staff. Would highly recommend.

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ToniC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food, lovely presentation, large portions and great service with a smile! Thank you.

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TiciaH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was outstanding. The food was flavorful, presented beautifully and was really delicious. My new favourite restaurant.

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viploveOB
Toronto
39 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A surprise gem in Yorkville/Annex area. Tasty food (not spicy as thought 😂), mine was healthy with veggie content. Desserts on the sweet side. Great decors, we had a lunch on a week day so it wasn't crowded but it can get noisy if too crowded. Great place to rest our feet on a nice day. The sun-room area let the light in, great feature as the sunlight is so welcome on a winter day (and summer days too, of course). Waiter was a bit eager to get the bill settled but all good. Would recommend for sure.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and good environment!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

Normal food with great service.

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rajnis
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall1Food2Service1Ambience1

I wrote a review on your site too , the service was that bad that I have to go to all the way to counter to ask server that I need more Nans and kababs , no one came to my table to ask if we need more drinks or food . My friend came from north York to have dinner with me but it was such a bad experience , I asked for 2 butter nans he brought us 1 garlic nan and I told him we never order garlic he said I will bring ur butter nan and he Naveed came back . I spent $104 for 2 people but it was very very bad experience , will never expected this ,I will never come back to host and never recommend anyone . Thanks

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vipTHE19THOLE
Toronto
299 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great Food and Superb Service, keeps us coming back to this neighbourhood gem.

BRAVO !

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qsnsidney
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Good for groups, especially on Fridays for lunch since they have buffet. We had 13 people and were seated in a way that we can talk to each other easily (four tables put together in 2x2 instead of 4x1). We had a good time!

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ChetanA
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience3

Tables are small and cramp for seating of 5 people. There was a water leakage in roof when we told the staff about it they had no answers and did nothing about it. Food was okay nothing special but average.

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T415
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

I've always enjoyed The Host, and took six friends, a couple who, it turned out, were not Indian food lovers. We all enjoyed it immensely, had a very good time together, and two people told me they were definitely going to come back. Thank you for a very good meal and very pleasant experience.

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NickyS
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service !

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DavidJ
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Maybe the best Indian food in Toronto. Went on a Friday at lunch and they had a mostly vegetarian buffet, which was news to me, but had the same quality as when ordering a la carte. Highly recommended.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Always nice to be in a quiet restaurant where you can hold a civilized conversation. The food is OK. We will come back but for the first reason.

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Docbarry
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Booked for dinner as it was within walking distance of our hotel, which was most fortunate for us. The space is small but cozy and tables are well spaced. Service was attentive but respectful and the food was fabulous. Carefully prepared, healthy portions and excellent value. We look forward to another delicious meal at The Host on our next visit to Toronto!

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vipRenZ
New England
23 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience2

It was a long wait to be served. The lamb roganjosh has an interesting, complex sauce.

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James
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

The food was amazing but they forgot to bring us our rice. Also there was a group on the other side of the restaurant that was loud and really obnoxious. Obviously not the restaurant’s fault, but just know that it could be noisy if there is a loud group.

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robertk
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience5

Great food, ambiance and meal. Not our first and won’t be our last. This visit we were a group of 7 and everyone loved the whole experience. Some of us with gluten and lactose issues were assured of menu choices our taste buds would love and our bodies too, and they delivered!
We’ll be back.

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LeslieS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been going to The Host for many years. I think it is the best Indian restaurant in Toronto.

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Maass
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

What a gem! I will certainly come again soon. The sizzling plates carried past us to other diners make our mouths water.

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vipMarkM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Best Indian food restaurant in Toronto!

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DeeGR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service2Ambience4

It is a great place which has been there forever for a reason and very frequented by Indian people therefore, it means is good and serves rean Indian food. We waited over 20 minutes for a table and we had a reservation!

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vipPaul
Melbourne / VIC
41 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Great food and attentive service for a very nice Saturday evening meal out

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience4

The butter chicken was too sweet and the chunks of meet too big and dry to our taste

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The Host -Toronto does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Host -Toronto also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (416) 962-4678.

The Host -Toronto is rated 4.3 stars by 67 OpenTable diners.

The Host -Toronto does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://welcometohost.com/.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.