KŌST

4.5
617 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Californian
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  • Scenic View
  • Good for a Date
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Kōst is a 44th floor rooftop restaurant and bar from hospitality leader ICONINK, featuring unparalleled panoramic views of the city from Toronto’s BISHA Hotel. Inspired by the Baja Peninsula, Executive Chef Ben Heaton unites the bright, fresh and lively flavours of the Californian coastline by way of colorful dishes and refreshing cocktails. Kōst welcomes guests for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Banish what you thought you knew about meetings. With incredible views of the lake and city skyline — and quick access to our 44th-floor rooftop restaurant and pool just one flight up — the meetings and event space at Bisha sets the stage for an occasion that will make jaws drop. Factor in our excep

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MR
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1Food 1Service 5Ambience 5

Your paying for the view not the food although the service is good

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AB
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 3Service 5Ambience 4

Perfect Brunch Spot - The staff are to die for, so are the egg benny ;)

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A
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 5

I got a dirty coffee cup (lipstick) and the server wasn’t very attentive throughout the meal

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HG
Toronto
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful location for Sunday brunch! Met an out of town friend, great way to see Toronto!

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K
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

I took my 16 year old daughter for a day in the city that began here for an early lunch. Loved the vibe of the hotel and the view! Service was outstanding. Food didn't blow my mind but was tasty. NOW- we did find a long dark hair in my daughters salad (we are both blond) and we notified our server. He took it away promptly and removed from the bill(we were finishing up) It was unfortunate it happened but it was taken care of and we were apologized to profusely. It happens, I understand and appreciate that they did what they should to make up for it. I'm not even sure how it happened as the kitchen staff all seemed to be wearing hair nets?. I would recommend they should have offered an additional incentive to return , like a free app or drink-so many other amazing options in this fabulous city...The patio would be fab in the summer.

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DD
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful restaurant. Open and bright with beautiful city views. The service was great and food exceptional.

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TO
Toronto
54 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

we sat at the bar and were waiting for our table but decided to stay there as our bartender Cassey was great and took great care of us! we loved there and will look forward to our next visit.

Thanks for the great experience!

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CL
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

I went with 2 of my girlfriends for Sunday Brunch. It was not the brightest day, but we loved the view and the atmosphere. We will definitely be returning in the spring when it is sunny! Service was great, our server was very polite and had great knowledge of the menu. The food was good, not amazing for the price compared to other popular brunch spots in the city core. I was very happy with my food, but my girlfriend said for what she paid, she was not overly impressed with her food.

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R
Montreal
7 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Superbe vue
Bonne bouffe.

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MB
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was amazing!! Our server, although super lovely and friendly, was not specific regarding drinks ordered and therefore we got charged more than we would have said yes to.

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MM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Server, Peter (Knowledgable about his champagne and tell you a bit about history) was amazing and remembered us from several months ago! The floor manager, Patrick was comedic and entertaining. He came to our group a few times to make sure there was never a dull moment! Gary, the manager ran a tight ship. Food was on point and served so fast!! He danced around both Kost and Mister C’s, the bar lounge downstairs to ensure no one waited for anything. He even did complimentary shots with us and brought us girls flowers. It really was the royal treatment.
Now onto the food...oh my, heaven bless Ben!!! All the dishes we had were delicious but the octopus was the best I ever had! Melted in my Mouth. We even went for dessert!
At the end of our meal with a scenic view, we were provided a personal guided tour, and then a private escort down to Mister C’s.
We cannot wait to go back, especially when the rooftop pool is open!!!

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TF
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had a lovely birthday brunch with the girls. The ambiance can't be beat, and the food is incredible. The service was also 10/10. Would highly recommend :)

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great! Wonderful view that asked for. Great food. Lovely server

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food!

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EB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 1Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

The food was not very good, server was ill prepared for out questions

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LH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent service, good menu, great location on top of the city with lots of natural light.

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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very nice place, the food is good and the service is perfect

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EM
Montreal
28 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 2

The food at Kost is very good but it’s not worth it overall. We were disappointed by the service. The staff is inattentive- we waited more than half an hour at our table before anyone came to take our order. It then felt rushed and we were pretty much ignored for the rest of the evening. The noise level is very high so difficult to have any conversation. There are better restaurants in Toronto that offer the same quality of food but with a much better overall experience. My advice is to go somewhere else!

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AG
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 3

Food wasn’t that good. It lacked depth. For the price the food should be delicious.

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ML
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Location on 44th floor is great!! Cocoanut pancakes are awesome! Loved our server, Michael. Friendly and attentive. Mostly a younger crowd.

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Vancouver
1 review
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Great brunch !

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TR
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everything was great! We can’t wait to return in summer and sit on the patio!!

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S
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 2

The food tasted great and was worth the price, the server was very attentive and paid close attention to detail. We loved our drinks and the view was everything we expected it to be on an early March night. The venue has poor acoustic paneling as it was very difficult to have a dinner conversation while competing with the noise from the table behind us.

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Hawaii
9 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I’ve been for drinks and oysters at lunchtime and I’ve also been for dinner. I’ve enjoyed both times

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Food was great, our server was very nice. I had requested a window seat but was given a table in the middle. The place was empty and many window seats available and when we asked someone (seemed like a manager) he said there was a booking at 11 am but no one showed up until 12 noon. He had other similar tables. We were they at 10:40.

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KM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great experience here, they surprised my mum with Prosecco for her 60th birthday which was lovely. The service, food and cocktails were great! Definitely recommend as a place for brunch/drinks with an amazing view.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 2Food 4Service 3Ambience 3

Too loud. Couldn’t hear my date

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always a fantastic experience at Kost! If it’s from brunch to dinner, the ambiance never disappoints.

Additionally, the food is superb, more specifically the half chicken and Farro flatbread for dinner!

No disappointments thus far and would highly recommend checking it out!

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N
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Over all the food was good. Waiters were nice. The view was great. However, the food took a long time to come and it was too loud in the restaurant.

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ML
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 1

Unfortunately the restaurant was very noisy ... you had to yell to have a conversation. It was mostly all women brunching ... food was OK ... nothing special. Overall ... not an enjoyable meal. Wouldn't go back.

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K
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

The view is beautiful, staff was very polite and helpful. However, the portions were very small and unreasonably expensive!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

View was amazing would be a bit better if the tables could be more spaced out. Other than that great experience

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

Avoid this restaurant

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CC
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

My group of friends and I dined at Kost on a Tuesday evening for dinner. They had a bit of trouble locating the restaurant at first (didn’t realize that it was in the Bisha Hotel & on the 44th floor). But once they arrived they loved it. The doorman walking me to the elevator was a nice touch!

The California inspired atmosphere and cozy vibe of the restaurant made it really inviting.

The drinks were also refreshing and vibrant. I got the pomegranate punch, which arrived in a tiki inspired glass topped up with ice. It reminded me of something I would get in a tropical environment.

For food, the plates are primarily small and large share platters - perfect for a group. The selection ranges from various salads, to a variety of meats dishes. We had the advocado & carrot salad which was perfectly flavoured and balanced. We then got the chicken, meatballs, squid, broccollini and corn dishes. All were exceptionally well made with lots of flavour.

Would definitely return during the day - possibly for brunch & to get a snap of those CN tower views.

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JB
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A fantastic view, attentive and friendly service, and amazing food. The whole experience was a highlight of our holiday. We had breakfast with a great choice of dishes and fruit drinks.

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely loved the food and atmosphere. I have been back since and would recommend for anyone with a small group as lots of shareable options are available.

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S
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

amazing service and delicious brunch experience! Perfect Sunday in Toronto!

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AB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

There were many errors with our order. The food was good, but has been better in the past. We had brunch, and just a few small examples- the tropical fruit bowl had visibly spoiled pineapple in it, the energy bowl was skimpy vs. other times I have ordered in the past, we received incorrect food and drinks on two occasions during the meal. Just wasn't the best experience this time around unfortunately. Otherwise, I generally have good things to say about this restaurant.

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Grand Rapids
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were visiting Toronto and had tickets for The Second City 10pm show. We had 8:30 reservations and when we got there our table was not yet vacated by the previous party. The manager took us to the bar and bought us a drink while we waited. Once seated, he ensured our food came out on time so we could make our showtime. The staff was so nice and accommodating, I would highly recommend! The food was delicious and the view phenomenal!

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l
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

We had a great time celebrating a birthday. The matridee was very hospitable and friendly. Cocktails were unique.

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