KŌST

4.3
353 reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Californian
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  • Scenic View
  • Outdoor Eating
  • Good for a Date
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 and Mexican coastlines by way of colourful dishes and refreshing cocktails. Kōst welcomes guests for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, Mexican, Contemporary Mexican
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Hours of Operation
Sunday - Tuesday
7am- 10:30pm

Thursday-Saturday
7am- 11:30pm
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(437) 800-5938
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AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Business Casual
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Executive Chef
Ben Heaton
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Cross Street
King and Blue Jays Way
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Bar/Lounge, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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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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4.3based on recent ratings
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4.1
Service
4.6
Ambience
3.9
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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing spot for a great brunch :)
Avocado toast and the fruit bawl 👌🏽👌🏽👌🏽

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was amazing and the pancake is everything 😍

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LS
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great spot! Not too expensive but feels very luxury!

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TW
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Kost was great. The views are spectacular and the food was amazing. The staff was great too. The only drag was that the glassware is all plastic. I am sure it is a city by-law because of the pool or being on the 44th floor but it was a real drag. Other than that, everything was great.

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RC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

HONEST REVIEW: I read reviews before going and i was skeptical as i preemptively gravitated towards the negative ones. I read that the service was poor, food bland, portions small, price high and they racially profile, etc. Here's my experience...
1) I went for breakfast at 7am. As i stepped in, i was greeted with smiles and given the option to sit inside or on patio. I came for the view so i sheepishly took outside.
My hostess/server, Carla, was pleasant. Actually everyone was pretty chill. Lude,(for short) wasn't my server, but was helpful and chimed in on small talk, made me feel welcomed.
I got the 'Kost breakfast' for $18. I read how portions were small, but i was pleasantly surprised that i got alot and i was stuffed! I had to take a break n still had more left on the plate. Im a genuine cheapskate, and i can tell you that it was value for money. Again, read reviews that the food was bland. I can attest that, the specific dish was rich in flavour( i had my eggs scrambled).
2) The view is divine You'll love it. I won't have to expound on that, when you go you'll see that breathtaking view of the CN tower and downtown in general.
3) Im a black female by the way. I read a review where a black male brought his gf for a special occasion and they felt profiled. That made me apprehensive to go the most. Im glad i went nonetheless, as i didn't feel glaring/piercing eyes of condescending, judgemental, snoody vibes. It's the worst; feeling out of place just because of one's skin or socio-economic background.
4) to be fair, my experience does not invalidate those who had bad ones. Take it with a grain of salt. Timing and crowd play a part in experience. It wasnt packed when i was there. Servers have to tend to large crowds, brunch/dinner time and contend with patrons having different attitude/energy. Cut them some slack. I'm sure my experience would be different if i had to compete for space on patio and for servers attention if there's 50 plus people

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

Everything was great. Just found the waiter to be a bit pushy on selecting more food items. Bit of sale pitches to buy more.

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OT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Michael was a boss

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L
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 4

When we arrived, they did not even have a table reserved for us, let alone tried to give me the table that I had requested.

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JT
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Really fun place to celebrate your birthday. Quiet, casual setting. View was amazing especially when the sun sets. Beautiful at night as well. Excellent food paired with excellent service. Would definitely visit again and invite more friends!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

Great view! Great place for brunch and dinner. Service is good!

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Everything is good.

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m
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were celebrating a birthday with a small group of friends. The view was beautiful and the food delicious. Great atmosphere. Would recommend to others. It is located in the Bisha Hotel. Restaurant name is not marketed well from the street level but we did find it.

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NB
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Staff were kind and accommodating. Food was incredible! Very tasty. WOULD go back!

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NA
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

We had been for dinner 2 weeks prior and came back again so soon because we enjoyed our evening so much. The staff were great and so friendly and the food was delicious. We had a lovely evening and look forward to having dinner with a view again soon.

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v
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Overall had a great time!! Our server Jonathan was amazing! He definitely added to our experience and took care of us! A big shout out to him!! Gorgeous city views along with tasty food. I would certainly recommend this restaurant.

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LT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The view is simply outstanding;

Menu: The lentils were spicy and salty. I would cut down on the salt;
Fish was very good; caprese salad was ok.

Our server was knowledgeable and friendly.

I would totally recommend it.

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F
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 5Ambience 3

Kost was very beautiful but the food was not up to my expectation. It was pricey but was not satisfying. also we were there for a birthday lunch and the music was soooo loud we had to speak super loud for the table to hear us. i would go back for a drink and snack onto some finger food but not for a meal.

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EN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 2Food 2Service 1Ambience 2

Nice location but tasteless food and poorly managed. No communication between staff and after getting out mains before our entrees we then had to wait an exorbitant amount of time to be served our mains once more. Once we got them they were nothing special at all. We were also told 3 times that they were out of a plate we were trying to order so couldn’t even get what we wanted. Just a disappointing experience and the only good thing about it was the location and view.

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D
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Must say it was a little disappointing. The portions were rather small. The branzino was suppsed to be for 2 to share. We had to order another one since it was rather small... definitely for 1 person not 2.
The octopus was done to perfection... however there were only 2 pieces ... for $19.
The patio outside has a great view. The music inside was so loud it was hard to converse

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RN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Was great. Excellent. I had an issue with cocktail and they promptly looked after it.
Will go again

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 2Food 4Service 2Ambience 4

Food took over an over, main course came first, sides to main course came 20 mins later.

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JK
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was not our first time dining at KŌST ... we love everything about the restaurant. Can’t beat the view, wonderful menu and service.
This last visit was a last minute decision to stop by for a quick brunch while we were in town during TIFF. Wonderful brunch menu .... and great wines by the glass to top it off..
Will definitely be back.

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L
London
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Service was excellent, food was good, and the views are gorgeous. One thing to keep in mind is that it can get very windy at the outdoor tables because of the altitude; a few bits of food flew off my plate!

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MH
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Patio view is awesome. Staff are great! Food combinations unusual but very tasty.

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X
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Went to Kost for our anniversary lunch. Wasn't very busy. Beautiful view. Just don't get the pool being so close to the dining area.... Food taste good but kinda small portion. Good experience. Friendly helpful staff.

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A
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Everyone was very polite and one we got a spot with CN tower view.Overall we had such an awesome time with my daughter and I would definetly come again.

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SM
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 5

Service was awful. The waiter didn't even mention that gratuity was already charged and had us tip her twice. She seemed confused through the entire process and the food was terrible. I except a restaurant like this to have good flavorful food but it was bland and dry. I would never recommend anyone come eat there just go get a drink and take pictures. The margaritas tasted awful as well, they were way to sour

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RM
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Good food that is at a decent price plus you get an outstanding view of the city. Would definitely go back.

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FM
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious brunch options, very friendly staff, and an amazing view of the financial district and CN tower!

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AK
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

There was water dripping from the ceiling onto us as we ate and onto the floor which caused several people to fall. Our food took over an hour and was cold and inedible. Our server would offer one person at the table coffee refills and leave the rest. They did not check in after food arrived. It was overpriced for awful quality and I would not recommend it or return.

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D
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience! I went here with a small group to celebrate my birthday. They gave us two waiters for our party of 6, who were very accommodating to all allergies. Also took the time to separate our bills accordingly. Probably the kindest waitstaff I have ever encountered . We were seated on the patio and it was gorgeous. There were a few guests who were seated inside that came around the table to see the view but the waiters kindly asked them to admire the view away from our table which was kind of them. Highly recommend Kost for a meal anytime for a group of anysize.

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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 1Food 3Service 1Ambience 3

I would not come back to KOST and recommend this restaurant to anyone. The restaurant failed to live up to my expectations because customer service was horrendous. I came in with the same expectations as I had going into Lavelle, with hopes it would even be a lot better, but it was nothing close. From the moment I walked in, the moment I sat down to eat, and to the moment I left the restaurant I did not feel welcomed. The food was okay, I didn’t even get to enjoy it as much as I wanted to. KOST has a lot of potential, but needs a lot of work with their customer service.

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EB
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We went to Kost for Saturday brunch at 11:30 and we had no issues finding the place, and we were not only surprised at just how nice the interior of the restaurant was, but the view outside was to die for. What really blew us away was not only the outstanding design both inside and out, but the service coupled with the level of the food we had was unbelievable. 10/10 would recommend everyone to go to Kost and experience a restaurant done right, from top to bottom.

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JV
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 2Service 5Ambience 5

Went with my 3 friends for breakfast at 9am. Was pretty quiet and not as busy as it would have been during the later hours. Scenic view of downtown Toronto was great but the food could have been better. Would recommend.

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FJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Second time here and loved the food and service! Will be back again!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 1Ambience 4

Possibly the worst service I’ve ever experienced in Toronto.

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S
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful view of the city. Good music. Romantic ambiance.

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AC
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible views, great food and service, perfect girls night dinner experience! We even returned after the concert for more food and drinks!

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A
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I came here to have dinner with my friend and from the get-go, service was awesome! The staff are very friendly and funny. View is A-W-E-S-O-M-E, personally better than CN tower’s 360 restaurant. I was really feeling the vibe and catching the sunset was an added bonus! Food was tasty and healthy too, although the servings were small. You can’t go there and not try the calamari, you’ll regret it!!! Anyways, I took a lot of pictures with my friend because the view was fantastic. Only good things I can say about KŌST tbh 11/10

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t
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great view at 44th floor. All staff friendly. Helpful. Attentive. Coming back again and again Lunch and dinner.

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