KŌST

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Californian
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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4.3based on recent ratings
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Food
4.2
Service
4.6
Ambience
3.9
Value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JH
London
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing views of the harbour and city below. Impeccable service and great food. A bit pricey but we expected that. Would definitely recommend

AD
Toronto
37 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing views!!
A great downtown gem during the warm summer evenings.
Food is delicious, hard to choose from the menu because everything sounds good!
Will definitely come back.
Thanks for the great service Tiffany :)

AH
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

We were left without a server for almost an hour, ho drinks offered as they screwed up our dinner and we think they were avoiding us. Once it was almost ready, they came and apologized and gave us some free apps we didn't ask for. Very kind manager, but not handled well.

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

Incredible views and attentive staff. While the indoor portion of the restaurant is nice, the real value is getting a table outside on a sunny afternoon or warm evening.

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

Love Kōst <3
The view is amazing! Me and my boyfriend are happy with the service esp the food! The people are so nice! I wanna go back :)

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

Service was amazing and they placed personal touch in everything that was asked of them!

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

Honestly, from the moment we stepped in, the host was phenomenal and funny and truly respectful. The service was quick, easy, and the food was exceptional. I have nothing bad to say about this place.

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

We loved the atmosphere of Kost! Our server Tamara rocked and made us feel comfortable and gave great suggestions for our group along the way. One of the best places I've been to in Toronto, including some of the higher end joints like canoe, 360, barbarians, etc...go to Kost, you'll end up going back again and again!

TK
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was delightful. We celebrated my friend’s birthday and they did a gesture for us. Free bday cake:) Worth it!

MB
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Not the first and not the last time! Love to go there for breakfast.

A
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Good food but pricey and not very filling

OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautiful view of Toronto skyline. Great food and wonderful service.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 1Ambience 3

Phenomenal view. Great food. A good vibe for any kind of meeting/date. Service was poor, slow, inaccurate with our orders and not friendly .

ST
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Noise level was very high......also, the value was not that great

RB
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Thank you Tressa and Tara for wonderful service!
Bartender, maybe a wee bit less ice in the drinks. Overall, it was very delicious, drinks were fruity and service was outstanding.

SR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 3Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Got the avocado & pineapple salad with ahi tuna and the portions were clearly very small and not worth the total 33 that we paid for it.

Draft beers & Bottled beers were all served in wine glasses which is odd.

When we asked for an umbrella because it was noon on the 50th floor outside, they told us they couldn't move it, but proceeded to move the umbrella for another couple that sat right after us.

Overall, not a great experience...would not recommend

B
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Having to use the service stairs to get to the washroom on the 43rd floor was not appreciated. The washrooms were not as tidy as they should have been.

However the view from the 44th floor was outstanding. The meal and the service was excellent.

OT
Calgary
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 2Ambience 3

Salty food. Received 50% off. Drinks constantly empty including water. No server around. Restaurant was only 60% full. Bad first experience.

TT
Toronto
110 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

The food was good, but the prices are crazy. You pay for the view and the ambiance, which is definitely worth something. Great for business meals.

NI
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place is unbelievable, the Korean short ribs were out of this WORLD, the calamari was out of this WORLD, the ambiance and VIEWS were out of this WORLD. We will be back for our next anniversary.

BC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 2Ambience 5

Go for the cocktails and the view. That’s all I have to say about that...

MB
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing Views! Great Food and Wonderful Service! I’ll be back again ❤️

MM
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of the best places with an outstanding view on the city, and the staff are super nice

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 4

Absolutely Amazing food and menu overall but despite my 8:30pm reservation for a birthday dinner at Köst, we did not get our table until 45-60 mins past our reservation time.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great place for brunch with a beautiful view of Toronto. Staff was very welcoming and friendly, food was delicious and reasonably priced.

MB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing! We will be back!

S
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

The plastic drink ware was a surprise. Felt it cheapened the experience.

C
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Very good food, good service an espectacular view!

B
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Tolles Ambiente, aber: Plastikgläser für Wein, Apperitiv und Cognac geht gar nicht.

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SN
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 5

Please work on your food service. There has to be a wow factor. Overall it was pleasant but it’d be nice to see the service improve on the waitering aspect.

MO
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 3Ambience 5

We enjoyed the evening. The food was good, with a minor mishap in service (one of the orders was delayed) but we enjoyed the atmosphere and the view was amazing. We had a great time.

S
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 1Ambience 3

I was extremely disappointed with my experience at Kōst. I wanted to love it however, the service was terrible. The servers were rude and treated me and my family as if we were burdening them by coming to their restaurant. My brother greeted one of the servers and asked how he was doing and he rolled his eyes and walked away without answering. Furthermore, I had ordered the coconut pancakes and the centres of all three pancakes i was given were raw. The view was nice. However, I will never return as a result of the subpar food and ridiculously terrible service.

IC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Food is great. Place is great. The sangria needs some major improvement!

BC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Friends and I went for brunch. The food was great and the service was amazing.
It was raining but I’m coming back for the patio.

NH
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Visiting Toronto

LF
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely the best brunch and atmosphere!!! Can’t wait to go back.

KY
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Not bad, nice view. Food was okay but not worth the price imo.

TK
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Cane to Kost for my bf bday. The service and food were fantastic. The views are spectacular.
Unfortunately we live in a time where people are more concerned about how they look in a photo and what their food looks like in a photo then actually taking in the scenery and the service and quality of food.

It was quite funny to watch others behaviours.

On another note, one of the best meals I’ve ever had. (If you can afford it)

AF
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 5

Amazing place but the food could really be improved. Please send me feedback to the chef.

MH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely views, great food. Service was excellent. I would go back again

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