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  • Atmosphere: 3/5
  • Food: 3.1/5
  • Service: 2.9/5
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stratos22
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consistently poor...

consistently poor service and food quality no matter which of their location I've been to. I was told they use msg and no wonder I got the worse blotting feeling after my last visit. to top it all off; their dishes were dirty w stains on them. I gave this place a chance twice...never again!!

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Restaurantica12
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Walked by The Host many times over the years, but Indian cuisine was not my thing. Got married, and my wife loves Indian food, so thought we'd give it a try. Summerlicious in TO so fixed price lunch = $15. This place was great. Quick service, excellent portions, and very tasty (although I wasn't that adventurous, with my order of Butter Chicken). Perhaps they've responded to the poor reviews below to step it up a notch? We'll definitely return.

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Restaurantica12
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Flavourless Indian Food - This Place Has Gone Downhill

I've eaten and ordered from the Host at the Prince Arthur location many dozens of times, however tonight's food was a unpalatable mess. We ordered through Orderit Canada, and what arrived was the food you would expect from a strip mall buffet: Kesri Pillaw (boring yellow coloured rice), Tandoori Murg Chicken (red brushed chicken with no flavor what-so-ever), Khandani Nan (doughy tasteless flatbread), and Lamb Roganjosh (a thin, unsavoury curry sauce lacking in the right balance of sweet and salty spices). We called Order It to complain, and The Host as well. Incredibly, the manager - Indrani said that she hears about these horrible complaints "everyday"! She also said that we should complain about it on dining sites so that the owner wakes up to the cheap Indian labour that he is hiring. An expensive waste of money on what use to be one of Toronto's best quality Indian restaurants.

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Restaurantica12
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Tasteless Food

We were greeted by a very courteous hostess. Drinks were served without much delay. So far so good. Now the surprise. Except for the Naan, nothing had any taste at all. All food preparations seemed to share the same gravy with tasteless boiled meats and vegetables thrown in. Vegetable side dishes smelled and tasted like they had gone through a few cycles of freezing and reheating. Overall a terrible disappointment. A Far cry from the good old days of the Host Establishment when they started out a few years ago. I was so embarassed to take five important guests there. Will never go back.

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Restaurantica12
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Nice place to celebrate

I booked The Host for my girl friend's birthday dinner as their menu seemed a tad different from your regular restaurant. Having read some of the other reviews I was slightly nervous . However, we were pleasantly surprised by great quality meal for a bargain price, in a beautiful location. I would definitely recommend.

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OK - I have just about given up on "The Host...

OK - I have just about given up on "The Host" after a few tries! The big problem is, it's just too patchy. In the past we've been when the food was great, if more expensive than some other places. But twice now recently, we've had a bad experience. We've had to wait to be seated even though we'd booked; we were ignored by indifferent or sometimes even surly staff; and worst of all the food was mediocre. I think they're just relying on their downtown location & their fancy website and have given up on effort. There are other upscale Indian restaurants around these days. In future we'll be spending our money in restaurants where we're made to feel welcome & not just a nuisance.......

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 1/5
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Restaurantica12
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A frequent visitor to The Host Restaurant, I am...

A frequent visitor to The Host Restaurant, I am continually surprised by the quality and value for money this restaurant offers. The food not only looks exquisite on the plate, but is also exquisite on the palate. Front of the restaurant's sun room offer stunning ambiance. On my last visit the service was not up to the mark.It seemed they were understaffed for fully pack restaurant.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Restaurantica12
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Good Food....

Host does the best Indian food I have ever tasted, I have family who visit during the year, and the first thing they always say before they arrive is "Book the Host". I would challenge anyone, who says that they have eaten the best Indian food, to try the Host. Good food...Good surroundings...and great staff...and a fabulous wine list.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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Host has an exciting, and cosy atmosphere. The...

Host has an exciting, and cosy atmosphere. The food is very enjoyable, and the portions are large. Overall, Host is an excellent Indian restaurant which I will return to time and time again.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 5/5
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Restaurantica12
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Don't bother

Wow. What a bunch of jerks. I should have read the reviews in addition to the word of mouth advice I got on the matter. It took forever to be seated, and I was basically ignored. Even a single patron is important to a restaurant! There's MUCH better places in this city. Don't waste your time with this expensive, unfriendly, uninteresting establishment.

Atmosphere: 2/5
Food: 3/5
Service: 1/5
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Restaurantica12
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KEEP AWAY!!

The was without question the worst restuant I have been to in the city. When we got there, we had to wait for 20 min for someone to greet us. One of the waiters saw us waiting and told us to "sit there". The food took over an hour, and all tasted the same! I suspect the samosas were from the grocery and were previosly frozen. The portions were also very small. The meats had a huge amount of sause with very little meat. The waiters were rude to some of the customers and some of them had crumbs and food around thier mouths while they were serving. I think they were eating while serving. Overall very bad at all levels. Total waste of an evening

Atmosphere: 1/5
Food: 1/5
Service: 1/5
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Restaurantica12
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never again

first time i had bad experience, this time i went with one of my business customer very bad and i was very imbressed

Atmosphere: 1/5
Food: 1/5
Service: 1/5
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Don't agree with some of the new reviews I am...

Don't agree with some of the new reviews I am reading here. This is an excellent restaurant and this is coming from some one who is been visiting Host for over seven years.

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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It was not very good at all. we spent over...

It was not very good at all. we spent over 400 and didn't enjoyed. Manager was not very tidy looking. I guess didn't sleep last night. overall I am not impressed. I heard about this restaurant alot but I think I give 2 out of 10 only.

Atmosphere: 3/5
Food: 2/5
Service: 1/5
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I ordered it came very fast which surprised me...

I ordered it came very fast which surprised me. Something wrong in the back

Atmosphere: 1/5
Food: 1/5
Service: 2/5
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first food came very late and food was cold too...

first food came very late and food was cold too. not again

Atmosphere: 1/5
Food: 1/5
Service: 1/5
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I never thought that it goes into water. I felt...

I never thought that it goes into water. I felt like everything was not right specially when I saw waiter was talking to Indian couple very rudly. I didn't find very good. Second food was cold and naan burned. Only one thing I like at the host only wien and kingfisher. never again

Atmosphere: 1/5
Food: 1/5
Service: 1/5
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I order very mild food. I am Indian but my...

I order very mild food. I am Indian but my stomach cann''t take spicy food but food came very spicy. when I asked waiter said he had prepared food so we cann''t do much here. I was surprised because The host has only name or they treat differently.

Atmosphere: 1/5
Food: 1/5
Service: 1/5
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Their spiceness was from 1 - 4 stars.. I had...

Their spiceness was from 1 - 4 stars.. I had dishes that had 2 stars... they were spicy.. I got a stomach cramp.. but the food is good :)

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 4/5
Service: 4/5
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Very nice ambiance. Servers are very polite...

Very nice ambiance. Servers are very polite, great area (across yorkville) Overall great place

Atmosphere: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 5/5
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April 10, 2017

Great staff and love the solarium. Food was delicious.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 9, 2017

The restaurant was nice but the food came barely warm to the table, the only thing that seemed freshly made was the naan bread which was delicious. The rest of the meal was mediocre at best. The service, while nice, was pretty slow overall.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 2/5

February 6, 2017

Service and food was excellent! Big portions and well priced! Would definitely recommend!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 5, 2017

We enjoyed our meal, the atmosphere and the attentive service. We will return :-)

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

February 5, 2017

Winterlicious dinner - it was very tasty. Nice that there was so much choice for the main dish. I would go back to try the regular menu.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

February 5, 2017

Waiter was a bit rude.. he threw the receipt back at me when I finished paying, and I happened to lose my debit there as well (not sure if they took it or if I just forgot it there due to the distractingly poor service)

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 2/5

February 4, 2017

Service was a bit slow through out the night. Winterlicious menu wasnt offered to us, we had to ask for it and the waiter suggested it was not enough portions to share when It was plenty of delicious food.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

February 2, 2017

Great food, amazing experience.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 3, 2017

Server was impatient and only friendly as we were paying our bill

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 2/5

February 1, 2017

delicious. good service.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

January 28, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Food was sooo savory! (Buffet) Will definitely be returning.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

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The Host has been serving up great Indian fare on Prince Arthur since 1997. Chef Sanjeev Sethi’s alluring tandoori dishes, curries and naans will satiate your craving for something spicy and savoury. Must haves include Murgh MirchTikka ($15.95) – a.k.a. green chicken tikka, and Tandoori Lobster ($27.95), because when else will you have lobster cooked in a clay oven like this?

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Winterlicious 2017: $28 dinners

Winterlicious 2017: $28 dinners

The menu at The Host is the result of traditional recipes prepared with new techniques and given an innovative presentation. Established in 1996, The Host delivers exciting flavours, fresh ingredients, and exceptional service. They are offering a wide range of choices for Winterlicious, including samosas, Mulligatawny soup, Bengal fish curry, lamb roganjosh and saffron flavoured homemade ice cream.

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Winterlicious 2017: $18 lunches

Winterlicious 2017: $18 lunches

According to chef Sanjeev Sethi, “Patience and passion are the two key ingredients for making a wonderful meal.” This philosophy is well reflected in The Host’s menu, which features a rich culmination of traditional recipes prepared with new techniques and given an innovative presentation. Established in 1996, The Host delivers exciting flavours, fresh ingredients and exceptional service. Their Winterlicious lunch specials include vegetarian samosas, onion bhajia, butter chicken, chana masala, chicken tikka masala and rice pudding.

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