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15% gratuity will be added for groups of 8 or more.
A south Indian delicacy-lentil soup endowed with coconut, Subtly spices. Optional addition Rice or Chicken or Both
Host Mango Salad
Spring mix, mango, peppers and dried fruits drizzled with house special chutney dressing
Freshly baked Nan stuffed with spinach & cheese, Served with mango ginger chutney
Chowk ki Aloo Tikki
Spinach patty stuffed with goat cheese, served with our peanut sesame chutney
Fragrant and aromatic grilled mushrooms
Tandoori cooked homemade cottage cheese
A famous appetizer from Chennai (southern region of India). Scrumptious chicken bites. Crispy and spicy.
All time favorite, crispy triangular pastry stuffed with spiced potatoes. Upgrade to the the zing thing Samosa Chaat for extra $2 topped with Chana masala, onions, yogurt, chutneys.
Delectable combination of papdi, puffed rice, sev, onions, potatoes, raw mango and chutneys
Crispy wafers garnished with a delicious combination of potatoes, chickpeas, yogurt and tamarind chutney, sprinkled with zestful spice powder
Fritters, deep fried in spicy batter of besan (gram flour). OPTIONS:
Mila Zula (all veg)
Samosa, Aloo tikki, Onion bhajia, Pakora and Hariyalipalak kebab
Mila Zula (Mixed veg. and meat)
Samosa, Bhajia, Pakora, Fish Amritsari and Chicken pakora
Grilled, B.B.Q. and baked in traditional clay oven poultry,meat,seafood ,veggies and breads
(Winner of best tandoori chicken contest Toronto Life) A classic creation of tandoori cuisine, half chicken marinated overnight in pressed yogurt and spices
Our all-time hit a.k.a. Green Chicken Tikka, boneless pieces of chicken marinated in green chili paste, done to a turn in Tandoor
Tender boneless royal chicken kebabs flavored with zesty spices
Boneless chicken in a creamy marinade of almonds and mild spices, chargrilled in clay oven
A perfect dish for shell fish lover, lobster in tandoori marinade cooked to perfection in tandoor
Carom seeds (ajwain) flavoured, spicy tandoori jumbo shrimps
Shrimps gently seasoned with spices and broiled in clay oven
Sarson Fish Tikka
A fish lover delight chunks of white fish in tangy tongue-tingling mustard and raw mango marinade, delicately cooked in tandoor
Sarson Fish Tikka
A fish lover delight chunks of white fish in tangy tongue-tingling mustard and raw mango marinade, delicately cooked in tandoor
Kebabs of smoked ground lamb meat with herbs and spices
Adrakhi Lamb Chops
Succulent rack of lamb flavored with fresh ginger and spices
Lamb chops/Seekh kebab/Fish tikka/Mirch tikka
Mirch tikka/Kalmi kebab/Badami tikka
Soft paneer cheese stuffed with cashews and mawa (milk cheese) in a creamy korma sauce
PalakAap Ki Pasand
Fresh spinach puree with choice of Paneer/Potatoes/Mushroom a classic north Indian dish
Paneer Tawa Masala
Tandoori paneer (homemade cottage cheese) cooked with bell peppers in spicy yellow gravy
Green peas and cottage cheese cooked in tomato and cashew blend
Black lentils simmered overnight, finished with home churned butter and cream
Full-flavored yellow lentils
A delicacy from Punjab, chickpeas cooked in roasted spices
Bhindi 2 Pyaza
Okra cooked with onions, dry mango powder and authentic spices
Classic simple preparation of Potatoes and Cauliflower florets perfectly done in thick masala
Eggplant tempered with onion seeds and fresh herbs
Kashmiri Dum Aloo
Potatoes cooked slowly at low flame in a yogurt gravy with spices
Navrattan (nine gems) medley of vegetables, fruit and nut in creamy korma sauce
(Butter chicken) (Winner of best butter chicken contest Toronto Star) Numero Uno! Tender pieces of chicken tikka cooked in creamy tomato sauce
Manglorean style chicken cooked in a gravy of zesty masala which ranges from peppercorn, coriander to coconut and tamarind
Tender boneless chicken morsels, flavored with fresh fenugreek and cream
Chicken Tikka Masala
Roasted chicken chunks and peppers in spicy thick curry
(Thats LABABDAR not Labrador) Boneless pieces of char grilled chicken prepared in tomato and onion gravy with a hint of coriander
Delicacy from the valleys of Kashmir. Lamb pieces (boneless) cooked with onions and yogurt with a rich flavor of saffron
Dhabey da Mutton
Goat curry cooked Dhaba style (roadside restaurant). Spicy, aromatic and sensational
Lamb shank, slow cooked stew mingled with savoury spices
Beef curry with peppers and onions
Shrimps simmered slowly in coconut curry, coastal style
For those who dare to adventure, Shrimp in hot hot curry sauce
Bengali Fish Curry
Chunks of fish cooked in a gravy, flavoured with mustard, and curry leaves
Choose your sauce:
Hot Goan tangy suace
Spicy red curry
Tomato onion gravy
Add your choice of meat or seafood:
Add your choice of veggies:
Leavened white flour Tandoori bread. Your choice of flavour:
Stuffed Nan. Your choice of: Onions | Paneer cheese | Potato and coriander
Sweet Nan with coconut and dry fruits
Tandoor baked wheat bread
Roti stuffed with spiced potatoes
Flaky layered butter Roti. Your choice of flavour: Plain | Mirchi (chilli) | Pudina (mint) | Methi (fenugreek)
Roti kitokri (Bread Basket)
Nan, Lachaparantha, Onion kulcha, Roti
Plain white rice
Saffron flavored rice pillau
Rice enlivened with wide variety of seasoning
Yogurt cucumber dip
Red onion rings with chaat masala, green chili and lemon wedges
Mixed diced vegetables in lemon and cumin dressing
Fried green chilli tossed in chaat masala
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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!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.......
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
first time i had bad experience, this time i went with one of my business customer very bad and i was very imbressed
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.
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.
first food came very late and food was cold too. not again
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
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.
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 :)
Great staff and love the solarium. Food was delicious.
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.
Service and food was excellent! Big portions and well priced! Would definitely recommend!
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.
We enjoyed our meal, the atmosphere and the attentive service. We will return :-)
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)
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.
Server was impatient and only friendly as we were paying our bill
Great food, amazing experience.
delicious. good service.
Thoroughly enjoyed our experience. Food was sooo savory! (Buffet) Will definitely be returning.
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?View this Smart List
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.View this Smart List
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.View this Smart List
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