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Rita Khlafon and her husband, chef Yan Khlafon, spent years travelling around Eastern Europe. When they finally settled in Toronto, Rita, who is originally from the Ukraine, and Yan, who hails from Russia, noticed the lack of Eastern European restaurants throughout the city.

In 2012, they opened the first Schnitzel Hub at Yonge and Steeles in Toronto, which was meant to be a grab-and-go takeout place serving homemade schnitzels with a few creative twists. “Our customers kept telling us that the food was amazing and that they wanted to enjoy it with a beer or wine,” recalls Rita, who immediately applied for a liquor license to meet the needs of their customers. Schnitzel Hub at Yonge and Steeles — originally a fast-food schnitzel eatery — was then renovated into a cozy sit-down

Enter the Schnitzel Hub on Yonge and St. Clair, Rita and Yan’s midtown offshoot, catering to everyone in the area from families and the corporate crowd to those who simply want to enjoy the refreshing new flavours of Eastern Europe.

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    January 9, 2019

    Booked Jan 1 2019 for 10 friends on line 2 weeks before. Hub email confirmed booking then and again the day off. When we arrived - the Hub was CLOSED leaving us stranded with nowhere close by to go for dinner. Will NEVER EVER book HUB again! Your e-system SUCKS! You should be more attentive when you close on holidays. Very inconsiderate to patrons.

    Ambiance: 1/5

    Cuisine: 1/5

    Service: 1/5

    January 7, 2019

    Always amazing. Thank you for taking care of our large group!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 7, 2019

    Friendly staff and great service And by far, the best schnitzel in town.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 29, 2018

    Excellent drinks. Sausage platter to share was amazing. Spaetle was delicious.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 10, 2018

    will definitely be back

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 18, 2018

    The food was delicious. We’ll definitely be back!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 11, 2018

    The prices are unreasonable and the place is basically just a senior center. Can’t recommend it at all!

    Ambiance: 1/5

    Cuisine: 1/5

    Service: 1/5

    October 25, 2018

    This was our first visit to Schnitzel Hub ... the first of many. Food was great, especially the duck appetizer. Service was very attentive and helpful when choosing our beverages and main courses. A very pleasant surprise.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 22, 2018

    Excellent service by friendly staff. Scnitzel was very good. Chicken came undercooked but was fine after more cooking. I was almost finished before chicken was returned to table. Would have been nice if one of our deserts were complementary to make up for the chicken mistake. I Will probably return to try other dishes.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 7, 2018

    Really wonderful menu - difficult to choose what to order so we will definitely be back! Nice atmosphere and super service.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 1, 2018

    Great experience, food was tasty, will definitely go again

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 2, 2018

    Very friendly staff, delicious schnitzels & relaxing atmosphere.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 6, 2018

    Great wholesome meal and great service!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 2, 2018

    Comfortable, pleasant atmosphere. Service was prompt and polite. Fodd was delicious. If I lived in Toronto, I would eat here often.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 13, 2018

    Waitress was wonderful, knowledgeable and attentive. The service was just a bit slow, but the food was hot, fresh and delish so didn’t mind the bit of a wait!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    June 10, 2018

    Excellent food and service. Generous portions. I want to return and try the infused vodkas :)

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    June 3, 2018

    Excellent meal, excellent experience and lovely evening! Thank you!

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 28, 2018

    Food was fabulous

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 12, 2018

    Excellent schnitzels and strudel in a rare restaurant where the tables are far enough apart to allow for quiet conversation. Professional and thoughtful service from an efficient waitress who seemed to be authentically Hungarian. Plan to return.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 23, 2018

    Great decor and service. the food was extremely good and very filling

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 22, 2018

    All of the courses we ordered, the food was excellent. This is a hidden gem and more people need to hear about it! the servers are wonderful, also really nice people who remember our preferences and we don't even go that often. and it's very comfortable with televisions in the bar area if you wish to watch a game or such; yet there is are two separate areas which are not in front of tv and are more quiet. Also easy to get to this restaurant, and to park if you drive there.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 18, 2018

    everything was delicious and perfect, thank-you so much!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 19, 2018

    The gentleman working was wonderful as usual. Very attentive and always remembers dietary restrictions. Thanks!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 16, 2018

    Overall good experience. Will probably return, although I expected better value. It was a bit pricey for the food that was provided....as compared to other similar restaurants (with comparable menu selection) in GTA.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 15, 2018

    We went for the valentine "deal", which turned out to be a very pricey average quality meal. For $84 we were given ONE salad to share (ridiculous), two entrees (overly greasy schnitzel and overly dry veal). One desert plate to share. And, to top it all, the "special" deal drinks were a $10 extra. A complete rip-off ! Maybe, we would have had a different experience if we ordered something else., but oh well.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 2/5

    Service: 4/5

    February 5, 2018

    We enjoyed a very nice lunch and spent time after chatting, it was nice not to be rushed out and able to enjoy time with family and friends. The food exceeded my expectations.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    February 4, 2018

    We always enjoy dinner at the Schnitzel Hub. The food, ambieance and service are first rate. This has become one of our favourite restaurants!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    January 29, 2018

    Winterlious menu. Everything was very good, except the cherry perogies desert, the dough was rubbery. There was a large noisy crowd, we were lucky we sat away from them.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    January 19, 2018

    Most enjoyable, great meal.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    December 26, 2017

    They didn't have our reservation made online but were accommodating. Schnitzel too thick and too breaded based on my experience in Vienna. Two salad dressings, oil and creamy. Excellent coleslaw. Very good cheesecake.

    Ambiance: 3/5

    Cuisine: 3/5

    Service: 4/5

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