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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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    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

    December 2, 2017

    One of my very favourite restaurants for luncheon. The staff are very pleasant and the cuisine delicious. Be careful, though, at dinner -- the schnitzel is plate-sized!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 26, 2017

    It was an excellent dinner. Food and drinks superb. Service very friendly and efficient. Very happy with this resto and will come back for sure

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    November 1, 2017

    Alex provided excellent service, very attentive and kind. Food was delicious; vegetables a bit too cool but all else was perfect. thanks for a nice evening.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    October 9, 2017

    Awesome place for an amazing meal. Perogies, schnitzel and spaetzle are the best. Service can be a little slow but well worth the wait!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    October 1, 2017

    We both agreed that this restaurant is a "hidden gem".

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 17, 2017

    Very good especially Apple Strudel

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    September 16, 2017

    Schnitzel hub is the greatest and the service was exceptional. We will definitely be back!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    September 6, 2017

    Server was attentive, cordial and got everyone's order correct. Food is very good for this type of food. Not a fancy 5 star type food place but excellent for a hardy schnitzel place. Spatzel were excellent. Will return.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    August 28, 2017

    our first time was great. Will come again.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 19, 2017

    Restarant was not crowded but the service was slow. Long wait between courses. I wasn't bothered but if you were on your lunch hour or in a hurry it wouldnt work. The food was good, prtions wete big and it was hot! Worth waiting for.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 3/5

    July 18, 2017

    Very fast and friendly service. The food is very filling.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 15, 2017

    Best Summerlicious Ever

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    July 12, 2017

    Great place all Around! Highly recommend!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

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