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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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    June 6, 2019

    A very pleasant experience, lovely environs, delicious food and excellent service!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 27, 2019

    Incredible service and delicious food! We were a larger group celebrating a birthday and our waitress was very attentive and made sure all our needs were met. Schnitzel Hub never fails to meet my demanding expectations! THANK YOU

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    May 10, 2019

    Great food. Great service. All at very fair pricing. Will definitely come again soon.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 24, 2019

    Nice food and friendly service.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    April 21, 2019

    Food was good. Staff was nice 🙂 Thank you

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    March 27, 2019

    Our monthly visit is always a pleasure! Remember, though, that if you visit the Hub for dinner, that the schnitzel is plate size!

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 23, 2019

    Excellent evening, they went above and beyond for our group, really enjoyed the whole experience.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 22, 2019

    Great lunch.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    March 2, 2019

    Love this place for a few reasons. I find the servers very friendly. I really like the food. It’s fresh, good value and always have extra to take home. Always keen to come back.

    Ambiance: 5/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 5/5

    February 19, 2019

    A little draughty but the food was lovely

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 5/5

    Service: 4/5

    January 19, 2019

    Bring the prices down and add a second side and it will get much busier here.

    Ambiance: 4/5

    Cuisine: 4/5

    Service: 4/5

    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

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