The Host Fine Indian Cuisine

3/5
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Cuisine type

  • Indian,

Dishes

  • Curry,

Features

  • Restaurant With Delivery Services,
  • Restaurant With Party Services,
  • Wheelchair-accessible Restaurant,

Atmosphere

  • Trendy,
  • Casual,

Products and Services

  • Vegetarian,
  • Vegetarian,

Languages Spoken

  • English,
Location
14 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto, ON M5R 1A9
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Opening Hours *Holiday hours

Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday

Rates:

  • $11 To $25,

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hmdi6027
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Great food, Always. Their Friday Lunch buffet is excellent.

Atmosphere: 5/5
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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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Restaurantica12
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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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Restaurantica12
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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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Restaurantica12
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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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Restaurantica12
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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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Restaurantica12
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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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Restaurantica12
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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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Restaurantica12
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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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Restaurantica12
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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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Restaurantica12
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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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August 17, 2019

The Chef's special of an Unripe Jackfruit recipe was not so special. Otherwise everything was excellent from Ambience, Service to other dishes we had. The Mila Zula Starters were really a great start.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

August 15, 2019

Great experience every time! Love this place!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 17, 2019

We had a wonderful time

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

July 6, 2019

Went for Summerlicious but got lucky and were advised to try the Friday-only buffet. Excellent on every count.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 30, 2019

The quality of the food and service has pretty much crashes to a point where you are like this is the worst food I ever had. Lamb roganjosh had lamb as hard as a shoe, butter chicken had cold pieces or chicken in them ... and for our appetizers we ordered two platters, one came to our table first and then we had to wait over 15 mins for the next platter... service average but food was real crap - this isn’t the same host where I used to be a regular - I would suggest go to any other restaurant in Yorkville if you want to enjoy food but not the host.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 3/5

June 24, 2019

Everything was excellent

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 22, 2019

Very good authentic North Indian food together with attentive service. Our friends thoroughly enjoyed the meal.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 7, 2019

We were delighted with everything! Wouldn't hesitate to recommend The Host to anyone, and each of us in our party will be returning at some point in the future, most likely on our upcoming visit to the ROM.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 2, 2019

Overall a good experience. Maybe they can increase the spice level a bit

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

May 10, 2019

Lovely restaurant. Thank you.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 3, 2019

Drinks were a little slow arriving but the food was excellent!! They were busy but service was generally attentive.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

March 29, 2019

Great food and good service. Recommended!!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

March 24, 2019

Love atmosphere, service was good and food was delicious ! I'd recommend going here !

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 22, 2019

Great meal and friendly, professional service. Would certainly go back again.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

March 13, 2019

everything was wonderful. will certainly go again

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2019

My guest was late in arriving and the staff was extremely gracious, particularly since the restaurant was crowded, and never made me feel that I was taking up space that could have been used by someone else.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 9, 2019

Toilet was not clean

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

January 31, 2019

Everyone very friendly. They always bring some complementary papadams quickly. Food delicious. All in a very pretty restaurant.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 12, 2019

My go to Indian Reataurant in the city. The dishes are as varied as they are delicious. Service is attentive, curtious and professional. Best butter chicken in the city.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

January 7, 2019

We had a wonderful dining experience. The service was attentive and highly professional. The food was great and the setting and ambiance are beautiful. It is a quiet restaurant where you can have long, uninterrupted conversations.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

December 29, 2018

Very nice moment in family. We enjoyed!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 9, 2018

Legitimate tasty Indian food

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

November 24, 2018

Delicious!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 22, 2018

Good was too sweet. Slow customer service

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 2/5

September 24, 2018

Delicious food at good price, perfect location , nice sitting area

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

May 31, 2018

Food quality seems to be a bit lower than a couple of years ago. It was hard to tell the difference in flavor between the sauces of each dish...

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 4/5

February 15, 2018

Service was very poor and unprofessional. Food was fine but the service ruined out evening

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 1/5

July 11, 2017

Delicious food as always and great service! The lamb was succulent and one should definitely get the roti ki tokri.....coming back for sure!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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

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