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The Host

#410 of 6,779 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
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14 Arthur St, Toronto, Ontario M9N 1C7, Canada
+1 416-962-4678
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:45 - 14:45
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 15:30
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Toronto, Canada
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163 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A group of friends went for lunch as we were at a workshop nearby. We told them we had limited time and they were great at getting our orders to us. We chose a selection of starters and main courses, which we shared. 3 out of 4 of us choose vegetarian and every meal (including the meat dish) was absolutely... More 

Thank Louise W
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great food, great service and nice location. Their prices are affordable. Double check with your server how spicy your dish might be. It's better to reserve before going there, I was asked if I had a reservation; and I didn't, but luckily there were tables available. I went there in Winter, can't wait to go there in Summer to sit... More 

Thank Ali_Shoula
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Instead of the winterlicious menu for lunch, my husband and I opted for the buffet as it was a better choice. The food was excellent- so savoury and delicious. I don't know the names of the dishes we had, but we both thoroughly enjoyed our meal and experience. We will be going back.

Thank Constance P
North Wales
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Take their recommendations and they'll steer you right. Good beer and white wine and a nice ambience. Did the job.

Thank Howardfromwales
Toronto, Canada
Level Contributor
24 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

The Host sets itself apart from most Indian restaurants with unique twists on traditional meals. The food is decadent - while not the absolute best I've ever had, it's definitely very good. The restaurant has a warm and inviting ambiance, and the service is good. I went for dinner with colleagues and we ordered a number of vegetarian dishes to... More 

Thank arus116
Trieste, Italy
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526 reviews
418 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 178 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

A fairly elegant restaurant in the Yorkville district of Toronto, but the food is mediocre. I had barbecued chicken (forgettable), lamb vindaloo (better), garlic nan (very greasy), mango lassi (too sweet and not particularly good). The waiter was very nervous and quite messy. They charged us for mineral water we did not ask for.

Thank YouBeeTs
Bengaluru, India
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2016

Nice environment. Good Chicken 65 and tasty biriyani but they could add a few more pieces of meat. The washrooms were very dirty which was suprising.

Thank indianknight4u
Markham, Canada
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123 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

The staff from my office dropped in for lunch. We enjoyed the wide variety of hot dishes and dessert. My favourites were the butter chicken and fresh naan. This was a good find as it is often difficult to find a reasonably priced meal in Yorkville.

Thank Valerie F
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

It's been a long time since I had food this good. The service was also good. Will definitely return.

Thank Sandra L
Ottawa, Canada
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129 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 September 2016

It has been a while since any of us were here although I remembered the excellent fish skewers during my last visit here. We started with two plates of Chaat Papri - crispy wafers garnished with a combination of potatoes, chickpeas, yogurt and tamarind chutney, sprinkled with spices. This was followed by the Tandoori Chicken (marinated overnight in yogurt and... More 

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Jay S, Owner at The Host, responded to this review

Hello Thanks for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed Always striving to offer our best. Sincerely Team of Host Toronto More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:45 - 14:45
17:00 - 22:00
11:45 - 14:45
17:00 - 22:00
11:45 - 14:45
11:45 - 14:45
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Arthur St, Toronto, Ontario M9N 1C7, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Etobicoke
  • Neighbourhood: Etobicoke
  • Phone Number: +1 416-962-4678

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Etobicoke is a relaxed area along the Humber River. It's saturated with green spaces and conservatories, making it a premier destination for outdoor sports, hiking, and nature walks. Its abundance of parkland and lakes makes it a typical spot for fishing, picnicking, and camping out, especially in warmer months. The peaceful area is also enjoyed by families, who appreciate its boardwalks and sports facilities. Locals enjoy the variety of golfing and country club opportunities, which also provide lessons for golfers of any skill level.
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