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The Host

14 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1A9, Canada
+1 416-962-4678
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  • Excellent42%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“naan” (20 reviews)
“butter chicken” (19 reviews)
“bhindi” (3 reviews)
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
14 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1A9, Canada
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Overall this is in my opinion the best Indian food in Toronto. I grew up on Indian food at home and cook it myself. The Naan is the best I have ever tasted in my life. At the Host I find myself eating it as...More

Thank BookofRobin
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My first visit to the Host was a great one! The service was what I would expect, the food was delicious and the facility was dimly lit and romantic. Slightly pricey for me but I will return.

Thank Allie A
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

The food here was delicious and the team made every effort to accommodate some of our preferences - the service is a bit slow - but given the food - this was not of concern . We ordered shrimp vindaloo - fantastic .- vegetarian options...More

Thank RoadWarriorworld
Reviewed 11 May 2018 via mobile

A longtime favourite restaurant, so expectations are high. We like the updates and changes to the menu which keeps it interesting. The appetizers and mains were all very good as expected. Service was fairly slow and Inattentive. The server wanted to leave the cutlery used...More

Thank Bruno S
Reviewed 5 May 2018

We recently went to The Host for dinner. The food was very good and the service through most of the evening was very good as well. We made reservations at 8:00 pm. At 9:30, while we are finishing our wine, we are approached by the...More

Thank luciperr
Jay S, Owner at The Host, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Hello: Thanks for your feedback. Barring the incident at the end, we are happy you enjoyed. We apologize that you were asked by another guest to vacate the table. Please be assured none of the host staff will ever give preference to one guest over...More

Reviewed 28 April 2018 via mobile

Recommended by an Indian colleague who joined us for a great meal. There is a small dining room at the back of the main restaurant which was great for our conversations Each course is a la carte so be prepared for the bill. A couple...More

Thank JCDown
Jay S, Owner at The Host, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Hello. Thanks for your feedback. We are glad you enjoyed. Sincerely Host Team

Reviewed 26 April 2018

I have been here before about a year ago. The food is still excellent and the staff, as usual , super friendly and very attentive. A great place. I will be back.

Thank Omar B
Jay S, Owner at The Host, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Hello. Thanks for your comments. We are here in this location for over 20yrs. Glad you enjoyed. Sincerely The Host Team

Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

We all enjoyed our pre-music show dinner at The Host in downtown Toronto. It was our 1st time in this location. They have other locations in other cities. The set up are quite classic; wall sconces and white linen. Most of all we enjoyed the...More

Thank Emily K
Jay S, Owner at The Host, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Hello and Thanks for your feedback. Always our pleasure to serve our guests. Looking forward to your next visit. Chef is considering upping some portion sizes.Sincerely The Host Team.

Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Wonderful food and service! We had a late lunch of Chana Masala and chicken vindaloo, with excellent naan. The only downside: we were too full to try any dessert.

Thank Colleen K
Jay S, Owner at The Host, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Hello Thanks for your feedback.Glad you enjoyed. You missed the best part, our kulfi ice cream. Looking forward to your next visit. Sincerely. Host Team

Reviewed 28 February 2018

Very upscale Indian restaurant. Attentive staff and delicious food. I like the fact that they play authentic Indian music as well. A very nice place for dinner.

Thank Marni2014
Jay S, Owner at The Host, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Thanks. Interesting you noticed our music selection. We had given the responsibility to pick songs to our new and young teammates. Good to hear they are adding to experience.Come back soon. Sincerely Host Team

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17 February 2018|
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Response from Ashim W | Reviewed this property |
Vegetarian for sure but unsure on gluten free especially since they serve naan bread
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$38
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Kids, 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 Prince Arthur Ave, Toronto, Ontario M5R 1A9, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 416-962-4678
Estd. 1996. Part of the host group. Celebrity chef Sanjeev Sethi's restaurant.
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