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259 Host

#294 of 6,790 Restaurants in Toronto
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Downtown West
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259 Wellington Street, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3E4, Canada
+1 416-599-4678
11:45 - 23:30
Closed now
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Sun 12:00 - 22:30
Mon - Thu 11:45 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sat 11:45 - 23:30
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Houston, Texas
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171 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We were staying at the hotel right next door. I'm glad I didn't allow some of the negative reviews to sway my decision to eat here. We have nothing but positives to say about our dining experience. Service was top-notch and the food was amazing. We had pakora, rack of lamb, butter chicken, chicken tikaa, garlic nan, and saffron rice... More 

Thank JCAJCrew
San Jose, Costa Rica
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213 reviews
154 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant was recommended to us by an Indian coworker and his family, and it really lives up to its reputation. The menu isn't as extensive as your usual Indian restaurant, but all the dishes we tasted had clearly been polished to perfection. Curries, kebabs, cheese, breads, all excellent. The service and timing were all very good as well, but... More 

Thank Jorge V
Montreal, Canada
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31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I dine here often as it is conveniently located close top my hotel. Everything is done right from the expert spicing of the dishes to the freshness of the nan and generous portions. The choice of available drinks prevents me from awarding them a full 5 marks. Nevertheless, the service is excellent and I am always looking forward to the... More 

Thank Tony N
Greater London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a man away from his family on business for a month or so at a time, I love this place. The food is first class, good portions, and the service impeccable. I'm pissed off because I've lived opposite this place for almost six months and have only discovered it two days before I fly home.

Thank guyguy4342
St. John's, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was exceptional. Second time we have ate at Host both times amazing food. Only problem last night was with our waiter. He was at best, breathing. He was anywhere else but doing his job. I guess he did not want to be there and it showed. This was unfortunate because the kitchen crew got there game together and deserve... More 

Thank S B
Montreal, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I read through the mixed online reviews and its hard to believe we are talking about the same place. I thoroughly enjoyed my evening at 259 Host! The host and waiters were attentive, friendly and efficient. We enjoyed the most delicious mango martini's, samosas, Butter Chicken, Bhartha, rice and nann. The food was rich and spicy and while I agree... More 

Thank atkinsor
Toronto, Canada
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have to say I have a special place in my heart ❤️ for this restaurant. I had my wedding reception party here but could only return for dinner after Over 3 years.... This is one of the few places you go for Indian fine dining... The quality of food is amazing and the dishes that are on menu you... More 

1 Thank Ruby V
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2017

Probably the worst service I've got in the recent past. We walked in and we were seated right away. Once we got seated it just kept going down the hill from that point. We were given menus to look at, and we had to go look for the waitress so that we could order our food. The restaurant was not... More 

Thank Siv l
Level Contributor
41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

A trip to our headquarters in Markham would not be complete without a group lunch at this restaurant. The food is excellent and with the luncheon buffet it is easy to get in and out for a quick business lunch.

Thank klh456
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90 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

Food here is great - prices are a bit higher but worth it for the quality. The Tandoori chicken in particular is great - also enjoyed the rice and vegetable dishes

Thank Ashik B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$22
Indian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Delivery
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:45 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:45 - 23:30
11:45 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 259 Wellington Street, Toronto, Ontario M5V 3E4, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Toronto>  > Downtown West
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown West
  • Phone Number: +1 416-599-4678
Quality Indian food in a relaxed and intimate setting. The knowledgeable staff will help you choose from their variety of creative dishes.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Downtown West

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Downtown West
Downtown West is home to Toronto's gorgeous Inner Harbor, and is a must-visit for lovers of art and the outdoors. The area's rich cultural heritage is celebrated by a number of monuments and museums, giving the neighborhood a mature feel. As a premier destination for modern art, people here stroll through the cool contemporary pieces at the Power Plant, enjoy the outdoor installations along Queen's Quay and Canoe Landing, and picnic among the zany designs of the Toronto Music Garden. The waterfront itself is often suffused with bikers and joggers, and the harbor is always packed with classic ships with masts raised. The vintage boats and ferries to the Toronto Islands make for a charming contrast against Downtown West's backdrop of skyscrapers, condos, and food trucks serving up hot, fresh fare to locals on the go. The area has a peaceful energy, and is popular with tourists and Torontonians alike.
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