KŌST

4.5
571 reviews
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Californian
Kōst is a 44th floor rooftop restaurant and bar from hospitality leader ICONINK, featuring unparalleled panoramic views of the city from Toronto’s BISHA Hotel. Inspired by the Baja Peninsula, Executive Chef Ben Heaton unites the bright, fresh and lively flavours of the Californian coastline by way of colorful dishes and refreshing cocktails. Kōst welcomes guests for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

I have heard great things about this place, however the Valentine's day menu was not worth the price I paid for! There were barely any options and at the end we received one desert in which we didn't have a choice to choose in between. Would like to try it again on a regular day but wouldn't suggest uf they have a fixed menu

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OT
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience and service. Staff was attentive and enthusiastic. Can’t wait to see the rooftop patio in the spring/summer!

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G
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service not very attentive. Dishes came out wrong. Steak was cold. Waiter was nice. Valet attendant was awesome. Folks at front of resto very kind and attentive

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great service and amazing food! View was fantastic, would go again

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s day celebration with my best friend
Wanted do something special and everything went great

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OT
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter Cody WAS AMAZING! We loved his energetic spirit. He was helpful in selecting our dishes and drinks. Place was clean and view was great.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

An amazing atmosphere with such friendly service☺️ Beautiful view of the city. Loved the whole vibe.

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N
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

I was most impressed with the service. The servers did everything possible to accommodate a baby. They were very friendly. The restaurant is beautiful.

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SB
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to KOST to celebrate our anniversary weekend with family! All of us really enjoyed the food and the ambience but the best part about this place was the service. Everyone seemed at the top of their energy levels and it reflected in their attitude towards their guests. Most of us were vegetarians and even though they have a small menu there were plenty options to choose from. The food was delicious! Would love to go back.

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CC
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and even greater service. The ambiance is excellent and the view is something to behold.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food but portions were small. Each “share” plate

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have the best lamb cutlets! The service was amazing and food was great. Will definitely return in the summer!

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CK
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

The wine was tasty and the service was the best we have had in the city. We went for the oysters , they weren’t the greatest, but the service made up for it !

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ZK
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This place is amazing, anyone who is looking for a beautiful ambiance and unbeatable views of the city, look no further

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Y
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. The person who served our table (Dominic, I think) was super friendly, patient, and thorough. The vegetarian dish was exceptional well made,.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice place and delish foods

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Great view otherwise nothing overly special.

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f
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My friend and I came here for Winterlicious 2019. I chose Kost because the menu was interesting. We were not disappointed by any of our food or drink choices. Entering the hotel, we received prompt and friendly information from the concierge about where to go (don't be afraid to ask otherwise you might not know what to do as they are on the 44th floor). There was coat check and stellar service.

My friend got the spiced farro pita with avocado crema, braised lamb leg with naan, and meyer lemon curd tart. The lamb was a little cold, but everything tasted amazing, especially the lemon tart. I got the fried calamari (a must), beef cheek curry, and chocolate tart. We also got a tumeric juice and rosemary lemonade. We asked for hot water since it was a cold day; that came in cute little tea pots with two wedges of fresh and fragrant lemons.

It was a bit noisy, making it hard to hear my friend. Since we were in close proximity to another louder couple, we heard most of their conversation. The couple constantly used flash to take pictures of each other which was distracting and headache-inducing. However, when I wanted to politely ask them from refraining from using flash, our waiter jokingly encouraged them to continue doing so. I was deterred from my original intent. I realize that none of this was the waiter's fault, as he was being jovial and good-spirited, but wished that he could have been more cognizant of how customers are affected by every element in a restaurant.
That minor blip aside, it was a beautiful atmostphere, delicious food, and excellent service.

This review was also posted on Google Maps.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff were very friendly and attentive and our food was incredible and came at the perfect time. Loves the decor and view!

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 5

Winterlicious menu. Ordered beef tartare and pita for apps. Very good, creative and unique. Mains: sea bream and burger. Sea bream was amazing, perfectly cooked fish and well seasoned dish. Burger was dry, nice toppings though. Fries were fresh, but too salty. Dessert: lemon curd and tres leche cake. Lemom curd was like eating lemon pie filling. It was unimaginative, and too heavy/sour. Tres leche was good, but nothing special in flavour.
Atmosphere: The place is gorgeous! Lots of light streaming in. Beautiful decor and wonderful view of cn tower.
Our waiter was good, a bit forgetful at times, and laid back. Service could have been faster, especially catering to working lunch crowd.

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N
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Disappointing. They got one of our orders wrong. My eggs were too runny. The next table had the same order as us but were given bigger portions. The staff was inattentive. After they dropped off the food they rarely approached our table again. I asked for fresh ground pepper that was just dropped at our table so i didnt realize she had brought it. There was a lot of wait staff and host staff so no excuse for the poor service. I will not be going back and i will definitely not be recommending this place.

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P
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a really great time for a 30th birthday brunch. They called ahead of time to find out who the birthday girl was and wished her a happy birthday as soon as we checked in. In addition, I requested a window table when reserving and this was honoured even though we were a small group. The staff was very friendly and the food was delicious. Cocktails were also quite good. If you are going with a group, I advise getting a savoury dish each and sharing the coconut pancakes. Washrooms were well-maintained. We will return for sure!

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L
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent service and the food was incredible. A great place to dine with family or friends. A modern and sophisticated restaurant with a casual twist.

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PW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow, what a sexy restaurant - ambiance is superb. Food was delicious. Service perfect. Also we happened to meet the restaurant Manager, who was incredibly warm and welcoming. He treated us to a complimentary drink! 5 stars.

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F
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Bit pricey, but all around food made up for it!

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MB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

It is a good restaurant, excellent service. I,don’t like the ‘atmosphere’ lighting: it is pitch dark, you can hardly see what your plate contains. I understand they want to make it appropriate for romantic dinner, but at least part of the dining room should have light for regular diners who are not on a romantic outing.

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JB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely venue, good food, great service.
The ambience was cozy, staff were very polite and attentive.
The view of the city from the 44th floor was breathtaking.

I only found the Bar list to be highly marked up.

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CK
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere, beautifully presented plates, amazing food. Will be back in the summer for the full experience with the windows open !

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K
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

I went to KOST for brunch and got the coconut pancakes. Although the pancakes were good, I don't think they were anything to write home about. I've had better pancakes at cheap diners. The service at KOST was terrible. The waiter seemed bored, unattentive, and uninterested in assisting my table. If you'd like to try it out yourself I would probably recommend going to KOST in the summertime, when skies are blue, windows are clear, and the view of the CN tower is the highlight of the whole brunch.

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HL
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Very nice environment with a nice view and really good food.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

Was booking for Winterlicious but when we got there we were told that they weren’t serving the Winterlicious menu. But we went anyway.

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RG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Short ribs were excellent as was the service. Thanks for making our one year anniversary special!

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RO
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family dinner to celebrate my sons 25th birthday. Our server Cody was very attentive and friendly. We took advantage of the winterlicious menus and it was excellent. From our table in the 44th floor we had a great view of the CN Tower and Lake Ontario. A very enjoyable evening and would recommend this restaurant.

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IV
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved the food, went for winterlisious and can't wait to go back for the regular menu. The food was perfect, the ambiance was good (a little too dim lights at night). The staff was good too.

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ZM
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Customer service
Great food and amazing view

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OT
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Was very impress with the food. Great atmosphere, trendy cool ppl. Service was great.

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LL
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

It was good value for the meal. Good food, not fantastic. I look forward to returning in the spring/summer to enjoy the patio and view of the tower.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!!!

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Good first experience

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T
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My dinner at KOST was amazing. The food was delicious, the ambience was great and the service was impeccable. I truly felt like a valued guest.

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