KŌST

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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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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.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Toast to 2020 with KŌST! We will be serving a special prix fixe menu this New Year's Eve. We'll also be celebrating with a live DJ, midnight countdown and party favours! First seating: $95 Second Seating: $125. Optional wine pairing available.

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 1134 People Are Saying
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SP
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came for the view and was impressed by the knowledge of our server on wines . Unique flavours complimented the dishes . Our choice was salmon and black cod .

I
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food2service1ambience1

Dirty glasses with red lipstick, chewing gum in a napkin and after a longer talk with the manager at least a voucher.

G
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Bathroom was difficult to find and there was a crew filming on that floor which made it awkward, no access to the stairs going down had to take the elevator

a
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall2food3service2ambience2

they assigned us a table beside a group of ppl around 20, and those ppl yelling ,talking, like they booked the whole restaurants ,we couldn't hear each other unless we put up a high volume like in a flea market. last time i've been there, it was very good experience but this time, i advised kost should at least kindly isolate those group or assigned other customers at another side of the restaurant.

R
Toronto
34 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great experience today. Staff are attentive, pleasant and engaging. Enjoyed chatting with Juan and Patrick, who consistently made us feel welcome all weekend. Will recommend to friends and will return. Thanks to all!

E
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I came here for my fiancé’s birthday dinner, it was amazing, she loved the food, the view and every aspect of the night out.

KS
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Slow service, ran out of chicken, limited menu options, farm salad was terrible. Waiter was very pleasant and suggested coming back in the summer months when the patio opens. Overall poor experience.

AC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great service, ambience is nice. Food was delicious. Our server Ludovic was very nice and explained to us everything that we asked about the food we ordered. Definitely coming back in the summer.

T
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

The view from here is gorgeous and the restaurant is beautiful. I’ve always found the food just ok especially for the price point. I’ll never come for dinner again. Recommend for brunch or lunch to show people the city, but sorry Kost your food just doesn’t cut it for me at your price point.

JS
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall3food5service2ambience4

I went here with some friends for my birthday. The service was friendly but extremely slow and forgetful. The food was excellent, especially the coconut pancakes. The breakfast potatoes were missing a bit of a kick, so I asked for some black pepper 3–4 times to 2 different staff but never got it.

Once the clouds opened up, the view was great.

S
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Good food. Lots of casual patrons in sweat pants. Great service. Slightly over priced.

DG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Service our Waiter Ethan was awesome made the experience even better, can't beat the views even when its not summer! Fried Chicken is outstanding!

ID
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

This restaurant is highly over-rated based on past reviews that influenced my decision for a birthday celebration.
3 of 5 of us had the steak, it was over-cooked and tasteless even though the orders were for medium-rare & medium, the black cod was good.
Service was ok, waiters/waitresses did not come by to check once drink/food was delivered, we had to get up to get the attention of someone to get us the bill. Despite booking this for a birthday celebration which was mentioned in the reservation details, they never asked us whose bday it was & didn't bring desserts with a candle as is done at almost all restaurants.

LT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favs. I brought a friend for her birthday and our waiters went out of their way to make her feel special. Food was fantastic and service was amazing.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional service- food was amazing

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always a great spot for great service and a view with friends.

m
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Apart from the view and ambience there food lacks originality and has been done before. For a place that could be soo much more coz of the view, it was very disappointing in how average the food was.

S
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been to this restaurant 2 times now and we really enjoy it but this time around they didn't have 30 oz steak we usually get, which a little disappointing but other than that it was really good.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was wonderful

OT
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place - First time, and would come again, especially in the Summer.

LW
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A beautiful couple’s date at KŌST. What was meant to be a shorter brunch encounter extended into something much more special.

A huge thanks to Carlos as well as Laura for their kind and professional assistance during our time together.

A guaranteed recommendation for others and a must-book-again for my lady and I.

Thank you

K
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience4

The service was just ok. The manager was very nice - asking us to move our table to make room for other tables and check how things were (after being told our table complained but it wasn't ours it was the one beside us). Our waiter seemed disinterested in serving us and didn't come by to check on us. The food was just ok. For the price I thought it would be better. Bland scrambled eggs in a tortilla shell with a handful of tiny chopped up potato pieces wasn't really worth the $17 price tag.
The space is very pretty and the view beautiful, but I won't be going back to eat there any time soon.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxed atmosphere, easy to hear my mate, and engage with company. Ample seating options. Attentive staff. Definitely recommend!

GN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Service could have been better. They needed more staff.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was outstanding! Unlike they do fusion so well. Every dish is fantastic. The ambience and view are unbeatable!

R
Toronto
34 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing atmosphere and view. Service was top notch. The avocado toast and Benedict were delicious. Will come back soon. Tip: add vodka to their healthy juices for a good kick.

ME
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Excellent service from host until the end. Great quality food and amazing view. The only thing bugs me are the restrooms are not on the same level and to access it you have to pass trough an exit staircase in concrete after you pass between the kitchen and the dishwasher area....since the building is new and the decor is so nice...why being so cheap on the restrooms access?

RL
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Loud would prefer keeping background music as background

OT
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lodi ik is a good standard server!!!

L
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Took my mom here for brunch and it was a lovely overall experience!

A
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. The fried chicken and short ribs were amazing! Service was food and a great view. Overall enjoyed our evening!

AM
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

First time experience wasn’t that great, there were a lot of issues.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience1

First of all, I made a reservation near window, they gave me a table at middle of the bar. Second, all waitress were poker face, they do not put smile on their face at all. The food serving was so slow even they were not busy. All in total, not worth to come the second time. The music there was so loud, we cannot even enjoy our conversation and food.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

My friends and I were visiting each other from different parts of Canada and chose Kost for the views and atmosphere. We had a lovely window spot and watched many people go outside to take picture with one another. When we went out, a staff member repeatedly yelled at us stating the outdoor area was closed and did not provide a reason why. He just yelled like we had purposely broke a rule, yet the doors were unlocked and there was no indication it was closed other than his yelling. Needless to say, he ruined our experience by treating us horribly.

GB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Most importantly the food is delicious and plentiful. The prices are fair and service is excellent.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Superb food, setting, service, and decor.

OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Absolutely beautiful views of the city.
Food was great.
Noise is too loud.

PR
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

love this place! friendly staff and good choices of wine

KL
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is amazing as always. Special thank you to Susie and Manager Patrick for making the experience very special for me.

And great food. Thank you for the recommendations Susie! Had the kale salad with shrimp and the lamb for lunch

c
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and healthy lunch, great views, bright and airy space. Really enjoyed!