KŌST

4.5
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CAN$31 to CAN$50
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Californian
Kōst is a 44th-floor rooftop restaurant and bar featuring unparalleled panoramic views of the city from Toronto’s BISHA Hotel. Inspired by the Baja Peninsula, Executive Chef Morgan Bellis, unites the bright, fresh and lively flavours of the Californian coastline by way of colourful dishes and refreshing cocktails. Kōst welcomes guests for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
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MJ
Toronto
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Food was not consistent with the menu description

Ahi tuna - was Albacore.

Ordered fries with main as a side. They arrived after all the mains were finished - at clearing.

Restaurant was half empty and was seated facing the coat racks.

LM
Toronto
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food was amazing

S
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great views of the City, excellent food, very friendly service

L
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The restaurant ambience and food was great and our group would definitely come back for it! Our waitress was attentive and super nice! While our group acknowledges the restaurant manager's intentions to try and connect with us during our time there, he should have been more mindful of his words which left our table feeling awkward. The restaurant manager said he would have loved to join us if we had brought a young 20-30 year old for him. This was a little sexist and just rude as we were a table of ladies in our early 30's. Other than that experience- we had a great time.

S
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for a birthday brunch and had the best time. The service was impeccable, food delicious and the ambience makes you feel like you're at a chill rooftop in LA!

HT
Montreal
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A bit too busy so the waiter/waitress was a bit slow but everything else was fantastic!

MS
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Food was extremely tasteful and beautifully plated. I would have wanted bigger sizes, especially on the lamb that was "shareable". The Ahi Tuna was amazing.
The staff was helpful and service-minded. One in our party was 30 min late, but that was not a problem. We also got great tourism tips.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time for family day evening with friends. Thanks for the CN tower view - it was a beautiful complement the good food.

A
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My boyfriend and I ate at Kost recently and it was an amazing experience. We were seated right by a window and had a beautiful view. The environment was bright and welcoming. The food was incredible. I ordered the coconut pancakes as well as avocado toast and it was the best food I’ve eaten in a really long time. The waitress was nice and we also had coffees that were perfect. We definitely plan on going again!

m
Toronto
34 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Sitting on the 44th floor of a hotel, you are not only paying for the incredible views at KOST, but also for the quality of their food, which was delicious in every bite. The service staff are attentive, friendly, and as we arrived close to 6PM, ensured that we still managed to take advantage of their happy hour of $1 oysters and 1/2 wines by the glass, moving quickly to accommodate my tasting requests so I could get my order in on time. On that note, they have a great wine list, featuring both local and international wines.

Of course the proteins of the main dishes were delicious, but what really made them sing were the garnishes. Puree was airy and silky, vegetables packed full of dynamic flavour. Their salads are worth $19, with interesting ingredients, finely cut vegetables and herbs and chock full of punchy flavours.

I've only ever come in the winter, but I would love to come back and enjoy the patio in the warmer weather. I bet it would be wonderful.

J
Calgary
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server, who’s name I believe is John, always provides exceptional service.

OT
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were wonderful and even brought me a birthday Muffin!

S
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Celebrated Valentine’s Day. Beautiful atmosphere, food presentation was excellent and delicious! Would recommend to my friends and family!

V
Ayrshire
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

Food was cold.
Service was bad.
Silverware was dirty.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was by far one of the best birthday brunches I have had. The food was delicious and very fresh tasting. We were seated in a perfect spot and our waitress was very friendly. Definitely will be returning.

OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

While the place itself is gorgeous and has awesome views of the city - the true value here was the Sommelier that saved the night. The food itself was ok. We were expecting something a bit higher quality, there are so many better restaurants with views and settings. They should really consider some new approaches. I’d recommend the Cod curry thing - that was pretty good.

The sommelier chose a fantastic light red for the evening which saved the night. If you book this place, understand that the views is what you’re looking for.

B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Server was very emotional on our set menu when asked simple questions. He came off very short, and seemed like he wasn't having a good night at all. Sad experience on a $600 bill if you ask me.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was for Valentine’s

M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I think it is over priced for what you get. I had the short ribs and they were not tender, salad was good, dessert was very good and wine was good but expensive.

OT
Edmonton
2 reviews
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu. Food was incredible. We all ordered from the “Winterliscious” menu and loved it. Staff was amazing!

TS
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with friends to check it out during Winterlicious. Food was great, all of us loved lamb and braised beef the best , beef tartar and avocado salad were very very good. Tres leche was favorite desert.
Will come back in summer to check out the terrace.

TM
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We cam with a last minute reservation. The restaurant was busy. The service was amazing. Winterlicious menu was very good. We enjoyed out time at Kost.
Look forward to coming back soon.

TK
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, good service, good atmosphere.... always enjoy it here

T
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious! Service was great (very attentive), amazing view.

PM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on 11 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and our server was the best!

SG
1 review
Dined on 10 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Nice little spot, small enough that it wouldn't get too crowded or noisy, I imagine. Great decor, very good table service from staff. Natasha our server was very helpful and the host also added to the experience. Food was okay. Did the winterlicious set menu, soup was nice but the braised beef was fatty and super tough. Salmon seemed to be enjoyed. Brownie was delicious, but not what we were expecting. read caramelized banana... must've just been the ice cream 'flavor'
all in all we had a nice time.

VK
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service was exceptional! It was my first visit and I was really impressed with the customer service especially from the host!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall4food4service2ambience5

The service was a bit off but the food was okay. Good ambiance and the view was great.

SD
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal staff, very friendly and prompt.

Noise level was a little high for our infant, but otherwise great.

J
1 review
Dined on 9 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great experience for brunch. Beautiful view of the city

TM
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful view. Beautiful place. We loved food and service. Brunch was out if this world. I look forward to coming there again.

LR
1 review
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

In terms of food it was incredible but our waiter was very very short with us and would be gone for a ridiculously long amount of time to the point where we had to ask another waiter to help us because we were starving or thirsty. We also requested to get the couch seating and when we got to the restaurant were told the couch seat was only available for 5 people; we had 4 of us and big balloons. A few minutes after we were seated both couch tables were filled but each party had 2-4 people. It’s ridiculous we had been requesting it for 3 and a half weeks. If I’m paying that much I expect some decent service.

RR
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

TOTALLY 5 Plus STARS 🦋
My friends and I had lunch at the Kost for the first time last week. We were TOTALLY WOWED!!!!
From the moment we walked in we were treated with the best service. The views are beyond spectacular. We felt that we were in a chic California restaurant gazing at the water and patio.
The food is healthy, fresh, and so delicious. We went for Winterlicious and were so impressed by the selection.
We want to thank Patrick, Laura, Michael and the entire team for making our first experience so memorable.
We have already made reservations for an upcoming birthday and date night.
With gratitude,
🦋Rosemarie Taylor

JB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 7 February 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Yes I would for brunch, but I was not a fan of the winterlious lunch menu.

CZ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to KŌST for our anniversary during Winterlicious. The food was fantastic - the salad was light and fresh, the lamb melted in your mouth. Really nice cocktails too.

RF
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quite a long wait at the door to be seated for our reservation, however, that was to be expected during Winterlicious. Ordered from the Winterlicious feature menu - food was phenomenal, service was great and very timely and the ambiance was delightful. Cocktails were good and paired well with the food, however, they were a little pricey.

PC
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The view was fantastic and a great end to a short sister vacation to the big city.

EL
1 review
Dined on 6 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was soooo good
and winterlicious promotion price was really reasonable!!!
The best experience in Toronto ♡

t
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall2food2service1ambience4

View of the city and ambiance of the restaurant were great. However, service was one of the worst I've experienced (almost non-existent to the point where we felt ignored by the waiter). Food was okay but nothing mind-blowing. There are better restaurants out there. I won't be coming back.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pre theatre dinner - great friendly service, modern and bright set up, beautiful views from the 44th floor. Food was fantastic, prepared with care and beautiful presentation.
Will come back again in the summer.