DaiLo

4.8
1086 reviews
CAN$51 and over
Asian
At DaiLo, we believe eating well is a fundamental part of living well, and how we cook, reflects how we live. Thoughtful and high quality ingredients lead to better lives and more delicious meals. Our New Asian Cuisine is predominantly Chinese fare but it follows the French tradition. At the heart of the menu is a love and respect for the dishes Chef Nick Liu ate growing up as the son of Hakka parents in Canada, but importantly, they are the dishes his ancestors have been eating for hundreds of years. Ancient favourites are augmented by Liu’s signature flair and updated to suit the western palate and the modern demand for local and sustainable ingredients.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 1086 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.7
Ambience
4.5
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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EmilyL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and service. Nice patio with small heat lamps.

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LindsayV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, ambiance and service are perfect. They do such an exceptional job.

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Sovereign
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I ate there for my birthday and had an umami bomb from flavours of its progressive plating system. The rumors are true, it is definitely the best restaurant in Toronto, I would recommend it to anyone I know!

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KimH
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Truly amazing experience. Nice heated patio was a plus. Great service.

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PeterG
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Sat outside due to pandemic measures.
Service was perfect in every way.
Food was outstanding as always.
It was cool outside and we wr offered blankets. We ordered a big pot of hot boozy tea instead: delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This restaurant is one of the most creative and delicious places I have experienced in Toronto. Our dining experience is always excellent. The dishes are authentically Chinese but with very unique Western expressions. If you grew up with Chinese home cooking this place will speak to you for sure. Even if not the food is amazing and worth experiencing!

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Bdev
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Why did the taster go up again?

Used to be 50

Then 65 (ok, prices go up I get it )

Now 75 ( that’s a lot for same amount of food)

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Eater
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Flavourful and fun, attentive and friendly service! Highly recommend... thanks for the evening!

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Tamara
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing quality of food. You can tell it was made with love. Must have the dumplings. Thanks again Chef!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent as always!

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vipEmilyC
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great meal! Chefs choice was spectacular!!! Service was impeccable

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and food

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HerbW
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fantastic, exotic and complex flavours. Had the Chef's preset course and the pacing was perfect, they accommodated each person's food preferences. Our waiter was so knowledgeable, attentive, and just made the whole meal an exceptional experience.
I would highly recommend!!

p.s well spaced tables for COVID, everything wiped down between diners.

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JodyP
New Orleans
19 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely one of the best restaurants in Toronto...amazing food and service. We always do the tasting menu, each time we've been has been a special experience. We can't wait to return. As an fyi...COVID protocols are top notch. We sat outside with a heat lamp which was perfect. Love DaiLo!

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FrancescaD
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

2nd time at DaiLo and always satisfied with the food quality and service !

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Anonymous
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

The tasting menu is a “must try” - so many unusual flavour combinations that result in a delicious and varied menu. Due to pandemic measures, noise level definitely more pleasant.

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Arjenv
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

DaiLo is one of the best in Toronto, for good reason. Their food is always an experience, a taste explosion. Always try something new (or the specials which I didn't do on my last visit and hearing afterwards that the chef is the person bringing the mushrooms to the island on which he has a cottage, should have listened to my partner!) because every dish is a treat.
Pricing is reasonable for the amount but certainly for the quality. Since recently I've also started deliberately ordering desserts, see how restaurants fare on that part, rather than just an afterthought. DaiLo didn't disappoint me on that front either. Finally, service is stellar. All around jewel.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful as always! The service is always top notch and the food amazing ❤️ we are regulars and have been going since they opened...this is our Friday night dinner out go to spot ❤️

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Peta
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Just popped in for a cocktail but experiences an absolute flavour explosion, as always. DaiLo never disappoints!

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DanielL
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a terrific time, will recommend to all my friends!

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic, as always.

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Roger
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall3Food5Service5Ambience5

This was our second time at Dailo. The food and service are great. We decided to go with the Tasting menu but it was not exactly the same as 1 year ago. We found that the plates were smaller; unfortunately we had to add to as we were not full.

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OpenTable Diner
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Complements to Nick Liu and Daniel. The food was mind blowingly good and so were the drinks. We will be back for sure:)

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Abbie
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience5

Service was great and sever was very friendly. But the food was alright, definitely didn’t exceed expectations and very pricey. For the price you pay for there are exceptionally better restaurant options. Didn’t feel like I got my money’s worth

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MichaelL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Soooooooo good food, this place is beeeest. Get the Burmese Tofu.

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MariaL
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

One of the best dinners I have ever had..Asian from all of Asia at its best. The White Rabbit Ice Cream was a surprise delicious ending to the meal!

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NaomiH
London
6 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was a perfect birthday dinner from the food to the service. We went for the a la carte, however, on the next visit we will definitely be trying the chef's choice. The food was excellent especially the wonton and the lamb neck rendang. Couldn't fault anything! Additionally, they came out with an extra palette cleanser of sorbet and a birthday cake for my boyfriend as a surprise :)

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place should be lined up around the block. The food is culinary genius.

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FarleyC
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience for our first visit! Recommend the chef’s tasting menu. Higher in price yet well worth the money! 8 dishes, perfect sharing sizes and the flavours & textures are needed to be experienced!! Great wine list to compliment the amazing food!! Highly recommended

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MatthewG
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience!
Dumb mask policy but not your fault.
Overall superb!!

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DanielG
Miami
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

wait staff were great, attentive and made good food/drink suggestions!

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Fred
Montreal
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Chefs table for 76$ is worth every penny.
Deep fried watermelon was unique and delicious. Carpaccio outstanding, the leaf and the dumplings were a world of flavors, refined and well balanced.
And we were more than satisfied with the octopus tacos and duck.
For dessert we had the "pudding" and that turned out being too much... we should have stopped at the sorbet. Gluttony is a sin...forgive me Dai Lo for I have sinned.

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MyraV
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic food - amazing flavour combined with great service. Highly recommend.

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AgnieszkaK
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely blown away by not only the service but more
Importantly the cuisine! Flavours coming from each angle and such amazing variety! We will be back...over and over and over again!

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KayP
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

One of the best meals Ive been served at a restaurant in the last 3 years. I had truffle fried rice, cauliflower curry, wontons, and tofu. I am a full meat eater and my guest was a a vegetarian and it was wonderful to see her have so many options....which I shared and were absolutely delicious. In fact while I loved my starter (wontons) after trying her tofu( house made) I was a bit green with food envy lol! Great server, great ambience - I had fun talking its praises over the last few days and look forward to doing it al again...

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TamL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience there. Tasting menu is always a recommended way to go.

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IvyC
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Service was great and there was a wide, unique variety of food on the menu.

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Betsyc
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

If you're looking for a culinary experience, this is the place to go! One of the best-hidden gems in the city, with the BEST tasting menu ever.

The staff is great, and very warm + inviting. Can't wait to be back!

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Vasili
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Food and service was good but not excellent. The food portions were small and expensive. I personally wouldn't go back again. There are other restaurants
with better quality food and less expensive.

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KevinM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Had a great night ... professional yet friendly service. Really interesting food.

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DaiLo is rated 4.8 stars by 1086 OpenTable diners.

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