Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.09mi
  2. Distance: 0.17mi
  3. Distance: 0.23mi
  4. Distance: 0.33mi
  1. Distance: 0.09mi
  2. Distance: 0.17mi
  3. Distance: 0.23mi
  4. Distance: 0.33mi

Nearby points of interest

  1. Distance: 0.09mi
  2. Distance: 0.17mi
  3. Distance: 0.23mi
  4. Distance: 0.33mi
  1. Distance: 0.09mi
  2. Distance: 0.17mi
  3. Distance: 0.23mi
  4. Distance: 0.33mi

About DaiLo

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.

Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Asian, Chinese, Contemporary Asian

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30PM - 11:00PM

If no tables are available on OpenTable, please call and we will do our best to accommodate you

Walk-ins available

LoPan (upstairs) serving cocktails and snacks until 2am

Cross Street:
College and Bathurst

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options:
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(647) 341-8882

Website:
http://www.dailoto.com/

Catering:
Available

Parking Details:
Public parking lot behind us and plenty of parking on Palmerston and College.

Executive Chef:
Nick Liu

Private Party Facilities:
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.

Private Party Contact:
Lauren Ricketts: (647) 341-8882

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Wine

Offers

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Offers

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Let DaiLo share our love for you by making your Valentine's a special night. We'll be running our regular menu of Nick Liu's Modern Asian Cuisine, plus we'll be offering a few exciting add-ons. Complement the bold flavours with carefully paired wines and cocktails from Anton Potvin.

DaiLo Ratings and Reviews

5
4
3
2
1

4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.6

Service

4.7

Ambience

4.5

Value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (31)
Fit for Foodies (28)
Tasting Menu (20)
See All
Good for a Date (20)
Special Occasion (19)
Fun (19)
Hot Spot (18)
Neighbourhood Gem (16)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Cozy (12)
Casual (11)
Tapas (11)
Worth the Drive (11)
Handcrafted Cocktails (11)
Authentic (10)
Group Bookings (10)
Romance (10)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Local Ingredients (6)
Business Meals (5)
Notable Wine List (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Healthy (4)
Seasonal (4)
Spicy (4)
Late-Night Find (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Gluten-Free Options (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Vibrant Bar Scene (3)
Lunch (2)
People Watching (2)
Pre/post-theatre (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Outdoor Eating (1)
Sort by
S
439 reviews
Loading Reviews ...
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 3 days ago

I have had 3 excellent meals at Dailo. The food is interesting and delicious, and the service is very good. Their drink selection is good too - I enjoy their cocktails, my husband appreciates their beer selection. My one complaint is that the tasting menu took 3 hours to get through, which isn't uncommon, but is too long for my personal preference and comfort.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

Enjoyed my time here once again. As the menu changes seasonally, I haven't become jaded by the food here. Especially tasty we're the pumpkin/squash dumplings in a soy/butter sauce with perigord truffle shavings. Wine and drinks selection was extensive enough to satisfy all but the pickiest diner. A return will not come soon enough.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Spicy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 5 days ago

Loved the food. Loved the attentive service.

Food4
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 7 days ago

Overall fantastic experience. The dumplings were our favourite. We could have been seated at a more private table, as the conversation next to us was sort of distracting and there was plenty of room. Consider providing knifes for food that is difficult to cut with fork/chop sticks.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Service was excellent. Food was really good. Although I would have like to see a little bit more evolution in the menu.

Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value3

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Loud talkers and big tables - makes it hard for the deuces to hear each other

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 1, 2018

The service was outstanding. Had the NYE preset menu with wine pairing - good value and great food. Will definitely be back.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

It is New Year’s Eve and the quaint experience at DaiLo was exquisite. On an extremely cold night, it was an excellent prix fixe menu put together by the Chef that had not a single low point. Our favourites though - the Oysters and Pearls; the Miso Jerusalem Artichoke dumplings; and the 90-day dry aged ribeye. Our waitstaff was tremendous. The meal was also well-paced. This has been one of the best meals in the city and we tend to go out A LOT and try a lot of good food. An excellent value as well. We will be back!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Delicious as always! Coming from Malaysia, the interpretation of the rendang was particularly exciting and it’s execution, spectacular.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 24, 2017

From start to finish, absolutely fabulous!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 11, 2017

Just sit back and let them take you through a culinary journey. Its a symphony for the senses.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fun, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We ordered the tasting menu for four people and asked for all options to be meatless. The selections are creative and delicious. Our server was outstanding and the bartender was also fabulous.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
Food3
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on December 3, 2017

I had a great date with a sweet lady 🎖

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food was awesome!! My second time there orders the Chef choice. Love the surprise every time.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual
Food2
Ambience4
Service5
Value2

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I was really excited to try DaiLo especially after dining at Niagara Street Cafe so often as the food there was special. I was very disappointed in every dish we ordered - all of the flavours were so dumbed down that the food was tasteless. I am not sure how you can achieve that with Peking duck! We will not be back which is a shame because the service was outstanding and the decor was inviting. I will stick to Richmond Hill for Chinese cuisine at a fraction of the price - not the same service but at least the food has some pop.

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 18, 2017

It's my second time at Dailo and once again I was impressed with the quality of the food and service. The deep fried whole Giggie Trout is a must-order!

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The chef’s selection is the best choice so you get to try many different dishes. I recommend you ask them to slow down as the dishes came too fast and we weren’t finished the first one. They did slow down when we mentioned this.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 16, 2017

For two people you have to get the tasting menu. They were very gracious and able to accommodate a non meat eater.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Fantastic food as always

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 12, 2017

Went for my dad's 65th birthday and everyone loved it. Staff were great about the vegetarian in the group, accommodating and pleasant. The food was all beautiful and delicious and the wine recommended to us was wonderful. Definitely special-occasion prices, but absolutely worth it!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
Food2
Ambience3
Service2
Value2

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I just don't get it. It was SO highly recommended. And yet...not great. First off, it's pricey. I ended up spending 150 bucks US for two people. Second, for that money, we left hungry. Seriously. There was just not enough food. And third, it is LOUD in there. Like the kind of loud where holding a basic conversation was impossible because the loud guy and loud girl three tables down carry through the whole place.

Maybe that's why the service was inconsistent. Maybe they couldn't hear us. And one of their big special things - the big mac bun - they didn't even tell us about. i saw it going by and flagged someone down to ask about it. It was good and also very expensive. But because it's off menu you really depend on the staff to clue you in. They didn't. I had to dig.

To top it all off, when we got home, my date got very...intestinally distressed. So, yeah all in, i get the idea of wanting to do asian fusion. But you should maybe get it somewhere else.

Tags: Healthy, Organic
Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
·Dined on November 6, 2017

Food wasn’t as good as I thought it would be

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Austin)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Truly a great food spot with creative dishes and off menu gems. I was just disappointed we could not eat more as there was plenty to choose from that were very enticing. Lambs neck was fantastic and really tasty as was the jellyfish slaw. The bone marrow off menu item looked great but we were done for and could not order. Highly recommend and will be back the next time I am in Toronto.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Outstanding meal. Cannot recommend this restaurant enough. Strong wine and cocktail list that accompanies a delicious menu.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had the Chef's Tasting Menu and it was amazing. One of the best meals we have had!

Tags: Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 18, 2017

A great food experience

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Fabulous, innovative food. The octopus tacos were incredible- who would ever think of using jicama slices as a tortilla! And the trout was a work of art and delicious, with three sauces to compliment the fish. We were surprised to read the few negative reviews on Open Table - obviously folks who didn't appreciate Asian fusion with a flare. This restaurant is a must if you are in the area!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Delicious as always.

Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 13, 2017

The food was overall just ok. I was hoping for a more interesting food experience.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 7, 2017

This is our favourite restaurant in the whole city. Always perfect!! Such a treasure of dishes new and old favourites

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Romantic, Special Occasion
Food1
Ambience3
Service2
Value1

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 5, 2017

It was a really bad experience. I didn’t order the tasting menu. The octopus taco was okay then all the other I had was really bad. Especially the Peking Glazed Duck! It’s not Peking duck and it’s $49. I barely ate it. Then the waiter asked me how the duck was. I said it’s really bad. Then the waiter asked me DO YOU WANT ME TO BAG IT? I was kind of surprised by his question. My friend and I each had one small piece of the duck and left the rest on the table. When I had the check, the waiter asked me again if I want to bag it. I paid $50 plus tax for a really unpleasant Peking duck and didn’t even eat it. I think DaiLo should at least offer to remove the duck from the bill because that’s called serviced!

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Miami)·Dined on October 4, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the distinctive flavours and detail in this cultural tastebud explosion! Well done!!

Tags: Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
Food3
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 1, 2017

We chose the Tasting Menu which is reasonably priced at $65.00. Some dishes were on the menu while others were at the chef's discretion. I found a few of the dishes were similar in ingredients but slight different taste, not a lot of variety, just cooked different ways. Most of the dishes were good. The last two dishes which were served together were contrasting - One was gnocchi with bits of beef and Hen of the Woods mushroom and the other was the jelly fish slaw. The gnocchi dish was very salty which made the jelly fish slaw "flavourless", although it wasn't. I was a little disappointed that I did not get to try the Truffle fried rice. My favourite dishes were the Pomelo Betel Leaf, Cripsy Octopus Taco and the fried blossom with shrimp paste. There was also a wonton dish which was quite delicious. On my next visit I would rather select the dishes I wanted to taste rather than go for the tasting menu.

Tags: Special Occasion, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Very attentive servers, great recommendations, great knowledge of wine & food. Would recommend.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Tapas, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on September 27, 2017

Amazing food, keep it up. Wait staff were great and informative, seemed overwhelmed with amount of guests per server though

Tags: Hot Spot, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Fun, Tasting Menu, Casual, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 19, 2017

My favourite restaurant in Toronto, hands down. Spent almost 2 decades in the arts and culture sector in NYC, and can't think of a restaurant that I love more.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Love Dailo.

Food changes with their seasonal menu, but the dishes are always incredible. I also love that their truffle dishes contain ACTUAL SHAVED TRUFFLES, unlike most restaurants in Toronto which use a truffle oil and similar flavourless substitute. Service was great as usual.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Hot Spot, Tapas, Seasonal, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on September 12, 2017

Best restaurant I've ever been to. Absolutely incredible. Service is unreal.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Groups, Authentic, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Tasting Menu
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 10, 2017

really awesome, great food, great service, i wanted to come back the next day

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Tapas, Good for a Date, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (London)·Dined on September 3, 2017

One of the most fantastic meals I've ever eaten. The variety of flavours within each dish was incredible. We absolutely loved it, and the prices were very reasonable. The service was also top notch!

Tags: Special Occasion, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu

Report this review as inappropriate?

If you believe this review should be removed from OpenTable, please let us know and someone will investigate.