The food continues to be as creative and delicious as ever, with knowledgeable and attentive service. All dishes are suggested for sharing, but the very small size of the "small plates" challenges that approach, even for two persons. As the prices of the small plates are steep for their size, ordering more than one portion of the small dishes would really inflate the bill.
Heard so much about how great the food is and was not disappointed! Had the tasting menu - everything was fantastic. Anton treated us with amazing service and we will definitely be back.
Wonderful service and exquisite food. We really enjoyed the Burmese tofu, pomelo betel leaves, pumpkin dumplings and cauliflower curry. My husband loved the duck- it was beautifully presented. Surprisingly vegetarian friendly. Awesome cocktail list.
We took a friend from out of town to DaiLo, because we were sure he would have a good time. The food was excellent. We let the chef choose and were rewarded with terrific dumplings and sumptuous duck. Fun cocktails. Service was fast and knowledgeable. We went home full and happy, and we will certainly return.
DaiLo is now one of my favourite restaurants in Toronto. It was my first time going last Sunday and it did not disappoint the slightest. The chefs choice pre made dishes are absolutely fantastic!! There is so much variety in the dishes and there was not one that I didn't like. I would highly recommend this unique and wonderful restaurant to everyone!! If you haven't gone here, you must go!
great food, even better service
This was a spectacular dining experience in every possible way. Our only regret was not being able to try every single item on the menu. Next time !!!
Best meal I’ve had in a long time.
My boyfriend and I absolutely adore this gem in Toronto. What makes it truly special is the outstanding service we get every time we come for a visit. Not only is every waiter incredibly kind, but knowledgable about each dish they serve. The food is truly a work of art with each dish exploding with flavour - with the benefit of portion size being decent as well! Some favourites and must try's include the pumpkin dumplings, deep-fried watermelon, & octopus tacos. DaiLo is worth every penny!
Awesome experience! 6 of us had the DaiLos choice menu and we were delighted by every single course and left very full and satisfied! Highly recommend!
Fantastic restaurant. Cool, relaxed vibe and high-end cuisine.
A word “ amazing” can only describe this restaurant. I take my hat off to the chef creativity and attention to the each ingredient.
What a wonderful way to enjoy a birthday dinner! The special, a deep fried lobster, drew other diners over to our table for a peek. The service was exemplary and we were well taken care of. I desperately look forward to my next visit to DaiLo!
Best meal ever.
We ordered a $50 plate of duck that was sent out cold.
It was just very disappointing, I had been wanting to try the restaurant for ages :(
Food was amazing, our waitress was super knowledgeable and sweet. I forgot her name but she was from Syria. Great overall experience.
DaiLo was perfect. From the ambiance, service and food - everything was great. Our server, Jeffrey was such a pleasure and so was everyone who served us here and there. They knew their menu, suggested some cocktails, and was overall easy to talk to. We did the tasting menu as it was our first time there and wanted the element of surprise. We definitely were surprised and delighted at how unique/good the food was. Highly recommend!
Highly recommend the chef’s choice option. Every course was fantastic and it is great value for the price.
Honestly overhyped. The dishes we’re creative and I could see at one time how it could have been really good, but the quality wasn’t there. We had 5 dishes and in each the flavours were not balanced, and each were overly salty. Out of all 5 the only one I would recommend is the Burmese tofu. Overall there are much better restaurants in Toronto especially for the price.
The food at DaiLo was fantastic--the DaiLo recommended tasting course provided us with five delicious courses (a total of 10 great dishes) that were Asian with a twist. The staff was knowledgeable and very pleasant, and the place has a great vibe. A must-try in Toronto!
Delicious food with wonderfully complex flavors. Knowledgeable service, great ambiance. Highly recommended!
Anton and Geoffrey were excellent hosts. They guided my wife and I through one of the best meals we have ever had. This place is a true gem.
Outstanding. The waitress knew the menu and provided valuable guidance to tailor our meal.
I thought the owner was enjoying himself to much with his friends and the bar...
We (4 of us) went for a special occasion and ordered the tasting menu. They accommodated one of the non-meat eaters extremely well. All the courses were excellent and beautifully presented. All the servers we had were friendly and attentive. Highly recommend.
I went to DaiLo for a graduation dinner for my boyfriend. We got the "DaiLo's Choice" menu and were not disappointed. Honestly, I expected to leave hungry because oftentimes set menus are very small portions. We not only had more courses than I expected but each potion was bigger than I thought it would be. Everything was amazing and to top it off, the service was great. Even though we were at the bar, our server checked in on us many times and was very helpful with our drink choices. Even though I asked for a bottle of wine under 70 dollars, the server didn't just recommend the most expensive in that range. She went through the effort of explaining her favorite in each category and why it would be good with our food. Would definitely recommend this experience for anyone looking for a special occasion dinner!
Good food good waitress but meal service was too slow, first course took more than 30 mins to come out and everything continued at that pace
Passion is palpable. Everyone we interacted with - servers, sommeliers, chefs and owner - was humble and nurturing, while obviously knowledgeable and confident. Every dish that hit the table was delicious - the 3 that stood out the most: the Pumpkin Truffle Dumplings (these will melt your heart), the Sichuan Braised Beef (the depth in this broth-ey sauce is simply soulful), and the Whole Fried Giggie Trout is a feast for salty eyes (DO NOT MISS finger-dipping the fried trout in the green curry aioli - a next-level saucey labour of love!). The pisco sour I started with was on point and the wines - a perfect pair with each course. Still thinking about the Alsatian Chasselas - thank you for the little taste of this odd-ball wonder wine.
Good dishes, nice variety
Our experience was amazing. The food was fantastic, and our server and any staff we spoke to were very knowledgeable about the food. Our server provided a wonderful and detailed recommendation when we inquired about wine to go with dinner. We were celebrating my boyfriend's birthday and the ambiance was wonderful. My only concern was that we were told we could only have a high top table, even though we had made a reservation prior and the two tables beside us were not sat in the 2.5 hours we were there. By the end of dinner it was a bit of an uncomfortable seat. We did have an absolutely amazing experience and we will be back!
Fantastic tasting menu. Every dish was delicious, and we came away very full.
We did the chef choice/special. Our last 3 plates took so long to come out that we weren't hungry when we got the food. Which was disappointing because it was delicious.
Super loud in the restaurant when it's filled.
We had 8:00 reservations, we found our service to be extremely slow especially at the end . We were done by 10:45 . Food was excellent !
This was the most incredible and innovative dinning experience I have ever experienced.
I loved it and wished it would never end.
All the courses, the energy and then food was just amazing!
Nick is an awesome eChef. The whole night was well orchestrated with the service and pairings. Of yes, the food was more than awesome
Thoroughly enjoyed my meal here. Different, interesting and very flavorful. I will be back.
Inventive menu. Good service. Would definitely return to sample more of the menu.
Incredible service and meal! Would highly recommend the chef’s choice option if you have any dietary restrictions. Dishes were timed perfectly. The octopus tacos have a perfect amount of heat and are a must try! Servers were friendly and explained each dish in detail, however it was hard to hear them over the noise at times.
Overall great experience and will be back.
Great atmosphere. Great food. Great staff. Great everything. If you're going on a date, ask for the high-top tables.