DaiLo

4.7
633 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Asian
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Good for a Date
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
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Cuisines
Asian, Chinese, Contemporary Asian
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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
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Phone number
(647) 341-8882
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Nick Liu
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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.
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Private Party Contact
Trevor Chen: (647) 341-8882
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Catering
Available
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Cross Street
College and Bathurst
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Parking Details
Public parking lot behind us and plenty of parking on Palmerston and College.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 633 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.8
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
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FP
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dailo is a rare gem in the dining world. The food is superb but the service really makes the meal. The service is some of the best in the industry. The staff take the time and care to ensure every guest is treated like a VIP. The Dailo tasting menu is about the best value in the city. Both the quality and quantity of food is a 10. We have been 5 times and are looking forward to number 6. Upstairs at Lo Pan also is a 5 star bar experience.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing over all

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AW
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional service both from the bartender and servers. Great value on the chef's selection and the food was fantastic. I would highly recommend.

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DL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food. Amazing wine list. Service was exceptional. We ate the tasting menu and there was not one dish that we didn't love. The flavor profiles were wonderful and wine well paired. The price was so reasonable! We will definitely be back!

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CL
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience, great food and exceptional service! You will definitely see me again!

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DV
Toronto
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Elevated Chinese fusion. Every dish on the tasting menu was a hit with the dumplings and crispy octopus tacos being particular stand outs. The decor is beautiful and seductive and the waitstaff charming and accommodating. It doesn’t come cheap but is worth it for a more special night out.

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KM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had an amazing dinner! Thanks. Lovely service, ambiance and food.

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TD
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I am a total foodie, and I NEVER write reviews online. I reveal these facts in hopes that readers take me seriously when I say this place is OUTSTANDING. The food is divine. We particularly loved the lamb skewers, the curried cauliflower and some mushrooms with tempura corn, which I believe were a special. The wait staff and management were attentive and knowledgeable, and they gave us a free desert. I would unequivocally reccomend this place to anyone who likes creative Asian food.

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JP
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Really great restaurant...we did the chef's choice and each course was wonderful. The dumplings and tacos are highlights although the same could really be said for each dish. Service was very attentive, including the owners making the rounds; explaining dishes, recommending wines, and also telling the story of the restaurant...ask about the rooftop beehive! We'll definitely be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Phenomenal service. Mind blowing food.

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GF
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

While the menu changes, if you can order, get the fried water melon and the duck breast. Just wow. It is very, very loud inside, though, so you're there for the food and fun, but NOT to have a conversation.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful. As always.

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JH
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

First time at DaiLo on Friday, Oct. 5th. Very glad they take reservations, book early though.

Great service, had the tasting menu, very good. Portions are small and it is not inexpensive but delicious.

The restaurant is nicer than it looks from the online pictures. They have an extensive wine list and great cocktails.

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S
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Whatever you do, order the pea dumplings.

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JT
Houston
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What a fantastic restaurant. The service was great. We had several different dishes and none of them disappointed. Would highly recommend it to anyone looking for a great Asian fusion experience.

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SV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Had the tasting menu. Lots of food for 2 people. You can suggest what to include in tasting menu. About 10 dishes arrived. 2-3 at a time. Great meal. Highly recommended.

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food was absolutely amazing! The waiter and kitchen were super accommodating to our dietary restrictions! All staff members were so helpful and explained each dish to us! We enjoyed our time here so much!!

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MI
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

DaiLo was a great evening out! The food was wonderfully prepared and full of imagination. The service was friendly and knowledgeable. Very impressed.

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Y
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing tasting menu and wonderful service. We had a great time!

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JB
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Exceptional service and menu. We tried the chef's selection, and were not disappointed. Couldn't have asked for a better way to spend my birthday dinner!

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SP
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just amazing. Get the chefs choice, all I can say. Most dramatic meal I have had in a long time.

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R
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Service was amazing, Food was amazing, I tried it for the first time for my Girlfriends Birthday and she was also very pleased with the experience. The servers explained each of the courses we had since we were new and kept the area very clean all throughout.

The environment was also very romantic and felt intimate. Great place for a date, I'm looking forward to coming again.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Chef’s menu was excellent but required a couple extra items to be satisfying in terms of amount. Will come back time and time again.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic service and great restaurant. The chefs choice was fantastic and I would definitely recommend.

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e
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2018
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Everything was good except we had to send back the lobster dish . Lobster not fresh and lobster meat texture indicates that the lobster is not at all fresh.
Servers were polite and promptly offered a replacement. Still the lobster dish should have never been allowed on customer's table.

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SL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food. Asian fusion. Can’t get enough of the Hakka dumplings! The Maître D Trevor always makes us feel as if we are welcome and we’ll taken care of.

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AC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our server (Jeffrey) was outstanding... Attentive, knowledgable, friendly, helpful. Everyone who brought a dish to our table was warm and engaging and very knowledgable about the intricacies of the many dishes. We had the tasting menu...every dish was exquisite and we appreciated the use of so many locally sourced ingredients. Every dish was rich in complexity of flavor. Every dish was beautiful and delicious. Next time we're in Toronto, we'll definitely be back to DaiLo... Our high expectations were definitely met!

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had the Chefs tasting menu. One of my best culinary experiences of my life. Truly outstanding!

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JL
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always amazing food - in particular, their tasting menu is to die for! Wontons and pork belly a definite must

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SN
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dailo was amazing! The service was great, the cocktails were great and the food was great. We sat out on the patio and ordered a cocktail to start. For our food we did the Chef's Tasting menu. It's not cheap but it's worth every penny and you will leave there stuffed. Our server was a delight. He was knowledgeable about the wine list and gave us an fantastic recommendation for a wine pairing for our food. Although it's on the pricier side, the food is inventive, the staff is friendly and the atmosphere is lovely. I will absolutely go back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Wine cocktails and food were amazing

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CG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Please include more gluten free options. Otherwise the restaurant was absolutely great!

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l
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were so thrilled to experience Chef Nick and his team’s spectacular delicious food/presentation and service. We sat at the bar and experienced the classy/suave Shannon. A true class act and quite handsome. Then came Adan (excuse spelling if I correct) - so passionate and a true show man. Will be back and call in advance - will be at bar once again when Shannon is in.

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SH
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing. Would travel to Toronto just to eat here.

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D
Minneapolis
39 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Visited from out of town. Tasty all around - loved the octopus tacos on jicama. Lovely service.

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MR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious with so many different flavours layered upon each and every dish

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WT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every dish we got was delicious. One of the best restaurants in Toronto .

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JR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 1Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

way too noisy;music too loud making people talk above the music

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C
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were celebrating a new job, and were so pleased with how special our server made the night. She sold us on the tasting menu (highly recommend!), and shared with the kitchen that we were there for a special occasion. The chef even sent us a beautiful rice flour cake to finish our meal! All of the servers were knowledgeable and took the time to explain each dish. High calibre staff and excellent experience!

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h
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic Asian fair with a twist. Very relatable to all palettes.

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