DaiLo

4.8
903 reviews
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Asian
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  • Good for a Date
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Fit for Foodies
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.
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PC
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Food was amazing! Very accommodating to my friend who is vegetarian - that was a pleasant surprise.

TL
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was amazing food the service was great and the choices made by chef were spot on

OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Excellent food but very noisy

J
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful food, delightful service. A great place for a special dinner

CK
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding experience all around. Staff were incredible.

M
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Superb unusual food. Excellent service. Many thanks!

l
Las Vegas
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food
Loved the chef’s special menu
Great service
Lovely patio seat!

SD
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best experience from start to finish. Everyone there goes above and beyond and the food is amazing quality for the price.

P
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

DaiLo’s food is an amazing experience that will wow even the most complex palettes. Arguably one of the best meals I’ve ever had in Toronto.

SG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Best food I ever eat, I strongly suggest the Chef's choice.

JH
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was great and I appreciated that the tasting menu could accommodate my partner and I (I'm vegetarian). Definitely want to come back

L
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great atmosphere and such creative meals and presentation. Our waiter Geoffrey was amazing!!!

MP
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 3

Celebrate a Toronto Arts Council award

A
London
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing dishes, amazing tasting menu and sommelier recommendations and servers!

A
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and amazing service. Try the chefs menu as you want be disappointed.

JL
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great dinner at the bar! Drinks and chef’s choice were spot on, highly recommend!

OT
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food great service can’t fault it. Best to take the try out menu will come back for sure

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

If you’re looking for a date night or just need to change up your dining experience, DaiLo is the restaurant you’ve been seeking. My partner and I choose the tasting menu, after each first bite we were saying “oh my gosh” from how much balanced flavour was present. Highly recommend.

The only issue we had during our experience was a toddler that was screaming and banging chopsticks on the plates. It took you out of the experience when you there was a high pitch scream.

JP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Our experience at DaiLo exceeded our expectations. The food was exceptional. Dynamic and ranging in flavours, the tasting menu was equally artful and delicious. That being said, the service was superb but painfully slow. At one point, one of the owners came over to apologize for the delay, explaining that there was a kitchen issue. Our server throughout the meal was charming and knowledgeable, however, we waited long intervals for our wine Glasses to be refilled and my husband hand to hunt her down when we wanted to place an additional order. Overall, the food, ambiance, courtesy, and attention to detail have overshadowed the service hiccups. We are excited to come back!

g
Toronto
11 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Outstanding. Amazing food and staff and service is exceptional. Low-key and food-centric focus, in a loverly environment.

BM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Always wanted to try DaiLo ever since it opened; I attended there smaller pop-up location at Assembly Hall and was impressed by their quality and flavour. I decided to go to their main location and was not disappointed.

The servers took their time to describe each dish and how it's made with what ingredients, they didn't oversell and were honest. The food was amazing especially the Ribs and Burmese Tofu. The ambience resembled a hybrid mix of a french restaurant mixed in with the old school Hong Kong cafes in the 80's. Very well done.

LZ
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

overall it was good, the noise level was too high, the owners (like so many other millenial cater restos) have put a lot of thought into the decor, but NOT the acoustics.. we were havinging to speak very loudly to hear each other, even while sitting at the same table.

The food was tasty, inventive and nicely presented.. the salad was the only disappointment, being over-dressed and wet.

Service was attentive and informed. Well trained staff. 3.5 out of 5 stars.

GB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best restaurant I have ever been. The food and the staff were amazing. Each dish was an incredible experience.

M
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Hands down some of the best food ive ever had in my life, with the BEST service i've ever had in my life. What a tailored and unique experience right off of the bat. It's fairly expensive but a must to experience.

H
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Great chef’s choices. Brings back memories of home and family. Thanks for the experience.

A
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had been meaning to try DaiLo and after seeing Nick Liu featured in a marketing video we made reservations for Friday night. Although I can't remember the names of all of the dishes served with the Chef's Choice menu, all of the food was just spectacular and I highly recommend you experience DaiLo this way instead of ordering A La Carte. My family and I loved the concept of just having endless flavourful dishes come in small bites for us to experience. While the website says it's Hakka Chinese, we found the flavours was more of a mix of Asian fusion with Chinese, Filipino, French influences. What we ordered extra was the maple syrup infused Jackfruit pancakes with White Rabbit candy ice cream. That was just scrumptuous. The only negative would be the fact that I found the high top seats a bit uncomfortable after a while but other than that we would definitely go ahead and look forward to tasting all new creations the next time (hopefully that's how they do things).

B
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Your food is delicious & unique. We have already made another reservation. If you are consistent we will come often because my husband & I eat out almost every day of the week.

DO
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delish! Loved sharing each dish, 2 apps and 2 mains. Highly recommend the pea dumplings and wontons, ribs and cauliflower curry! Yum and yum.

SL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food, service and atmosphere was amazing. My only teeny tiny complaint was that it was pretty cold sitting inside. Nothing a sweater wouldn't have fixed. Will definitely be back again!

OT
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best service from start to finish from bartender and rest of the staff that work flawlessly and effortlessly. And then comes the food. Bite after bite it kept on blowing our expectations. Highly recommend this restaurant.

OT
New Orleans
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing as always

OT
Atlantic Canada
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The entire experience was superb. Food delicious and good portion size. Excellent service with knowledgeable and enthusiastic staff.
Ambience charming . We had a banquet which was comfortable and not noisy .
Decor is fabulous and made me feel as if O was in 1930,S Shanghai .
A wonderful experience. Thank you!

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Beautifully prepared dishes and beautiful service. I didn't feel rushed. I chatted with Nick and the other servers and just enjoyed my time. Amazing flavors and awesome dining experience. The entire wait staff is responsible for the entire restaurant so this equaled to timely meal, sense of ownership, happy smiling people who were all passionate about their product. Exactly what you want in your front of house. I can't wait to go back.

LB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Food and service were both great! We ordered the Chef's Choice menu, and everything was fantastic. Furthermore, the restaurant was willing to make all of my food pescatarian, while my boyfriend got to enjoy a few small meat dishes. The value of the Chef's Choice menu was excellent, we got way more food than expected and certainly left feeling stuffed.
My only complaint was that even at 10PM, the restaurant was very loud, such that it was hard to hear our waitress and my boyfriend across the table.

CH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Overall amazing dining experience. Lots of flavours and stellar presentation. Fantastic service.

CB
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was unbelievable. Service was otherworldly. Got an amazing table in the front window, felt completely pampered and taken care of the entire time. Truly amazing experience.

NG
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I've been to DaiLo before and it is consistently an amazing experience. The food is incredible and the service is outstanding. I highly recommend the main dish of the duck (plenty to share)

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

Overall satisfied. Meal was delicious and creative. Enjoyed it very much.

t
Vancouver
6 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Get the Tasting Menu! Every plate, morsel and element were delicious and beautiful! We can't wait to return :)

EE
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Amazing food and wonderful service. A real treat for a special night out

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