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.
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
LoPan (upstairs) serving cocktails and snacks until 2am
College and Bathurst
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Public parking lot behind us and plenty of parking on Palmerston and College.
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
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Wine
DaiLo Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
Loved the food. Loved the attentive service.
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.
Service was excellent. Food was really good. Although I would have like to see a little bit more evolution in the menu.
Loud talkers and big tables - makes it hard for the deuces to hear each other
The service was outstanding. Had the NYE preset menu with wine pairing - good value and great food. Will definitely be back.
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!
Delicious as always! Coming from Malaysia, the interpretation of the rendang was particularly exciting and it’s execution, spectacular.
From start to finish, absolutely fabulous!
Just sit back and let them take you through a culinary journey. Its a symphony for the senses.
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.
I had a great date with a sweet lady 🎖
The food was awesome!! My second time there orders the Chef choice. Love the surprise every time.
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.
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!
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.
For two people you have to get the tasting menu. They were very gracious and able to accommodate a non meat eater.
Fantastic food as always
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!
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.
Food wasn’t as good as I thought it would be
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.
Outstanding meal. Cannot recommend this restaurant enough. Strong wine and cocktail list that accompanies a delicious menu.
We had the Chef's Tasting Menu and it was amazing. One of the best meals we have had!
A great food experience
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!
Delicious as always.
The food was overall just ok. I was hoping for a more interesting food experience.
This is our favourite restaurant in the whole city. Always perfect!! Such a treasure of dishes new and old favourites
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!
Thoroughly enjoyed the distinctive flavours and detail in this cultural tastebud explosion! Well done!!
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.
Very attentive servers, great recommendations, great knowledge of wine & food. Would recommend.
Amazing food, keep it up. Wait staff were great and informative, seemed overwhelmed with amount of guests per server though
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.
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.
Best restaurant I've ever been to. Absolutely incredible. Service is unreal.
really awesome, great food, great service, i wanted to come back the next day
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!
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