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.
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.
Best restaurant I have ever been. The food and the staff were amazing. Each dish was an incredible experience.
Great chef’s choices. Brings back memories of home and family. Thanks for the experience.
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).
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.
Delish! Loved sharing each dish, 2 apps and 2 mains. Highly recommend the pea dumplings and wontons, ribs and cauliflower curry! Yum and yum.
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!
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.
Amazing as always
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!
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.
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.
Overall amazing dining experience. Lots of flavours and stellar presentation. Fantastic service.
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.
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)
Overall satisfied. Meal was delicious and creative. Enjoyed it very much.
Get the Tasting Menu! Every plate, morsel and element were delicious and beautiful! We can't wait to return :)
Amazing food and wonderful service. A real treat for a special night out
DaiLo is just a fantastic eating experience. We always do the tasting menu and are never disappointed.
We tried the tasting menu. It came with around 8-10 courses. Every single thing we ate was absolutely delicious, the portions were great, and the servers were very polite and pleasant to chat with. Definitely worth the price!
Always delicious and wait staff is excellent and helpful.
Excellent food and service. Interior was cool including bar area. Best dining in experience we have had in Toronto in a while!
Great place, I use to love the chefs tasting they said they change it every day and not every table gets the same thing. I’ve had the chefs tasting 3 times in June and they were all the same except one dish once. Everything other than that was great but it seems the effort in the chefs tasting is slipping. I love bringing friends out there but it’s to much to have the same thing over again not cool.
I would urge you to try the Tasting Menu, which was suggested to us by our server since this was our first visit. A marvelous sampling of their menu, which is really worthy of the 5-star ratings. Some of Toronto's most creative cuisine in a friendly unpretentious restaurant.
And really excellent cocktails.
This was our fourth or fifth visit to DaiLo, and we have enjoyed it every time. For a Tuesday evening, we were surprised how busy and noisy it was, but it wasn't too much - it just felt more like a weekend dinner than an early week one. The food was as excellent as ever. We cannot recommend the cauliflower curry enough, and the napa cabbage and Burmese tofu were fabulous appetizers. We weren't in the mood for alcohol, so tried the mocktails, and they were superb, with some really interesting flavours. The service is impeccable, with all servers very knowledgable both about the food and also allergens in it, which is important for my wife's enjoyment, as she is both gluten-free and vegetarian. We absolutely recommend a visit to DaiLo for an occasional date night or fancier dinner.
The tasting menu is awesome! Great to enjoy creative seasonal dishes
Unique dishes inspired by a fusion approach. Food overall tasty and service was excellent. Prices were not too expensive, but also not the most economical either. Would visit again to try other dishes!
We came in to celebrate our anniversary and it was so amazing! The ambiance, food, service were all impeccable! Didn't have to ask for anything, it's as if the staff could read our minds!
It was a memorable experience and we will definitely refer it to others.
Sat at the bar - bar tender/server was phenomenal to watch work. Did the tasting menu - food was delicious and everything was so unexpected. Really value for money. Absolutely full by the end.
Go for the chef's menu with sake pairing... outstanding!!
Delicious tasting menu and amazing service.
Food was phenomenal, service was great!
Yum yum yum! This is one of the best restaurants, it’s absolutely great. Food is divine, ambiance is sultry, it’s wonderful.
Reprise of our anniversary dinner - did the tasters menu. One item we didn't care for (too fatty) and it was replaced. Always fun, excellent tastes and variety. Happy to get back again
Dialo was delicious with attentive good natured staff
I recommended to friends who will be there shortly
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.