DaiLo

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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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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.8
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4.7
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4.4
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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I took my fiancée to Dailo for her birthday and it was one of the best dining experiences we've experienced in Toronto. Our server Shannon went above and beyond to make this an enjoyable experience.

We ordered the tasting menu, where the chef picks out various curated courses. If you want a really exciting experience, this is the way to go. Chef Denison curated an amazing meal for us and everything was delicious. He went above and beyond after hearing it was my partner's birthday.

It's not a cheap dinner, especially when drinking, but it was absolutely worth every penny. This might be my new favourite place in the city. I can't wait to go back.

Huge thank you to Shannon and Chef Denison who went out of their way to give my partner a memorable birthday dinner.

SN
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

amazing tasting menu and incredible service, definitely will go back

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2Food4Service3Ambience3

Was great food but not nearly enough for the tab
We had chef special and it was meagre portions at that price point. Never had such a small amount.
Everything was good: food, vibe, design and service but the bill comes in we were like whaaaat?

Did they forget something??

Their margins must be v good.

RL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

the restaurant is one of the top places in Toronto. Always a pleasureable dining experience for family and clients

m
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Very creative dishes in a minimalist serving. Quality over quantity is the order of the day and the flavors are exceptional. The pork hocks are to die for.

A
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We both chose the “chef’s choice” and we were not disappointed. Everything was delicious. The service of each course was timed perfectly and it was more than enough food.

P
Toronto
58 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first experience at the restaurant. Heard so much about the fine food and service. Reviews always the best!
We were not disappointed and very very impressed. We have dined at many restaurants across North America. DaiLo is one the best dining experiences we have enjoyed!! Amazing tasting menu and excellent service. Each and every dish was exceptional. The trout fantastic!!

Special thanks to the young lady who assisted us throughout the evening!!

TE
Toronto
21 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious!

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SB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Impressed! Our entire party was blown away by the experience. We are all still talking about it. Highly recommended if you have not yet had the chance to try it.

E
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and the service is above and beyond outstanding!

B
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place. The food is not traditional Chinese... as many reviewers have mentioned, but it's very good. We had the tasting menu and it was excellent!

O
Edinburgh
162 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The chefs choice menu was a great introduction to this chef. jicama tacos with octopus and pork belly was delicious. The aloe vera finishing sorbet with ginger was inspired and quite refreshing. grandmothers dumplings and the potato dumplings were excellent. We loved the spiciness of the carpaccio dish.

I
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Overpriced for what is it it is… Menu is very small. Nice ambience. Appeared a little overly fussy in terms of presentation

JB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

Food and waiters are amazing ..hostesses ruin the experience, absolutely terrible!

JC
Berlin
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

I went there for my anniversary and did the prix fixe menu and for the amount of food we got, the service and overall and experience I recommend this restaurant to anyone.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always feel away from home (Toronto), maybe in Shanghai in the 20s, in a different time zone, and the culinary experience is always fabulous! What a trip right here at home!

KB
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is my favourite restaurant. HIGHLY recommend the chef selection. Peter was our server and he was so nice and knowledgeable. Food is always amazing.

F
London
6 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dining experience. Our party of six was served by Marla who was absolutely excellent in every way. We ordered the taster menu which at $68/person is about right for 10 courses of wonderfully diverse food. Great ambience and an extensive cocktail menu as well!

n
Phoenix
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

We arrived at the restaurant at 10pm (with no reservation) and there were empty tables. We were told they could not accommodate us (we assumed it was due to the late hour) however, after we left the restaurant we used open table to find an available table near me and surprisingly we able to book after all.
The food was excellent, drinks were excellent and our service was excellent (4*s given for being turned away in person while still able to book a table). Would highly recommend.

RT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Second time here, this time late on a Saturday night, despite the suburban crowd -- this place knocked it out of the park with friendly and attentive service, an adventurous cocktail list, great fusion food and decor providing a suitable backdrop for the evening.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience5

Main course was delicious. Appetizers didn’t wow us, luckily plate was small or we wouldn’t have finished the food.

LA
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Beautiful restaurant with a cozy feel. Delicious tasting menu. I enjoyed each course and was full by the end of the meal. Both presentation, taste and variety was amazing. I was seated in high-top seating at the back of the restaurant (because I made a very late reservation), but I liked the location. Service was excellent and attentive and the servers explained all the dishes. Great experience!

OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We ordered the chef’s choice and it was a meal for the history books. Beyond our expectations. So many notable flavor combos: octopus taco with jicama shell, a sushi cake of beef tartar, and a dessert of sake aloe sorbet with ginger. Amazing!!!

KG
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food did not disappoint in any way. We did the chiefs choice five course meal and it was truly outstanding. The octopus tacos and the venison carpaccio were truly amazing. The service was equally oustanding. They were very attentive. I would go back in a heartbeat. Best meal of 2019 for us !

OB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

What a fantastic spot. Very attentive service and food was out of this world good. Thank You Dai Lo for being you . Love you !

MH
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

We came here for my husband's birthday and everything was great from start to finish. We were greeted warmly and taken to a lovely, romantic table. Our server was so kind, energetic and so knowledgeable about everything. We shared about 5 dishes and they were all amazing! The Brussels sprouts and octopus tacos were some of my favourites and the dumplings are a must have.
We really look forward to coming back and trying the Chef's menu!

CC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

It was the first time for me and my daughter from NY and we both absolutely loved the food and the presentation - so unique, so delicious! We were luckily sitting in the bar so we had excellent service from the bar tender who was ready to give us very good recommendations and the area is not noisy at all. The chairs might a little small for a ' chunky' woman like me! However, it was ok.

Will definitely recommend and return! What a very pleasant surprise!

IS
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

DELICIOUS
GREAT SERVICE AND VERY HELPFUL WITH NAVIGATING THE MENU. EASIEST BILL DIVISION OF ALL TIME AS WELL :) WOULD DEFINITELY GO BACK

SN
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was amazing. We had gone there when it first opened and loved it and tonight was just as good.
The service by Pete was exceptional and we can’t wait to go back again soon.

DG
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We loved the innovative dishes and the family style, sharing plates. Lovely cocktails. Our server was excellent !

OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved food, service, attention of our server Katherine (Catherine?). Two thumbs up.

N
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

We enjoyed the dinner very much. My guest kept saying it wasn't like any other Chinese restaurant he'd ever been to; of course, it's actually fusion cuisine, and well handled. The portions were larger than I expected and one main dish and three small ones were more than enough to feed two people.

RC
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent food, especially the appetizers. The truffle rice is exquisite. The wine list is extensive and will not push one into poverty. Highly recommend!

w
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

DaiLo always provides lovely cocktails, with excellent food and service. We usually order the tasting menu. This trip our favourite new dish was a Japanese custard with tobiko and yuzu butter.
 DaiLo is almost unique among Toronto restaurants in that it does not insist on playing music at gale force. We enjoy being able to talk, and are introducing our friends to a place which has good food and is conversation-friendly.

J
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

When we have the desire for a great meal, a beautiful place and awesome service we always return to Dalio. Chef Nick & Chef Dennis are always developing new and tasty dishes so there is always something new to try.

C
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved the interior and the upstairs bar. The food was beautiful to look at and to eat. Staff were friendly, casual but professional. LOVED IT

DG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Ambience received 4/5 stars because we sat at the bar and seating is tight... and the hostess accomodated our request to move to the other side of the bar - our original seats we were in the corner facing a wall..

So just in case you select bar seating - just know you will be in tight quarters... the gentleman beside me kept hitting my elbow as I dined (not his fault)...

I would definitely go back again but would not choose bar seating.

CB
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I celebrated with a meal at DaiLo followig our wedding and we already can't wait to go back. The food was outstanding; flavors were out of this world and variety was phenomenal. Chef's grandmother's recipe for the shrimp and pork wontons - TO DIE FOR. The service at the bar was such an experience for us! We did the bar seating and were taken care of by the bartender, Shannon. He was so knowledgeable about the menu and he's definitely whipped up his fair share of cocktails. He made our night! Would highly recommend. Best meal we've ever had!

C
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience4

Too many deep fried ingredients for a restaurant at this price level. Some appetizers were oversaulted.

KS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our most favourite restaurant in the city, best food and service.

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