DaiLo

4.8
880 reviews
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  • Tasting Menu
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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BM
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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LZ
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
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.

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GB
Toronto
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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

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H
Toronto
17 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.

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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).

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B
Toronto
6 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.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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

Amazing as always

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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!

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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)

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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.

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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 :)

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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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JP
New Orleans
15 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

DaiLo is just a fantastic eating experience. We always do the tasting menu and are never disappointed.

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LI
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

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TL
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always delicious and wait staff is excellent and helpful.

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JA
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Interior was cool including bar area. Best dining in experience we have had in Toronto in a while!

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FD
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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.

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FL
Naples
43 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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PI
London
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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F
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The tasting menu is awesome! Great to enjoy creative seasonal dishes

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S
Edmonton
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

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!

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LT
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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!

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LE
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

It was a memorable experience and we will definitely refer it to others.

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SR
Calgary
11 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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CM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Go for the chef's menu with sake pairing... outstanding!!

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OT
Montreal
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Delicious tasting menu and amazing service.

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RD
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was phenomenal, service was great!

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s
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Yum yum yum! This is one of the best restaurants, it’s absolutely great. Food is divine, ambiance is sultry, it’s wonderful.

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OT
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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

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ES
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Dialo was delicious with attentive good natured staff
I recommended to friends who will be there shortly
Cheers

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w
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

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.

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London
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

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.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

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.

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