DaiLo

4.7
610 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Asian
Top tags:
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • 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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Asian, Chinese, Contemporary Asian
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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

Walk-ins available

LoPan (upstairs) serving cocktails and snacks until 2am
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Phone number
(647) 341-8882
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Nick Liu
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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.
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Private Party Contact
Trevor Chen: (647) 341-8882
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Catering
Available
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Cross Street
College and Bathurst
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Parking Details
Public parking lot behind us and plenty of parking on Palmerston and College.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wine
What 610 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
Service
4.5
Ambience
4.3
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Toronto
1 review
Dined 20 hours ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service. Chef’s menu was excellent but required a couple extra items to be satisfying in terms of amount. Will come back time and time again.

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

Fantastic service and great restaurant. The chefs choice was fantastic and I would definitely recommend.

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e
Toronto
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3Food 2Service 4Ambience 4

Everything was good except we had to send back the lobster dish . Lobster not fresh and lobster meat texture indicates that the lobster is not at all fresh.
Servers were polite and promptly offered a replacement. Still the lobster dish should have never been allowed on customer's table.

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SL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food. Asian fusion. Can’t get enough of the Hakka dumplings! The Maître D Trevor always makes us feel as if we are welcome and we’ll taken care of.

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AC
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Our server (Jeffrey) was outstanding... Attentive, knowledgable, friendly, helpful. Everyone who brought a dish to our table was warm and engaging and very knowledgable about the intricacies of the many dishes. We had the tasting menu...every dish was exquisite and we appreciated the use of so many locally sourced ingredients. Every dish was rich in complexity of flavor. Every dish was beautiful and delicious. Next time we're in Toronto, we'll definitely be back to DaiLo... Our high expectations were definitely met!

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OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Had the Chefs tasting menu. One of my best culinary experiences of my life. Truly outstanding!

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JL
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always amazing food - in particular, their tasting menu is to die for! Wontons and pork belly a definite must

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SN
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dailo was amazing! The service was great, the cocktails were great and the food was great. We sat out on the patio and ordered a cocktail to start. For our food we did the Chef's Tasting menu. It's not cheap but it's worth every penny and you will leave there stuffed. Our server was a delight. He was knowledgeable about the wine list and gave us an fantastic recommendation for a wine pairing for our food. Although it's on the pricier side, the food is inventive, the staff is friendly and the atmosphere is lovely. I will absolutely go back!

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OT
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Wine cocktails and food were amazing

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CG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Please include more gluten free options. Otherwise the restaurant was absolutely great!

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l
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were so thrilled to experience Chef Nick and his team’s spectacular delicious food/presentation and service. We sat at the bar and experienced the classy/suave Shannon. A true class act and quite handsome. Then came Adan (excuse spelling if I correct) - so passionate and a true show man. Will be back and call in advance - will be at bar once again when Shannon is in.

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SH
Montreal
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing. Would travel to Toronto just to eat here.

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D
Minneapolis
39 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Visited from out of town. Tasty all around - loved the octopus tacos on jicama. Lovely service.

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MR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

Delicious with so many different flavours layered upon each and every dish

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WT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Every dish we got was delicious. One of the best restaurants in Toronto .

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JR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 1Food 5Service 5Ambience 1

way too noisy;music too loud making people talk above the music

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C
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We were celebrating a new job, and were so pleased with how special our server made the night. She sold us on the tasting menu (highly recommend!), and shared with the kitchen that we were there for a special occasion. The chef even sent us a beautiful rice flour cake to finish our meal! All of the servers were knowledgeable and took the time to explain each dish. High calibre staff and excellent experience!

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h
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Fantastic Asian fair with a twist. Very relatable to all palettes.

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c
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 3

Vert long gaps between courses. Had to move tables due to large loud party. Food excellent.

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BM
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We dove in with a nice bottle of Ontario wine and the a la carte menu. Definitely an investment, but the food in patricular was incredible. Each dish was different, full of flavor, textured to perfection, and a few even completely knocked out socks off (smoked butter, shaved truffles, Ontario pea purée... perfection). We were also fully stuffed by the time we left, so they’re not skimpy with the portions. Finally, the wait staff was charming and clearly passionate about the food. A near perfect dining experience.

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NM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

What great place! Nick needs to open one in Vancouver

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JO
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

50 characters huh, well just go and see for yourself!

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CM
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our experience was fantastic! From the seating right at the entrance to the server’s suggestion to have the Chef’s picks all the way to the superb cocktails. It was truly a treat to have refreshing takes on classic Asian fare and ingredients!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Fantastic food and service for our 13th wedding anniversary dinner. Highly recommended.

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SR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

Expensive and service was def pretentious with specific regard to food. A dish was sent back and removed from our bill - poorly done, dry and tasteless in an otherwise over spicy menu.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food, servers, and overall experience! Chef's choice was a great choice!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely amazing experience! Highly recommend the chef's menu!

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g
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing dining experience! The food was absolutely delicious (jackfruit back ribs highly recommended). So creative and tasty! The service was superb, the waiter was so nice, friendly, knowledgeable and attentive. I also had a quick chat with one of the owners, very nice guy. I would definitely go back and recommend!!! Must try!

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MC
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food - Very unique and all very delicious. Favorites were the Octopus and Beef "Tacos", Jackfruit-marinated Short Rib and Lobster Dan Dan Noodles.

Great for groups and good value for the tasting menu!

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KL
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

DaiLo was exceptional. By far the best food we've had all year. We did the chef's tasting menu, and was worth the value. Great service, atmosphere, decor, and the food was phenominal. I would highly recommend this place to my friends.

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IS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 5

We (2 of us) had 4 appetizers and 2 mains. It was too much food and the waitress should have warned us. We were full after the appetizers and they were delicious. We had the fried watermelon, the octopus tacos, the pea dumplings and the porc hock. They were really good and we were full. The 2 mains we got were the ribs and the braised beef. The ribs were dry and the sauce was too salty. The beef was just ok. We tried the mains and left 80% of it. No room for dessert, which we really wanted to try. Not sure if we will be back. It was a trendy place, packed and good service.

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KP
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 3Ambience 4

The food was excellent as usual. We sat at the high top tables in the back for dinner, it was very nice but after a while it became very uncomfortable as the seats are very small and hard. I found that it was taking away from our food experience. I recommend sitting in the dining room area, if you can get a table there. I also found that many of their plates and bowls were chipped. I can't help but notice these small things. It wasn't like that last time we had gone there for dinner. Other than that, the service was good and the food was excellent.

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SF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is our third time to dailo. The food is delicious, varied and out of the ordinary. The tasting menu is the way to go

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible friendly staff, all so welcoming and knowledgeable!
The food is unforgettably delicious and leaves you wanting more! Tonight was our first ever visit and we highly recommend and will be back countless times for sure!!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

very good food good service but a little bit noisy here. if u r first time definitely go for tasting menu

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Booked a reso for a birthday. Decided on the chef’s menu, which I heartily recommend. A non-stop parade of deliciousness. Fantastic service as well and great ambiance.

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KD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Another great meal but always so noisy! I still adore the food. So creative and delicious.

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Houston
36 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Had the chefs tasting menu with request for the duck. Had lots of food. Octopus/pork tacos were great. Fried watermelon was wonderful play on textures. Won tons were good. Smoked duck was fantastic. And a light sorbet at the end to cleanse the palate. One of the best meals of my trip!

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CP
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Decided to try this restaurant based on the choices provided during the week of “Toronto’s tapas journey.” Nice selection of foods, creatively prepared and nicely plated. There were three of us. We added a few additional appetizers and enjoyed the attentive and informative wait staff who ensured we were satisfied with both food and drink.
Overall a very nice evening. Thank you.
Constance

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HG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food. Imaginative menu. Wonderful staff.

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