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DaiLo

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CAN$51 and over
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Asian
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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.
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 534 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.3
Value
Noise · Moderate
95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 4 days ago

Amazing Asian fusion food here! And we bumped into “taste of Italy” food festival. Had some fun walking down the road.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Went for our anniversary and had the tasters menu. Fun, lovely servers. Chef tailoredthe tasters menu to suit. The watermelon gazpacho, the octopus jicama taco, rich pumpkin dumplings, all excellent. Some citrus thing in a betel leaf also yummy. A lot of food. Going to return.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

The food at Dailo was so delicious. The servers were very knowledgeable and were welcoming and helpful.

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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Excellent restaurant. Extremely well managed. Food is amazing. Exotic. Fusion beautifully done.

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5.0Dined on June 12, 2018

Had a great evening for a Birthday dinner. Food and service were outstanding. I'll be back again and again.

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Dai lo is what great restaurants aim to be- excellent food, great ambience, amazing service! Can't wait to go back and dine again.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2018

Tasting menu was exceptional and allowed the entire party to try different plates! Although we were a large group of 9, the service was still wonderful!

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

As a NY foodie I consider this the best meal I ever had in Toronto and I have been traveling there regularly for years.

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5.0Dined on June 5, 2018

Excellent service, amazing food and delicious wine. Loved it. Again!

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5.0Dined on June 4, 2018

Wow. What a great restaurant. I've always heard great things, so I shouldn't have been surprised. The tasting menus are awesome, and the service comes across as very genuine, and non pretentious.

And thank you for having decently priced and interesting wines available by the glass. Tommy the server was excellent. He knew when to be there, and when not to be. The service was pleasant and courteous, and the food was so interesting and tasty that my date and I were literally talking about the meal for the rest of the night.

This is my new favourite restaurant.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Toronto has few better restaurants than this. DaiLo is one of those places that serves up deliciousness and surprise, along with a casual vibe.

Get the tasting menu. Prepare to have your mind blown by truffle ravioli, fried watermelon, and many other Asian-inspired delights.

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5.0Dined on June 2, 2018

Very imaginative menu. The fried watermelon is a must try. There is also a full fried trout. It's so good. makes you wonder why you never had that before elsewhere. Everything we had was great, so yeah, go there.

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5.0Dined on June 1, 2018

Service and food were impeccable. We had a great time and would definitely return. Thank you for making our anniversary dinner so memorable.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

The food is absolutely amazing, as usual. The tasting menu is always a very nice treat! To be honest I was however was very disappointed with the level of the service which was definitely not up to the expectations and not up to the previous experiences.

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4.0Dined on May 26, 2018

The food was very good. Definitely worth getting the Dailo's Choice at $65/per person. The amount you get is worth the price. It's a lot of food and its great to try all the different menu items with all the assorted flavours. Great staff that explains everything given to you.
The only drawback is that the place is very loud. I personally didn't hear all the explanations because the place is just so noisy.

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5.0Dined on May 25, 2018

Fantastic food. Chef Liu is an original!

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

We had the chef’s selection which was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on May 24, 2018

Very tasty food, only the portions are on the small side. So make sure you order enough if you're hungry

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

Amazing, atmosphere and service.
My wife and I drive to Dailo from far north on a regular basis because we love it

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5.0Dined on May 21, 2018

This was my third visit and again I had a wonderful time. All 3 times I’ve had the chef’s menu. The food is so varied, delicious and creative. I love the Chinese-SE Asian-fusion motif. The special cocktail was very enjoyable. Service is great, with personable, knowledgeable staff.

It’s a bit louder than I’d like, buy manageable.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

The food and service were fantastic! Highly recommend getting Dailo's choice (tasting menu)

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Great culinary discoveries. Our taste buds were pleased. The service was attentive and excellent. Our dinner was the highlight of our Toronto vacation.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

We had the tasting menu and every dish was absolutely amazing, very good flavours and we were full by the time dessert was served, good service . We loved it and can’t wait to go back again. Highly recommend it .

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

Didn't know what to expect, and loved it. Service and food were really great. Can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined on May 18, 2018

One of my go to places in the city and it never disappoints. All flavours are on point and make you leave wanting more. The wontons are a must for everyone to try and try often! The trout is a must for any food lover always on point.

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5.0Dined on May 17, 2018

Unreal dining experience. I had no idea such incredible food exists in Toronto. The creativity from the kitchen is mind blowing and everything is executed with perfect balance. The service staff was great and you could really tell how passionate about food everyone who works there was. Great decor and vibe too.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2018

I dined at Dialo for my wife's birthday it came with a recommendation from a friend the food was excellent I pointed out that there was not a lot of beef in my main coarse. When the bill arrived the main coarse was deducted from the bill even though I did not ask for it. I have already recommended it to some of our friends, and we are looking forward to going again.

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5.0Dined on May 15, 2018

Amazing food! Tried the tasting menu and was everything was delicious. Particularly the miso soup (I don’t normally like miso soup and this was hands down one of the best ever), the steak and the cauliflower.

I will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Great food and service. Very noisy though when busy

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3.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Food was very good, although maybe a little too expensive. Service was a bit of a mixed bag as it took a while to be seen by any staff once seated and was often difficult to get their attention, one of the wait staff was very knowledgeable and affable. It did get quite noisy with it being a struggle to be heard from across our small table (there were only two of us). We were also seated next to some middle aged yuppies who seemed like they were more interested in our conversation than their own, which may have skewed our dining experience.

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5.0Dined on May 7, 2018

A local resident suggested this place as one of a kind. It was a once a year friends get together and it was fabulous. We went with a tester menu and let chef surprise us all the way. Considering some food restrictions a 9 course dinner was delightful all the way. It’s definitely a local gem!

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Amazing experience once again! Flavourful creative food & great service!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Amazing food. Got the Chef's Selection and were not disappointed. It was divine.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Service was exceptional. Tasting menu was very good; octopus tacos and shrimp dumplings were standout. Great experience.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

I was very impressed with the food at DaiLo, particularly the octopus tacos. Wish I had more room in my stomach to try more of the appetizers, as they were all interesting.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Staff and food were amazing!

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Absolutely fabulous dinner. Very innovative and creative. Loved the octopus - sooo tender!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

The service was great and the food delicious. We had a lovely time. Would gladly eat there again!

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

NYC mate’s first visit to YYZ and Hakka cuisine.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Amazing service and really delicious meal as always

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