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About Momofuku Daishō

Daishō is Momofuku’s take on a steakhouse. For lunch, the menu feature burgers, steaks, salads, and seafood, and a three-course prix fixe menu. Daishō’s dinner features a raw bar, as well as meat, seafood, and meals meant for sharing. The large format meals include salt + pepper lobster, beef brisket, bo ssäm, short ribs and ribeye. Walk-ins and reservations (1-4 people for a la carte and 4-10 people for large format meals) are accepted.

Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Contemporary Canadian, Steakhouse, Seafood

Hours of Operation:
Lunch:
Mon - Fri l 11:30 am - 2 pm

Dinner:
Sun - Thurs l 5:30 pm - 10 pm
Fri- Sat l 5:30 pm - 11 pm

Brunch:
Sun l 11 am - 2:00 pm

Holiday Hours:
December 24, Closure during lunch - Open during dinner
December 25, Full Building Closure
December 26, Full Building Closure
December 31, Closure during lunch - Open during dinner
January 1, Full Building Closure
January 2, Closure during lunch - Open during dinner

Cross Street:
Richmond St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(647) 253-8000

Website:
http://daisho.momofuku.com/

Catering:
Momofuku Daishō offers catering on a case by case basis. For more information email toevents@momofuku.com or visit us at momofukutoronto.com

Parking Details:
Momofuku Daishō is highly accessible by public transit. The nearest subway stop is Osgoode station. We're also a short walk from the University Avenue stops on both the King and Queen streetcars.

Public Transport:
Momofuku Toronto is highly accessible by public transit. The nearest subway stop is Osgoode station. We're also a short walk from the University Avenue stops on both the King and Queen streetcars.

Executive Chef:
Paula Navarrete

Additional:
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
We host a number of special events throughout the year. For updates on special events, and all things Momofuku Toronto, sign up for our mailer here: momofuku.com/tomailer.

Private Dining

Have an upcoming event? Our spaces are available for large group dining and special events, such as cocktail parties, meetings, holiday events, and private lunches or dinners.

For more information, contact us.

Momofuku Daishō Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.4

Service

4.4

Ambience

4.4

Value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

82% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (21)
Creative Cuisine (18)
Special Occasion (16)
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Good for Anniversaries (13)
Fit for Foodies (13)
Business Meals (12)
Hot Spot (12)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Group Bookings (9)
Romance (7)
Scenic View (7)
Casual (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Lunch (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Seasonal (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Fun (5)
Pre/post-theatre (5)
Tapas (5)
Tasting Menu (5)
Authentic (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Neighbourhood Gem (4)
Local Ingredients (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Late-Night Find (2)
People Watching (2)
Spicy (2)
Child-Friendly (1)
Comfort Food (1)
Cozy (1)
Great Beer (1)
Healthy (1)
Organic (1)
Outdoor Eating (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 14, 2017

Amazing ambience and extreme dinning experience. Food was absolutely phenomenal. Only concern was between the appetizer and main course, it was quite a long wait.

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Excellent service and excellent food

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 13, 2017

The buttermilk biscuits and the chicken bun are must have here !! Great dining experience altogether 👍🏼

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 12, 2017

Beautiful space, creative cuisine. I've never tasted anything so unique. Must eat here.

Tags: Romantic, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Hot Spot, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries
Food2
Ambience4
Service4
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2017

The food was a great disappointment. Everything was served luke warm and did not taste fresh. The only dish that was exceptional was the agnolotti. Would not go back. Disappointing.

Food3
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Daisho, like ramen bar downstairs is quite good but there are such high expectations due to all the press and marketing that the Momofuku Empire has garnered, so although the food was good, I expected a lot more. My flat iron steak with endive and black truffle was meh, not bad but could have been better (steak was lukewarm). My husband liked his skate wing but found the fermented bean sauce a bit too strong. Cocktails were on point. Service was fine, although did find took longer than usual for our mains to arrive.Ambiance of the room was quite nice being on a higher floor and having great views of the city action below. I would give Daisho another try for their group meal or lunch where the burger looks delish!

Tags: Casual
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
·Dined on November 9, 2017

We had a lovely meal at Daisho to celebrate my graduation. Great suggestions from the server for my parents (who are not the most adventurous eaters), and my partner and I (who are!) enjoyed it very much too. I would recommend going with a group so you can taste a bunch of dishes! The dessert was the only thing that was a little bit "blah" - ok, but just ordinary.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Seasonal
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 3, 2017

The atmosphere was amazing. Very open and airy. The glass windows let in a lot of light. The server was super knowledgeable with the menu. The food was delicious, from taste to texture and unique combinations. The portion size was just right.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, People Watching
Food3
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
·Dined on November 3, 2017

Its was good but was hoping for more. Some dishes very innovative. Service staff was good - manager didn't introduce himself despite seeing us at the table and then later topping up our wine. Entrance/arrival experience a bit disjointed when going to third floor as it's more informal on the ground floor. With all that there is to offer in Toronto - not sure you'd rush back. Again - not a bad meal experience but was expecting more.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Organic
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We had a great lunch in a very bright atmosphere overlooking University Avenue. Service was superb and very efficient. Food was fantastic... especially the Chicken Buns and the Brussels Sprouts. We will be back.

Tags: Great for Lunch
Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 31, 2017

Delicious and inventive food. Definitely worth a try.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Food was amazing as always!

Food5
Ambience4
Service5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 28, 2017

The food was fresh and full of flavor. I especially liked the biscuits with butter and chilli honey. The seafood platter was super tasty and the sauces that came with it were great. Washrooms needed some serious love as they were very dirty. The service was excellent - super nice staff with just the right amount of attentiveness.

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value5

 
·Dined on October 24, 2017

Went to Daisho for a work anniversary, so we were 8 people. The food was delicious, the service a tiny bit slow but the server apologized and gifted us with an extra appetizers to make the wait nicer. It worked :)

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great Beer
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The staff was very friendly and attentive. The food was delicious. The floor to ceiling windows and decor were very inviting. You have to walk through the first floor restaurant, which was very busy and chaotic, to get to the elevator to go up to the third floor but once up there it was very relaxing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Disabled Access
Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 20, 2017

Apps were excellent but I wasn’t impressed with entrees - I had the rice cakes which had good flavour but I wasn’t fond of the chewy texture and my wife had the trout which was somewhat bland.

We would return but will probably visit the noodle bar or the second floor restaurant instead.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 19, 2017

wonderful meal
Highly recommended
As good as it gets

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value5

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great food, excellent service, the only odd thing was the 80's play list of music which while good didn't really fit the vibe of the place. Would highly recommend a visit for anyone coming to Toronto.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience4
Service2
Value2

 
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 16, 2017

Service needs to be more friendly and welcoming. Prices should be reduced a bit to give better value.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Tapas, Creative Cuisine
Food2
Ambience4
Service4
Value2

vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Food not delicious

Food2
Ambience3
Service4
Value2

vip
 (Calgary)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Very greasy food especially, surprisingly, the vegetables. The burger with shrimp was quite good and was the least greasy item.

Food3
Ambience4
Service5
Value2

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 5, 2017

I accidentally booked this place instead of the more casual restaurant downstairs. I wanted just a quick bite. The food was great though. I wish I was warned that the rice cakes were super spicy. Definitely too pricey for a casual meal on my own. I'd come back on a date or for a special occasion.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, People Watching, Special Occasion, Spicy, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
Food2
Ambience4
Service4
Value2

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

surprised how underwhelming the food was: fish was beautifully prepared yet doused with too much black bean paste (which I love); accompanying butternut squash was steamed rendering it medallions of tasteless starch. The tomato salad was cold so the tomatoes were tasteless. The most impressive dish was the thinly sliced scallop crudo with plum slices. The slight brightness of the celery was lovely. All the dishes were beautifully prepared.

Tags: Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails
Food5
Ambience4
Service4

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Every dish a surprise and delight. Highly recommend.

Food2
Ambience4
Service4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 22, 2017

The apps were ok, but the mains were a letdown. Won't be going back.

Food3
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Montreal)·Dined on September 15, 2017

I am a big fan of this place but this time around the quality of the food seemed to have slipped. Way too salty rice cake and weird ice cream dessert (one small scoop ad bland ice cream). But overall it's a nice place and some plates like the buns are amazing. Too bad they cut the veggie option though.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Late-night Find
Food2
Ambience2
Service1
Value1

 
·Dined on September 14, 2017

Overrated, underwhelmed. For a $250/steak meal we would have liked the experience to have been exquisite. Our server might as well have waitered at a dim sum restaurant; her pushy and impatient treatment left us feeling abused. As an example, when we wanted to change our wine selection back (only after she had pressured us into something we didn't really desire in the first place -- equally priced might I add), she made it extremely difficult, saying she had already put the orders in, almost as if she were trying to guilt us into decisioning. Again, $250/steak -- tacky?

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Probably the best restaurant in Toronto. And I've been to all of the big name Toronto restaurants.

Food5
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 29, 2017

We had a fantastic four course meal here prior to a night out with a concert at Massey Hall. Sharing menu was fun and everything we ate was delicious - the Kimchi Broccoli was our favourite.

I do have two suggestions: we liked our server who was friendly and attentive, however, as this was our first time at this restaurant, she could have helped with curating the menu - it is not clear what the proportions are for each dish and we ended up ordering three courses very high on starch and grains; further, she advised that 4 or 5 dishes shared between 2 people was a normal order - it was way too much food and we barely touched the unnecessary "side" order she recommended with the Cod. I feel that the focus was running up our bill, not providing help with understanding the menu. people considering this restaurant should be cautious of ordering more food than they want.

Tags: Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Scenic View, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service1
Value4

 
·Dined on August 27, 2017

The food was phenomenal but the server was rude and pushy

Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
·Dined on August 26, 2017

Wonderful experience with exceptional food.

Food4
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Our waiter wasn't too friendly, and seemed impatient while describing some of the menu items to us. For the price, I've had much better food. Everything was good, but it was nothing special compared to

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Groups
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Anniversary

Food5
Ambience3
Service5
Value1

 
·Dined on August 17, 2017

I have been waiting 3 months for this night, sadly we were push out of the restaurant 1:30 after we arrived. It wasn't a busy night and staff wanted to closed as quickly as possible so they could go home. ( i work in the bussiness so i know ). I spent 200$ on a bottle of 05' that wasn't carafe by the sommelier, my girlfriend ended up with depot in her glass. He strained it but we lost half the glass. The food was amazing, our wraiter had the best smile i have seen in a while! But In the end i regret my experience at Daisho and i will not be back.

Tags: Casual
Food2
Ambience3
Service3
Value3

vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 13, 2017

First I should mention that we visited on Sunday night. That might explain why two popular items were sold out by 7pm. It might have been nice to know that when the menus were presented, not when we were trying to order. We ordered oysters to start, which could not be tasted as the kimchi overpowered. We also had the beef short rib, which was rather dry. This came with a beef reduction we could top the ribs with, but it seemed this addition had little beef flavor.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 10, 2017

Sublime!
Tasty food, good ingreidients, great style, great cocktails, outstanding service. I had eaten in other Momofuku before, but Daisho in Toronto has been memorable. Great ambience inside, nice view from outside.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Chicago)·Dined on August 10, 2017

Third floor terrace was exceptional, as was the meal. Dishes carefully composed and expertly cooked.

Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 6, 2017

Actually, the view is so good especially the night time. The table faced to the University Ave and you could look the window outside. Moreover, the beef rib tastes good and also the dessert. While the environment is a little bit noisy, I have to speak loudly in order my friend can hear me.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
·Dined on August 5, 2017

The food was delicious and I have no complaints on the flavour of any of the dishes we ordered and the cocktails were perfect. The only thing that could have been better is that for a meal that expensive, I thought it would be a little more crazy. Nothing really made me think "wow, I didn't think of mixing those flavours," or "that was totally unexpected," or "wait, you used what ingredient?" In other words, it was maybe 20-25% overpriced for just being an excellent meal without any surprises.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Tapas
Food2
Ambience3
Service3
Value1

vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

We were a group of six, well-travelled, seasoned professionals with sophisticated palettes, and we found this to be a very underwhelming experience. The seafood platter was not good value, the veggie "rice cakes" were very chewy, the trout was more garnish than fish, and while the steak was decent it was over-priced.

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