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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.
Contemporary Canadian, Steakhouse, Seafood
Hours of Operation:
Mon - Fri l 11:30 am - 2 pm
Sun - Thurs l 5:30 pm - 10 pm
Fri- Sat l 5:30 pm - 11 pm
Sun l 11 am - 2:00 pm
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
CAN$31 to CAN$50
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Momofuku Daishō offers catering on a case by case basis. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit us at momofukutoronto.com
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.
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.
Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
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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.
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Momofuku Daishō Ratings and Reviews
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.
Excellent service and excellent food
The buttermilk biscuits and the chicken bun are must have here !! Great dining experience altogether 👍🏼
Beautiful space, creative cuisine. I've never tasted anything so unique. Must eat here.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Delicious and inventive food. Definitely worth a try.
Food was amazing as always!
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.
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 :)
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.
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.
As good as it gets
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.
Service needs to be more friendly and welcoming. Prices should be reduced a bit to give better value.
Food not delicious
Very greasy food especially, surprisingly, the vegetables. The burger with shrimp was quite good and was the least greasy item.
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.
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.
Every dish a surprise and delight. Highly recommend.
The apps were ok, but the mains were a letdown. Won't be going back.
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.
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, $250/steak -- tacky?
Probably the best restaurant in Toronto. And I've been to all of the big name Toronto restaurants.
We had a fantastic four course meal here prior to a night out with a concert at Massey Hall. Sharing menu was fun and everything we ate was delicious - the Kimchi Broccoli was our favourite.
I do have two suggestions: we liked our server who was friendly and attentive, however, as this was our first time at this restaurant, she could have helped with curating the menu - it is not clear what the proportions are for each dish and we ended up ordering three courses very high on starch and grains; further, she advised that 4 or 5 dishes shared between 2 people was a normal order - it was way too much food and we barely touched the unnecessary "side" order she recommended with the Cod. I feel that the focus was running up our bill, not providing help with understanding the menu. people considering this restaurant should be cautious of ordering more food than they want.
The food was phenomenal but the server was rude and pushy
Wonderful experience with exceptional food.
Our waiter wasn't too friendly, and seemed impatient while describing some of the menu items to us. For the price, I've had much better food. Everything was good, but it was nothing special compared to
I have been waiting 3 months for this night, sadly we were push out of the restaurant 1:30 after we arrived. It wasn't a busy night and staff wanted to closed as quickly as possible so they could go home. ( i work in the bussiness so i know ). I spent 200$ 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.
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.
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.
Third floor terrace was exceptional, as was the meal. Dishes carefully composed and expertly cooked.
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.
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.
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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