DaiLo

4.7
556 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Asian
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  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for a Date
  • Special Occasion
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
Reviews from verified diners
556 reviews
4.7 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
77%
Very Good
17%
Good
5%
Fair
1%
Poor
0%
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.4
value
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Austin
5.0Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Did the chef choice menu and I would give it 6 stars if I could. Food, staff, ambiance were all fantastic. Dailo is a really wonderful place.

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Central Coast
4.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I had indicated that it was my daughter's birthday when I made the reservation, but there was no acknowledgement of it.

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OT
Toronto
5.0Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Unbelievable! Highly recommended

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OT
Toronto
5.0Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing!!! Gone three times now. So consistently good!!

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R
Toronto
5.0Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent! I cannot wait to return to try more delicious eats!

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RS
Toronto
4.0Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Get the pumpkin dumplings and big mac bao! Just do it!

Service was amazing - timely, friendly, great recommendations, accommodating to allergies.

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CB
Toronto
5.0Dined on July 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Chef's selection which included most of the items on the menu. Everything was absolutely amazing!! Strange items I maybe would have hesitated to order like fried watermelon were outstanding!

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Philadelphia
5.0Dined on July 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was in town for work but drove out of the way to try this place based on reviews. I was alone and did the tasting menu, which at 65 cad is a steal! They served so many courses I lost track, but I think it was 8 courses. So much food!

Chef was obviously skilled as everything was cooked to the right level. For example the octopus was amazingly tender yet meaty and the deck was super tender. The effort to combine flavors and texture was well done. The poached duck egg was magnificent but not everything worked out or maybe just didn’t suit my palate. One must have is the pork and shrimp wonton that was the chefs grandparents recipe. It was amazing!

Would definitely go again!

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OT
3.0Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food was quite good however the service was severely lacking compared to other finer dining establishments in the city. We spent a lot of time staring at empty plates and glasses.

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S
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Highlights: the Tom Yum cocktail, the truffle dumplings, and the octopus pork belly tacos - all three were absolutely outstanding. This restaurant's dishes are totally unique and it feels as though there was plenty of thought put into each ingredient. While some dishes were a little too out there, the risks that the chef takes result in wildly unique flavors (some of which are huge hits and some of which are not so much). The restaurant was fully booked so I definitely recommend making a reservation before going.

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TO
Toronto
5.0Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Dailo was amazing! Great spot for a date night or night out with friends. Great vibe and ambience. We had a chefs menu which was unbelievably diverse in flavours and a great value. We received duck as our main which wouldn’t have been my first choice but was still delicious and all other courses were mind blowing.

We had a little mixup with our reservation but staff were more than accommodating and considerate.

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AJ
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I punch in the face with flavor. Do your life a favor and order the pumpkin dumplings.

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MN
Toronto
5.0Dined on July 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a party of four and had the tasting menu. Everything as excellent and there was more than enough food. Wait staff were very good.

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New York Area
5.0Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Explained our dietary needs to our waiter and let the chef decide on our dinner. Wonderful and interesting meal.

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CH
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

DaiLo came highly recommended by a friend who frequents the top restaurants in Toronto. DaiLo did not disappoint. We opted for the multi-course Chef Special (customized to our tastes) and every dish, starting with an amuse bouche of asparagus with scallop, to the hakka wontons, pumpkin dumplings, etc., etc. was a taste explosion in the mouth. The service was attentive and unpretentious. Our server, Shannon, walked us through what to expect and did not steer us wrong. We will DEFINITELY be regulars at DaiLo.

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OT
Toronto
5.0Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food, service, environment, everything!

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F
Toronto
3.0Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The food is above average but not great, service is outstanding. Had the tasting menu, which was good but again not something to rave about.

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g
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nick is an artist and very talented chef who plays with your senses and juxtaposes and tastes and textures in way that only a creative artist can. Kavork and I give high marks and kudos to the chef, his masterful way and to his entire team.

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RS
Toronto
5.0Dined on June 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dailo was awesome! The tasting menu was incredible and so worth it for the amount of food you get! We were all very impressed with the creativity and flavour displayed in each course. Definitely will be back for another visit soon!

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New York Area
5.0Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The first thing that stood out is their impeccable service! The staff is so warm and friendly and on top of the wonderful service the food was divine! It is definitely one of the top restaurants that we have visited. My only regret is not coming here sooner!

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MA
5.0Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This restaurant is truly exceptional!!!
The food was prepared exquisitely.
The service was A+.
Highly recommend.

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N
London
4.0Dined on June 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good Asian fusion dishes - really tasty and imaginative. The trout dish was the outstanding one of the evening. Good ambiance and service. The only modest criticism is that the food chilled rapidly as the dishes and plates were not hot and the aircon was quite high. But overall this was the best meal we had in our time in Toronto.

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OT
Toronto
5.0Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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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k
Toronto
5.0Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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OT
Toronto
5.0Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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DC
Toronto
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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CB
5.0Dined on June 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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MR
London
5.0Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
5.0Dined on June 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

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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New York Area
5.0Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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MA
Calgary
5.0Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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MG
Toronto
5.0Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Toronto
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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GL
Montreal
5.0Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Toronto
5.0Dined on June 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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New York Area
4.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 1ambience 4

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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ON
4.0Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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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OT
Calgary
5.0Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food. Chef Liu is an original!

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Toronto
5.0Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the chef’s selection which was outstanding.

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KH
Ottawa
5.0Dined on May 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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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