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DaiLo

CAN$51 and over
Asian
Offering modern Asian cuisine through a la carte and unique multi-course tasting menus by Chef Nick Liu.

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2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 17 times today

Why we love it

Executive chef: Nick Liu

From the food to the ambiance, DaiLo is bold and buzzy. Chef-owner Nick Liu blends French cooking techniques with his Chinese heritage to create playful dishes while showcasing serious culinary chops. The hip space attracts a lively crowd for nights that begin with dinner at DaiLo and end at its upstairs cocktail bar, Lopan.

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Chinese, Contemporary Asian
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (647) 341-8882
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    Available
  • 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.
  • Private party contact
    Katherine Bates: (647) 341-8882
  • Neighborhood
    Little Italy / College St.
  • Cross street
    College and Bathurst
  • Parking details
    Plenty of parking on Palmerston and College.
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine

What 1,251 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

1,251 Reviews
  1. SueM

    Toronto

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We did the tasting menu and it was totally worth it! Food was outstanding and server/management so great too! Would def go back!

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  2. Vincent

    Vancouver

    8 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    To be honest, it was underwhelming. The food was ok - fairly average. I didn’t find the service was genuine either. It was very generic and not warmth. The ambiance were not exactly there because the lighting were too bright and they were pumping out air conditioning at before 20 degrees temperature. I feel this place is overhyped because it is well known by celebrities. It definitely got potential tho with a few tweaks here and there. Bar Raval next door definitely got a better vibes.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 7, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I recently dined at Dailo with a friend and was thoroughly disappointed with the experience. We ordered the trout as our main dish along with several sides. The trout was fried from tail to head, and the meat was incredibly dry and salty. This prompted us to request a salad to lighten our palate, but the only option available was a Caesar salad, which seemed unusual for such a highly recommended restaurant. Nonetheless, we ordered it based on our server's recommendation. To our shock, the Caesar salad arrived covered in fried snails. As a pescatarian, I had informed the server of my dietary restrictions from the beginning. While some may argue that snails could be considered pescatarian, this is certainly not what one would expect in a Caesar salad. The server failed to inform us of this unconventional ingredient, and when I left all the snails on the plate, there was no inquiry as to why they were uneaten or if everything was satisfactory. Additionally, all the protein in our dishes was fried, which did not seem fresh or of the caliber one would expect from a restaurant of this reputation. The food felt second-tier and the high price point was not justified by the quality served. Overall, Dailo fell far short of my expectations and I was extremely disappointed with both the food and the service. This experience was not up to the standards one would expect, especially given the restaurant's acclaim.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasting menu experience was fantastic! Thank you for the hospitality.

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  5. FayeG

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent! Very accommodating to substitutions for allergies and vegetarian options.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Calgary

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was amazing and great service! Absolutely loved it!

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  7. Daniel679

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good experience overall a bit on the pricy side, some dishes nothing special others were good. Pork in general was the better pick. Not sure I’d necessarily go back or recommend it. Do it cross it off your list and move on.

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  8. MeaghanW

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing dining experience and incredible food. Pricey for sure, but I'd say the tasting menu experience was worth the price. The service was amazing and we were made a menu of all things we liked and offered mocktails to complement. Would def go again!

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had the premium chef’s tasting. They really customize it for you so can be surprised with a great meal, however you can rest assured— if you’re not into say seafood or red meat, they’ll take that into account. Amazing service, great people and even better food at a great price.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The premium chef's choice menu was stellar. The food at Dailo is always innovative and high quality. Such a pleasure to try each new dish. I made the mistake of not ordering the wine pairings - would highly recommend doing this. The cocktails and wine selection is excellent. A thoroughly enjoyable evening!

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FAQs

DaiLo is rated 4.7 stars by 1251 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

11:30 PM


Booked 17 times today
Google Map for DaiLo

503 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1A5

Additional information

  • Cross street
    College and Bathurst
  • Neighborhood
    Little Italy / College St.
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–11:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$51 and over
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Chinese, Contemporary Asian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Plenty of parking on Palmerston and College.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Vegan, Wine
  • Phone number
    (647) 341-8882
  • Catering
    Available
  • 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.
  • Private party contact
    Katherine Bates: (647) 341-8882
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