Great food and cocktails, for the cocktail had the "tom yum booze" - it was so yummy. We did the tasting menu and it was great. We really enjoyed it, and having a surprise each course. Each dish was very creative and fun! The wait staff was excellent and made great recos. The decor is very pretty and a nice romantic dim atmosphere. I very much enjoyed the night and will go back again.
This was a beautiful experience for my daughters boyfriend. He was able to enjoy both myself and my wives gorgeous husband all in one evening. What a treat for him! The food and service was great and what an amazing evening he had! Such a lucky lad! Thank you for letting him be with us!!
The vegetarian tasting menu was superb: innovative and interesting, fundamentally Chinese cooking, with a variety of East and Southeast Asian ideas and sensibilities of modern continental cooking. Rather than a long succession of small dishes the "tasting menu" offers (for two diners, anyway) pairs of dishes and lots to eat. Very knowledgeable, attentive but not overbearing service. Overall, terrific!
DaiLo never disappoints. We had a tasting menu, and one of us had wine pairings.
The food explodes with flavour, and is best enjoyed with lots of delicious sticky rice to soak up the amazing leftover bits of every dish.
Anton is a wine pairing wizard.
Spectacular service - knowledgeable, efficient, friendly.
Was disappointed. We did the chef's choice with a table of 5. Some dishes were interesting (octopus tacos, whole fried trout), but most were ho-hum and often not very hot and vibrant (like they had been sitting a while). Maybe we just hit the restaurant on a off night.
Delicious cocktails! Yummy food too although the descriptions can be a little ambiguous, which lead to surprises (some pleasant, some ever so slightly disappointing). Overall delicious, and a beautifully decorated/atmospheric restaurant.
An incredible meal from the DaiLo kitchen!
The cocktail list was perfect and complimented all food so well.
We tried a number of dishes but the pumpkin dumplings made me cry tears of pure joy. One of the best dishes I have eaten in Toronto in a long time!
Everything was phenomenal.
Can't wait to come back!
Phenomenal server - super understanding, accommodating of dietary restrictions and manager our bill well - also clearly cared about the food and place
Unique decor and food, DaiLo exquisitely infuses Chinese and French cuisines. Went on a date night with my boyfriend, had the beet dish for an app, braised beef and truffle fried rice for mains, and Kasu white sugar cake (highly recommend) for dessert and with a side of sticky rice this was a perfect amount for two people.
Went there for a friend's birthday and had an amazing time. The only qualm I have was that there was a slight misunderstanding with our hostess when I called informing we would be ten minutes late. She was trying to communicate that our table was reserved to a certain time but instead it sounded like our reservation was rebooked to a different time due to her wording. Once we arrived the issue was clarified/resolved, but I would strongly suggest some improvement on better communication as the hostess is the first person you engage with at a restaurant and sets the tone for your evening. However besides this little blip, the great food and our amazing waiter saved the night for us and we had a blast.
Absolutely loved it! Incredible service with some of the best food in town. Have been there a couple times now and will def be back.
such amazing food! so delicious! the sommelier is extremely knowledgeable and friendly
Exceptional from start to finish. Outstanding service as well. Great evening!
Very noisy inside the restaurant, no privacy at all, the next table is just an inch away! The food is just okay, a bit pricey for Asian food, not going back at all!
Always challenging to get a reservation at DaiLo but finally managed one for a Saturday evening! Well worth the trouble!
All the dishes we tried were delicious, with interesting combinations and great depth of umami and spicy flavors. Standouts were the cabbage, braised lamb and fried rice. Service was friendly and attentive. Love the Chinese decor! Cocktails were yummy.
Would definitely recommend!
Great food, even better service... the server new every menu item inside and out. The portions where a perfect size for sharing
Amazing food. Great service. Good atmosphere. Highly recommend the pumpkin dumplings!
As a vegetarian, I really enjoyed this restaurant! The waitress actually gave you her full attention and added to the experience with her calming presence. I'm really happy I stumbled upon this place. Their tofu feature and their pumpkin dumplings are wow!
I must warn you, it tastes so good you will notice that the portions are not enough
The service here is outstanding. We felt like the whole experience was enhanced by the knowledgeable staff, and the food backed up their praise.
We got spoiled! Thanks for such a great experience.
The waiter was well informed and was very personable. He removed one of the dishes off our bill that we didn’t like (kale and chicharron salad). And in addition to that, he brought out a mini sorbet dessert (without dairy for my husband) for my husband’s 30th birthday. Great experience overall, we’ll be back again! Thanks DaiLo!
In a word -- extraordinary. First time there and I wasn't sure what to expect, even though my son raved about it. Food was sublime -- lobster on a bed of crispy noodles, delicately truffles pumpkin dumplings, their take on ma po tofu to name a few. They were very accommodating of the pescatarian in the group. Service was impeccable - Jeffrey was well versed and charming and Shannon kept our glasses full. Great decor and ambiance. Will be back soon
Our party enjoyed a very special celebration with fabulous food and wonderful service! A great evening!
Awesome as usual!! The food was amazing and the staff was great!
terrific food with very interesting selections. Serving staff were excellent and most helpful with recommendations. quite busy -- rather noisy but clearly a popular spot , which is well deserved.
would definitely return.
Service and ambiance was TOP notch! The tasting menu is very worth it if you are trying dai lo for the first time. I would definitely recommend their small plates over their entrees though. I had the duck and the presentation was beautiful, but the meat was a little dry. Their small plates on the other hand are absolutely incredible. My Top 3 Picks: Sweet and sour pork. Ma Po Tofu. Octopus Tacos.
I love new twists on Chinese cuisine and these dishes were delicious and memorable, service was great too!
I have had 3 excellent meals at Dailo. The food is interesting and delicious, and the service is very good. Their drink selection is good too - I enjoy their cocktails, my husband appreciates their beer selection. My one complaint is that the tasting menu took 3 hours to get through, which isn't uncommon, but is too long for my personal preference and comfort.
Enjoyed my time here once again. As the menu changes seasonally, I haven't become jaded by the food here. Especially tasty we're the pumpkin/squash dumplings in a soy/butter sauce with perigord truffle shavings. Wine and drinks selection was extensive enough to satisfy all but the pickiest diner. A return will not come soon enough.
Loved the food. Loved the attentive service.
Overall fantastic experience. The dumplings were our favourite. We could have been seated at a more private table, as the conversation next to us was sort of distracting and there was plenty of room. Consider providing knifes for food that is difficult to cut with fork/chop sticks.
Service was excellent. Food was really good. Although I would have like to see a little bit more evolution in the menu.
Loud talkers and big tables - makes it hard for the deuces to hear each other
The service was outstanding. Had the NYE preset menu with wine pairing - good value and great food. Will definitely be back.
It is New Year’s Eve and the quaint experience at DaiLo was exquisite. On an extremely cold night, it was an excellent prix fixe menu put together by the Chef that had not a single low point. Our favourites though - the Oysters and Pearls; the Miso Jerusalem Artichoke dumplings; and the 90-day dry aged ribeye. Our waitstaff was tremendous. The meal was also well-paced. This has been one of the best meals in the city and we tend to go out A LOT and try a lot of good food. An excellent value as well. We will be back!
Delicious as always! Coming from Malaysia, the interpretation of the rendang was particularly exciting and it’s execution, spectacular.
From start to finish, absolutely fabulous!
Just sit back and let them take you through a culinary journey. Its a symphony for the senses.
We ordered the tasting menu for four people and asked for all options to be meatless. The selections are creative and delicious. Our server was outstanding and the bartender was also fabulous.