DaiLo

4.7
663 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Asian
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
What 663 People Are Saying
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k
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Spectacular food and incredible service. Lively place and incredibly creative menu. Cheers. Would go back in a heartbeat

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Montreal
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Amazing food!!! Very creative! Savoury and innovative. Would definitely go back!!

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JM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the tasting menu and the delight and care the staff took in sharing each course with us really made the night special. The food was out of this world. The restaurant is beautiful. But it’s the knowledgeable and fun staff who made our evening truly exceptional! Thank you!!

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M
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

I had a poor experience with the food. I order almost every item to try each item for the first time. The duck tasted amazing and the base of the ribs were a bit dry. The appetizer for the tuna tasted pretty decent. The beef carpaccio beef slice was to thin. Overall I will not return again until you guys improve your food menu.

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C
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent food as usual! The food service was impeccable and all wait staff is quite knowledgeable of the products.
Each person in our three people party started off with a glass of wine and then we ordered one bottle of wine to be shared amongst us. We were surprised, disappointed and hurt when the waitress told us it would be the last bottle she’d sell to us. We hadn’t drink before the meal and we were showing no sign of intoxication... I understand the smart serve idea, but this was insulting! Three well behaved 30 something women having dinner at 6pm so one of them can be up for her baby the next morning being caught off like that seems ridiculous.
One more disappointing aspect was the truffle rice I ordered for my husband to bring him home: the portion was exceptionally tiny (less than half the container) for $22! I only noticed once home... is that normal?
I will still give another chance to DaiLo as the food is the best in the GTA.

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L
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great menu which translated in delicious food! The ambiance was

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AM
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We ordered the tasting menu and were rewarded with wonderfully, eclectic, unexpected flavour combinations. Octopus tacos were tender, beef carpaccio to die for, fried watermelon, melt in your mouth pumpkin dumplings with shaved truffles, braised mushrooms, cauliflower curry and the crowning glory, the whole fried Giggie trout. Lots of fresh chilies and lime leaves, along with hints of star anise and other cantonese aromas infused the dishes. We paired this with small pours of a variety of sake chosen for us by a very knowledgeable staffer. It was a tough decision because the wine selection is very tempting. All in all a great last minute birthday meal. My only complaint is that the bar seating is not comfortable.

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JL
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a fantastic time for our anniversary dinner. I would definitely come back and try their tasting menu again. Only thing is, I wish their bar stools were more comfortable. By the end of the night, my back was aching.

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RL
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good I'm going back with more friends next week. The menu offers a wide range of special dishes I couldn't make myself. Great flavours and presentation. Much variety. Just superb all around.

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OT
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was incredible! Opted to get the tasting menu. Definitely the way to go!

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CD
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Already tweeted about it! My gal and I spent a special eve and got treated like gold. The food was incredible and we have already recommended to others. Can’t wait to come back.

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KB
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the top 10 meals I have ever had. So, so beautiful and delicious. Well done!

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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Delish - Great place. Washrooms are a little small and yucky but the restaurant is fantastic. Highly recommended.

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WL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good food. The chefs choice gives a taste of their best

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DG
London
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The food was amazing - really different but so tasty. I have been to a number of Michelin star restaurants & this would equally compete. My favourite was the pumpkin dumplings.
The waiters were very knowledgeable about the food they were serving. The wine menu was different ( a lot of unknown brands) but the sommelier was happy to go through them.
So glad we found this gem.

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San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and fantastic food. Highly recommend the tasting menu, but come hungry!

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic!

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AS
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food ! We tried the tasting menu it was amazing taste and presentation wished we got different variety we got lots of sea food , would have liked to try the ribs
And the meat . But overall amazing food

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S
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such a great experience. If you enjoy lopan you will certainly love it here. My boyfriend and I really loved every single dish from the tasting menu. It was nice to make adjustments based on our wants! Every plate was unique and delicious. The duck, so good! Eden was attentive and very pleasant. She made our experience even more enjoyable. We will be coming back and bringing friends next time! Thanks again!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible and creative did with attentive service yet very casual and not at all stuffy or pretentious. A fantastic experience.

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s
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dark and cozy, hip, delicious. We were seated at the bar, and we had a reservation, so we wondered why we didn't get a table. But we ended up enjoying the bartender and her food recommendations.

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Great waiter... For awhile.. Way to much salt. I like the beginning and was thinking wow want to come here again and at the end I was that was ok.
More attention in the kitchen and throw away the salt shaker and this place is great

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O
Toronto
8 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dailo is one of our favourite restaurants. The food is outstanding as is the service and menu. We recommend the chefs tasing menu.

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SF
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Asian Fusion - totally different cuisine - not Thai, not Japanese, not Chinese - just different dishes based on Asian inspiration and using Asian flavours. DELICIOUS!

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JM
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

My
First
Time going was incredible. Server/food/drinks second time was Tuesday and it was like I was in a different restaurant. Food was really bad and I was embarrassed I brought my friends there.

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K
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 5

We did the tasting menu option. The food and ambiance were very nice. However, the service between plates was on the slow side. Our server took nearly 45 minutes to clear our plates after we were done the final course. Due to the service we were at the restaurant for nearly 3 hours. I have eaten at Dailo quite a few times in the past and this was the only time it had happened.

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GA
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Our server Marla took really great care of us. I indicated in my reservation that we were celebrating a birthday and she surprised us with dessert. She also made excellent recommendations. Drinks and food were delicious and unique (we ordered the tasting menu) - definitely an experience. The only thing that fell short was their lobster and noodle dish. It was way too oily. Other than that, we plan to be back.

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T
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. Came here with my girlfriend for dinner and it was amazing. The food flavors were well paired together and very tasteful. The atmosphere is really nice as well as all the people working here. Would definitely go back.

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RR
Mexico City
13 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Me pusieron en barra, aún y cuando le pedi a la hostess mesa para dos, que era aniversario, no accedió, pero la atencion en barra excelente y la comida muy buena

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FP
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dailo is a rare gem in the dining world. The food is superb but the service really makes the meal. The service is some of the best in the industry. The staff take the time and care to ensure every guest is treated like a VIP. The Dailo tasting menu is about the best value in the city. Both the quality and quantity of food is a 10. We have been 5 times and are looking forward to number 6. Upstairs at Lo Pan also is a 5 star bar experience.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing over all

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AW
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exceptional service both from the bartender and servers. Great value on the chef's selection and the food was fantastic. I would highly recommend.

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DL
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Amazing wine list. Service was exceptional. We ate the tasting menu and there was not one dish that we didn't love. The flavor profiles were wonderful and wine well paired. The price was so reasonable! We will definitely be back!

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CL
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing experience, great food and exceptional service! You will definitely see me again!

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DV
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elevated Chinese fusion. Every dish on the tasting menu was a hit with the dumplings and crispy octopus tacos being particular stand outs. The decor is beautiful and seductive and the waitstaff charming and accommodating. It doesn’t come cheap but is worth it for a more special night out.

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KM
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had an amazing dinner! Thanks. Lovely service, ambiance and food.

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TD
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am a total foodie, and I NEVER write reviews online. I reveal these facts in hopes that readers take me seriously when I say this place is OUTSTANDING. The food is divine. We particularly loved the lamb skewers, the curried cauliflower and some mushrooms with tempura corn, which I believe were a special. The wait staff and management were attentive and knowledgeable, and they gave us a free desert. I would unequivocally reccomend this place to anyone who likes creative Asian food.

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JP
New Orleans
12 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really great restaurant...we did the chef's choice and each course was wonderful. The dumplings and tacos are highlights although the same could really be said for each dish. Service was very attentive, including the owners making the rounds; explaining dishes, recommending wines, and also telling the story of the restaurant...ask about the rooftop beehive! We'll definitely be back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Phenomenal service. Mind blowing food.

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GF
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

While the menu changes, if you can order, get the fried water melon and the duck breast. Just wow. It is very, very loud inside, though, so you're there for the food and fun, but NOT to have a conversation.

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