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About DaiLo

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.

503 College St
Toronto, ON M6G 1A5
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Asian, Chinese, Contemporary Asian

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

Cross Street:
College and Bathurst

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
CAN$31 to CAN$50

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(647) 341-8882

Website:
http://www.dailoto.com/

Catering:
Available

Parking Details:
Public parking lot behind us and plenty of parking on Palmerston and College.

Executive Chef:
Nick Liu

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:
Lauren Ricketts: (647) 341-8882

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Wine

DaiLo Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.5

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (27)
Fit for Foodies (26)
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Tasting Menu (20)
Fun (18)
Special Occasion (17)
Hot Spot (16)
Good for Birthdays (14)
Cozy (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Casual (13)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
Worth the Drive (12)
Romantic (11)
Tapas (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Authentic (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Notable Wine List (5)
Bar Seating (5)
Healthy (4)
Local Ingredients (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Business Meals (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Spicy (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Seasonal (2)
Organic (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
People Watching (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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 (Toronto)·Dined 6 days ago

Great food, even better service... the server new every menu item inside and out. The portions where a perfect size for sharing

Tags: Authentic
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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Amazing food. Great service. Good atmosphere. Highly recommend the pumpkin dumplings!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on February 8, 2018

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

Tags: Casual, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation
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 (Montreal)·Dined on February 7, 2018

The service here is outstanding. We felt like the whole experience was enhanced by the knowledgeable staff, and the food backed up their praise.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Groups, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 26, 2018

We got spoiled! Thanks for such a great experience.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 25, 2018

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!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 24, 2018

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

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Our party enjoyed a very special celebration with fabulous food and wonderful service! A great evening!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Awesome as usual!! The food was amazing and the staff was great!

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 18, 2018

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.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Fun, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Hot Spot
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 16, 2018

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Good Vegetarian Options, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 14, 2018

I love new twists on Chinese cuisine and these dishes were delicious and memorable, service was great too!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 14, 2018

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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 12, 2018

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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Fun, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Spicy
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Loved the food. Loved the attentive service.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Healthy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Cozy, Hot Spot, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Service was excellent. Food was really good. Although I would have like to see a little bit more evolution in the menu.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 9, 2018

Loud talkers and big tables - makes it hard for the deuces to hear each other

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 31, 2017

The service was outstanding. Had the NYE preset menu with wine pairing - good value and great food. Will definitely be back.

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 (New England)·Dined on December 31, 2017

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!

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 (Montreal)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Delicious as always! Coming from Malaysia, the interpretation of the rendang was particularly exciting and it’s execution, spectacular.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 23, 2017

From start to finish, absolutely fabulous!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Just sit back and let them take you through a culinary journey. Its a symphony for the senses.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Hot Spot, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on December 9, 2017

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.

Tags: Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I had a great date with a sweet lady 🎖

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 (Montreal)·Dined on November 26, 2017

The food was awesome!! My second time there orders the Chef choice. Love the surprise every time.

Tags: Hot Spot, Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 23, 2017

I was really excited to try DaiLo especially after dining at Niagara Street Cafe so often as the food there was special. I was very disappointed in every dish we ordered - all of the flavours were so dumbed down that the food was tasteless. I am not sure how you can achieve that with Peking duck! We will not be back which is a shame because the service was outstanding and the decor was inviting. I will stick to Richmond Hill for Chinese cuisine at a fraction of the price - not the same service but at least the food has some pop.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2017

It's my second time at Dailo and once again I was impressed with the quality of the food and service. The deep fried whole Giggie Trout is a must-order!

Tags: Romantic, Comfort Food, Hot Spot, Cozy, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The chef’s selection is the best choice so you get to try many different dishes. I recommend you ask them to slow down as the dishes came too fast and we weren’t finished the first one. They did slow down when we mentioned this.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 16, 2017

For two people you have to get the tasting menu. They were very gracious and able to accommodate a non meat eater.

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 15, 2017

Fantastic food as always

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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Went for my dad's 65th birthday and everyone loved it. Staff were great about the vegetarian in the group, accommodating and pleasant. The food was all beautiful and delicious and the wine recommended to us was wonderful. Definitely special-occasion prices, but absolutely worth it!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I just don't get it. It was SO highly recommended. And yet...not great. First off, it's pricey. I ended up spending 150 bucks US for two people. Second, for that money, we left hungry. Seriously. There was just not enough food. And third, it is LOUD in there. Like the kind of loud where holding a basic conversation was impossible because the loud guy and loud girl three tables down carry through the whole place.

Maybe that's why the service was inconsistent. Maybe they couldn't hear us. And one of their big special things - the big mac bun - they didn't even tell us about. i saw it going by and flagged someone down to ask about it. It was good and also very expensive. But because it's off menu you really depend on the staff to clue you in. They didn't. I had to dig.

To top it all off, when we got home, my date got very...intestinally distressed. So, yeah all in, i get the idea of wanting to do asian fusion. But you should maybe get it somewhere else.

Tags: Healthy, Organic
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 (Miami)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food wasn’t as good as I thought it would be

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 (Austin)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Truly a great food spot with creative dishes and off menu gems. I was just disappointed we could not eat more as there was plenty to choose from that were very enticing. Lambs neck was fantastic and really tasty as was the jellyfish slaw. The bone marrow off menu item looked great but we were done for and could not order. Highly recommend and will be back the next time I am in Toronto.

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Romantic, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Outstanding meal. Cannot recommend this restaurant enough. Strong wine and cocktail list that accompanies a delicious menu.

Tags: Fun, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 22, 2017

We had the Chef's Tasting Menu and it was amazing. One of the best meals we have had!

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 18, 2017

A great food experience

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Fabulous, innovative food. The octopus tacos were incredible- who would ever think of using jicama slices as a tortilla! And the trout was a work of art and delicious, with three sauces to compliment the fish. We were surprised to read the few negative reviews on Open Table - obviously folks who didn't appreciate Asian fusion with a flare. This restaurant is a must if you are in the area!

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Delicious as always.

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