DaiLo

4.8
715 reviews
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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.
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New York Area
14 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most amazing meal, service and ambience. This was a return experience and we will return again!

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food sensational wine list!

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MJ
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Went with a couple of friends on a tip... was delicious!! Pumpkin dumplings and the cauliflower were out of this world yummy!!

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MG
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Excellent food and creative menu. Nice dark interiors + small print menu make for squint-ful deciphering... bar upstairs has terrible service, but downstairs dinner waiter was super helpful. It is noisy and it is fun, yet the food compensates for all the other minor shortages. Try killer truffle dumplings and the to-die-for rib-eye.

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PW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

the service was very good and staff seemed interested in our experience. the food was not subtly flavoured with too much sweetness and over use of truffle and truffle oil. the wine list was very good but the list of wine by the glass was limited. we enjoyed the shared dining approach, the varied menu and staff but the food experience relative to the cost was not great. i would only suggest this restaurant to people looking for a unique dining experience who value ambiance and vibe over food subtly or value, in other words going for trendy without a lot of refinement. one can get this experience for a lot less money at odd seoul or han moto.
given how booked this restaurant is however i would have to accept that my view is likely in the minority and thus there is likely no real incentive for them to change the menu.
on the positive side the desert was surprisingly good and we enjoyed the overall experience, even if the food was not the highlight.
hmm, 2000 characters seems a lot to expect from a review. i doubt that an average representative reviewer would necessarily write such a long review...........................................................................
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TD
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Dailo is my favorite restaurant in Toronto. The food, service and ambiance are all outstanding and never disappoint. Highlight (as always) was the pumpkin dumplings and Trout. A must visit!

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WL
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great experience at Dailo. They were able to accommodate all my allergies with their tasting menu. Food was creative and delicious, and our server was amazing.

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CN
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I decided to celebrate my 27th birthday here with my boyfriend and DaiLo did not disappoint. The overall experience was a very special one. We enjoyed the chef's choice tasting menu, especially the King Cole Smoked Duck Bokkeum and the Hakka Brown Wontons. Chef's XO sauce was so delicious, it left us wanting a bottle of our own to take home. The chef's choice menu has off-the-menu items as well, that were very tasty. It can be entirely catered to suit your tastebuds and dietary restrictions or you can choose to close your eyes and be surprised if you're more adventurous foodies (with no allergies) like us. I'd highly recommend going this route to get the most out of your dining experience.

The drinks menu had some neat options as well, so take a look into it while you're there - I really enjoyed how the flavours came together in the five spiced daiquiri.

Service was impeccable - our servers were friendly, attentive, well-informed and genuinely cared that we were comfortable with and enjoyed our food.

We will definitely be coming back to DaiLo and bringing our family and friends along too.

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SH
Toronto
33 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommend the tasting menu—$65/person but if you are adventurous and looking for a quality meal with a rich variety of options then you won’t be disappointed.
Servers are friendly and attentive and eager to accommodate dietary restrictions (we had a vegetarian at our table ). Each new course arrived with a different waiter and a detailed description. Lively atmosphere but not so loud that you can’t have a conversation. Lovely wall art and lighting.

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AA
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and service! Our server recommended the octopus tacos, pumpkin dumplings with truffle sauce, and ribs with cornbread and slaw. Everything looked and tasted fantastic, though the portion of the tacos was very small for the price. All the servers who spoke with us seemed genuinely excited about the dishes and were great at recommending things. DaiLo is a bit pricey but it's a great place for foodies, a date night, or special occasion.

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MP
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food. Very accommodating to vegan and gluten free issues. Great ambience

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DH
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic service. Very attentive, polite and professional. Chefs pick highly recommended. food & service 5 star.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good experience!

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w
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were a group of 7 who enjoyed our tasting menu on NYE. The food was amazing and so were the staff. We headed upstairs to the bar after for couple of drinks and had a great time. I would totally go back again to try other items and order a regular meal!!

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MW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

New Years Eve, pre-party romantic dinner. Delicious food, appropriately priced, with prompt and knowledgeable service. It was clearly a very busy night, but we did not feel rushed at all. What more could we ask for?

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GF
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our NYE meal was unbelievably delicious. Every course had unique and very carefully put together flavours. We also had a great wine pairing.

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SW
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and the food were excellent! Will go again!

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New England
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Jeff was our server and assisted us greatly. He gave us a 1st class experience that is hard to find. Traveling from Boston, we had heard great things about Dai Lo. Jeff ensured that the experience exceeded our expectations. We will be back

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CN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Will definately go back again next time we are in Toronto.

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Y
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

wonderful and innovative food. loved the tasting menu. best value and variety.

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AA
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, especially the lobster! Thank you for everything, service was also outstanding!

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JC
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The entire evening was an epicurean delight. Will recommend it to our friends!

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O
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was so amazing. Such great value for tasting menu. Fun night

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Food was good but rather expensive.

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KA
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service!! We loved the creativity and uniqueness of the dishes. We will be back.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

realy nice staff great food. I have been to alot of tasting menus but their's realy blew me away. their portions were great. the flavor combinations were well put together and unexpected. it was a good evening and I plan to be back again soon

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KI
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is unbelievable and service is excellent. The whole staff is very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu. Great experience.

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TN
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was delicious and lovely. The food was great and all the servers were knowledgeable and friendly. Always love coming here.

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AC
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I love DaiLo. I strongly recommend the tasting menu, the food is really good for the value.

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CH
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just go here. You won't be disappointed. I don't think it matters what you order, you'll be happy.

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N
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is always amazing, service is always impeccable!

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P
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice atmosphere, and very knowledgeable staff on the food and wine list.

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SA
1 review
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Exquisite food. Amazing service. Lovely decor. A perfect evening.

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A
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my second time going to DaiLo and this time we did the Chef's Choice - I mentioned I'd had the pumpkin dumplings before and the waitress made sure to put them on our menu. Food was amazing, really good value for money and a lot of food - everything was delicious. Wine runs at $60+ a bottle so keep that in mind for budgeting dinner. All in all amazing second experience and I will keep going back for sure :)

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome service - Jeffrey was amazing as was “D”. Food was amazing.

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CJ
Edmonton
3 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The fusion of french and chinese blends so surprisingly well. Very happy my server suggested a tasting menu since i was by myself. Every dish had they' re own characteristics and was executed perfectly. I can't praise this place enough.

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RH
Toronto
39 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was our second time at DaiLo - it should be on everyone’s list of places to dine in Toronto - outstanding food - creative, delicious and beautifully plated. We cannot wait to return.

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GB
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second time eating at DaiLo. On our most recent time, we took good friends to try the tasting menu. They loved it! We loved it! The food and service is excellent. The servers are all knowledgeable, friendly and very professional. Eating at DaiLo is experiential - all your senses get activated. My wife and I love spending a night out at DaiLo. Many thanks!😀✌️❤️👍

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wife’s Birthday!
Jeff, Michelle and the team were so accommodating and were kind enough to move our table of 3 at the bar to the dining table! Extremely knowledgeable and friendly staff and incredible food! Thanks Dai Lo!

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

Lovely dinner. Blew our minds away with the chefs choice. Well worth it. We were very full. The sensory experience was fantastic.

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