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DaiLo

4.7
510 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Asian
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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.
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 510 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.7
food
4.7
service
4.6
ambience
4.3
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Didn't know what to expect, and loved it. Service and food were really great. Can't wait to go back.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

One of my go to places in the city and it never disappoints. All flavours are on point and make you leave wanting more. The wontons are a must for everyone to try and try often! The trout is a must for any food lover always on point.

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Unreal dining experience. I had no idea such incredible food exists in Toronto. The creativity from the kitchen is mind blowing and everything is executed with perfect balance. The service staff was great and you could really tell how passionate about food everyone who works there was. Great decor and vibe too.

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4.0Dined 5 days ago

I dined at Dialo for my wife's birthday it came with a recommendation from a friend the food was excellent I pointed out that there was not a lot of beef in my main coarse. When the bill arrived the main coarse was deducted from the bill even though I did not ask for it. I have already recommended it to some of our friends, and we are looking forward to going again.

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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Amazing food! Tried the tasting menu and was everything was delicious. Particularly the miso soup (I don’t normally like miso soup and this was hands down one of the best ever), the steak and the cauliflower.

I will definitely be back!

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4.0Dined on May 10, 2018

Great food and service. Very noisy though when busy

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3.0Dined on May 9, 2018

Food was very good, although maybe a little too expensive. Service was a bit of a mixed bag as it took a while to be seen by any staff once seated and was often difficult to get their attention, one of the wait staff was very knowledgeable and affable. It did get quite noisy with it being a struggle to be heard from across our small table (there were only two of us). We were also seated next to some middle aged yuppies who seemed like they were more interested in our conversation than their own, which may have skewed our dining experience.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

Amazing experience once again! Flavourful creative food & great service!

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5.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Amazing food. Got the Chef's Selection and were not disappointed. It was divine.

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5.0Dined on May 4, 2018

Service was exceptional. Tasting menu was very good; octopus tacos and shrimp dumplings were standout. Great experience.

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

Staff and food were amazing!

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5.0Dined on May 2, 2018

I was very impressed with the food at DaiLo, particularly the octopus tacos. Wish I had more room in my stomach to try more of the appetizers, as they were all interesting.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Absolutely fabulous dinner. Very innovative and creative. Loved the octopus - sooo tender!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

The service was great and the food delicious. We had a lovely time. Would gladly eat there again!

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4.0Dined on April 26, 2018

NYC mate’s first visit to YYZ and Hakka cuisine.

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5.0Dined on April 26, 2018

Amazing service and really delicious meal as always

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5.0Dined on April 25, 2018

Dailo is my fav restaurant in Toronto. It has consistent excellent, fresh & creative menu, very professional waiting staff and good acoustics which is key. Always perfect 👌🏼

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

The food was very good and our server Trevor was fantastic - very friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. We would definitely come back again!

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2018

I can't say enough good things about Dailo. It is one of my most recommended places for a special meal. The cocktails are vibrant and interesting, and the food is always spectacular. As much as cocktails and food are the main thing you're looking for in a restaurant, I want to say that the staff here are a true highlight. They are attentive and friendly, and it genuinely feels like they love working there. They are so lovely. Thanks again for a great meal.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

Food was unique and delicious. Very Good wine list by the glass. Sake volumes varied depending who poured, second one was very small! Very loud, tough to have a conversation but the knowledgeable waiters were outstanding and the food delicious. Lots of unique flavours and textures.

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5.0Dined on April 19, 2018

The food was absolutely fantastic and the service truly went above and beyond to make our experience memorable. Definitely recommended for a special occasion or just a nice night out!

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

I went to DaiLo later at night on a weekday while I was in town. The best meal I had in Toronto and one of the top 3 meals I’ve ever had. Chef and his team of extraordinary staff (including his wonderful business partner and sommelier) can not steer you wrong. Everything on the menu will blow you away. I would like to repeat that: everything on the menu will blow you away. The service is incredible. Everyone I interacted with was a professional and they could not have treated me better. Bring friends (your coworker, a date, a stranger, it doesn’t matter) and share dishes, or go by yourself and get a half order of nearly anything on the menu. DaiLo was the highlight of my Toronto experience and I’m already planning my next flight back.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Visiting from Chicago, DaiLo was our favorite of everywhere we dined on our trip to Toronto. Our waiter (and unofficial DaiLo sommelier) Peter was wonderful.

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1.0Dined on April 14, 2018

two of us shared the peking duck and truffle rice and we got severe stomach aches afterwards; not good; also, one server filled my gin and tonic with water, brought me another one and charged me for both.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Another great meal. Food is stellar and worth the trip in the mid-April snow and ice storm.

This is the 3rd time I’ve done the chef’s menu and worth it every time!

Food here is unlike anywhere else and the service is perfect.

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4.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Good Sake selection.
Knowledgeable staff about Sake.

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4.0Dined on April 13, 2018

The service is amazing. You really feel like they want you to relax and have a great meal. The truffled rice and lamb neck were amazing! Sadly the steak was cold and over salted and the sides were blah. So I would not recommend the rib eye.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Awesome as always ... looking forward to many returns!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

The food was delicious and creative. The cocktails were also well made. Beautiful decor. Great service - made great suggestions for what to order. Would go back and recommend to others.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Great service, lovely interiors and amazing food. A bit pricey since the portions are not huge but every bite was a delight...

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5.0Dined on April 7, 2018

DaiLo offers a fun, engaging and immersive Asian fusion dining experience dining. We enjoyed the tasting menu, which was masterfully and custom crafted around our food allergies. The value in the tasting menu was fantastic, the staff did not dissappoint. Bringin the experience to the next level, the bartender also conspired with the tasting menu experience, pairing gorgeous cocktails to the dishes as they appeared. Had an absolute blast at DaiLo, and I will return next time I’m in Toronto.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Absolutely outstanding meal. Our server, Tommy, was impeccable. We had the tasting menu and loved everything. Delicious.

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food was excellent and unique. We shared several dishes and every one was the new "best dish of the night." Service was excellent, plan to spend some time though. It's not quick but we'll worth it!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

DaiLo was fantastic. The food was amazing and inventive, the drinks refreshing, and the atmosphere was so cozy. The kitchen is very intentional with their selection for ingredients and everything just worked so well together. The staff was welcoming and super accommodating. 10/10, will be visiting again.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Delicious food! I haven’t had such good food in a very long time. I am pretty picky and usually disappointed with restaurants in Toronto. But this time was amazing. We had the tasting menu - big plates, very tasty. Service was top notch too. High standards!

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5.0Dined on March 30, 2018

Excellent food and excellent service! We return with friends ever time I am back in Toronto and it never disappoints.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

We have dined several times at Dailo and have never been disappointed. The food is excellent! The tasting menu is the best. The flavours of everything we ate were different, yummy, well presented and so flavourful. Recommended for and foodie ....love it!

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

1 word amazing!!!

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

The food is great and eating at Dialo is always a bit of an adventure. I recommend getting the tasting menu and letting chef feed you whatever he wants. Every dish I have had contains some familiar ingredients, some more exotic and unusual, and will have a combination of flavours I have never experienced before.

The atmosphere is casual but the food is fine dining with a bit of adventure. There is something a little cheeky about everything at this restaurant and every dish has something surprising. I highly recommend it for an out-of-the-ordinary experience that doesn't go too far outside the comfort zone.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

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.

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