DaiLo

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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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Montreal
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious tasting menu and amazing service.

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RD
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was phenomenal, service was great!

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s
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Yum yum yum! This is one of the best restaurants, it’s absolutely great. Food is divine, ambiance is sultry, it’s wonderful.

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OT
Toronto
13 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Reprise of our anniversary dinner - did the tasters menu. One item we didn't care for (too fatty) and it was replaced. Always fun, excellent tastes and variety. Happy to get back again

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ES
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Dialo was delicious with attentive good natured staff
I recommended to friends who will be there shortly
Cheers

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w
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on June 12, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food continues to be as creative and delicious as ever, with knowledgeable and attentive service. All dishes are suggested for sharing, but the very small size of the "small plates" challenges that approach, even for two persons. As the prices of the small plates are steep for their size, ordering more than one portion of the small dishes would really inflate the bill.

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London
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Heard so much about how great the food is and was not disappointed! Had the tasting menu - everything was fantastic. Anton treated us with amazing service and we will definitely be back.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service and exquisite food. We really enjoyed the Burmese tofu, pomelo betel leaves, pumpkin dumplings and cauliflower curry. My husband loved the duck- it was beautifully presented. Surprisingly vegetarian friendly. Awesome cocktail list.

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w
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took a friend from out of town to DaiLo, because we were sure he would have a good time. The food was excellent. We let the chef choose and were rewarded with terrific dumplings and sumptuous duck. Fun cocktails. Service was fast and knowledgeable. We went home full and happy, and we will certainly return.

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OP
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

DaiLo is now one of my favourite restaurants in Toronto. It was my first time going last Sunday and it did not disappoint the slightest. The chefs choice pre made dishes are absolutely fantastic!! There is so much variety in the dishes and there was not one that I didn't like. I would highly recommend this unique and wonderful restaurant to everyone!! If you haven't gone here, you must go!

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JP
Toronto
19 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

great food, even better service

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GH
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was a spectacular dining experience in every possible way. Our only regret was not being able to try every single item on the menu. Next time !!!

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OT
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I’ve had in a long time.

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LM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My boyfriend and I absolutely adore this gem in Toronto. What makes it truly special is the outstanding service we get every time we come for a visit. Not only is every waiter incredibly kind, but knowledgable about each dish they serve. The food is truly a work of art with each dish exploding with flavour - with the benefit of portion size being decent as well! Some favourites and must try's include the pumpkin dumplings, deep-fried watermelon, & octopus tacos. DaiLo is worth every penny!

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JH
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome experience! 6 of us had the DaiLos choice menu and we were delighted by every single course and left very full and satisfied! Highly recommend!

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SG
1 review
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic restaurant. Cool, relaxed vibe and high-end cuisine.

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G
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A word “ amazing” can only describe this restaurant. I take my hat off to the chef creativity and attention to the each ingredient.

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J
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a wonderful way to enjoy a birthday dinner! The special, a deep fried lobster, drew other diners over to our table for a peek. The service was exemplary and we were well taken care of. I desperately look forward to my next visit to DaiLo!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal ever.

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LH
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We ordered a $50 plate of duck that was sent out cold.
It was just very disappointing, I had been wanting to try the restaurant for ages :(

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was amazing, our waitress was super knowledgeable and sweet. I forgot her name but she was from Syria. Great overall experience.

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OT
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

DaiLo was perfect. From the ambiance, service and food - everything was great. Our server, Jeffrey was such a pleasure and so was everyone who served us here and there. They knew their menu, suggested some cocktails, and was overall easy to talk to. We did the tasting menu as it was our first time there and wanted the element of surprise. We definitely were surprised and delighted at how unique/good the food was. Highly recommend!

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MR
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Highly recommend the chef’s choice option. Every course was fantastic and it is great value for the price.

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O
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Honestly overhyped. The dishes we’re creative and I could see at one time how it could have been really good, but the quality wasn’t there. We had 5 dishes and in each the flavours were not balanced, and each were overly salty. Out of all 5 the only one I would recommend is the Burmese tofu. Overall there are much better restaurants in Toronto especially for the price.

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K
Cleveland
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food at DaiLo was fantastic--the DaiLo recommended tasting course provided us with five delicious courses (a total of 10 great dishes) that were Asian with a twist. The staff was knowledgeable and very pleasant, and the place has a great vibe. A must-try in Toronto!

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PD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food with wonderfully complex flavors. Knowledgeable service, great ambiance. Highly recommended!

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ML
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anton and Geoffrey were excellent hosts. They guided my wife and I through one of the best meals we have ever had. This place is a true gem.

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OT
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding. The waitress knew the menu and provided valuable guidance to tailor our meal.

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J
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 2

I thought the owner was enjoying himself to much with his friends and the bar...

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M
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We (4 of us) went for a special occasion and ordered the tasting menu. They accommodated one of the non-meat eaters extremely well. All the courses were excellent and beautifully presented. All the servers we had were friendly and attentive. Highly recommend.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

3 birthdays

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MF
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to DaiLo for a graduation dinner for my boyfriend. We got the "DaiLo's Choice" menu and were not disappointed. Honestly, I expected to leave hungry because oftentimes set menus are very small portions. We not only had more courses than I expected but each potion was bigger than I thought it would be. Everything was amazing and to top it off, the service was great. Even though we were at the bar, our server checked in on us many times and was very helpful with our drink choices. Even though I asked for a bottle of wine under 70 dollars, the server didn't just recommend the most expensive in that range. She went through the effort of explaining her favorite in each category and why it would be good with our food. Would definitely recommend this experience for anyone looking for a special occasion dinner!

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OT
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Good food good waitress but meal service was too slow, first course took more than 30 mins to come out and everything continued at that pace

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YW
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Passion is palpable. Everyone we interacted with - servers, sommeliers, chefs and owner - was humble and nurturing, while obviously knowledgeable and confident. Every dish that hit the table was delicious - the 3 that stood out the most: the Pumpkin Truffle Dumplings (these will melt your heart), the Sichuan Braised Beef (the depth in this broth-ey sauce is simply soulful), and the Whole Fried Giggie Trout is a feast for salty eyes (DO NOT MISS finger-dipping the fried trout in the green curry aioli - a next-level saucey labour of love!). The pisco sour I started with was on point and the wines - a perfect pair with each course. Still thinking about the Alsatian Chasselas - thank you for the little taste of this odd-ball wonder wine.

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

Good dishes, nice variety

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BG
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our experience was amazing. The food was fantastic, and our server and any staff we spoke to were very knowledgeable about the food. Our server provided a wonderful and detailed recommendation when we inquired about wine to go with dinner. We were celebrating my boyfriend's birthday and the ambiance was wonderful. My only concern was that we were told we could only have a high top table, even though we had made a reservation prior and the two tables beside us were not sat in the 2.5 hours we were there. By the end of dinner it was a bit of an uncomfortable seat. We did have an absolutely amazing experience and we will be back!

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SH
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic tasting menu. Every dish was delicious, and we came away very full.

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NG
1 review
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

We did the chef choice/special. Our last 3 plates took so long to come out that we weren't hungry when we got the food. Which was disappointing because it was delicious.

Super loud in the restaurant when it's filled.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

We had 8:00 reservations, we found our service to be extremely slow especially at the end . We were done by 10:45 . Food was excellent !

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DC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was the most incredible and innovative dinning experience I have ever experienced.
I loved it and wished it would never end.
All the courses, the energy and then food was just amazing!

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