DaiLo

4.7
826 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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MR
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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 4 days ago
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 6 days ago
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 6 days ago
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
13 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
22 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
1 review
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
6 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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LM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nick is an awesome eChef. The whole night was well orchestrated with the service and pairings. Of yes, the food was more than awesome

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D
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thoroughly enjoyed my meal here. Different, interesting and very flavorful. I will be back.

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FO
Tampa
47 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Inventive menu. Good service. Would definitely return to sample more of the menu.

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KM
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Incredible service and meal! Would highly recommend the chef’s choice option if you have any dietary restrictions. Dishes were timed perfectly. The octopus tacos have a perfect amount of heat and are a must try! Servers were friendly and explained each dish in detail, however it was hard to hear them over the noise at times.
Overall great experience and will be back.

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JR
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great atmosphere. Great food. Great staff. Great everything. If you're going on a date, ask for the high-top tables.

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AP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very inventive food. We had the set menu which was as great (well, except for the ribs, they were sub-par).

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TL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Good quality of food, nice presentation. Good wine list - not huge but a sommeliere with a plan...

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AW
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

After reading all the good reviews, I guess my expectations where a little too high. Me and my husband were here to celebrate my husbands birthday. I have mentioned while making the reservation, but there was nothing done with this info. We took the menu and everything we ate was really good, but we could have used two more courses/dishes. Both according to the price and still feeling somewhat hungry after leaving the table. If you order the most expensive thing on the menu, I want to feel I got it all! That was not the case, but what we got tasted really good.

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GS
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Try the tasting menu

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C
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing! Definitely do the tasting menu, they fully customize it to your likes and dislikes. Super awesome!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

Food quality doesn’t live up to expectations. Service was mediocre at best. We didn’t like most of the dishes and voiced our disappointment to them. They were kind enough to comp the underwhelming dishes.

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b
Detroit
2 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

always magic such good service such good food. blessed to have dailo in the city

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AH
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food and service at DaiLo is second to none! Our server was knowledgable and responsive - striking the right balance of being there when we needed her and not hovering. She was able to provide excellent advice on the menu and wine list. The food is always incredible.

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RJ
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

The food, atmosphere and ambience of the restaurant was incredible. Our server was lovely, however we waited for a very long time before receiving our bill at the end of the meal. I also would like to note that I included mention that we were celebrating a birthday in my original reservation, and there was no recognition of this at all.

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ZR
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had the Chef's menu, one of our group members is pescatarian, they accommodated the menu with ease. Food was fantastic, exceeded our expectations. Service was amazing. The cocktail special was delicious. We will return again.

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RB
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is just amazing! We keep coming back. Worth it all.

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T
New Orleans
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely, Bar on..... one of the best experiences of my life in a restaurant and I've lived in Toronto for over 50 years. Absolutely EVERY staff member was exemplary knowledgeable and friendly. All the food was outstanding Fusion which is a must EXPERIENCE! so be sure to take the tasting menu for the 1st visit. I guarantee you we'll be back to visit regularly. Dialo has an affordable menu, excellent wine but not over the top, and great wine prices. NOW..... I could not finish this review without a rave review for Trevor the assistant manager which made our experience like we were rock stars. I suggest some restaurant owner would greatly benefit if they steal that guy Trevor! He is a Knowledgeable, Uber friendly and high energy force in this restaurant. I have never had a better dining experience with a restaurant manager in my life. Somebody franchise this concept STAT!

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JT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tasting menu was outstanding. We sat at the bar and were well taken care of by the bartender and a variety of servers/food runners. Staff knew the menu items well and the flavors were bold and highly enjoyable. At $65/pp the tasting menu was an excellent value. We left feeling full, but not excessively so. Bravo, Dailo!

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TC
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A fantastical adventure of culinary delight. We decided the chef’s tasting menu. A right choice for $65/ you receive a meriad of delights , plate after plate where we had to tap out after course 6

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j
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I will be back, it was a great experience in every way. Your team is hitting all the marks!

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

First time visit, celebrating an anniversary. Went with chef’s tasting menu and it was outstanding! Great service as well.
Would recommend advising guests if when reservation is made, that they are sitting at the actual bar as opposed to a table, even if it says “bar seating”. Also recommend playing music :)
Overall amazing experience!

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CS
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Very tasty. Great ambience. The pricing was a little steep for what it was. Would recommend for special occasion but not regular date night.

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