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About Momofuku Shōtō (Counter Seating - Chef's Tasting)
Shōtō is located on the third floor of Momofuku Toronto in the heart of downtown Toronto. The three-story building is also home to Noodle Bar, Nikai, Daishō and Christina Tosi's Milk Bar.
At Shōtō, guests are seated along a kitchen counter where they are served a seasonally inspired tasting menu by the chefs.
Dinner is served Tuesday - Saturday.
Reservations and walk-ins are welcome.
Contemporary American, Dining Bar
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday-Thursday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday - Saturday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
December 24, Closed
December 25, Full Building Closure
December 26, Full Building Closure
December 31, Open for special NYE Tasting Menu
January 1, Full Building Closure
January 2, Closed
University and Richmond
CAN$51 and over
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Osgoode Station & St. Andrew Station
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
For more information on private dining and special events, please send all inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org
Momofuku Shōtō (Counter Seating - Chef's Tasting) Ratings and Reviews
Loved the food and the chefs, a,though the first few courses came before our cocktail, which I don't like... The other thing is why ask if it's a special,occasion if you don't acknowledge it. It was our 29th wedding anniversary on that date yet no one except the two couples beside us iacknowledged it. Why bother asking.? The Matre d. Said everyone has a special occasion, which kind of insulted me. Would it have killed you guys to offer up two glasses of prosecco? I think not. Many other restaurants do and the customer is not paying. 125 a person plus drinks...which we had a lot. Just something for you guys to think about.
We had a wonderful evening and the tasting menu was delisious! It was mesmerizing to watch all the chefs at work!
This was my second time at Shoto's Chef Tasting. I love being able to watch them make the dish in front of you and the explanation of each dish. The service and food is exceptional. I would highly recommend the Chef's tasting.
Been a number of times. This time was lacking. Under seasoned. Wine pairings were only ok and how they were presented was rushed and ill-informed. I'll be back because I've enjoyed the previous visits. If it happens again, I'll need to reassess.
Amazing experience. Definitely give it a try.
Had flowers delivered for my wife. Restaurant told delivery person I had no reservation. Florist was across the street. I ask for the restaurant to run across the street and pick up the flowers. They refused. I had to pick them up myself. Surprise ruined.
Wonderful experience. Food and wine pairings were on point! Brett’s cocktails, wine and service was outstanding. Can’t wait to return!
The tasting menu is fantastic, with a great team and a wonderful open kitchen. Great to see how the food is prepared and plated in front of you. Everything is explained and we asked loads of questions and they were happy to answer. I would recommend the wine pairing as this will give you a number of fantastic wines to enjoy with the meal. Certainly not an everyday experience but well worth it for a special occasion.
Incredible experience. Phenomenal food. Amazing service. One of the best meals I have ever had in Toronto! Highly recommend!!!
Superb all around - great food and wonderful "show" by the chefs.
The best meal we had in toronto! Everything was done incredibly well with top notch taste and precision! If anything, I wanted some bread to soak up every broth and sauce from every course. Please go! You won't be disappointed
Wonderful experience at Momofuku Shoto! Food was delicious and service was excellent!
5 stars on all fronts. What a great way to do a testing menu by watching the food as it is prepared! Everything from food to service to atmosphere was perfect. Staff were so professional, efficient and helpful yet not pretentious.
Just a fantastic night. Food was outstanding, each plate was put together amazing. Great service friendly chefs.
The experience was great. Loved the setup, facing the kitchen and the chefs and watching them prepare the dishes. The service was also great, always filling up our waters and pouring our wine. For the price, it wasn't a lot of food. We were still a bit hungry after the meal, even after we had requested more bread.
The tasting menu at Shoto was stunning. They were pretty much all amazing dishes but the one thing I couldn't stop thinking about was the sourdough bread and sweet butter!! Wonderful experience, the pace was great and amount of food was perfect. Pricey but a nice treat once in a while.
We went for my wife's birthday and it was absolutely spectacular. The attention to detail is impressive, and each dish is perfectly presented. A magical night for anyone wanting delicately plated, beautiful food. It's expensive but worth it. Dinner for two plus wine/cocktails pushes $400 so be warned. Would go again without a doubt.
My fiancé and I came to Toronto for a concert and some time away from the kids and decided to try out Shoto. It was simply amazing. The food was unreal and was just enough. The presentation was gorgeous and the knowledge of the staff was superb. We also chose to have the wine pairing as well and it was well done. We had an amazing beer to start us off that was suggested to us and we both loved it and the complexity of it. It was a great palate cleanser between courses. We were extremely impressed and would definitely go again.
Even with a new chef, the tasting menu continues to maintain a high bar of excellence.
Absolutely incredible dining experience. The food was beautifully prepared, unique and complex flavors brought together perfectly. We thoroughly enjoyed our food! My only complain was the chairs were pretty uncomfortable.
Fantastic experience with tasting menu of local seasonal products and exceptional wine pairing, bar seating, occasional delicious kimchi coming by out of the open kitchen where highly trained professionals but most of all motivated chefs have your dishes prepared. Thanks David Chang for your initiative and all your employees for the skills used for and love you put in to your dishes. Pieter (attendee of Flight Operations Steering Committee of Bombardier).
Testing menu is so good! I like it! Like artworks! The team worked together and cooperated very well. The view of the work environment is a good scene. My favorite food is "pickled mussels". My friend and I had an enjoyable dinner time. Everything was remembered deeply.
Had such a great time here ! Brilliant food , atmosphere and service . My boyfriend and I couldn't fault it at all
Perfect as usual chef jed smith is doing great things in the kitchen
the food was inspired and tasty. blending asian and american flavors works well here.
The single fixed menu has (on two occasions now) delivered a thrilling, expansive, delicious, and wholly satesfying dining experience. The single U-shaped bar wraps around the compact and bustling kitchen, where the kitchen brigade provide great theater. All dishes are presented and efficiently illuminated by the chefs themselves. Knives, forks and chopsticks are effortlessly rotated for each course by an attentive waitstaff. The wine pairings are highly recommended. Finally the people-watching is world-class as this most reserved restaurant in the complex seems to only attract interesting people seeking an interesting sensory experience.
Third time there and every time i'm amazed at the quality, creativity and complexity of every dish -- brilliant!
This was our second time here in 3 years. The first time blew us away. This time, we had a lovely dinner, but I don't think it was worth $500 (with bottle of wine, tax, and tip.) We've experienced it, seen how the menu has progressed through different chefs, and are excited in the future to experience other tasting menus in the city.
Overall, this was a really fun and worthwhile experience. We had a great time. It's certainly an expensive night out, but if you love food, and enjoy new flavors, and want to do it in a relaxed and upbeat environment, this restaurant should be on your list.
As other reviewers have pointed out, for more than two people, this could be awkward due to the bar seating. For two people, being up high and being able to see the chefs was interesting.
The bar staff were super attentive and friendly - I appreciated all the little details like taking the wine list away when I had a fresh glass, and bringing it back just before I finished my drink, and quietly clearing and replacing utensils after every course. Each course was served by the chefs. This is the only area where I feel like they could do better job. I found they spoke too quickly, and were often hard to understand. After several courses we turned to each other and said "what did they say?". Since there are so few diners, it would also have been nice to hear a little more about the dish, if it's a rare ingredient, what it is it, where is it from, etc.
We will definitely be back - for a special dinner, it was a treat.
Absolutely amazing experience, definitely recommend to everyone and anyone, once in a lifetime time experience. Must try.
This was our second time at Shoto. Both were great experiences. We are always up for a good tasting menu. Every course was outstanding, the creativity impressive, the service and explanation of each course excellent. Only disappointment was that it was only 10 courses. As far as tasting menus go, well worth the price. Seating plan suits couples better than large groups. A party of four could work if situated around one of the two corners of the hoseshoe bar.
Disappointing if you are looking for high end tasting menu. The dishes were decent but flat in flavour and uninspired. For the price I want to be wowed and sadly was not. Do not recommend.
Excellent food with skilled preparation.
Amazing experience! The food was excellent! Having a chance to see how the chefs prepared the food made it triple more amazing!
The best service. I love this place. Definitely the best restaurant in Toronto
Everything was great. Only one small complaint... ventilation needs to be improved. When lamb was being grilled, room became quite smokey. A bit warm too.
Very innovative ! Only the best Ingredients ! Only to recommend !
Chief tasting. So good....words cannot describe it
My husband and I were visiting Toronto for a few days and had read so many rave reviews we knew we'd love to try it. We were not disappointed. We opted to add the wine pairings which were just phenomenal. The food was creative , with lots of different flavor profiles all blending in unexpected ways. The wait staff was very attentive. Removed plates seamlessly keeping the pace with us. The chef introduced all the courses and was happy to answer questions. Something to keep in mind, is a chef's bar, so there is some food smoke and noise. Perfect for 2 maybe 3, but not more in my opinion. We will certainly be back when we visit again!
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