Shoushin

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For reservation of group of 6 or more, please call the restaurant.
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Shoushin is a luxe Japanese sushi bar specializes in carefully crafted authentic Edomae sushi, helmed by owner and head chef Jackie Lin.

Select the seating type. Only what is available will be shown online, otherwise you'll be assigned the best possible seating.

Counter – the traditional sushi counter experience where you are seated in front of the sushi chef and see how your sushi is prepared.

Standard - a table for a more private dining experience.

Please advise us of any allergies or dietary restrictions.

We craft sushi that is pure, fusion-free and extraordinarily authentic. Expect seasonal, sometimes rare, ingredients on our omakase tasting menus.
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BB
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Incredible through and through. Expensive but well worth the money

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

is very good

C
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The synchronized service was second to none. The chef chatted with us, which was a bonus since a lot of the Japanese chefs don’t really speak fluent English. The food was mostly shipped from Japan. We chose the Sakura set. It was a good amount of food and I prefer the quality and taste of it than Yasu. Slightly overpriced.

EC
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So exquisite and delicious. Spectacular service. Always very pleased whenever we visit. Must try.

m
Toronto
38 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A truly great sushi experience

g
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience! The closest you can get from a real upscale Japanese experience

FD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best meals I've had in Toronto. The food was amazing and the service was even better.

DD
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always Shoushin provides one of Toronto's best authentic Japanese omakase experiences with the highest quality imported fish and exemplary service. I can't wait for my next opportunity to dine there again.

VC
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Fantastic experience overall! We had the Sakura omakase and added 2 additional sushi before the handrolls and tried the melon before dessert. Staff were extremely attentive without making us feel like we were being watched, and each dish was introduced and briefly explained to us. Loved it!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The service at Shoushin is always impeccable and delicate. Unfortunately we were seated beside a table where it was a work dinner with boss. Very loud and counter to the Shoushin amibiance. Every piece was delivered with a detailed explanation and with the exception of the roe marinade, which we didn’t agree with, the freshness was unbeatable. Perhaps the quantity of rice could’ve been dialed down slightly.

MG
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was outstanding. Every bite was an experience.

f
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Shoushin had a lovely clean and modern décor while keeping true and respectful to a lot of Japanese traditions and philosophies. The atmosphere was inviting but quiet so that each customer was able to peacefully enjoy their meal. The food was all fresh and delicious and fairly priced for an omasake menu. Definitely looking forward to visiting again!

F
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great experience when I go to Shoushin

SO
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Chef Jackie Lin and his fabulous team took us on a unique culinary journey from the moment we walked into the restaurant until we left. Having had sushi in almost every city I have traveled to from Banff to Los Angeles, I can't compare with Shoushin because the experience was so elevated and unique. Our server was very attentive, she noticed I am left handed and reset my table setting. We were impressed with the narrative and instructions our server gave us along the way. Every bite was thoughtfully prepared and presented with description of what it is and how it was prepared. The sushi reminded me of wine tasting from simple fish flavors to more complex as we went. Each sushi bite had it's own personality. I put my prejudice against sea urchin from my one and only experience in 1987 aside and Chef Lin restored my appreciation for sea urchin with how it was served. Thank you!

My daughter and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner - we live in Atlanta and occasionally come to Toronto - Shoushin will be one of our definite stops every time we come here. See you in October!

KU
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The entire experience was a delight. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for an authentic Japanese dining experience.

ZX
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Shoushin is a great Omakase sushi experience. Choose the counter seats to witness the chef make your sushi right before your eyes.

Its all about ingredients when it comes to sushi, and Shoushin sources from their trusted suppliers from Japan and I think some other places too. I haven't tasted better bluefin kama-toro anywhere else.

The atmosphere is quiet, with only a few guests being sat at any given time. You can converse with the chef or server, or simply listen to their explanation of the dishes you are being served.

If you are offered the musk melon at the end of the meal for dessert, and you have never tried it before, I highly suggest going for it.

OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of the best omakase I ever had.

NL
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience. Service and food were amazing, however we had booked in advance counter seating but once we arrived it was at capacity and we had to be seated at a side table. Visiting from out of town it was a bit disappointing but we Still enjoyed our experience none the less.

Thank you

OT
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything is perfect

IG
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first time at Shoushin and it was a perfect evening from start to finish. Everyone was professional. I loved the extra special uni!

OT
Columbus
7 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food, service and ambiance were sublime

a
Toronto
7 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The fastest way to eat in Tokyo in Toronto.

RV
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

True omakase experience. This is the closest, outside of Japan, to what we have experienced at 2-3 Michelin star restaurants in Tokyo. The sushi and sashimi are the best I’ve had in Toronto. Great variety. The smaller menu has a lot of food!

OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience!!!

OT
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

it’s a excellent place to celebrate girl’s birthday. Best service, exquisite food and the very expensive price.

a
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

best restaurant in toronto... would eat here every single day if I could afford to.

OT
Toronto
10 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience4

Shoushin is an authentic Japanese sushi experience. All of their ingredients are imported from Japan. The service is top notch as well. They bow and tend to all of your needs. I’ve never been to Japan but my friends tell me that is customary in Asia. This is something I wasn’t used to and have not experienced in Toronto. So it was very much appreciated.

We had the the Kiku and loved the variety of dishes. The Wagyu A5 beef and Venetian sturgeon caviar was delicious. Given the number of different appetizers, sashimi, and sushi, the meal was very filling. This sushi restaurant is one of the pricier ones in the city and you can arguably get similar quality elsewhere. But, if you haven’t been, it is worth a try.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Amazing experience as usual, I’ve been here three times and it’s been top notch. Jacky and his team have an exceptional job with preparation and creating the dishes. Jacky hand picks everything in the restaurant. But that seaweed he gets is next level.

GR
London
9 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Excellent overall experience as always. Just two things... our server was very knowledgeable and explained each dish perfectly. But he speaks quite softly and quickly. It was very difficult to understand everything he was saying. And I was so interested to learn about every dish but didn’t want to have him repeat everything - every time he came to the table.

And the only other thing that prevents us from coming more often is that the omikase menu is so heavily weighted toward sushi. Maybe one of the final courses could include something different.
But the quality is always outstanding.
Thank you.

OT
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sushi was definitely one of the best in Toronto. Preparation was impeccable and a must try for sushi lovers and connoseurs.

RT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall3Food5Service3Ambience4

The food was great but the price was outrageous. We were also asked to leave almost immediately after dessert despite spending a large amount of money for dinner - I felt that was in poor taste.

IY
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My second time here. Absolutely amazing. Will come again for uni for sure! Highly recommend any upgrades introduced by the chef. See u again Shoushin

JC
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely amazing quality, with very considerate servers.

G
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious gastronomic adventure! Shoeshiner uses Exquisite ingredients prepared with great skill and a very refined presentation. Our server was fantastic in outlining the differences in each aspect. Not your everyday sushi experience. Only negative is the price is “special occasion” so be prepared for that and you wont be disappointed! Will definitely go back!

JS
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Clean, efficient, delicious. Albert and the chefs were very informative and easy going, yet still maintained a very professional atmosphere. Worth the price. Highly recommend.

CT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service was excellent.
We ordered the Omakase. Absolutely one of the best meals I have ever had. Each item was better than the previous one and the first item was fantastic. Truly an amazing food experience.

BE
New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food but high price

DM
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The sushi is very good. Service is excellent. You get a lot to eat. I don't know if it is worth the price or not, but it is a very nice experience.

LS
Houston
14 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outstanding service and amazing food - a must for dinner!

J
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great services. But it is an expensive place to visit.