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Shoushin

4.8
94 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Sushi
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  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
Shoushin is a luxe Japanese sushi bar specializes in carefully crafted authentic Edomae sushi, helmed by owner and head chef Jackie Lin.

Please select the seating type when you're making the reservation. Only what is available will be shown online, otherwise you will be seated at a table (standard).

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. All in a luxe atmosphere that is both stunning and intimate at the same time. Because we believe that perfect sushi is best enjoyed in as perfect a setting as possible.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Sushi, Japanese
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Phone number
(416) 488-9400
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Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Smart Casual
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Neighbourhood
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Cross Street
Yonge/Lawrence
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
What 94 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.8
Service
4.8
Ambience
4.3
Value
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 2 days ago

best sushi experience in toronro!

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2018

Shoushin has to be one of the top sushi restaurants in Toronto hands down. Precision and delicacy of Japanese cuisine at its finest, shines through each menu item. Do not expect any California rolls here. Straight up quality sashimi and nigiri as part of an Omakase style menu is what you get. Also must get one of the quality sake's.
The friendly knowledgable staff will guide you through your meal. Sit back and enjoy.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2018

Chef Jackie the owner of the place was Humble, Fun and talented.
Loved the place

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2018

best sushi restaurant in Toronto

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

Truly exceptional sushi and saki!
While not for the financially faint of heart..... the quality, service and ambiance of Shoushin make for an amazing dining experience. If you have the means, it is highly recommended!
We especially loved the various fatty tuna selections, wagyu ribeye, uni/toro/caviar cocktail and the hand-roll (but, let’s not forget the butternut squash creme brûlée). The sake pairing was also very well done....I had no idea how much variety was possible in the world of Sake,
We will definitely be returning..... bravo chef Jackie, and the entire Shoushin team!

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5.0Dined on April 27, 2018

Absolutely wonderful!

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2018

Wonderful experience , amazingly fresh sushi.

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4.0Dined on April 19, 2018

Everything about this spot is about the food. The sashimi and the sushi are amazing - fresh, lovely preparation and delicious. The waiters are truly expert on the delicacies and the sake and rest of the menu. Real pros. The setting is quiet - almost too quiet. I would not want to be there with loud friends! Special spot - pricey but if you love amazing sushi, it is worth it.

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3.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Amazing service and atmosphere, but the food missed the mark. I would have expected more in the dishes to justify the pricetag. A bit disappointed.

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

As usual, food and service have been outstanding.
We enjoyed especially the knowledge of Chef Jackie
and his employees and the wonderful explanations
they were providing for the different kind of appetizers
and the fish. My favourite: the Red-Eyed-Snapper and
the Firefly-Squid.
Thank you for the wonderful evening.

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

pretty good, I must say this is one of the best Japanese restaurants in Toronto.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Amazing. It’s amazing

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

The best Omakase in Toronto!

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4.0Dined on March 14, 2018

Wonderful food. Fresh ingredients that was prepared with care and thought. The service was great well. However, during the transition from starters to sushi main we waited approximately 30 mins while the couple that came after us was being served first. I do believe that this was due to confusion on the sushi chefs as they seemed to think we were being covered by another chef while we waited hungrily for our sushi. They did apologize multiple times at the slip and we even got an extra piece of sushi for our wait but I could not help to feel soured by the mishap. I would expect them to have a better handle on their service delivery given their premium price tag. Having said that this was the only thing that soured the overall experience of otherwise excellent meal.

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3.0Dined on March 10, 2018

little bit overpriced

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Jackie and team always makes sure you enjoy your evening. The quality of the food was amazing, this is our all time favourite omakase

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

It was our third time there and we are huge fans of Chef Jackie Lin and his team. The food and ambience are always spectacular. Our server seemed inexperienced and unknowledgeable (very repetitive with descriptions for our omakase). My husband had the sake pairing and he told the server he didn’t like the one paired with the sushi course (the longest course), our server didn’t offer a replacement. The server said he agreed that it wasn’t as good as the first two sake pairings.

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5.0Dined on February 13, 2018

really good

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

Absolutely incredible, no further commentary needed.

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

The service and food was phenomenal! A very organized restaurant. The special notes I wrote down during booking was not left out. Fantastic experience!

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Great Sushi experience but very, very expensive. Spent $600 with tip for a dinner and saki pairing for 2 people.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

My group sat at the counter, which I quickly discovered was the best way to go. The chef was very knowledgeable and skilled, and was quite willing to discuss/explain the food being prepared. The presentation was beautiful, and the flavour. . . Don't get me started. A bit on the expensive side, but well worth it for a special occasion. Overall a great and memorable dining experience.

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5.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Superb dining experience. Very knowledgeable staff. Quiet, one can actually have a conversation!!!
Bravo!

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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

Always an amazing experience, chef was friendly. Serving staff very attentive, unfortunately they forgot to change the request from sea urchin to the shrimp which they did offer when we place the order.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2018

Combination of kaiseki ryouri and first class fish, excellent decor, staff with social skills make for a memorable evening. Cost is for special occasions or rich people, but the taste experience is the reward.

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5.0Dined on January 9, 2018

Great food, great service, great host! Excellent time.
The chef took some time to warm up to us, but after a while, we all had a great time! There were some hiccups during the night, but nothing they didn't immediately fix. They were very apologetic and reasonable. Went above and beyond to make it right. We all had a great time, and created many memorable moments that we will treasure.
Looking forward to revisiting on special occasions.
Thank you all at Shoushin!

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5.0Dined on January 7, 2018

Creative combination of flavors with excellent quality of ingredients. The sushi rice was perfect. Service was phenomenal as usual, and complimented the ambiance/decor of the restaurant very well. Sitting at the counter is especially enjoyable, given the opportunities to watch your meal being prepared and to have a conversation with the fabulous chefs.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

New open.
Traditional Japanese food.
Only serve tasting menu, good.

It’s really $$, as a 5 course dinner which cost you 150$.
But everything is good, if you can afford it, then it’s a good location to try real Japanese food(delicate edo style).

The owner trying to make it a remarkable place in Toronto I guess. Since it use the same kind of wood table which Masa NYC(which is a Michelin 3star Japanese restaurant )is using too.

The price is approaching Michelin 3 stars too .........
But overall still a way to go.

Appetite is ok today, we tried the 150 set without Cavier or wagyu beef.
Will try the 400 set next time, and write a full cover comment later.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Absolutely exceptional food and staff. Everyone was courteous and knowledgeable, food was fresh and delicious.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

So far the best high-end Japanese restaurant in Toronto. Sushi and sashimi made with high-quality fresh meat and the ingredients and proper way of eating are well introduced and presented. The waiters and waitresses are very kind and helpful. Would highly recommend to anyone looking forward to some high-quality sushi/sashimi ($200-500 per person)

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Been to some of the best sushi locations all over North America this is the best I've ever had! Premium uni from Japan was outstanding , otoro best I've ever had. The omakase was very good for the price. Not the cheapest place around but well worth it. Highly recommend, our server Alfred was outstanding excellent knowledge of the food.

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

BEST sushi in Toronto
Top Japanese restaurant (another "top" will be Kaiseki-Yuzen Hashimoto)
For people who familiar with Japanese food and Tabelog, this restaurant would get a score higher than 4 in Tabelog.

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2.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Nothing special and overrated.

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4.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Here to experience a Japanese authentic meal and the costs are high but the quality of imported fish shines in the sushi and sashimi. Touch of omotenashi as well. But the prices are high. Negative was the over rip Crown Melon. 1/8 of melon costs 35 bucks. Whole Crown Melon on Japan is 15000 JPY tops which is 200 bucks. So 1/8 would be 25 bucks. Overall sushi and sashimi worth the premium price. Skip the over rip Crown Melon.

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2017

Best sushi I’ve had in Toronto! Extremely attentive staff. The only caveat is some will find this expensive.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Never had any reason to complain about Chef Jackie and the outstanding food and impeccable service at Shoushin.
Always a delight.

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent food with excellent service.
We ordered the Sakura Omakase and was not disappointed! Our waitress explained every dish in detail, including where it's from and how to eat it. When we asked about menu items or recommendations, she patiently explained the pros and cons for each one, and did her best to accommodate our requests.
Our food was fantastic, each dish has a unique taste. The presentation was amazing, and you can tell the chef put a lot of care into how to make the food taste better. Majority of the food we had were seasonal, and they were imported from Japan. I can easily say this is the best omakase I have had in GTA.

The only downside I can give is the price point. We spent about $500 in total for two people, so it was rather expensive and isn't recommended for everyday outing. It is recommended for special occasion though.

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Amazing service and quality. Felt like I was sitting in Tokyo.

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2017

Worth every cent

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4.0Dined on December 9, 2017

We were very impressed as soon as we walked in and I did not read anything about this establishment before we came, so everything was a surprise.
Jackie Lin, the owner was very informative about the Tokyo style sushi which we never experienced before. He was the one that prepared all our Holiday Omakase with the sake pairing (fantastic) and my husband had Yuri with the sake pairing. It was an incredible experience and already told everyone about our experience there. I am a blogger so I posted a story and a blurb on my IG:Mekizokeikaikoa . Cannot wait to go back next time we are in TO! Truly an experience I will never forget.
I would also like to talk about the ambiance and the intensity of this place it was remarkable, from the lighting to the seating and take note of the sacred wood at the bar.

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