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About Shoushin

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

Cuisines:
Sushi, Japanese

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Cross Street:
Yonge/Lawrence

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
CAN$51 and over

Payment Options:
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(416) 488-9400

Website:
http://www.shoushin.ca/

Additional:
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine

Shoushin Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.7

Service

4.9

Ambience

4.7

Value

4.3

Noise

Quiet

94% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (18)
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Bar Seating (8)
Good for Birthdays (7)
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Worth the Drive (5)
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Gluten-Free Options (2)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined 2 days ago

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined 3 days ago

Beautiful restaurant and wonderful service. The food was amazing too.

My only wish is that there was an option for only sushi. The appetizers and small dishes were excellent, but I felt they were more of a distraction and didn't truly add to the meal.

Tags: Tasting Menu
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Really good experience, very fun to watch the chef prepared our meal.
The nigiris are really good, but appetizers are average

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Service was very attentive to details and staff were exceptional. The chefs are all courteous and explained each dish to us in detail. The food was excellent and I just wish the prices are a bit lower so I can go back more :p

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on December 2, 2017

Absolutely amazing quality, exceptional service, would recommend and return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 26, 2017

I had such an amazing experience dining at Shoushin. Everything from the food to the service was perfect. I highly recommend sitting at the bar and as you have the opportunity to watch the sushi chef prepare all the fish and sushi. It's a unique and special experience to see how sushi making is truly a form of art. We had the sakura omakase and the whole meal took around 2 and a half hours to finish. There was a slight delay in the initial serving of the food but we did not mind. The fish was so fresh, especially the toro as it just melts on your tongue. The butternut squash creme brulee really stood out to me. The squash paired so well with the caramelized flavour on top and the creamy base. Overall, I had an amazing time at Shoushin and I highly recommend it to anyone who loves sushi.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 23, 2017

Everything is super good!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 17, 2017

Wonderful, classy place with exceptional food and service. Thank you!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Romantic, Healthy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on November 16, 2017

The best sushi in Toronto.

If you're looking for quality, this is the place to go.

Tags: Tasting Menu
Food4
Ambience5
Service4
Value4

 
 (東京)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Quality of food was good though we tend to prefer a lighter hand on the sauce for a cleaner taste when it comes to sushi.

Service by Alfred was good. He was friendly without being too enthusiastic.

The only issue was the restaurant did nothing for my husband when I specifically indicated that the meal was for his birthday celebration. I was expecting the restaurant to do something, even if small and simple, towards the end with the dessert, since they asked about the occasion when reservation was made.

Food3
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2017

If you love sushi and are an adventurous eater then this is a good place to eat. Otherwise, this isn't the place for you.

Tags: Authentic
Food5
Ambience4
Service3
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Actual sashimi/sushi pieces were great. Outstanding pieces were aji, uni and of course, melt-in-your-mouth chu-toro & o-toro. Sushi pieces are pre-dressed here (chef applies soy sauce on fish for you), but we felt that some pieces like saba (mackerel) could use a bit more sauce. However, when we asked for extra soy sauce, one waiter told us "it's rude to ask for more soy sauce at an omakase-style restaurant!". I think it was actually really rude of this waiter to tell us this!!! We understand the spirit of omakase, but we didn't go there to get lectured on what we can have and can't. I thought they are known for great service, but that pretentious waiter needs to learn that belittling customers is not the right way to please them. This incident ruined the mood of our dinner, hence the 3 stars. Won't be going back there anytime soon.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Food and wine pairing was excellent, great value for the money. Service was exceptionally good, strongly recommended!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Amazing. Simply the best Japanese restaurant in the city! Will definitely be back.

Food4
Ambience4
Service4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Compared to other omakase places in Toronto like Yasu, Zen or Kaji, Shoushin did have tastier fish. But it also was almost double the price. The $250 meal at Yasu was $480 at Shoushin. Was it worth it? Not at all, but I would still recommend trying once.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Don’t even know where to begin, the ambiance, the atmosphere, services, food and experience is one of the best we’ve had. Can’t complain about anything, although the sashimi might not be for everyone but I definitely did venture with it and felt glad I did, because the food are superb and delicious. The cleanliness, professionalism and attention to details are all top notch, we felt everything was totally worth the price we were paying for, we will definitely be coming back for more!

Food3
Ambience3
Service4
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 19, 2017

heavy on the raw fish,which was delicious,but I feel it needs different cooked courses

Tags: Healthy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Incredible from start to finish. The staff are so friendly and attentive without being overbearing.

Food3
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on October 17, 2017

Nice restaurant and very friendly service. They just have tasting menu, I order Sakura $160. The Appetizer, sashimi just so so, not impressed. But sushi were very good and hand roll was yummy! May be the more expensive omakase will be better...the worse is the night had a crying baby and I can’t really enjoy my dinner!

Tags: Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on October 6, 2017

Amazing experience. The staff were extremely attentive and took great care of us. Chef Jackie prepared a phenomenal meal for us - that we can definitely rate as one of the top 5 best meals we have ever had. Would recommend this evening out to celebrate a special occasion.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Outstanding food and service. One of Canada’s best Japanese restaurants.

Tags: Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Best sushi in eastern Canada. Jackie is a very knowledgable chef, and a great guy!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 23, 2017

server is very helpful on menu, drink and food! food is really delicious, great enjoyment!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Closest experience to actually eating at a restaurant in Japan, which my wife and I did for the first time last year. Food, service and ambience were all first rate. Highly recommended.

Tags: Hot Spot, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Authentic
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on September 17, 2017

Such a great and intimate dining experience! Loved everything from the amazing food, the great service and the nice interaction with the chefs at the sushi bar.

Tags: Authentic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Pay for what you get, $130+ for a sushi course with great service and environment. Not practical but great for a special occasion - would recommend.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Notable Wine List, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Another excellent experience 👅🤗

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 13, 2017

We have heard and read about Shoushin and it has been on our "Restaurants in Toronto" list to check out. We love sushi and wanted to find out more about what Tokyo-style sushi is like. Japan is in our "Must Travel" list, but while that trip may take a few years, we though Shoushin would be the closest to that experience.

As we entered the restaurant, we notice how quaint and quiet the restaurant was. The decor was very minimal, but had some beautiful art pieces; but with such simplicity in decor and design, came this image of elegance and focus on the food and service. We were seated at the bar, per our request when we made the reservation, and there were 2 sushi chefs, and a sous chef at the bar making all the sushi. We had the chef and owner, Jackie Lin preparing and serving is our dishes at the bar.

We ordered the Kiku Omakase which included appetizers, premium sashimi, soup, wagyu, caviar, premium sushi, and dessert. Although the price may seem like too much, it is perfectly justified as the ingredients were all of excellent quality, especially the types of fish that were served. I could tell all about our experience for days, but experiencing it for yourself is a must, so I won't bore you with a lot of details. If you're a sushi lover, and enjoy fish, then this place is definitely for you.

Before I forget, also avail of the sake pairing, as it adds another level of flavour to the dishes, and rounds out the entire experience.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
·Dined on September 2, 2017

Such a wonderful dining experience! I will be back very soon!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on September 1, 2017

The service is great; The Food is amazing; and the staff were very attendant and helpful.

Tags: Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 31, 2017

the service and seating was a rocky start at first, we weren't impressed. The manager then came and spoke with us, rectified the issue as beat as she could. Later during the tasting the food was absolute delightful and worthy. Overall, we had an amazing experience and all issues handled with professionalism and courtesy. I highly recommend Shoushin to anyone wants the authentic Japanese cuisine and quality service. 2 thumbs up to the entire team and my compliments to Chef Lin!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 26, 2017

This was the most amazing meal and dining experience I have ever had in a restaurant in my life. It is an expensive restaurant for my budget, but one of the very few where I felt the money spent was well worth it. I love remembering this meal. I will be going back.

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Authentic
Food4
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
·Dined on August 22, 2017

Bought my mom here for her birthday. She enjoyed it very thoroughly. The head chef and owner who served us was very conscientious and thoughtful. Excellent experience overall

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on August 19, 2017

We had the tasting menu which had about eight courses. There was a variety of raw and cooked fish. Some fushion plates, but mostly very traditional sushi. Everything was very fresh and service was impeccable.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
·Dined on August 9, 2017

Amazing food! Best sushi ever, I will have a hard time eating sushi anywhere else. Seriously...

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Special Occasion
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Great ambience and truly authentic Japanese sushi in Toronto. The chef's focus and dedication to his creations is apparent and the servers are very helpful at introducing the dishes! Thought we weren't going to be full with chef's menu but we did end up quite full.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on August 5, 2017

The dinner was exceptional. The sequencing of the food, flavors, and the fish. Best sushi we have had in Toronto so far. We could definitely taste and feel the passion for the food.
Definitely not for people who don't understand Japanese food. Having grown up with grandparents who were brought up under Japanese culture and having eaten sushi all over the world, Shoushin really lived up to our expectations.

Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on July 11, 2017

Amazing food, great service, but surprisingly expensive!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 9, 2017

Amazing memorable experience for my fiance's birthday. We had the special omakase for Canada's 150 featuring some items of Canadian ingredients. Chef Lin was engaging and informative also providing us with recommendations for our upcoming trip to Japan.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (London)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Truly Amazing quality of sushi and service impeccable. If one desire to truly experience how sushi is meant to be eaten by masters, highly recommended spot.

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasion, Authentic

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