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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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4.8

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
Food

4.8

Service

4.9

Ambience

4.9

Value

4.4

Noise

Quiet

96% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (20)
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Bar Seating (7)
Neighbourhood Gem (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
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Cozy (4)
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Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 4 days ago

really good

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Absolutely incredible, no further commentary needed.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Birmingham)·Dined 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!

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date
Food4
Ambience4
Service4
Value3

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 27, 2018

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Authentic, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (México)·Dined on January 26, 2018

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

Food5
Ambience4
Service4
Value4

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined 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.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 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.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
Food5
Ambience4
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 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!

Tags: Authentic, Cozy, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined 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.

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on January 5, 2018

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Great Beer, Healthy, Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Organic, Seasonal
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 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)

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 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.

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

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 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.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Healthy
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 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.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value3

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 21, 2017

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

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Seasonal, Authentic
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Seasonal, Authentic, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 13, 2017

Worth every cent

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·Dined 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.

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

vip
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 8, 2017

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
Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value4

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 8, 2017

Amazing experience! Couple friends have recommended this place to us before and finally we gave a try. Best decision ever as this totally changes your experience with the Japanese cuisine. Chef and staff are very friendly and knowledgeable in introducing different dishes and drinks to us. All ingredients are very fresh and well presented. Price is a bit high (we actually spent over $250/person.) but this is the place I look forward to go again for our special occasions!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Authentic, Bar Seating, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 2, 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

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on December 1, 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

 
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Great as usual

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Detroit)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Everything is super good!

Food5
Ambience5
Service5
Value5

 
 (Toronto)·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

 
 (Toronto)·Dined on November 15, 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 11, 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 4, 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 4, 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 27, 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 20, 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

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