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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.
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.
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
CAN$51 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Private Room, Wine
Shoushin Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
Really good experience, very fun to watch the chef prepared our meal.
The nigiris are really good, but appetizers are average
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
Absolutely amazing quality, exceptional service, would recommend and return.
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.
Everything is super good!
Wonderful, classy place with exceptional food and service. Thank you!
The best sushi in Toronto.
If you're looking for quality, this is the place to go.
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.
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.
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.
Food and wine pairing was excellent, great value for the money. Service was exceptionally good, strongly recommended!
Amazing. Simply the best Japanese restaurant in the city! Will definitely be back.
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.
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!
heavy on the raw fish,which was delicious,but I feel it needs different cooked courses
Incredible from start to finish. The staff are so friendly and attentive without being overbearing.
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!
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.
Outstanding food and service. One of Canada’s best Japanese restaurants.
Best sushi in eastern Canada. Jackie is a very knowledgable chef, and a great guy!
server is very helpful on menu, drink and food! food is really delicious, great enjoyment!
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.
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.
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.
Another excellent experience 👅🤗
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.
Such a wonderful dining experience! I will be back very soon!
The service is great; The Food is amazing; and the staff were very attendant and helpful.
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!
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.
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
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.
Amazing food! Best sushi ever, I will have a hard time eating sushi anywhere else. Seriously...
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.
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.
Amazing food, great service, but surprisingly expensive!
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.
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.
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