Momofuku Shōtō (Counter Seating - Chef's Tasting)

4.7
157 reviews
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CAN$51 and over
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Contemporary American
Top tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Special Occasion
  • Tasting Menu

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About

***Momofuku Shōtō is currently closed for construction. Opening date to be decided***
Shōtō is located on the third floor of Momofuku Toronto in the heart of downtown Toronto. The three-story building is also home to Noodle Bar, Nikai, Daishō and Christina Tosi's Milk Bar.

At Shōtō, guests are seated along a kitchen counter where they are served a seasonally inspired tasting menu by the chefs.
Dinner is served Tuesday - Saturday.
Reservations and walk-ins are welcome.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Contemporary American, Dining Bar
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Hours of Operation
Tuesday-Thursday 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday - Saturday 6:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Phone number
(647) 253-8000
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Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Executive Chef
Jed Smith
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Cross Street
University and Richmond
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Public Transit
Osgoode Station & St. Andrew Station
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Special Events & Promotions
For more information on private dining and special events, please send all inquiries to torontoevents@momofuku.com
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Wine
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4.7based on all time ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We are so sorry to here that Shoto is closing. We have come on 2 occasions, about 4 or 5 years apart, and we just love the concept and the experience, both times. Wonderful food and drinks, as well as interacting with the chefs, who are all terrific. Watching them at work is an education in reverence for food prep and display. love it.

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C
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Food was excellent & I’d go again & again. For that price it is worth it. Before going I was sceptical about the bar seating but was pleasantly surprised at how well it works & is spacious enough that you’re not elbowing or taking sips of the drinks of the people next to you.

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M
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful. So sorry it will be closing.

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HD
Toronto
24 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We loved everything about this dining experience! We will go again and recommend d to our foody friends

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P
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It’s a shame the restaurant will close in a few weeks. Excellent food experience created and served by a wonderful team!!
Excellent wine this evening. Good luck to all and thank you for a great food experience!!!
Hopefully you all start your own restaurant and become very famous!!!!
Thank you
Michael And Debbie Pons

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KL
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Eating at Shoto was really an incredible EXPERIENCE. The food was delicious, presentation was perfect, and the wine pairings were spot on. This is a very pricey EXPERIENCE, but well worth it.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

Food was great but considering the 125$/per person price tag, nothing I ate left me with a feeling that I needed to rush back to eat there again. Interesting and fun experience overall, blind tasting menu while watching the kitchen staff prepare the courses was definitely an experience, but a one off for me, as in my opinion I can get a far more enjoyable meal for half the price or less at other spots around the city. Service was efficient if a little nonchalant.

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OT
Toronto
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food and service, the best experience in Toronto

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AA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Always exceptional food and wine pairings. Enjoy sitting at the bar watching the hub of activity on the other side of the counter. It only gets better when the actual dishes arrive.

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SK
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is the best restaurant in Toronto and maybe all of Ontario. The staff and food are the best we have ever experienced.

Such a shame it is closing soon. Doesn't make any sense. We will miss it greatly!

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

First time and overall excellent.

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J
Cleveland
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

So glad we made it to Shoto before the Momofuku redesign! Every single dish was artfully prepared with super fresh ingredients, with many flavor profiles I had never experienced before. If you're even a mildly adventurous eater, this restaurant is more than worth the price of admission.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was a great choice for a date night with my husband on a special occasion. The food was fun and delicious. We opted not to go with the wine pairing, but instead asked for recommendations along the way.

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NF
Toronto
9 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This place will be closing soon, for a remodel. I highly recommended visiting before it does! Excellent staff and delicious food.

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KI
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Enjoyed a spectacular and delicious 10 course tasting menu experience. Opted to order cocktails and wine separately which worked out splendidly. I am vegetarian and other members of the group did not have any dietary restrictions, they were fabulous accommodating me and made dishes that were to die for (they didn’t just give you meat dishes with out meat which has happened before at other places). Would recommend but it is an expensive experience so be mindful of that.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing! Can’t wait to go back.

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P
New England
11 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Part of the Momofuku Restaurant Group, Shoto was an experience of a dinner. Having been to the NYC locations, as well as the DC restaurant, I have been a big fan of David Chang for many years. Seeing that there were 3 restaurants plus a MilkBar all in one building, I knew that I had to try it all.

The tasting menu at Shoto is definitely the top experience, but there is something to be said for the large format dinner on the same level. Getting 16 courses (if you count the amuse bouches) for $125 Canadian is a good deal, but factoring in the exchange rate in our favor for once, the USD goes a long way. I thought that the food was inventive and fun, the service staff was on point (especially the somm). I would heartily recommend this tasting menu and plan on coming back again soon.

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OT
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

The food was incredible - although my friend and my stomach started hurting after eating it. Not sure what caused it.

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SL
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2017
Overall 4Food 3Service 4Ambience 4

Great service and food, which is quite unique and innovative. However, a little heavy on the salt.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great experience to sit around the kitchen on bar stools while the chef and his staff prepare your food in front of you. Interesting combinations of flavours and textures.

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GF
Toronto
32 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We waited too long to try Shoto! We will be back in 7 weeks with the menu change !

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P
Toronto
29 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Awesome food from start to finish
Great staff

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible experience! Took my girlfriend here for her 30th birthday. It was both of ours first experience with a tasting menu and we were blown away. Amazing food, excellent staff and chefs, and all around awesome experience. Would recommend this experience to any one and the tasting menu is absolutely worth the price!

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LD
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 5

Loved the food and the chefs, a,though the first few courses came before our cocktail, which I don't like... The other thing is why ask if it's a special,occasion if you don't acknowledge it. It was our 29th wedding anniversary on that date yet no one except the two couples beside us iacknowledged it. Why bother asking.? The Matre d. Said everyone has a special occasion, which kind of insulted me. Would it have killed you guys to offer up two glasses of prosecco? I think not. Many other restaurants do and the customer is not paying. 125 a person plus drinks...which we had a lot. Just something for you guys to think about.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We had a wonderful evening and the tasting menu was delisious! It was mesmerizing to watch all the chefs at work!

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o
Toronto
14 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This was my second time at Shoto's Chef Tasting. I love being able to watch them make the dish in front of you and the explanation of each dish. The service and food is exceptional. I would highly recommend the Chef's tasting.

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s
Toronto
31 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2017
Overall 2Food 3Service 3Ambience 4

Been a number of times. This time was lacking. Under seasoned. Wine pairings were only ok and how they were presented was rushed and ill-informed. I'll be back because I've enjoyed the previous visits. If it happens again, I'll need to reassess.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing experience. Definitely give it a try.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 10, 2017
Overall 2Food 4Service 1Ambience 4

Had flowers delivered for my wife. Restaurant told delivery person I had no reservation. Florist was across the street. I ask for the restaurant to run across the street and pick up the flowers. They refused. I had to pick them up myself. Surprise ruined.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful experience. Food and wine pairings were on point! Brett’s cocktails, wine and service was outstanding. Can’t wait to return!

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CR
London
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The tasting menu is fantastic, with a great team and a wonderful open kitchen. Great to see how the food is prepared and plated in front of you. Everything is explained and we asked loads of questions and they were happy to answer. I would recommend the wine pairing as this will give you a number of fantastic wines to enjoy with the meal. Certainly not an everyday experience but well worth it for a special occasion.

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JJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Incredible experience. Phenomenal food. Amazing service. One of the best meals I have ever had in Toronto! Highly recommend!!!

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OT
Toronto
5 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Superb all around - great food and wonderful "show" by the chefs.

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OT
New England
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The best meal we had in toronto! Everything was done incredibly well with top notch taste and precision! If anything, I wanted some bread to soak up every broth and sauce from every course. Please go! You won't be disappointed

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful experience at Momofuku Shoto! Food was delicious and service was excellent!

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HG
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

5 stars on all fronts. What a great way to do a testing menu by watching the food as it is prepared! Everything from food to service to atmosphere was perfect. Staff were so professional, efficient and helpful yet not pretentious.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Just a fantastic night. Food was outstanding, each plate was put together amazing. Great service friendly chefs.

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CC
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2017
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 4

The experience was great. Loved the setup, facing the kitchen and the chefs and watching them prepare the dishes. The service was also great, always filling up our waters and pouring our wine. For the price, it wasn't a lot of food. We were still a bit hungry after the meal, even after we had requested more bread.

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OT
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My fiancé and I came to Toronto for a concert and some time away from the kids and decided to try out Shoto. It was simply amazing. The food was unreal and was just enough. The presentation was gorgeous and the knowledge of the staff was superb. We also chose to have the wine pairing as well and it was well done. We had an amazing beer to start us off that was suggested to us and we both loved it and the complexity of it. It was a great palate cleanser between courses. We were extremely impressed and would definitely go again.

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M
Toronto
16 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2017
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The tasting menu at Shoto was stunning. They were pretty much all amazing dishes but the one thing I couldn't stop thinking about was the sourdough bread and sweet butter!! Wonderful experience, the pace was great and amount of food was perfect. Pricey but a nice treat once in a while.

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