Crafting the Perfect Sushi

About

Shoushin means ‘craftsman heart’. Together the characters represent ingenuity. As the word says, Shoushin puts its collective heart into crafting the best sushi and to bring the best culinary experience.

Shoushin opened in October 2015 in the affluent Bedford Park neighbourhood of Toronto. It is beyond an authentic Japanese sushi restaurant specialize in Edomae style sushi. Distinguished with a 200 years old discreet hinoki wood counter for its natural fragrance and beauty, Shoushin resembles the traditional high-end sushi restaurant in Ginza, Tokyo. We go to great lengths to procure the best. Using original ingredients, favoured wild-caught fishes hence the majority of our fish selection are imported from Japan, for its superior taste, excellent texture and the authenticity.

We are committed to bringing our diners the finest Edomae style sushi outside of Japan. The elegant Japanese interior, the quality and superiority of our ingredients as well as our exquisite omontenashi – Japanese hospitality, are testament to this commitment.

 

Canada’s 100 Best Restaurant 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

About

Shoushin means ‘craftsman heart’. Together the characters represent ingenuity. As the word says, Shoushin puts its collective heart into crafting the best sushi and to bring the best culinary experience.

Shoushin opened in October 2015 in the affluent Bedford Park neighbourhood of Toronto. It is beyond an authentic Japanese sushi restaurant specialize in Edomae style sushi. Distinguished with a 200 years old discreet hinoki wood counter for its natural fragrance and beauty, Shoushin resembles the traditional high-end sushi restaurant in Ginza, Tokyo. We go to great lengths to procure the best. Using original ingredients, favoured wild-caught fishes hence the majority of our fish selection are imported from Japan, for its superior taste, excellent texture and the authenticity.

We are committed to bringing our diners the finest Edomae style sushi outside of Japan. The elegant Japanese interior, the quality and superiority of our ingredients as well as our exquisite omontenashi – Japanese hospitality, are testament to this commitment.

Canada’s 100 Best Restaurant
2017, 2018, 2019, 2020

Chef

Lifelong Pursuit of Authentic Sushi

Simplicity is what Chef Jackie Lin beliefs in – it is the best yet hardest to achieve. After 20 years as a sushi chef, he continues to journey into his lifelong pursuit of authentic sushi at Shoushin, his first restaurant.

Owner and head chef Jackie is obsessed with making sushi which is a vocation. Although sushi’s ingredients are very simple – fish and rice – the way they complement and harmonize with each other can be affected by myriad factors. These two ingredients may look deceptively simple, Chef Jackie is able to calibrate the intricacies of the individual flavors and adjust each to make different the types of sushi and this takes years to master.

Customized omakase is Chef Jackie’s specialty and it becomes an obsessity when one established a genuine relationship with him. He carefully ponders one’s preference and inspires your taste buds from the first lightly flavoured nigiri escalating to richer taste until the last piece. This is what omakase is all about – you trust the chef’s talents enough that you give him the freedom to design the meal. And the chef returns the compliment by creating innovative meals that may not necessarily be on the menu.

Chef Jackie is also a fan of minimalism which is illustrated throughout his restaurant and in his sushi. He has dedicated his years of learning to pursuit the perfect sushi and continues to do so….with passion he humbly remains as an apprentice of sushi.

Chef

Lifelong Pursuit of Authentic Sushi

Simplicity is what Chef Jackie Lin beliefs in – it is the best yet hardest to achieve. After 20 years as a sushi chef, he continues to journey into his lifelong pursuit of authentic sushi at Shoushin, his first restaurant.

Owner and head chef Jackie is obsessed with making sushi which is a vocation. Although sushi’s ingredients are very simple – fish and rice – the way they complement and harmonize with each other can be affected by myriad factors. These two ingredients may look deceptively simple, Chef Jackie is able to calibrate the intricacies of the individual flavors and adjust each to make different the types of sushi and this takes years to master.

Customized omakase is Chef Jackie’s specialty and it becomes an obsessity when one established a genuine relationship with him. He carefully ponders one’s preference and inspires your taste buds from the first lightly flavoured nigiri escalating to richer taste until the last piece. This is what omakase is all about – you trust the chef’s talents enough that you give him the freedom to design the meal. And the chef returns the compliment by creating innovative meals that may not necessarily be on the menu.

Chef Jackie is also a fan of minimalism which is illustrated throughout his restaurant and in his sushi. He has dedicated his years of learning to pursuit the perfect sushi and continues to do so….with passion he humbly remains as an apprentice of sushi.

Reservation

At Shoushin, the traditional Edomae sushi counter experience has 14 seats offer to a maximum group of 6 guests. We have limited dining table for seating up to 6 guests. For group of more than 6, please contact us to arrange.

Reservation is highly recommended. We take reservations through Tock or by phone from 2pm onwards during open business days.

Shoushin is a seafood centric restaurant. Given our limited food offering we hope you understand that we may not be able to accommodate everyone’s dietary restrictions such as vegetarian, no raw food and certain allergies. We welcome you to contact us regarding your dietary concerns prior to your visit.

Menu

Our omakase are prix fixe menu set at $230. For our chef speciality, the Obsession Perfection Omakase starts at $400, it is the ultimate sushi experience to the complete seafood lineup and considered the authentic menu commonly found in sushi counter restaurants in Japan – you completely leave it to the sushi chef to design the meal based on the chef’s understanding of your preference and the seafood selection available. Your trust gives the chef freedom and creativity to present a different omakase each time you visit. Don’t shy away when asked for additional pieces of something you liked, or why not try something new like the crown musk melon, imported from Japan and served extra ripe, taste the musky flavour, trap all the sweet melon juices until it’s mouth watering and lingers in you.

Menu

Our omakase are prix fixe menu set at $230. For our chef speciality, the Obsession Perfection Omakase starts at $400, it is the ultimate sushi experience to the complete seafood lineup and considered the authentic menu commonly found in sushi counter restaurants in Japan – you completely leave it to the sushi chef to design the meal based on the chef’s understanding of your preference and the seafood selection available. Your trust gives the chef freedom and creativity to present a different omakase each time you visit. Don’t shy away when asked for additional pieces of something you liked, or why not try something new like the crown musk melon, imported from Japan and served extra ripe, taste the musky flavour, trap all the sweet melon juices until it’s mouth watering and lingers in you.

Wine and Spirits

Shoushin curates its selection of sakes, wines and spirits to coordinate beautifully with the different dishes. To enhance the dining experience, sake pairing is available for all omakase courses.

On occasion we feature rare sakes exclusively for Shoushin such as the prestige Dassai Beyond and Tatenokawa 8 Ultra Kyokugen that make exquisite accompaniments to complete the omakase experience.

Private Event / Catering

We are available for private event and Chef Jackie Lin also caters to in-home events. Book him for an evening with your guests and experience authentic Edomae sushi served right in your own kitchen. It’s the ultimate private party that will surely impress anyone present.

Contact us to plan your private event and catering needs.

Tuesday – Sunday
5:00pm to 10:00pm

3328 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4N 2M4
416.488.9400
info@shoushin.ca

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Hours

Tuesday – Sunday
5:00pm to 10:00pm

Shoushin

3328 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M4N 2M4
416.488.9400
info@shoushin.ca