Sho Izakaya

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10 Reviews
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CAN$30 and under
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Japanese
Dedicated to create an extraordinary and invigorating dining environment for all the food lovers, Sho Izakaya serves both Japanese and Western-style cuisines. You will be able to savour a variety of exquisite and special food, such as fresh oyster, and relax in the ambiance of our traditional and homely interior. Led by our experienced chef, Jordan Liang, the management team and staff devote to providing superior and professional service, to satisfy the needs of our guest. We are also serving the set menu for all important festivals for Canadians.

With accessible location and parking lot, Sho Izakaya would be the best choice for you to meet your friends and enjoy tasty food, refreshing beverage and beautiful music.
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NJ
Toronto
18 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the restaurant and can’t wait to head back. Each meal was better than the next and we loved every dish. Also a good option of drinks. The bao icecream is a must!!!

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T
Toronto
74 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose this place on a whim because there was a snowstorm and just wanted a place in this area. We were so pleasantly surprised. The food was really really delicious. We had sushi tacos (it was on the specials), salmon tacos, rock shrimp and a few other things. We also order ramen. For me, the broth was a little thick but still tasty. The strip loin was cooked really well. We will definitely return here for another meal.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food, Funky Music, decent price! Will return for sure!

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M
New England
48 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Wasabi tako and tonkotsu ramen tasted very good. The quality of sashimi and sushi needs to be improved.

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UL
Toronto
12 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Sho Izakaya is a relatively new, small, family-run Japanese restaurant. The word "unassuming" comes to mind. The decor is charming and lively; not opulent or traditional or sophisticated like some upscale sushi bars. However, its food is sensational! I'd say it offers some of the best Japanese food we’ve had in TO. The service was very attentive and friendly too.

This restaurant deeply cares about the quality of food they serve by carefully choosing fresh, high-quality ingredients. They seem to invest time and care to prepare them just right. Their sake & Japanese beer menu is small but offers quality. The regular menu is supplemented with a daily special menu and dessert menu, which makes the food selection wider and more exciting than most izakayas in town.

Anyone who has been to Japan and enjoyed good-quality authentic Japanese cuisine would agree that good Japanese food doesn't have to be expensive (unless it's very "special food" like kaiseki), but being able to serve genuinely "good Japanese food" at reasonable price is not easy here in Toronto due to the high costs of the fresh and quality ingredients. Sho seems to accomplish this not-so-easy feat somehow. Long live and prosper, Sho!

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SK
Toronto
3 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Adorable little parkdale gem. Excellent sashimi and poke nachos. Good service, they had run out of white wine!! But we're very apologetic and sincere.

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D
Toronto
6 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, We will go there again for the best ramen and pancakes.

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EN
Toronto
23 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Took a flyer on this restaurant because we had an event in the area. We will be back to make this restaurant the event. Very minimalist but cozy seating. We were a group of four, ordered an assortment of small dishes to share and then individual mains. Shake Shake Fries were perfectly prepared (crisp but not overdone). The pork belly was so tender it melts in your mouth. If it is still on their special menu highly recommend the mini seafood pizza. The Ramen mains were excellent. Nice to see a vegetarian based soup stock as an option! Leave room for the Soufflé Pancake. It doesn't actually take too much room because it is so lite and fluffy. Nice presentation with fruit and not too much syrup.

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CM
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I like this place. It's got a nice vibe, dim lighting and is perfect to get friends together for a chat. We had a small birthday get together for a friend here and the staff was super nice to us. I would recommend stopping by for the ambiance and the food. Would recommend the establishment to add some coffee/drinks options to make it more fun as a hangout place for millennials.

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M
Toronto
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

An enjoyable blend of Japanese and Canadian cuisine. Daily specials contain hidden gems.

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