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.
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!!!
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.
Great Food, Funky Music, decent price! Will return for sure!
Wasabi tako and tonkotsu ramen tasted very good. The quality of sashimi and sushi needs to be improved.
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!
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.
Excellent food, We will go there again for the best ramen and pancakes.
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.
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.
An enjoyable blend of Japanese and Canadian cuisine. Daily specials contain hidden gems.