Doors open for Toronto's newest luxe sushi bar

Restaurant will be one of only two North American establishments with bar hewn from rare Japanese wood

TORONTO, Oct. 16, 2015 /CNW/ - Located in Toronto's affluent north end, new sushi bar Shoushin is currently taking reservations as it preps for its opening on October 17, 2015.

Derived from the phrase 'to show one's own ingenuity, crafted to perfection', Shoushin is the first restaurant to be helmed by Chef Jackie Lin, former sous-chef of Zen Japanese Restaurant.

Chef Jackie has earned customer acclaim for creating sushi that is focused, traditional and flawless. At Shoushin, he will be using only the freshest ingredients possible to make authentic, classic Japanese dishes.

Never a fan of fusion, he promises that his sushi will be done the traditional way. "Simplicity is the best and the hardest to achieve," says Chef Jackie.

This upscale sushi restaurant is located at 3328 Yonge Street and has seating for 30. It also have a semi-private room to seat 10 for private dining.  Shoushin's design includes a sushi bar made from hinoki wood, a cypress native to Japan that is used to construct palaces, shrines and temples. Hinoki wood is revered for its rarity, grain and fragrance. Luxury label Commes des Garcons famously created a hinoki fragrance in collaboration with Monocle magazine.

Shoushin is one of only two North American restaurants to showcase this rare resource. The other restaurant to have a hinoki wood sushi bar is New York's Masa. Shoushin's hinoki wood came from a 187-year-old tree that was felled 15 years ago in Nara, one of only three regions in Japan with larger trees. The wood was left to dry and acclimatize all this time before being deemed ready for construction.

In September, Shoushin hosted, donated and participated at a fundraising event for the Sunnybrook Foundation to help build the Hurvitz Brain Sciences Centre. It was the first of what is envisioned to be regular fundraising initiatives under the umbrella of Shoushin's corporate social responsibility project, Shou Me Your Kindness.

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