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New York City sushi chef opens nine-seat omakase bar in Redwood City

Uploaded: Jan 7, 2020
Jason Zhan, a native of China who trained at top sushi restaurants in New York City, is opening his own venture in Redwood City: a nine-seat omakase restaurant with seafood from Toyosu Market in Tokyo.

Sushi Shin will soft open Tuesday, Jan. 7, at 312 Arguello St., where Dhaba Xpress closed in September.


Jason Zhan behind the bar at Sushi Shin in Redwood City. Photo courtesy Sushi Shin.

Zhan worked for more than a decade in New York City restaurants, including the edomae-style Ushiwakamaru, 15 East, Kappo Masa and O Ya. He also cooked in San Francisco sushi restaurants for two years.

He said the name "shin," which means "real" in Japanese, reflects his culinary philosophy.

"I want to make real sushi ... plus my new ideas," he said.


A selection of fresh fish at Sushi Shin. Photo courtesy Sushi Shin.

The omakase menu ($130) will change daily based on seasonality, availability and what Zhan chooses to serve. Photos on Yelp show dishes such as caviar-topped toro, octopus, wagyu beef and matcha ice cream.

Sushi Shin will be open for dinner only, Tuesday, through Sunday, with two seatings.
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Posted by Dave S., a resident of another community,
on Jan 7, 2020 at 7:50 am

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(Googles definition of "omakase")... that sounds great!


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Posted by charles reilly, a resident of another community,
on Jan 7, 2020 at 6:04 pm


Didn't we report on this place once before ? Or maybe that was a different expensive RWC Sushi place ... ?


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Posted by Elena Kadvany, a resident of another community,
on Jan 9, 2020 at 10:41 am

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Hi Charles: You might be thinking of Ranzan, a nearby kaiseki restaurant that opened in late 2018: Web Link


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Posted by Real Sushi, a resident of Barron Park,
on Jan 10, 2020 at 12:02 pm

Totally awesome to have a place that makes the genuine article. There used to be several good places and now only Fukisushi makes sushi that can be distinguished from what I'd call, 'strip mall rolls'. The prices are high, but, I would not call 'expensive' since you can fairly easily calculate the market price of sashimi grade fish...it's not the ever popular 'spicy tuna' which uses old or low quality tuna.


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Posted by Online Name, a resident of Embarcadero Oaks/Leland,
on Jan 10, 2020 at 1:20 pm

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There are other alternatives to Fuki Sushi.

Odori's at El Camino and Stanford Ave has excellent sushi and great daily specials. Naomi's on El Camino in Menlo Park is also good and authentic, as is the newish little place Kyosho at the corner of Santa Cruz and El Camino; they have a separate menu for fish from Japan.

Jin Sho on California Ave is variable, sometimes excellent and sometimes careless.


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Posted by Mark Weiss, a resident of Downtown North,
on Jan 14, 2020 at 8:13 am

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How does it compare to NoBu?


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