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Member Reviews (5)
- ShojinDec 19, 2012
Cute spot for two!
Came late in the evening to this quaint little vegan Japanese restaurant and fell in love with the little room with strings of Japanese lights. Pretty romantic. The room had an intimate-relaxing feel to it. If they had couches with pillows, you betcha I'd fall asleep in that kinda atmosphere.
I ate prior to coming here but I did snag a bite of my friend's Apricot Kale Salad which comprised of kale, apricots, and avocado with a light soy dressing: refreshing, light, and sweet with a pinch of tang. I would def recommend it.
Service was pretty good and the owner/manager was a sweet man who I enjoyed joking around with about him being on the big screen in three years. I anticipate coming back soon to actually eat a meal and not just a bite.
- ShojinMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 6Aug 09, 2012
Not only does Shojin specialize in sushi, but they also specialize in vegan! Double win.
They use brown rice, which makes their dishes a bit healthier than the standard fare. Using their own creative combinations, they recreate typical sushi rolls in a flavorful and healthy way. The dynamite roll (10.95) has the same spiciness one would expect, but filled with avocado and a tofu-based filling instead of tuna. Mouth watering and delicious! The spicy seitan BBQ roll (7.95) included lettuce and alfalfa sprouts in it with dabs of vegan mayo on the side. It was reminiscent of a grown up spiced version of a childhood lunch meat sandwich (in a good way!).
Their prices may be slightly higher than the mediocre veggie rolls I am used to, but for the quality of the ingredients, it's worth it! With many options besides sushi, a simple glance at their menu left me dazed and confused as I was overwhelmed with drool-worthy options. They even have a multi-course go-zen meal for $19.95, which allows you to try several of their offerings for a decent price!
It's located on the 3rd floor of the mall, however once you are in the restaurant, the ambiance and genuine service will make you forget where you are (unless you look out the window that is). Tiny touches everywhere show they really care. The walls are lined with creative works of art, the bathroom has mouthwash to freshen your breath for your date, and did I mention the great service?
I would absolutely recommend this place to vegetarians and vegans. To those who are not veg*n, I recommend it if you can go here without expecting it to taste like dead animals. The flavors may mimic and replicate some of the flavors and seasonings in regular sushi, but it won't be exactly the same. *I* think it's better because it's healthy and cruelty-free (but then again I don't really know what non-veggie sushi tastes like anymore). If you go here with an open mind, I think you will be pleased and possibly amazed!
More reasons they are awesome:
-They strive to use organic ingredients when possible
-Free validated parking in neighboring structure
-Open until midnight M-Th; until 1am on Fri/Sat and 10pm on Sun
-They now serve alcohol (beer, wine, sake)
- ShojinJul 26, 2012
There's a huge wait at this place which can get super annoying.. so make reservations! But, it was quite tasty here. Organic Vegan Japanese Food?! I've never heard of this before. But, it was really good and the service was good too. Get the pirates of crunchy roll.. it's crave-worthy.
- ShojinFirst to ReviewJul 05, 2012
Really imaginative takes on traditional Japanese food - the bento box with barbequed seitan was especially good. The food is vegan, healthy & organic; they even have brown rice (unusual in Japanese food). Definitely try their 'Green Tea “Moss” Cake with Sweet Azuki Beans' too, maybe to share since it's a generous portion!
A great atmosphere too, & really friendly staff.