Sushi Shiro

Restaurants Mapo-gu
3 out of 5 stars

Hongdae is not a neighborhood known for its fine dining. But for the occasional business lunch or dinner with parents, there are a few gems tucked here and there around the area, and Sushi Shiro is one of them. Sushi Shiro’s style is omakase, which translates to “I’ll leave it to you” in Japanese—in other words, you’re at the mercy of the chef’s whims. Sit at the bar to get a front row view of the process as fresh seafood is sliced, seasoned or arranged and placed on the slate in front of you. You won’t find any soy sauce containers at your seat—everything is seasoned according to the chef’s tastes. Purists may find Sushi Shiro’s omakase course a little on the strong side, as wasabi and other seasonings are used liberally. But elements like grated yuza on squid are bright and lovely. Reservations recommended for dinner.


Venue name: Sushi Shiro
Address: 40, Wausan-ro 15-gil
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 11:30am–3pm, 5:30pm–10pm
Transport: Sangsu Station (line 6), exit 1
Price: Dishes around 30,000–70,000 won
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