By Elena Kadvany
New York City sushi chef opens nine-seat omakase bar in Redwood CityUploaded: 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.