Hōseki Sushi (宝石寿司-GEM) is a family-owned restaurant started in a new addition of the Burlington neighbourhood launched in the Fall of 2021 and 2nd location opened in Downtown Oakville recently in June 2023.
We focuses mainly on serving just "Sushi", with very limited cooked items. It is our demand to deliver the best fresh varieties of quality sushi to our valued customers to experience the real authentic traditional "Edomae style" Sushi flavour from Japan.
Our daily selection consists of varieties of 25 different menu items of the freshly prepared seafood in addition, we also offer some rare find seasonal specials!
All of our selected premium ingredients are imported directly from Japan and across the country every week to ensure customer can enjoy the same quality of freshness and flavours.
Unlike in many local Sushi restaurants, Hoseki make our Nigiri Sushi in its Japanese originality the traditional “Edomae (江戸前) Style”, invented in Tokyo during Japan’s Edo period 1818-1830.
Comparing to regular Nigiri sushi, Edomae sushi uses sake yeast “Akas” instead of rice vinegar. The red characteristic of red vinegar is the nutrients contained in sake yeast. This makes the color of the sushi rice slightly red or brown.
Contrary to popular belief in Edo period, freshest is not always the best, the fish must be cured and aged similar to wine to bring out the intensify flavours and improve texture.
Our sushi consists of 4 main ingredients: Top graded Japanese short grain white rice, Edo red rice vinegar, roasted Nori (seaweed), a light fresh wasabi seasoning, fresh cut aged Sashimi (raw fish), and topped with Chef's choice garnish selections. The ingredients may seem basic, but each component is carefully prepared at the right ratio and temperature to compliment the fish atop the sushi.
The taste of the Edomae sushi is quite strong, you don’t need to add soy sauce. The slightly acidic sushi rice melts the fat in the mouth, leaving a mild and smooth taste in the mouth.
At Hoseki, sushi transcends into an art form, and our Sushi Chefs are the true artisans. The meticulous selection of ingredients and the harmonious fusion of these delicate elements create an unparalleled sushi experience, reflecting the dedication and excellence that define Hoseki's offerings.
MASTER SUSHI CHEF: TIM NGUYEN
With 28 years of dedicated training under esteemed Master Sushi Chefs at premier Traditional Japanese establishments along the West Coast of America, Chef Tim embodies the pinnacle of sushi craftsmanship.
HEAD CHEF BURLINGTON: ROY TAKIZAWA
In his 9th year of meticulous mastery in sushi creation, Chef Roy Takizawa's quiet demeanor masks his unwavering commitment to flawlessly shaping each sushi piece, showcasing his devotion to perfection.
JR. CHEF: LEON LO
Having completed a rigorous 1-year apprenticeship under the esteemed tutelage of Chef Tim, Leon Lo has swiftly excelled in the intricate art of crafting Sushi Maki. His exceptional customer service and optimistic attitude elevate him as a promising talent on the Hoseki team.
Introducing new chefs: LE & OSAMU
We proudly welcome Chef Le & Chef Osamu to our esteemed culinary ensemble, infusing fresh perspectives and talents into our new team!
Our team of servers at Hoseki Sushi is a symphony of hospitality, choreographing unforgettable dining experiences for every guest. With an unwavering dedication to service excellence, each server embodies the essence of Japanese tradition and culinary artistry. Their meticulous attention to detail ensures that every visit is met with warmth, precision, and a deep appreciation for the delicate flavors we offer.
From the moment you step through our doors, our servers take pride in guiding you through an enchanting journey of sushi craftsmanship, where every plate tells a story and every bite is a masterpiece. At Hoseki Sushi, our servers are not just attendants; they are the conduits through which our passion for exceptional dining flows, creating moments that linger in your memory long after the last piece of sushi has been savored.
Hoseki Sushi has been nominated as a highly recommended business in Canada by the prestigious CBRB Canadian Business Review Board Inc. With a remarkable 4.5+ star Google rating, we are committed to delivering excellence in every aspect.
We extend our gratitude to our valued customers for their continued support!
We’re happy to inform you that Hoseki Sushi has been awarded a Recommendation badge by Restaurant Guru according to the visitors’ reviews in 2022 & 2023!
Thank our Chefs and front staff for the great work and, most of all, we sincerely thank all of our valued customers for continuously supporting our small business!
Holiday special from December 1st - 31st, 2023.
Valid to use for both locations.