A modern sumiyaki restaurant helmed by veteran washoku chef Makoto Saito – JINJO is where traditional Japanese fare is presented with a contemporary spirit. The façade is discreet and seemingly simple. Yet enter through the low doorway and find yourself in an edgy yet welcoming space, where the atmosphere is boisterous as it is relaxing. Japanese charcoal-grilling mastery is celebrated through a prefecture focused menu at JINJO. Cooked over charcoal, prime seasonal ingredients, which have been sourced from all over Japan, are imbued with a delicious smokiness and transformed into delectable dishes. Lastly, curated specially to match the taste profile of JINJO’s sumiyaki items, the extensive sake list in JINJO is also a representation of the best from the different prefectures of Japan. Come for a solo meal to recompose in the middle of a hectic day, or with a group for a celebratory feast. Come as you are – and leave the rest to us
Presenting the latest addition to the vibrant collection of restaurants at Shaw Centre – JINJO. A modern sumiyaki restaurant helmed by veteran washoku chef Makoto Saito – JINJO is where traditional Japanese fare is presented with a contemporary spirit. Tucked away in the second floor of Shaw Centre, the menu celebrates Japanese charcoal-grilling mastery through a prefecture focused menu – black throat sea perch from Ishikawa (Nodoguro), Miyazaki-style chicken neck (Seseri), fresh oyster from Hiroshima (Kaki), king crab leg from Hokkaido (Tarabagani), sweet leeks from Gunma (Negi), garlic from Aomori (Ninniku); and sweet potato (Satsuma-Imo) harvested in Chiba for Spring and Summer, and in Okinawa for Autumn and Winter– just so that diners get the best flavours of the season.
Speaking of sake, the selection at this Orchard restaurant ranges from light and dry to full-bodied selections – enough to satisfy even the pickiest of palates – many of which are imported exclusively for JINJO. Also available from this cool Orchard bar is a selection of Japanese craft beers and some sake-based cocktails. There’s little not to love about JINJO so head on down to the Shaw Centre to check it out.
The food was very good but it was quite pricey as well. The restaurant has a nice ambience and the service was good except that we waited unusually long for the ramen and udon which we ordered for our kids. It will be good for the restaurant to improve on the waiting time for these items.
Staffs are very nice and attentive. The raw oyster is fresh. Soup ramen with chicken stock and truffles steam rice are tasty. Unfortunately, we didn’t got a chance to try the snow crab. We will visit again and try.
Well-executed grills and refined food. All done so perfectly and served at the optimal temperature. I will definitely return again!!! 😁
Very good sake recommendation from the sommelier! Food was excellent and service was attentive. Love the chilled tomato which was well-marinated. Will be likely to come back again.
Good is very good though a little pricey (it adds up). Very fresh ingredients and masterfully charcoal grilled. Range is good with varies choices although would like to have salad options to balance off the abundance of meat. Place is noisy and counter seats are awkward as they stared into the high counter that separated the kitchen from the counter.
Good and attentive service. Good food. However, care to be taken when you exit especially after a few carafe of sake as the entrance door is low.
Wonderful experience. Accommodated my 2 young children well. Food was excellent. Head chef came out and offered some off menu specials just before we left.
The beef on rice with egg was delicious. The yogurt dessert was very refreshing. Was not so keen about the low entrance into the restaurant.
Good food, nice service. Can be a little noisy with big groups due to acoustics but all in all a nice place for good food.
Food not bad but relative to price not worth. Waiter very patient and helpful. Portion small also. 2 adults and 2 children spent $160 and not filling.