Momofuku Shoto opens for dinner service at the Shangri-La hotel in Toronto on Saturday, as we reported yesterday. Shoto is chef David Chang’s third tasting menu-only venue, the others being Seiobo in Sydney and Ko in New York.
Shoto ain’t cheap. After wine pairings ($80 CAD), 13% sales tax & 20% tip, the REAL COST of dinner at Shoto is $612 CAD for two ($627 USD). That’s a bit pricier than Ko in New York, where dinner for two plus pairings is $567 USD.
So given the current exchange rates, dinner for two at Shoto is up to $60 USD more expensive than at Ko. Keep in mind that exchange rates fluctuate frequently; had Shoto been open on June 1st, the wine-paired tasting for two would’ve been $588 USD after tax & tip, only $21 more than Ko. Is Shoto a BUY HOLD OR SELL? Those who care to find out can make a reservation.
Otherwise, check out my three star review of Ko for Bloomberg News.